12 Tips on How to Guest Post

Hi everyone,

This is related to my post – 5 Benefits of Guest Posting. My first guest post turned alright but looking back at it I realized that I missed some important points.  Here are some tips that I believed might help you start with your guest posting journey. I wanted to share it so you can also benefit from the lessons I learned from my experience.

12 Tips on How to Guest Post
  1.  Provide quality, original and fresh content.
  2.  Articles or post should be catered to blog owner’s audience. 
  • Don’t blog about football when you are presenting your post to a group of crafters. Make sense? 
  • Check grammar and format it properly. 
  • Ask someone to proof-read your post like your hubby or a friend.


  •  Provide good photos. 
  • Your post should be plug and play. 


  • It means, the blog owner should not spend time checking and correcting your post. Remember, you are in the spotlight so don’t forget to present your best post. First impression last. 


  • Submit your post before the deadline. 
  • Follow Blog owner’s rules. 
  • Introduce yourself and thank the blog owner. 
  • Provide a link to your blog and social media. 


  • Make it easy for your new readers to follow you.
  • Provide 2-3 other post that might interest your readers. 
  • Preferably, image links below your post.


  • Inform your own readers that you are guest posting to another blog site via blog post, FB, Twitter  and G+. 
  • Don’t forget to answer the comments. 


  • This is your post so don’t expect blog owners to comment in your behalf.
Are these tips helpful? If you have something to add I love to know them, just comment below.
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5 Benefits of Guest Posting

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  • Carolyn Burch April 14, 2013, 5:34 pm

    Hi Judy, I found you through Cuddlebug Cuties Sunday Linky Party. I am very intrigued by your article on guest posting, and will be back to look again later in the week.
    Carolyn @ http://www.iamthecraftylady.com

  • Krista Low April 15, 2013, 11:41 am

    I found your blog from the Wondering Brain Blog Hop. This is great advice for guest posting. Thanks for sharing :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  • Meredith April 15, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Hi Judy,

    Just pinned this. Great tips.

  • Crystal@SewCreativeBlog April 15, 2013, 8:12 pm

    I love this post. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m just starting to explore having guests on my blog and hopefully guest blogging on other blogs so this is great to keep in mind. I’m going to pin it to pinterest so I can refer back to it. Thank you!


  • C Hill April 18, 2013, 5:32 pm

    These are some good tips! Thanks! I think I’ll take the previous commenter’s idea and pin this, too!



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