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8 Steps To Bringing In Big Time Traffic By Guest Blogging Like A Boss



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Oh, so you want more traffic to your site?

Uncle David understands. In the 3rd person.

I’ve got an epic free training video for you today (and I don’t use ‘epic’ lightly).

As mediapreneurs, we all have lots of stuff to do. Create awesome content. Build the ole email list. Create new products and programs. The list goes on.
But, something that never goes out of style is bringing in traffic. Gotta have that traffic, yo. And one of the BEST ways to bring in all kinds of delicious traffic is through GUEST BLOGGING.

Yes, the good ole fashioned ‘write an article for someone else’s website and they will link to you’

Over the years, I’ve probably done about 250 (or more) guest posts on other people’s sites and I’m going to share with you exactly how to do it in today’s step-by-freakin’-step training video.

Enjoy and I’ll see you in the comments section.


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  • Maurisa

    Thank You

  • I’ve found that I am WAY more successful with pitches when I tie the post into what the person writes about and talk about the link between the topics. Mentioning a specific post of theirs is a great thing to do at well. Often I’ll see a post and think I could add on to it and so I’ll cite it in my email.

  • Christopher Stafford

    Excellent stuff D! Great to hear now when I’m on the verge of launching my new online course. Once again, you are rocking it my friend! Just tweeted this bad boy! πŸ˜‰

  • steve

    So, can I write a guest post for “the rise to the top”, David….just joking!!

  • Sue

    Great training video as always!!! Loved it. Super helpful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Andreea –

    This is so helpful! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone guest post on my site and they never shared it on their social media… A bit frustrating, so I’m glad you are sharing this!

    • Andrea Cairella

      Nice to see you on here Andreea. By the way you did a fabulous job on your webinar last week on Pinterest. Very informative and provided some very practical tips that were applicable. Also your Media List for Women is a great resource. I will be using it in my marketing strategy when guest blogging and getting media attention. Thank you πŸ™‚ Andrea

      • Andreea –

        Thanks so much, Andrea!

  • Maggie Patterson

    Lots of practical tips in here to get started. As a PR person working this strategy daily and working with solopreneurs on guest posting, I love anything that educates people on how to do this right.

  • I got great value from your teaching, David. Thank you! Love what you’re doing and how you’re doing it πŸ™‚ Question which seems obvious but let me ask for clarification anyway.

    Between the “pitch” and “writing the article,” I assume a positive response of “Yes, great – write for us!” has been determined. Correcto?


    • Yup or I’ve actually seen the opposite work as well where you show them the article ahead of time πŸ™‚ (risky of course as in, ‘here is an article I think would be a great fit’).

      I prefer the traditional ask, then do.

  • Andrea Cairella

    Great message. This was tremendously valuable and a good reminder of what to do. I am inspired and motivated to take action and put together some valuable content and continue to grow my list. Thanks David.

  • Super helpful David! I’ve read a lot of stuff on guest posting but none have broken it down into easy to follow steps like you have just done. Thanks!

  • Great stuff! Just pitched to five pubs/sites as part of a 5-day challenge.

  • Good stuff David! Been a long time follower of your blog and I love how I get new ideas to implement in my new fitness blog every time I watch a video or read an article of yours. You’re awesome. Thanks!

  • writeahead

    David, a question: I’ve been guest posting like crazy for a year, with over 50 guest posts, features, articles or interviews posted on everything from Small Business resource sites to Firepole Marketing. It’s safe to safe I’m a prolific guest writer. But I rarely get big spikes of traffic clicking through to my site, which leads me to the conclusion that a) my content sucks or b) I’m posting on the wrong sites.

    I really don’t think my content sucks (*ahem*) so I figure I’m posting on the wrong sites. Nevertheless when people do click through, about 30% of them sign up for my list – and I think that’s a great stat. So I’m likely hitting the right audience, and I’ve posted on some pretty high traffic sites. So maybe I have a boring byline? Hm…

    I actually find the most clickthroughs come when I comment on other people’s posts – especially sites like Social Triggers.

    It’s frustrating to put all of this original work out there with pretty minimal results. What are some things I could look at to improve my clickthroughs and get more traffic to my site?

    • Hi! This is Alyssa from David’s team. Thank you so much for your question, and David would love to send a response your way. He’s out of town, so it will be a couple of days before he has a chance to see this. Thanks!

      • writeahead

        That’s great! I’m looking forward to it.

    • Could be a variety of things:

      1. Are you sure you are posting on the right sites for your audience πŸ™‚

      2. Are you linking to something awesome i.e. a free ebook, video series, etc. or are you just linking to your site?

      3. ‘Big spike of traffic’ is an extremely relative term. How much were you expecting vs. getting πŸ™‚

  • kavitha

    A content gateway is a script you get from certain CPA
    networks that blocks a visitor from entering your web page unless they fill out
    a form. When a person fills out the information the page is then released and
    the viewer can proceed to that page. It could be something like a survey, email
    lead or zip code or what ever. Once they do you GET PAID a few bucks as an
    affiliate. Now you might think why in the world would I want to do that to my
    visitors? You might think that this would send your guests packing fast and it
    could if you do this all wrong. cpa training in indiaWhat you must
    understand is that a content gateway CPA is not something you want to just do
    on your home page. You use it when you are offering some more important content
    or a free download to a book or software or to keep a free membership site
    free. That way you can earn some cash while your visitors can get access for
    nothing. Just make sure you own the content or have the rights to show the material
    to others.

  • While I haven’t started guest blogging I was always wondering how people find the right blogs to get started with.

    I’ve bookmarked this list so I can come back to it when I actually am ready to get started. Makes my life easier so I don’t have to go hunting for all the blogs that accept posts.

    Thanks for this and have a great day.

  • Guest blogging really helped my blog get a good recognition. I’m looking forward for such great posts.



These are the EXACT same steps I used to go from $0 to over $1,000,000 in online course sales in less than 24 months (and used by over 2,500+ of my students)

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