Want to get your guest posts published on popular blogs? Through our Guest Blogging Spotlight, we spill the details on how to get your pitches accepted on blogs where you’d love to see your byline.
The Blog: The Change Blog
Editor: Peter Clemens
Topic: Personal stories and life-changing events, attitudes and perspectives.
Target audience: Readers who’ve dealt with failure, overcome obstacles and are open to learning lessons for making their lives better.
Compensation: Include two links in your short bio that will appear at the bottom of your post. This can include a link to your product or other promotional content.
Other perks: Your post will be promoted to 20,000+ readers via RSS/ email and 12,000+ Facebook fans. The Change Blog receives more than 250,000+ page views every month. You’ll also be the company of other big writers like Ali Luke, Alex Blackwell, Amy Clover, Alissa Finerman, Barrie Davenport, Farnoosh Brock, Farouk Radwan, Gail Brenner, Glen Allsopp, Jonathan Mead, Marcus Sheridan, Scott Young, Srinivas Rao and Tara Mohr.
What kind of posts they like: Motivational posts, tips and advice about changing habits, attitudes and perspectives about life, business, family and more.
Examples of three posts that have done well:
1. Eight Simple Ways to Make Change Stick
2. How to Keep Your Composure When Life Deals You a Bad Hand
3. Seven Creative Ways to Change Your Perspective
What you can do to help the editor say YES: “I look for posts based on the writer’s own experiences,” says Peter, “if the post doesn’t include a personal story I normally pass on it.”
Sharing a relevant and insightful quote at the start of a story is a great way to grab attention and can help with promotion on social media networks. Asking the readers a question at the end of your story is a great way to encourage comments.
Lead time: One week
Google Page Rank: 4
What’s Google Page rank? In basic terms, it’s Google’s assessment of your site, from 1-10, with 10 being best. You want to guest post for sites with high page ranks because when that site links back to your blog, it boosts your SEO.