Guest Blog Writers

I love posting this blog, but I realized recently that I want to get other viewpoints in addition to my own. Therefore, I am reaching out to my readers to any guest blog writers to find out what they would like to write about for a guest blog post.

The key is to follow the guidelines below. Start by perusing the blog (use the categories section to search what I have discussed recently) to create useful content. 

For the bloggers who want to do this I can offer the following exposure:

1. I will tweet it out to my 65,000 followers on Twitter @andynathan, plus on my business Twitter account @smartatthestart which has over 30,000 followers.

2. I will share it on Facebook with my 4,000 Friends and my 1200 fans as well!

3. I will also share it to my 17,000 connections on Google+

4. Finally, I will share it to my 4,700 connections on LinkedIn.

5. You can include a brief bio about your company and include 1 link directing visitors to your site. If you want more than one link, we can discuss doing a sponsored post.

My target audience is small to medium sized business owners who want actionable strategies to improve their business. Do NOT create fluff and think it will pass muster.

The topic should relate to social networking, blogging, marketing automation, lead generation, and/or digital marketing. For those that are interested, email me at andy At andynathan Dot net.

Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind:

1. 1,000 words of rocking content! We are not a trash collector, so please do not send garbage content. With that in mind, also do NOT add words just to add words. 989 words is acceptable if it is…rocking content! 1,500 words that I would give to my cat to play with will never see the light of day on my blog.

2. Must be original content (no re-purposed PLR, because I do run Copyscape). You must allow us to have sole access to the content for 1 month before you share the content elsewhere (e.g. LinkedIn or Medium).

3. Professional (no cursing, lewd language, etc) Note: Humorous is awesome!

4. Take a different slant than myself. I am not the end all, be all of digital marketing. I know this might shock you, but I am continually learning. Therefore, if you disagree with me you better back it up. I like it when someone comes up with content that has a different slant and can back up their stance.

5. This is a social networking blog, so you better Retweet, Share, and Like this post. I mostly use the major social networks, but am open to sharing content on sites like Inbound or StumbleUpon. Like my audience, I believe in focusing my time on the sites that give me the greatest bang for my buck. If you have an audience on a network, please feel free to share it there.

6. Use spell check. Plus, good grammar is appreciated. Use the Hemmingway App or Grammerly to check your work. Better yet, go on Fiverr or UpWork to have a professional editor review your work.

7. Use basic SEO on-page optimization for your posts. If you do not, I might make changes for better optimization. (Reference: SEO Tips)

8. I favor posts that have a creative commons photo in them or one where you created/took the photo yourself. If you buy a photo off a site let me know that as well. Please link back to al

9. Answer any comments.

 

Other than that, go nuts! Not literally, but with the blog post.

Thanks!

Andy

24 thoughts on “Guest Blog Writers”

  1. Hi Andrew, You have a neat website. I like the black & tan coloring… I have a few “Social Networking” sites I’m using right now, but I certainly will keep you in mind when I get bigger. This may take some time….You have a lot of fans. I don’t know how to work “Twitter” yet. I’m just starting out again after 10 years. I wish you all the success & I hope we can keep in touch? Thanks, Arlene Day

    1. Arlene,

      Thank you very much for your kind words! I would love to find out more about what you are looking to do as you real estate investor today. Are you only working with RTO buyers? Residential or Commercial? I was a mortgage broker for 5 years and still do a tiny bit of real estate investing, however, I am not that active anymore.

      Andy

  2. Thanks for the offer Andy. I certainly have a lot to say in the customer service and consumer advocacy sphere and maybe less in social media but I’ll certainly think about it.

    Like the feel and look of your website…

    Kevin

  3. Hi Andy,

    I love the idea… I also write another blog, other than the seven sentence one above. It is for artists on using the social networks to build an authentic audience… the link is… http://wp.me/pytTj-2v

    thanks
    Geoff

  4. Travis Petelle

    Hey Andy,

    I would love to do a guest post for your blog. I am very well versed in social media marketing and internet marketing in general. Please email me at contact@internetbizmasters.com and let me know when I can start writing.

    Look forward to hearing from you,
    Travis

    1. Travis,

      Definitely interested in guest bloggers. I will shoot you an email shortly.

      Andy

  5. Hi

    My name is Andy Havard and I work for a video production company called Skeleton Productions (based in the UK).

    I subscribe to your blog and would really value the opportunity to write for it every now and then. I am confident that I could really write some great content for you about the role video is playing within online marketing, SEO, blogging, social media and even B2B/B2C networking. Is this of interest?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Andy Havard
    Marketing Executive
    Email: andy.havard@skeletonproductions.com

    P.S. You can read some of my previous articles right here: http://www.skeletonproductions.com/blog/

    1. Andy,

      Definitely interested in any articles that you are looking to publish everyone once in a while. Let me know what subjects you are interested in? Thanks!

  6. Hi Andy,

    I am impressed by your blog. I wrote a blog post for you on Social media.

    I will send the post over to you in an email. Please let me know if and when you accept the post to be published.

    Ash

  7. Hi Andy,

    I would love to be a guest blogger…..I am a real estate entrepreneur just getting started in the social marketing scene. I have 2 blog posts at livebytransit.wordpress.com. I have an idea for a 3rd blog post that would center on how bad the MLS is for finding a home in a specific school district, and the lack of resources to help parents find a good school in Chicago. Too many parents think that public school is not an option in the City of Chicago…..not true!

    1. Tom,

      I would be in how a real estate entrepreneur uses social media to find business? I think that the other topics about the MLS system and also the state of public schools in Chicago, which are interesting to me, would not interest a large percentage of my readers. Since you are in the area feel free to call me if you have any questions about topics at 8477107093. Thanks!

      Andy

  8. Hi Andy,

    I just found your blog and would love to guest post for you. I just started a PR business for creative, independent, and what I call “kitchen table” entrepreneurs. I have found that many of them have no idea the impact that social media could have on their businesses.

    I would love to write a post based on a workshop I teach called Get R.E.A.L with Social Media: You have to work it so that it will work FOR you.

    Please let me know if this is some thing you’d be interested in.

    Best regards,
    Robin

    1. Robin,

      Definitely interested. Go through the guidelines and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

      Andy

  9. GuerrillaForum

    Hi Andy, I’m interested in being a guest blogger in the Internet Marketing niche and Mobile Marketing niche. Let me know if you’d like to add these niche markets. 🙂

    1. Always looking for great guest posts. Please follow the guidelines on this page and that would be great.

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