If you are just starting out in the world of blogging then you soon may start doing guest posting. You may have seen or heard this word before and may have wondered, what is guest posting? Well, today I will briefly tell you what guest posting is and how to write a guest post. Moreover, I will also provide you with a list of websites where you can guest post. So let’s get started:

What is Guest Posting?

The term guest posting means posting your written blog post on someone else’s blog. When you are starting out with blogging or already have an established blog, you would want people who have interests in content related to your blog to visit it, right? Well, there are a lot of ways to make your blog discoverable and one of those ways is through guest blogging. If you want to reach to more people then you can guest post on a blog that allows guest blogging and belongs to a similar industry as yours.

You can get the idea if the blog allows guest blogging if there is a “Contribute” or “Write for us” written on that website. So by guest posting on a blog, the audience of that blog may visit your blog too as you will embed a link to your blog in the post. And putting a link of your blog in a guest post is called as creating a “backlink”. Moreover, with the use of backlinks, you will increase the value of your blog to search engines. And that will help in your search engine rankings.

Besides getting traffic from other blog and aid in SEO, you also get to build a relationship with other bloggers and that can be very useful. This is because bloggers have a lot of influence over social media. And by becoming friends with such bloggers, you will also be able to grow your influence on social media. And that will result in a lot of traffic and subscribers.

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How to Write a Guest Post:

In order to write a good guest post, you must write in the area of your expertise and industry. Always write your name in the guest post and if permitted by the site owner, add a brief bio and link to your blog. The written material should be backed by research and references. Moreover, the content must not have any grammatical mistakes as the site owner expects a high-quality content from you. And lastly, make sure that your written content is plagiarism free.

You can use Grammarly for grammar checking, it checks the content for mistakes on a very deeper level. And it also has a plagiarism checker to let you know if your content is overlapping with an already posted blog or not. But the plagiarism checker of Grammarly is not available for free. So if you want to check for plagiarism for free, then you can search Google for plagiarism checkers and you will find plenty of them that are free to use.

The main thing that you need to do is to write the content in a tone that is engaging. It is okay to not use high-quality vocabulary but make sure that your written content is free from mistakes and is easy to understand. This is because people from all over the world may read that post and all of them will not be experts in English. So keep it simple and mistakes free.

List of Decent Sites to Start Guest Posting:

As promised above, I will provide you guys with a list of websites to help you step into the world of guest blogging. Make sure to look for “Contribute” or “Write for us” button to know the procedure of doing a guest post on that website. If you do not find these buttons anywhere then simply contact the website owner by sending them a message through “Contact Us” form. So here is the list:

Blogging, Marketing

Business, Finance, Technology

SEO (search engine optimization), Social Media

Health & Fitness

Web design , Content

News

Travel

Real Estate

Politics

Education

Fashion