How to Sell Your Guest Posts the Right Way
Part #1 The Ultimate Guide on How to Start Pitching Guest Posts

how to start pitching guest posts ultimate guide pt1
how to start pitching guest posts ultimate guide pt1

Feel like a total newbie online?

Or maybe just a newbie to building your email list through guest posting?

Do you want to guest post but aren’t sure how you can sell the benefits to influencers?

I get it. I used to feel the same way.

I used to have no idea:

  • How to find the right sites for guest posting?
  • How to sell them on the benefits of my guest post?
  • What to have in place before I pitch?
  • What do I have to research or be aware of before I pitch?
  • What to include in the pitch to make them believe my post was a fit for them? (even though I was a total newbie with no readers, credentials, or other guest posts and a site so new it still had demo content!)

Then one day I realized…

All my problems boiled down to one thing:

Not knowing how to sell my guest posts to influencers as a natural fit.

I did not want to come across as an obnoxious salesperson pushing a guest post they didn’t really want.

Neither did I want them to think I was some sleazy hustler goading them into accepting a post that didn’t really benefit them.

Instead, I wanted influencers to feel excited about my guest post right away!

I wanted them to know without a doubt that my guest post would be immensely valuable to them and their audience.

If I could sell my guest posts as a natural fit they wouldn’t care that I was a newbie.

Neither would guest posting take time away from my business, because the guest posts I’d pitch would get accepted right away.

This started my journey of figuring out how to pitch guest posts as a natural fit.

Even though it took a long time and a lot of work, in the end it was all worth it because...

Selling my guest posts as a natural fit changed everything

Pitching guest posts is now a piece of cake. I've had guest appearances on Adweek, VentureBeat, ASKLive, and many others

I’ve had guest appearances on Adweek, VentureBeat, ASKLive and many others

I have since guest posted at:

  • Adweek even though at the time I had just started my site and didn’t have any other guest posts

  • Well-known sites like VentureBeat, NavidMoazzez.com, byRegina.com

  • Ryan Levesque’s Ask Method community which led to the invitation to speak at their 1000 person ASKLive conference

These days I don’t need to pitch guest posts often.

Because the ones I do pitch get accepted.

Yes even with high traffic sites I routinely get 4 out of every 5 guest posts accepted.

How would you like to get 4 out of every 5 guest posts accepted with high traffic sites?

Today I’m going to give you the:

  • 3 things you need to do to  get your guest posts accepted
  • #1 pitch killer you need to avoid AND
  • 3 more very special FREE gifts to help you even further (make sure you read all the way to the end to get those).
Here is what to do to start pitching guest posts (1)
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Part #1
How to sell your guest post the right way
[Hint it’s more than just building relationships]

The most pervasive advice about guest posting is that you should pitch influencers after building relationships with them.

As a result, many people spend months building "relationships."

But when they finally pitch, they get rejected. Or worse get ignored.

The reason?

Even though building relationships is important to selling your guest post as a natural fit, it isn’t the only thing you need.

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You also need to show influencers that your guest post is a fit for their audience.

Typically this involves:

  1. Your online headquarters
  2. Your pre-pitch research
  3. Your pitch itself

In the next few parts of the guide, I will share the biggest misconceptions about each as well as what you should do instead. 

Download & Keep this Ultimate Guide on How to Start Guest Posting

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Guest posting since 2009, Sana’s posts have been seen on places like Adweek, VentureBeat, byRegina.com and many others. She is on a mission to help online entrepreneurs like you grow their brands, credibility, and email lists by getting their guest posts published.  When she isn't writing posts like this one you will find her meditating somewhere beautiful or pondering the meaning of life over a cup of tea.

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