This Video Along With the Text Instructions Below Should Cover the Guest Posting Tasks and Requirements Pretty Well. Thanks for Watching and Reading!
The video above relates to the content below, however it references a different website. The "template" and instructions are the same, however it references a different website.
I have changed the content below to better reflect the Cannabis Supplements for Pets website we will be working with.
Why Guest Post?
We want to guest post, in order to get backlinks to our website.
This is just one way to get backlinks. Backlinks help our website rank on Google.
By guest posting, or "writing for" other websites, we can write an article on their blog and get a link back to our website. This is usually done in the Author Bio.
The trick is that we ONLY want to get backlinks from other relevant websites.
This is why we're contacting other websites about Dogs, Cats, Horses, Pets, CBD, and asking if we can contribute a guest post on their blog.
But it's important to note, we want to be super relevant, which means we actually want to submit articles that are about "CBD oil for dogs/pets" if possible.
This means we are getting a link back to our website from an article which is about "CBD Oil for Dogs", and is featured on a website that is somewhat relevant to "CBD Oil for Dogs" as well (dogs, cats, pets, CBD).
We would LOVE to get a link back from other websites which are solely themed about "CBD for Dogs", however this not so easy. This is why we are contacting sites that are somewhat "related" and contributing an article about "CBD Oil for Dogs" (more on this below).
Your Guest Posting Instructions
You are writing articles and corresponding as Blake Armstrong.
Many of the guest posts will include a short Bio and a link back to our homepage: https://cannabissupplementsforpets.com/
Here are screenshots of two random guest posts examples with a short Bio after the guest post which has a link back to the author's website or book:
Most of the sites we are reaching out to will state that this is link back to our website allowed to be included at the end of the article.
If they don't state this, or you are reaching out to someone who has not promoted guest posts, then please confirm can you can get a link back to the website before writing the article.
We ONLY want Do Follow links.
Most of the time this is standard, but if they specifically say that they will only offer a No Follow link back to our website from the article, then we do not want this and just move on.
We don't want to publish articles and not get a link back to our website. And we don't want to publish articles which only give us a No Follow link.
Some of the sites we will contact don't actually have a "Write For Us" page or "Guest Post Page" and we might just email the owner and simply ask if we can contribute an article which is published on their blog.
In this case, before you write anything, just double check that you can include a Bio and link in the article to our website. It's standard, but it's good to double check sometime.
Please refer to the guest post example I emailed you (article on Dogs Naturally Magazine). That is a typical guest post Bio which we will use, however each Bio section needs to be a bit unique. It should link back with our brand name "Cannabis Supplements for Pets", or with the naked URL: https://cannabissupplementsforpets.com/
What Will You Be Writing?
The article you write or pitch should always relate to "CBD oil for dogs or "pets"" and their blog if possible.
If the blog is about dogs, then an article about CBD oil for dogs is best to pitch.
If the site is about cats, then incorporating cats and CBD is best.
Some website owners won't accept a basic article on "CBD Oil for Dogs", so if possible the article topics should relate to the theme of their blog / website. Or just come up with a creative way to write about CBD oil for dogs:
10 Ways , 5 Amazing Benefits, 4 Myths About, 3 Things to Consider When Buying, and so on.
If Possible, Confirm Your Article Ideas Before Writing
I will always pay you for your writing, but keep this in mind:
Try not to write and submit an article until you correspond with someone. In some cases it looks pretty legit that when you submit a guest article, they will publish it. But I don't want you writing a bunch of articles that don't get published.
Sometimes the request says submit your article here and if approved we will confirm and post it. If you do this, and they do not post it, I will pay for your services, and we can use that article to pitch to someone else. But I would prefer not to have you write a bunch of articles that we can't get published as guest posts. We can certainly use them on our own site, however this is not ideal.
So in these scenarios, either contact the editor / website and confirm that your pitch is good before writing. This is not always necessary, and sometimes this is actually not doable, but it could be useful.
Again, if you write something and they don't end up publishing it, you can re use the article for a future submission. If it can't be used anywhere, I will certainly pay you for your time.
Where and How to Submit Guest Posts
I will provide you access to a spreadsheet that has a list of websites and contact information.
You will also get access to an email account.
You will need to reach out by email or contact form and create a relationship and discuss submitting a guest post to their website. Sometimes this is very easy, sometimes there is a bit of back and forth.
Unfortunately sometimes you can't just email and say:
Hey I want to submit a guest post. Where can I send it?
The outreach email needs to be better than that (more on that below).
If you get a guest post submitted which has a link back to our website, then you will get compensated for the article, plus a premium.
We can negotiate a fair rate.
I'm open to this.
What to Expect
Unfortunately not everyone will accept a guest post.
Some people will ignore your emails, or just never respond.
Don't expect to get replies from everyone.
Only a fraction of the people you reach out to will accept a guest post, and there may be a bit of emailing back and forth. This is why I will pay you a submission fee.
Also, YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SHOT to create a first impression. We have a limited amount of sites to contact, so the outreach email needs to be good. We don't want to waste opportunities because our outreach emails sucked and just got deleted.
So after you visit the page from the spreadsheet which you will get access to, you will read their submission guidelines and submit an article, or you will need to write an initial email to make a first contact.
You can certainly use a similar style for your outreach email, but you will need to tweak the email a bit and personalize it to the person you're reaching out to.
People do not want to read an email that looks like it's from a template.
So it needs to be personalized.
Always follow up, but I would suggest you just follow up 1 time.
Here is a guide on this which might help (#5, 6 and 9 are relevant):
Outreach Emails (Examples For a Different Website)
These 3 examples are for a different website related to "sex toys".
However, they are good examples of the type of emails we would want to write when outreaching to dog, pet, and CBD websites. The range of difficulty will apply when reaching out in various niches.
Example #1 - Hard Difficulty
In this first link, you can see there's no specific wording which says that they accept guest posts.
These are the hardest websites to reach out to.
They do seem like they could use some content on their site, and perhaps we can submit a guest post.
So I would email them something like this (always try and find their name on their about page if possible):
The about page can give you ideas on what types of articles to pitch.
Hey Cooper hope all is well.
I'm reaching out to you today because I noticed the "Help Wanted" page on your site.
My name is Jessica and I've been working on a related website called Sex Toy Education.
I was hoping that I could contribute a guest post to your blog. I would love to write an article about swingers and sex toys.
Perhaps I can write an article about:
I would love to get published and contribute to your blog.
I hope you might find some of these article ideas useful for your site.
Thanks for reading Cooper.
Example #2 - Easy Difficulty
This is an easy website to reach out to:
You can see that they clearly have a "Write for Us" page, with very specific guidelines.
So you would want to follow the instructions and submit an article to them that is appropriate and meets all their requirements.
They are very specific with how they will include a link to our website in the Bio Section.
So these are easy, but you need to follow their guidelines and try to submit an article which is relevant to sex toys.
For these examples where you may submit an article without initially talking with anyone, and they do NOT publish it, I will still pay for your writing.
We can either use this later to submit to other opportunities, or we will publish it on our website.
Sometimes you will not hear back for several weeks after submitting to them. Again, I will always pay you for your work.
Example #3 - Medium Difficulty
This is a medium difficulty to reach out to:
You can see they have had prior guest posts published, but they don't explicitly say on their site they accept guest posts nor do they have a "write for us" section.
So I would quickly review the about page:
Learn a bit about Lucy and her blog before emailing her.
Email her and comment on her other guest posts. Perhaps there's a way we can write an article that relates to online dating and sex toys.
So we would acknowledge that she has guest posts on her site, and ask if we can be a contributor.
Then we can pitch some ideas related to online dating and sex toys if possible. Perhaps we can discuss some of the online dating sites associated with the "adult" world. Or perhaps there are sites like FetLife which we can relate to.
Or these can be a story type of article:
- When Your First Date Asks You About Sex Toys
- When is it Too Early to Start Talking About Sex Toys
- Are Sex Toys Inappropriate to Mention in Your Online Dating Profile
These might be some good examples to pitch to sites about dating.
Resource Which May Help
This entire guide is probably not useful, however points #5, 6, and 9 will help I think:
See them through this link:
Thanks for reading and considering this "position".
I have a spreadsheet with around 80 websites to contact initially.
It's hard to tell how many articles we can get published from this list. But remember I am paying you a premium for outreach if you want it.
I will update the spreadsheet with more contact opportunities as you progress through the list.
This is a writing position which can potentially be ongoing.
This is also something which does not really have deadlines, as reaching out and confirming article writing opportunities might be sporadic.