Yes, I know… It’s one of those “archaic” traffic generation methods (like some people like to call them).
Nowadays people love money making methods that bring you loads of cash overnight; however, such things don’t really exist. If you don’t put in the work, you won’t reap the rewards; it’s that simple! It’s very unfortunate that most people are too lazy these days…
However, I am a geeky gal who loves writing and being a computer nerd, so I don’t mind spending a few hours blogging or connecting on forums etc. So let me tell you about a little case study I did back in February/March of this year…
This is a bit overdue as I’ve been meaning to share it for some time, but hey, better late than never huh!
So here’s what I did…
I normally am always looking for guest blogging opportunities so I was just browsing the Warrior Forum looking in the JV section and I found a post asking for a few guest bloggers on his blog. It turned out it was my friend Jay Orban from Jays Online Reviews and I contacted him and said I was interested in writing on his blog.
I don’t mean that you need to know the person prior; it just happened that I knew him.
So I wrote a unique piece of content and sent it to him. After a couple days, he sent me a message saying that my post was up. That was all I did; just wrote some good quality content, and published it on a high PR blog.
Why don’t you see for yourself?
That’s 27 subscribers and 6 sales totaling $46.19 from ONE single blog post. And the best part? All free traffic!
I know that it may not seem like a lot to a lot of people, but hey, getting 27 new subscribers on my list (who can be potential buyers) is not too bad for one post, don’t you think? And resulting in 6 sales just gave me more motivation do to more guest posting.
How I did It?
Here’s how I did it…
1. I wrote a super awesome epic and UNIQUE blog post.
2. I sent it to Jay.
3. Jay posted it on his blog.
4. I got traffic.
Now, normally all blog hosts allow you to have at least one link back to your website at the end of your post. This is how I added my own twist to it and this is what allowed me to get those results.
I submitted a post that was full of value and that gave a lot of information on a certain topic, and at the end of it, I finished with a sort of cliff hanger. In other words, I left some information missing and wrote something like: “If you would like to know more about (X) and download this whole blog post in PDF format so that you can refer to it whenever you want, please click here.”
That lead them to my squeeze page where I offered the whole thing in PDF format. So that’s how I got the subscribers.
How Did I Get The Sales?
I sprinkled a few affiliate links here and there inside the PDF. Of course, those affiliate offers were related to the content. So I got a lot of clicks and 6 sales.
And that’s it!
Why Am I Sharing This?
I’m sure you’re asking yourself that question? Why is she sharing something that is not really considered a success?
Well, my point is:
First: to confirm once again that guest blogging does work and that yes you can get traffic, subscribers and sales with it.
Second: so many people out there (who hopefully will end up reading this) have never made a dime online, and making a couple dollars for the first time is so exciting. So I wanted to tell them that it doesn’t require you to be a genius to do it.
It’s very simple really: you do the work, you get results – you don’t do anything: you get nothing 🙂
So How Do You Find Places To Guest Blog?
A simple Google search will help you find blogs looking for guest authors. You can try these search terms for example:
– keyword + submit a guest post
– keyword + guest posts wanted
– keyword + write for us
– keyword + contributing writer
– keyword + looking for guest posts
– keywords + become an author
There are so many variations, so you can get creative with it. You will definitely find hundreds of blogs to guest blog at. However, you need to know that not all blogs are good for you. Some will get you a lot of traffic, and some won’t.
To know how much traffic you will potentially get from a blog, you need to search for their Alexa and PR rankings. To learn how to do that, check my blog post on traffic strategies here.
So I really hope that you see the potential of guest blogging by now and that you will give it a try. If one post can make me 6 sales? How many sales would I get with 10 posts? 20 posts? And so on. Think about it.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this and, if you like this information, please share the love 🙂