5 Reasons Why you Should Start Guest Posting Now

Guest post by Devesh

Guest Posting is an easiest way to generate high quality traffic, backlinks, subscribers etc to your blog. You can even built relationship with a-list bloggers with guest posting. Guest blogging isn’t just about getting traffic; it is much more than that.  My friend Onibalusi Bamidele is making hundreds of thousands of dollars every month and you know what, it all started with guest posting.

In this post I’m going to share 5 reasons why you should start guest posting now.

1. Traffic

You can drive hundreds of visitors by just writing a quality guest post. One thing I like about it is it only takes an hour or half to write a guest post. I even think it is much better than any other traffic generation method.
If you still haven’t started to think about doing guest posting then look at this case study (http://www.youngprepro.com/inside-guest-blogging/), how much traffic a single guest post can send to your blog.

2. Backlinks

Guest posting is the best way to get generate high quality backlinks. One good quality backlink from guest post is worth a hundred or maybe even several hundred low-quality backlinks from article directories, blog directories etc.
The quality of the blog on which you’re posting your guest post is the key to getting a good quality backlink.

3. Build your email list

It is something why I love guest posting, apart from getting good traffic and backlinks, you can build your email list. One of my guest posts did so well on MaxBlogPress, that it sent me more than 200 subscribers within few hours of the post going live. The key to get more subscribers/leads from guest posting is – to link directly to your landing page.

4. Relationships

Building relationships is the key to get successful in any business. Developing relationship with other bloggers/marketers is same as developing friendships.

This is exactly what I did to promote Technshare, in the earlier days. I don’t think I’d be able to build the highly successful multi authors blog without building relationship with other bloggers.

5. Increase your brand awareness

By doing guest posts on blogs like Technshare (mine), FamousBloggers, WeBlogBetter etc, you can gain exposure to your brand as an expert. I’ve done very few guest posts and I still get traffic from search engines for keywords like “guest post by devesh” or “guest post by Technshare”. That shows how my brand is spreading!

Community Discussion
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Devesh is an young entrepreneur and founder of Blokube, a social blogging community for bloggers & marketers. He is also running an popular multi authors blog, Technshare.com.


  1. Devesh -

    You have Onibalusi’s income report wrong. He makes around $3-$5k a month, you said, “hundreds of thousands of dollars a month.”

    Laying that aside, great post on guest posting, when I do it it’s always impressive to see the traffic and engagement. It’s important before you do so to consider your landing page – not having one set up is a mistake I personally need to correct ASAP as I’m about to kick off a few guest posts of my own for my new book.

    Anyhow, you’re right on the mark about the benefits. Sadly too many avoid it in lieu of easier links (I think they’d be surprised at how effective this is). I’m a late convert to the idea, but couldn’t agree more with your assessment.

  2. Yah guest posting is a great platform for great exposure and to get the talks on of the blog. I would say
    1 GUEST POST = 10 Comments and its guest post which adds interaction and brings QUALITY Traffic to blog.

    • I think you could say – 1 guest post = 100 blog comments, but I guess it depends where you comment and guest post at. And the targeted traffic is just unbelievable. The best part is the community building, hard to do that in a lot of link building.

  3. Guest Posting is the way to go if you want to get noticed in the blogosphere.
    I will be dropping on here very soon.

  4. Guest Posting is the way to go if you want to get noticed in the blogosphere.
    I will be dropping one here very soon.

  5. I totally agree with you. Onibalusi’s guide of guest blogging is one of the best i’ve read so far. I hope that we all achieve the great success he’s achieving with guest posts. Thanks for the advice.

  6. Harleena Singh says:

    Hi Devesh,

    Interesting post, as this is something that I need to start doing as well- so I can relate well to it! Thanks for sharing these points that we do need to keep in mind if you want to guest blog!

  7. ? agree with you.Guest posting is very useful for blog trafic and online reputation.

  8. kay jewelers says:

    Some newbie bloggers get introduction by writing guest post. From guest post they also introduce their skill to capture more clients for future.usually two good back back links are allowed to a guest writer.

    • I’m sorry … I think it’s great we have the opportunity to post comments and discuss the topic at hand, complement the writer, and connect with each other in the comment sections of blogs, but this type of comment is unacceptable.

      I’m calling you out.

      Your strategy to build links is pathetic and rude.

      I apologize if this seems offensive to the rest of the community, but I’m tired of spammers ruining our discussion.

      • kay jewelers says:

        Listen Devesh a blogger is a business man and he should have a lot of tolerance for his readers. By the I am not spammer. I have written what I have observed.Just read each post of Onibalusi carefully

        • I’m not talking about Devesh — his post is awesome! I’ve re-tweeted his post and shared it on Facebook.

          I’m talking about you and your promotion for kay jewelers … in a community interested in blogging. I’m happy to see you’re not automated, but can’t you at least give the community a name so we know what to call you, a picture so we don’t think you’re a bot, and a little more effort toward contributing to the conversation?

          Otherwise, you’re merely a backlink spammer polluting the comment section.

          I’m not trying to be mean … I’m just sharing how your comment made me, another commenter, feel.

          • kay jewelers says:

            Thanks and regards I have understood your point.I will always be part of discussion in depth.

  9. Great article and very informal! I believe the best of all in guest posting is to gain a great relationship! Some bloggers they want just to add the guest post and leave like a ghost! That’s not building credibility at all!

    Thanks for sharing,
    John Mak

  10. this is the best benefit from guest posting “Increase your brand awareness”. thaks devesh for the post.

  11. Guest Posting is the way to go if you want to get noticed in the blogosphere.

  12. Great share Devesh … I am inspired by your words and made up my mind to contribute atleast one guest post for a blog

  13. I Just loved the article it really gives a brilliant Idea of how to make a guest post interactive and communicative., I feel this is really the best way to try a good post and help those who are interested in brand building . I really want to learn more and implement this for my self at my place. I feel this post is of great help for new comers.,

  14. Guest blogging helps to enhance the online reputation and show you as an expert in your industry. The main thing is to build up good relationship with other bloggers.

  15. I was never into guest posting but after reading this i am into the mood of start doing it. My friends are into guest posting and they do recieve huge amount of traffic and backlinks from guest posting but i used to neglect it but no more neglegence now.

  16. You are right.I also know “Young pre pro”.He wrote many guest post.
    Guest post is the best source for increasing Traffic.It also give True Friends and Also Great fans.This will improve our writing skill also

  17. Thanks for posting informative article on guest blogging. I think this is one of the best way to get traffic for writers. What about non-writers like me? Can I post a outsourced article as a guest blog post? Do you think this is ok.

    Have a nice day,

  18. Guest blogging is the future of seo since google is changing algorithms to more user oriented not crawler oriented

  19. Rightly said Devesh. Guest Blogging really helps in expanding your brand.

  20. The best part of guest posting is building a community around you with relationship with other bloggers which is even necessary in blogosphere. Also it help a lot in branding a business.

  21. Sorry for being ignorant, but I still don’t get it how writing a guest post will help bring traffic to my site?

  22. Yeah, IMO it worth more than article submission, because articles are very often read by people when compared to blog posts.

  23. Quite useful guidelines to newbies. I have also written guest posts and got positive results.

  24. Nothing new under the sun – but still important to remember

  25. Short and easy to understand all the points. I don’t think we can add anything here as the main purpose of the guest blogging is getting more links and traffic and nobody will deny it.

  26. Brock Blohm says:

    Absolutely! Great reasons.

    The more and more I learn about this, the more I wish I would have started earlier. Oh well – it’s a journey.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  27. There are so many benefits, both for the writer and the blog owner, guest posting do have. I wish I can start my own guest posting journey soon.

  28. I agree with building relationships. Well, who’ll help bloggers but also his/her co-bloggers too right? But what I like most with guest posting is guest poster can share different point of view that can provide interesting post for your visitors. Something new is always good for everybody anyway.

  29. Some excellent tips about the benefits of guest posting. I had some success with guest posting but if you are not blogging consistently then mostly get the back links value only.

  30. Not only you can earn passive income but the most important thing is to gain network among the blogging communities.

  31. Dev, great to see you guest blog here. I value relationships more than anything else. It is so great to develop genuine relationships with host bloggers, which is not only great for business but also helps in many other ways.

  32. I didnot notice the value of Guest Posting until now.Thanks for sharing.I will pay attention to it.

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  35. Not only that guest posting will increase your site traffic but also it’s a good link building tactic. However, you need to consider a lot of things before doing guest post. You need to check the blog’s PR and the number of outbound links.

  36. guest posting seems to be an effective way of increasing traffic on my site.. i hope this try goes well..

  37. I Just loved the article it really gives a brilliant Idea of how to make a guest post interactive and communicative

  38. Antonio says:

    Thanks of your article. I’m a blogger, and I feel identified with this article.

  39. ? like this post,
    thanks and thanksss

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