Calling all freelance writers: Check out these websites and send your guest posts!
Getting your posts published (under your own name!) can be quite hard for most new writers. I’ve spoken with a lot of ghostwriters who struggle to find writing gigs they can add to their portfolio.
I was lucky (or call it strategic) not to jump into ghostwriting, but instead insisted to have my own name published as the author of my articles.
But that’s not a choice every writer can make.
We all need money and a lot of writers cannot afford to say no to high paying ghostwriting jobs.
The benefits of writing guest posts
Guest posting on other blogs is an excellent way to increase traffic to your own blog. Here are other popular reasons why you should write guest posts:
- Increased traffic to your site
- Exposure to new audiences
- Build relations with other people in your industry
- Boost your search rankings by up to 300% (source: Hubspot)
The problem with ghostwriting?
As a guest writer, you should also consider some downsides of writing for other people.
- In the long-run, you’ve given away all the rights to your articles (including stats, ROI and exposure) to the author of the website you’re writing for.
- You can’t use the articles in your portfolio as they’re not published in your name. Most website owners publish guest posts under their own names (or author accounts) and reap all the benefits and credits.
- Even if you do get paid, usually it’s not much. So once your articles reach 200k views, you’ll start to regret charging $100 for a blog post that is published in someone else’s name.
Luckily for you, I have a solution!
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer you can write for these marketing websites and get your articles published under your own name!
Tips for Writing Guest Posts on Websites
Over the years, I’ve done some guest posting myself, and these are the websites I highly recommend. They are reputable websites, have a lot of organic traffic (200k visits above) and usually are very selective with the quality of articles they publish.
You’ll typically have to send in a pitch (available at links below) and some information about yourself. Then you’ll have to wait for their review and hopefully a positive response.
Next, you’ll have to do keyword research and find gaps that you can fill with a well written, SEO article. I suggest you do a site audit using SEMrush or Ubersuggest to understand the type of keywords that get traffic for each of these marketing sites.
Also, try to choose titles and topics that you’re genuinely interested in.
For example, when I sent my pitch to Neal Schaffer, I proposed articles related to my expertise: Instagram marketing, strategy building, finding a profitable niche. And in my featured post for Jeff Bullas, I shared a guide on how to write Instagram captions.
These Marketing Websites Accepting Guest Posts in 2022:
As of Feb 2022, all these websites are accepting applications for writers.
- Neal Schaffer – write for Neal Schaffer
- Jeff Bullas – write for Jeff Bullas
- The Social Media Examiner – write for SME
- Social Pilot – write for Social Pilot
- Social Champ – write for Social Champ
Hope you will get any luck and apply to writing for these top marketing websites! PS: If you’re interested to write a blog post on my own website, send me a message below with your proposed tiles and keywords!
OPEN: Guest writers & Sponsored posts welcome!