This is a guest post on how not to write a guest post by Corey Freeman of Diligent Design.
People only want to see your best when it’s on your blog. Instead of taking time to consider a really great, topic-related post for the host’s blog, just shell out your worst idea. Be sure that you did absolutely no research or planning on it. If possible don’t even bother to use spellcheck.
Guest posting is all about you, the guest. So you should link to your blog at least five times, even if it isn’t directly related to your article. If possible, make the entire guest post an advertisement for your website. That way visitors know who they should really be getting their information from.
If you don’t think you’ve given yourself enough link love, feel free to include a few links to your affiliates in the guest post as well. Don’t bother telling the host that you’re using affiliate links, just throw them in there. Especially if they’re completely irrelevant, blatant advertisements.
Bonus Tip – Include an Invitation to Subscribe
Because the guest post is all about you, feel free to include your RSS feed at the end, explaining why your blog is better than any other online.
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