Starting My Blog Guest, I never meant it to grow big. It was just a tiny hobby I had while earning money providing services.
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It was free, and I had no idea how to monetize it.
While it was growing bigger, I had to cover some development costs, but the main idea behind it was always the same: We were giving away as much as we could… for free.
So what can you do for free inside MyBlogGuest.
We have made our best to best organize the discussion board to give our users the freedom to exchange guest articles while staying within the rules. The two forums you need to check there are:
- Looking for guests
- Looking for blogs
Depending on your aims, feel free to get active on either or both.
Here’s the video one member created for us reviewing the forums:
There are lots of great offers there. All you need is:
- Subscribe to your favorite categories to target your email subscriptions better;
- Come by regularly to apply to those you like most.
What is the proper way to respond to requests? If you do on the site & get a response, r u notified via email? #myblogguest
— Cassandra Lynne (@cassalynne) September 20, 2012
Internal Messaging System
Guest blogging is hard to organize. People get active, then suddenly go MIA: you need to wait, follow up and then maybe even look for other options a lot. Therefore we integrated a smart “follow-up” reminder in MyBlogGuest.
Whenever you PM anyone, simply set it up to remind you to follow up. *It will only remind you if you don’t hear back until then* (so no extra clutter).
This little trick is now organizing our whole content and moderating teams: we never forget to follow up on anything!
The power is in those tiny things.
Guest blogging is designed to make your life easier. This Guest Blogging WordPress plugin will turn your blogging into a breeze. Use it daily, or when you are on vacation or business trip (with no time or desire to blog). Use it as often as you can. It’s your little free blogging helper.
Select guest posts, preview them, make offers and then publish – all inside your blog dashboard.
The plugin is in its alpha release and we are currently fixing incompatibility bugs. Usability bugs and feature addons will be introduced later but we already have some glamorous plugin reviews!
Free Social Media Promotion + Viral Content Buzz
We have always wanted to help our publishers and guest authors get more traffic and shares. We have always been doing it for years and have now launched a free separate project to help you: Viral Content Buzz
Share other people’s stuff and get your own content shared: as simple as that. We apply high-quality approach here as well: only high-quality guest articles can be promoted here:
I can’t say I update it monthly. But our official guest blogging eBook is more than enough to dig deep into the topic. It has beginners’ steps, case studies, tips, etc.
It’s also tablet-friendly. If you download and open it in a tablet, make a screencast and get a warm “Thank you” from me and a link from our blog
— Ann Smarty (@seosmarty) September 20, 2012
- Get free real-time help over at our Twitter chats and Google Hangout
- Get free video tutorials via MyBlogGuest Youtube channel
— Ann Smarty (@myblogguest) September 20, 2012
Next week will be out PUSH Thursday promoting our best guest articles! Join in same time next week!