I wanted to achieve some level of internet fame and become a successful writer online. I tried freelancing websites to build a writing career, content mills, but I couldn’t get past working for cents on the dollar.
I was tired of working for cents and needed a better plan. That’s when I realised, you don’t make a name for yourself writing for other people’s startups. I had to go for the established websites.
Thus, a marketer was born and I learned everything I could to become a successful guest poster.
Here’s how I did it…
Study what content each publication loves
All I did was look at what type of content each website was already publishing, and decide to make it current by wrapping content on topics or current events that were trending.
And the flood gates opened…
Posting to popular websites or at least growing websites became my primary funnel that grew my freelance writing business.
What guest posting did for me
Guest posting on other publications achieved a few things for me that helped me grow my writing business:
- My name was being noticed. Eyeballs were on my articles and on my author box
- It gave me authority. Being on large websites shows you are or at least gives the appearance that you’re an authority on the topics you write about
- It gave me social proof. You can’t just claim to be a good writer, you need proof that you’re a writer worth hiring. Being on as many publications as possible provides that proof.
- People were able to read my work and see my writing skills