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Hey, my new buddy. 🙂
First off, thank you for wanting to write for Blogging Aid. It sure means a lot that someone like you wants to write for us. So thanks.
I must warn you, though...
I can get a little picky with what content I accept and publish on Blogging Aid. Which is why we currently have less than a dozen posts, I guess.
So if you're not up to the challenge...
...The "Create Content That'll Make Me Go WOW!" Challenge...
...Then I understand. I'm sure there are hundreds of other blogs (on blogging/marketing) out there you could write [crappy] content for.
Anyway, I'm going to write up our content guidelines below and then leave a link to the guest blogger's application, which is a Google Form.
Blogging Aid's Content Guidelines
If you browsed around the blog a little, you probably noticed what our main focus is. But in case you missed it, it's to help struggling bloggers (basically).
That means our readers aren't necessarily beginners who have yet to start their blogs. But rather beginners who know a little about what to do, but still need some of help.
Pretend you're writing for a guy with a medium to low quality blog who has OK content and very little traffic. OH! And he makes less than $50/month.
So if you're thinking about pitching me a post about starting a blog or anything similar, you better get that out of your head.
Here are some [broad] topics of what you should be thinking about in your guest post pitch:
- Traffic Generation
- Link Building and SEO
- List Building and Lead Generation
- Monetization Strategies
- Blog Auditing
- Blogging, Writing, and Copywriting
- Content Marketing (Creation/Promotion)
- Blogger Outreach and Influencer Marketing
- Basically anything that will help the blogger grow.
I'm sure you know exactly how to craft web content. But just in case, maybe you're having an off-day or something, I'll show you.
Here are some tips for writing the content:
- Long-form content is awesome. I don't really like to have a minimum word count, but 2000 seems OK. If you can go into great detail and break down your topic (and subtopic), then 2000 words shouldn't be a problem. (Example here)
- No blocks of text. The text should be easy to read. That means keeping your sentences and paragraphs short and to the point. Also, using subheadings properly (h2, h3, etc).
- Include tons of images. You know what they say, images speak louder than words. All images should be 600px (wide), no exceptions. Unless, of course, infographics. (BTW, I'll take care of the featured image)
- Show proof and give examples. You can link to credible sources, case studies, and epic content. Also, you can provide screenshots for examples and instructions.
- Write like you're talking to a friend. OK?
- Don't be self-promotional. That includes no affiliate links.
- Don't send a draft full of errors. Before submitting your post, make sure you proofread it a few times and edit. I highly recommend using Grammarly.
Types of Content
To give you an idea of what types of content you can create for Blogging Aid, I'll put together a quick list below.
Check it out:
- Case Study - where you basically prove something works.
- Research and Original Data - which can be put together almost like a case study.
- Interview - where you ask an industry expert (or up-and-comer) a series of questions around a single topic.
- Expert Roundup - where you ask industry experts an interesting question.
- Link/Resource Guide - where you pick a topic and create a guide. But instead of going in-depth, you provide links to the proper resources. (Ex: Backlinko's Link Building Guide)
- List Posts - which is the most popular type of post.
- How-to or Ultimate Guide - where you basically show us how to do something.
Ready to pitch me your fantastic idea? Click here to the guest posting application.
Oh, by the way, you can link to your site a couple times. Once in your bio and once within the content.
Cool? Alright. Good luck with your pitch.