Does any of this sound familiar?
- “Nobody wants guest posts from me.”
- “This whole guest posting thing takes too long.”
- “I’m not getting enough subscribers from my guest posts. Why is it such a hit-and-miss? I got tons of subscribers from one post and nothing from another.”
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Welcome home, friend.
I get how frustrating guest posting is – especially when you’re a busy professional trying to build an online business on the side.
Eventually, you just get fed up, you know? You do everything popular bloggers tell you to do, but it doesn’t work, and so you feel like, “What’s the point?”
Obviously you’re doing something wrong, but you have no idea what it is.
When I first started, I remember wanting to punch through a wall every time someone mentioned guest posting.
Seriously… If I were Superman, my apartment would look like Swiss cheese by now.
I remember sitting in bed at 5am, computer on my lap, staring at the Excel tracker to determine to whom else I needed to send inquiries.
I remember feeling super depressed. I didn’t want to send out another 10 requests that week. It was a logistical nightmare.
It pissed me off that I had to do it.
But I did it. One foot in front of the other and all that.
See, I got two horrible responses – out of 80+ emails, I still remember those. Bloggers who were angry with me for reaching out to them.
When you run into people who are harsh (aka “assholes”), if you run into them at the wrong moment, in bed at 5am, you don’t forget it.
It made me feel like less than, like I wasn’t worthy.
I almost quit that morning.
“Screw it,” I said, “I’m a freaking lawyer. I rock at my day job – why am I putting myself through this?”
You know what it’s like, right?
You reach out to dozens of bloggers and FINALLY one of them says, “Yes”.
Aloha! 100 meters to entrepreneurial heaven, this way please.
Of course, everything takes longer than you expect.
You think writing that damn post would take an afternoon. 20 hours later you’re still not done.
Then there is what Ramit Sethi calls “Marketing Tactical Hell”.
I remember thinking, “This is too complicated. Everyone tells me something different. I’m overwhelmed and I don’t know what I’m doing.”
And then comes Their Editorial Calendar, ruled by the three deities of Waiting, Waiting and More Waiting.
At last! The guest post is published and you see –
Putting one foot in front of the other is all well and good, but you see…
Stephen R. Covey is right. If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.
If you target the wrong blogs or write about the wrong topic, your guest post is doomed to fail from the start.
Imagine spending all that time building relationships with bloggers… and six months down the line you still don’t have anything.
It would be like standing in a very big room, totally quiet, looking around and feeling completely lost.
WE WON’T LET THAT HAPPEN TO YOU.
Hi, I’m Alp, founder of the Guest Posting Game Plan. I help infopreneurs speed up the guest posting process so they can grow their email list and launch faster.
Guest posting is like being a lawyer. It’s all about persuasion.
Persuading blogs to take your posts. Persuading readers to opt in. Persuading subscribers to buy your amazing products.
And it’s also about strategy.
Finding the right blogs. Finding the right headlines to pitch. Finding the right lead magnet and making it irresistible.
- Instead of emailing random bloggers, you know which sites to target. You can spot the shiny (but empty) blogs that bring no subscribers from a mile away, because you know the red flags.
- Every time you reach out to a blogger, you know exactly what to say to land a killer guest post opportunity.
- You write all your pitches in one weekend and by Wednesday your inbox is flooded with guest post invitations.
I want to help you cross the guest posting quagmire so you can get to the fun part of building an online business: creating and launching your product to a list of eager buyers.
Then the next time someone asks, “So how’s that side business thing going?” with a smirk, you can point to something tangible to shut him up.
Who knows, maybe a year from now your “side” business will be making so much money you can finally quit that soul-sucking job.
Imagine having the freedom to work from wherever you want and whenever you want. You’re the boss. You call the shots.
Imagine taking your girlfriend to Italy or Spain and renting a villa in the countryside.
That’s what it comes down to, right?
Freedom to walk your own path.
So get those guest posts lined up, grow your email list and become the boss of your own life.
Are you ready to make it happen?