What’s the most wonderful aspect of blogging? Well, as far as I think, it’s guest posting or guest blogging. I’ve written several posts on the benefits of guest blogging, types of guest posts one should never accept and how to write a guest post. But there’s one more thing that you really need to know when it comes to writing guest articles. It’s where a guest article submission actually begins – the request email (i.e. preparing the pitch).
Though most of the people know what guest blogging is, they hugely fail while writing a request email for submission. When you want to apply to write for someone else’s blog, you do need to learn how to write an effective guest post submission email.
Preparing the pitch is even more important when you want to publish guest articles on an A-list or high quality blog. Poorly written submission emails will simply see their way to the trash folder of the recipient.
How can you, therefore, avoid it?
Before you write that next guest post submission email, here is an email template that you can use to get accepted quickly.
Hello [name of the blog owner or editor],
I’m a regular reader of ______ [name of the blog]. I truly liked the blog post that you wrote about _________ [a popular post on that blog, and a couple of useful points that caught your attention].
Since you already publish guest posts from different authors in your niche, I thought it would be nice if I too had an opportunity to present your blog’s readers with something of real value.
I work as a ________ (relevant industry position). Over the recent past, I’ve contributed guest articles to several niche industry blogs including _____ [list of the blogs you’ve written for]. I understand the need for unique and well-researched content. And I’m also very passionate about any topic or subject that I write about.
Please have a look at some of my recently published guest posts –
I’d love to share my insights with the readers of your blog in a guest post titled “_________” [title of the guest post]. In this post, I’ll discuss some key points including ___________ [main points you’ll discuss]. The word count of the post will be no less than _______ [number of words].
Awaiting your positive response,
________ [your name]
________ [URL of your website or blog]
________ [links to your social media profiles]
Well, I really hope this email template will be of help when you apply for a guest post submission next time. Talking a little about your background, qualifications and industry experience will increase your saleability. However, It’s always advisable not to make your email too long or boring.
To increase the acceptance rate of your guest posts, you should always apply to only those blogs that are relevant to your niche. At the same time, you should check twice whether the blog you want to submit to employs guest authors or not. In any case, you should always read the guest blogging guidelines between the lines before you apply to a blog.
How did you like this template? Please feel free to share your opinions and thoughts in comments below.