Guest Post On Forbes For Massive Growth, 30 Insider Tips

Posted on 29 March, 2017 by Joe Elliott

There are thousands of blogs out there that offer guest posting opportunities. Most of these are like ghost towns and will not deliver any valuable results.

However, a guest post on Forbes or any other authority publication can deliver some incredible results.

According to Similar Web, Forbes gets over 131.2M hits a month. Imagine what this could do for your brand’s exposure!

On the SumoMe blog, Sarah Peterson shared that she received 800 subscribers from one guest post on Elite Daily alone.

As well as traffic, being featured on these places will build trust with your audience. Your audience will be like… Wow this rockstar been featured on Forbes!

Michael Hyatt - Guest Post On Forbes

Getting featured on these platforms is a little more difficult, though. I decided to put this question to the experts that get featured in these places all the time…

What is your best tip for getting featured on Forbes, Inc, Lifehacker etc…?

The results are in, let’s not waste any time and get straight into the post. Here are 30 ways to get a guest post on Forbes and skyrocket your growth…

Guest Post On Forbes For Massive Growth, 30 Insider Tips

Featured Experts…

Ryan Biddulph | Sujan Patel | William Harris | Jon Morrow | Syed BalkhiIan ClearyJaime Masters | Ben SailerMary FernandezAndy Crestodina | Adam Connell | Aaron Orendorff | David Leonhardt | Lilach Bullock | Simon Penson | Greg Elfrink | Jason Quey | Zac Johnson | Montgomery Peterson | Srish Agrawal | Tim Bourquin | Brandon Johnston | Sue Anne Dunlevie | Gael Breton | Brooke B. Sellas | Patrick Coombe | Maddy Osman | Sarah PetersonKulwant Nagi | Sean Si

1. Ryan Biddulph

Ryan Biddulph - Blogging From Paradise

The easiest way to get a guest post on sites like Forbes, Virgin and Entrepreneur is to help as many bloggers as possible get featured on top blogs. This simple approach involves sharing other blogger’s posts on social media, featuring them on your blog and referencing other bloggers to folks who are looking for products or services your blogging buddies offer.

Most bloggers will read the title of this roundup and think: “How can I get?” The smart ones will look at my advice and immediately say: “How can I give?” I have been blessed to be featured on Richard Branson’s Virgin blog, Fox News, Forbes, and Entrepreneur. Because I helped a ton of people get featured by promoting them through my social media and blog.

Naturally, I made a ton of friends, who promoted me to their audiences, who expanded my reach and who put me on the radar of writers for these world renowned blogs.

Spread love. Help people. That love will eventually be reflected back to you through features on top blogs.

Visit Ryan at Blogging From Paradise, Follow him on Twitter @RyanBiddulph

2. Sujan Patel

Sujan Patel

In order to get featured you first need to get on their radar and then build a relationship.

The best way to do this is to help them make their content better, help spread the word, write about them.

Even something as small as sending an email with a compliment can go a long way.

Visit Sujan at Web Profits, Follow him on Twitter @sujanpatel

3. William Harris

William Harris - Elumynt

If you want to get featured in top-tier publications, the first thing you need to do is something noteworthy. It doesn’t have to be the best in the world, just something that’s worth commenting on and establishes you as an expert at something.

After that, you should start looking at who is writing about that subject on the publication you want to get mentioned on. A couple of good tools for researching that are HARO (Help A Reporter Out), and

Once you’ve identified your “target”, make sure you get on their radar by following them and interacting with them on social media. A few of these writers will even ask YOU to contribute if you follow them on Facebook or subscribe to their emails.

Visit William at Elumynt, Follow him on Twitter @wmharris101

4. Jon Morrow

Jon Morrow - Smart Blogger

Actually be worth featuring!

That sounds like a snotty answer, and maybe it is, but there really aren’t any cheats or shortcuts of real value. You just become so freaking good at what you do that editors drop down on their knees and weep with joy at the opportunity to feature you.

I’m exaggerating, of course, but the point is this: instead of scheming about how to sneak into the limelight when you’re not worthy, direct all of that energy into actually becoming worthy.

You’ll be far better off!

Visit Jon at Smart Blogger, Follow him on Twitter @jonmorrow

5. Syed Balkhi

Syed Balkhi
To get a guest post on any authority website like Forbes, Inc, Lifehacker, you must become a student of their publishing strategy.

Research what kind of content they write. Look up what kind of content did really well for them using a tool like BuzzSumo. Then propose 4 – 5 different article ideas with brief descriptions to their editor.

When they see you have done the work, it makes their job a lot easier thus resulting in your article getting published.

Visit Syed at WP Beginner, Follow him on Twitter @syedbalkhi

6. Ian Cleary

Ian Cleary

The biggest factors in relation to getting featured on these sites are the content you produce and the relationships you have.

For example, instead of writing a short 300-word post, how about creating a detailed research report for your industry. These type of reports are always referenced by big Publications.

The second part of this equation is the relationships you have. If you build relationships with relevant people that write for these magazines your content will get noticed.

Visit Ian at Razor Social, Follow him on Twitter @IanCleary

7. Jaime Masters

Jaime Masters - Eventual Millionaire

I tried hiring a PR agency for over $5000 and got nothing. Then I learned that relationships are all that matter. I consistently get put in Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, and much more because I know the writers there.

Whenever I’ve met anyone that has a column somewhere I offer all of my data from all of my millionaire interviews and/or introductions if they need them.

Jaime Masters - Forbes

For example, I got an introduction to a writer from Forbes – and I introduced her to 3 millionaires I knew so she could add them to her article. It is a win-win-win for both me and her and the millionaires.

Then she offered to do an article about me.

Visit Jaime at Eventual Millionaire, Follow her on Twitter @eventualmillion

8. Ben Sailer

Ben Sailer - CoSchedule

No editor at a prestigious publication is going to be fooled by a paper-thin pitch, especially not from someone without an established reputation to lean on. However, they’ll always be interested in a pitch that fits their audience’s interests and saves them time having to track down information themselves. The key is to make yourself so useful they can’t ignore your email.

Coschedule On Forbes

Start by searching their site to find which specific writers and editors cover what you want to be known for. Check their bio boxes for email addresses and their site’s About page for pitching guidelines or a submission form. Find those writers on Twitter too and follow them to see what they share. Develop a good sense of what those writers like to share, what they write about, and how they want to be pitched. Getting those pieces right will help keep your pitch out of the trash (which is where most pitches go when they don’t follow simple directions).

Then, figure out how your business, blog, or perspective aligns with what those writers need.

Your Pitch Matters

Tailor your pitch accordingly. If you don’t hear back right away, follow up with them in a week or two. If you don’t hear anything back, don’t take it personally. Just keep pitching until one connects.

This is all PR 101, but honestly, so many people send such lazy pitches that just getting the basics right is often enough to stand out. You don’t need hacks or shortcuts here; you just need strong research skills and a determination to not be outworked. And that’s true even if no one has ever heard about you before.

Make New Friends

Start by searching their site to find which specific writers and editors cover what you want to be known for. Check their bio boxes for email addresses and their site’s About page for pitching guidelines or a submission form.

Find those writers on Twitter too and follow them to see what they share.

Aaron Orendorff On Twitter

Develop a good sense of what those writers like to share, what they write about, and how they want to be pitched. Getting those pieces right will help keep your pitch out of the trash (which is where most pitches go when they don’t follow simple directions).

Then, figure out how your business, blog, or perspective aligns with what those writers need.

Visit Ben at CoSchedule, Follow him on Twitter @Ben_CoSchedule

9. Mary Fernandez

Mary FernandezMy best tip: write a guest post for them.

Top online publications like Forbes, Inc. Lifehacker, etc. need content, and will willingly feature you and your business in exchange for that content.

But before pitching to any publication, ask yourself:

Do they serve my target market?

Are their readers engaged?

Can you add a byline with a link back to your site?

Not all guest posting opportunities are good ones, so don’t waste your time writing posts that will get you nowhere. If you need help finding the best opportunities in your industry.

Mary Fernandez was featured on

Once you’ve honed in on a target, use BuzzSumo to discover their top 5-10 articles. Take note of the format, style, length, topics and any other nuances that will help you to craft the perfect pitch.

Make sure that you follow their pitching guidelines to a “t”. Some publications will require a full draft up front, but most will allow you to pitch a few topic ideas first. If the latter, come up with 3-4 headline ideas for your post, making sure that those headlines fit in seamlessly with the other headlines on the site.

Finally, pitch your headline ideas (or full draft) to the appropriate section editor. Keep your pitch brief and to-the-point. You may want to link to a few examples of your work so that they can see your track record. Always keep the individual recipient in mind– never send a generic pitch.

Mary Fernandez Guest Post On

After following the above steps, if you do not get a response, then follow up. There are many reasons why someone might not respond, so don’t take their silence as a “no”. Most of the best opportunities I have landed were in the follow-up!

Visit Mary at Persuasion Nation, Follow her on Twitter @maryefern

10. Andy Crestodina

Andy Crestodina - Orbit Media

The problem: Editors are busy and flooded with offers to contribute. They need one awesome piece today, but they’re getting 100+ ideas for articles sent every six to eight hours.

The solution: Know what they’re interested, be considerate and persistent in your outreach, etc. But also try this: send a completely written article. I know this isn’t what most people recommend.

But if you send an article that is finished, or mostly finished, you helped them solve their biggest problems:

  • You helped them by removing the unknown quality factor. The article is right in front of them.
  • You helped them skip the back and forth of email, which they hate.
  • You helped them say yes to this awesome piece of content you sent over, wrapped up in a bow. All they have to do is reply with a “yes, thank you.”

Another upside: if they don’t accept it, you’ve got something ready for pitching or publishing elsewhere, rather than just a headline and a dream.

Visit Andy at Orbit Media, Follow him on Twitter @crestodina

11. Adam Connell

Adam Connell - Blogging Wizard

My favorite way to get featured on industry publications is by using platforms like Help A Reporter Out (or HARO for short) and SourceBottle.

Here’s how they work:

You spend 5-10 minutes answering a question – send an email, then wait.

This is how I got featured on a bunch of top tier sites such as and HuffPost.

No pitching self-promotional article ideas, or building relationships with editors so I can become a guest contributor or anything like that.

How Does It Work

There are journalists all over the world that are looking for sources for their articles, interviews – even books, radio and TV shows.

You could be an expert source, or you could provide something based on personal experience – it depends on what the journalist/blogger needs.

They submit queries/requests to platforms like HARO and SourceBottle – then wait for people to respond.

How You Get Started

Sign up with HARO and SourceBottle – they’re both free to use, but there are paid platforms like Cision and MuckRack.

SourceBottle has a searchable database that you can dive into straight away.

With HARO, you’ll sign up for email updates and choose the frequency/topics that you’ll receive.

Usually, you’ll have 3 emails from them each day. You’ll need about 10 minutes each day to sift through the emails for relevant opportunities.

Or, if you want to automate the process slightly you could set up filters in Gmail to pick out specific keywords. I prefer to check them manually just in case something slips through the net.

A few tips to stop journalists ignoring you

Journalists get a lot of pitches, so you need to make sure your answer follows their instructions to the letter, and be direct.

You’ll want to include something that says why you’re a good fit for the query – keep this short and sweet.

At some point, you may feel inclined to follow up with a journalist asking if you’ve been successful, or for a publication date – don’t. While follow-ups may feel necessary, your time will be better spent answering the next query.

Adam Connell - Proof Screenshot

If you’ve been successful, you should get an email back. In any case, it’s best to setup a monitoring tool like Mention or Buzzsumo just in case.

Visit Adam at Blogging Wizard, Follow him on Twitter @adamjayc

12. Aaron Orendorff

Aaron Orendorff - Iconi Content

The way I’ve broken into Entrepreneur, Inc., Lifehacker, The Next Web, Huffington Post, Success Magazine, and more is through a five-step process.

One, research what’s already popular on the target site (and one or two competitors) using Buzzsumo.

Two, research what’s popular on search using Google Trends.

Three, pull together the industry topic from Buzzsumo and some pop-culture topic or person from Google Trends.

Four, write a full article (not a pitch) using the average word count and at least four links to related articles on your target site.

Five, use an email permutator spreadsheet (you can find them online) to cold email your complete article to five to ten editors (one at a time) at the target site.

Keep the email insanely short:

“Hi [Name], I put together a full article:

“Title.” It’s 100% original and a builds off of a number of [Site’s] popular posts. Please let me know if it’s a good fit for [Site].


[Your Name].”

Here are a couple of screenshots on how I did this for my first piece at Entrepreneur (back in 2014):

Aaron Orendorff - Google Trends

This is a screenshot for Google Trends… Below is a screenshot of my article on entrepreneur…

Aaron Orendorff - Entrepreneur

And I wrote about the pitching process here (under point three).

Visit Aaron at Iconi Content, Follow him on Twitter @iconiContent

13. David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt

I go way back on this to my days as a consumer advocate in Ontario when I was doing over 500 media interviews per year. It’s all about the content. It’s all about having something newsworthy to say.

If you pitch a writer on a story about your company…that’s booooring.

If you pitch a story on how your neighborhood is sprucing up in some original way, and offer to provide a quote, that has potential.

What about if you pitch a story on how a customer of yours just used your product to help cut plastic waste in toy packaging by a third, that has potential.

By sending the URLs to three genuinely amazing blog posts to a writer that covers your niche, chances are they’ll link to one of them. Writers are always looking to link to highly credible sources.

Remember that writers don’t want to mention you; they want to fill out amazing stories.

Visit David at THGM Writers, Follow him on Twitter @amabaie

14. Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock

This is a very difficult question, as there’s no guaranteed formula that will get you on these top websites.

Rather, it’s more of a case of growing your influence, showing you have the know-how and authority in your niche.

Building relationships with the editors and engaging with their content.

It also definitely helps to know people and have a friendly relationship with other influencers working for these websites that can vouch for you and your expertise.

Visit Lilach at, Follow her on Twitter @lilachbullock

15. Simon Penson

Simon Penson - Zazzle Media

Getting featured on bigger sites is the culmination of years of work to build a personal brand. It’s a little like when we read about successful entrepreneurs eating amazingly valued businesses; the bit you see is just the tip of the iceberg as there are years of hard work behind the scenes to get there.

To do it requires sacrifice and a 150% commitment to be the best you can be in your specialism. Then work at it day after day, sharing your knowledge on any relevant site that will listen.

Eventually, the bigger guys will listen!

Visit Simon at Zazzle Media, Follow him on Twitter @simonpenson

16. Greg Elfrink

Greg Elfrink - Empire Flippers

The best way is to pitch the editorial staff at companies for a guest post or a spotlight is a lot easier If the blogger is also a customer of one of their services (say Hubspot for example). Then they will have a little bit more leverage when it comes to their pitch.

The route to get a guest post on Forbes and Inc seems to be rooted in twitter outreach more so than emails. Retweet the journalist you’re looking to connect with, start a conversation, see what is possible there with a collaboration if a conversation does start.

Outside of those publications and twitter, I would also try to add the person on facebook. I find that while twitter can be very useful for meeting people, facebook is better for really cementing real relationships which will help tremendously with outreach.

Visit Greg at Empire Flippers, Follow him on Twitter @gregelfrink

17. Jason Quey

Jason Quey

Although I’ve been featured in Huffington Post, and references, quoted, and/or mentioned in Salesforce, and Entrepreneur, I feel there’s more for me to learn.

I recognize some would love to have even that level of coverage, so here’s what I’ve found works:

  1. Pitch for relevance. If you are pitching people who don’t cover your topic, you are wasting your time and their time. Even worse, you ruin your chance for future pitches. You can use a tool such as Buzzsumo to see what topics people cover.
  2. If possible, be helpful before you need to pitch. This makes the relationship less transactional and more about friends helping each other out.
  3. It’s valuable to understand the five types of influencers and what sets them apart. Journalists, in particular, are interested in traffic and interesting stories (which they hope leads to traffic). Knowing this will help you relate to them and their desires.

If you do get a mention, be sure to send a quick note of thanks! This immediately sets you apart from 80% of the competition and helps you to build a relationship without a pitch.

Visit Jason at The Storyteller Marketer, Follow him on Twitter @jdquey

18. Zac Johnson

Zac Johnson

Guest blogging and article contributions are one of the best ways to grow a real brand and following for yourself.

This process starts with creating a site of your own, guest blogging on other relevant blogs within your niche, then ultimately guest posting on sites like Forbes, HuffingtonPost, and Entrepreneur.

There are really two ways to get into these sites; the first is to know someone, and the second is to apply through their ‘submit article’ forms on their sites.

Obviously knowing someone direct is going to get the best results, but if you have amazing content and use their submission forms, this might as well as well.

The important thing to know is that thousands of people are actively applying to write for these mega sites. If you are going to the same, make sure your content and online profiles rock.

Visit Zac at, Follow him on Twitter @zacjohnson

19. Montgomery Peterson

Montgomery Peterson

Getting featured on high profile sites like Huffington Post or Inc can do wonders for your brand or business.

A great way to do this is to help other writers and editors who are actively writing on these sites already. Since a featured author profile is listed at the top of each article you can collect their information to contact them directly.

The first email should be quick and just let them know you found value in their content.

The next email can be on some valuable resources they might want to use in an upcoming article.

And the third email can be a follow up to see how things are going.

Do this with enough writers and you may see your personal brand or business getting several mentions in the future.

Visit Montgomery at Original Colouring Pages, Follow him on Twitter @MontgomeryPete2

20. Srish Agrawal

Srish Agrawal

Everything on the internet is all about content creation and making it available in as many ways as possible.

When sites like Inc or Entrepreneur are looking for new content, they want to make sure it’s fresh and grabs the attention of their audience.

A great way to get media mentions and included in various articles and reports is to turn industry news and trends into an infographic.

This is something we actively do and get mentions all the time for it.

Text is great, but when you bring data to live through visual infographics — everyone wants it!

Visit Srish at Logo Design Team, Follow him on Twitter @srishagrawal

21. Tim Bourquin

Tim Bourquin

Provide real data for tech-savvy authors and make their job easier.

Being in the email marketing and online business space, we are always looking at different email marketing reports and what’s working in online optimization today.

We often come across many reports on sites like Entrerpreneur, Inc, Forbes etc… with outdated information or simply aged articles that can be refreshed with new data and content. We then make an effort to contact the writer from this article and let them know of our latest report.

Often times they will create a new article and link back to our site and studies as a reference.

Visit Tim at After Offers, Follow him on Twitter @TimBourquin

22. Brandon Johnston

Brandon Johnston

Having written for many different sites already, I know the value in making the decision process as easy as possible for a new site.

With media outlets like Forbes and Inc getting hundreds of writer applications on a daily basis, only the best will get through.

Before applying to write for a new site, I always make sure my content is dead focused on their audience and in the writing style they are looking for.

At the same time, I also want to make sure my social profile and online presence looks great as well.

This will make the decision process so much faster and easier — ultimately getting me the writing job I was looking for!

Visit Brandon at Blog Reign, Follow him on Twitter @blogreigncom

23. Sue Anne Dunlevie

Sue Anne Dunlevie

I think getting a guest post featured on websites like Entrepreneur, Lifehacker, Forbes, etc is much like landing a guest post on another blog.

Do your research on the site; the types of articles they produce, the tone of the articles, the word count and topics their audience likes the most.

Also, research the right editor to make sure you are pitching the right person.

Visit Sue at Successful Blogging, Follow her on Twitter @SueAnneDunlevie

24. Gael Breton

Gael Breton

To be honest, I’ve had links from a lot of these places without doing any kind of link building. How? Well, the entrepreneurial world is hungry for one core thing: fresh insights. If you are able to produce those for anything entrepreneurship, especially if you can support it with numbers and graphs, you will be quoted everywhere by people making a living writing for these niches looking for sources to quote.

So the best way to get featured on these sites: produce case studies with numbers others can reuse to make a point.

This is how articles like this one showing on page load popups win every time or this one showing how we got 1000 hits per day from Pinterest collected so many links from magazine type sites.

Visit Gael at Authority Hacker, Follow him on Twitter @GaelBreton

25. Brooke B. Sellas

Brooke B Sellas

I haven’t yet been featured on Forbes, Inc. or Lifehacker, but I have made the rounds on a few other sites (PR Daily and IBM’s Think Leaders).

I think the key to any site is networking, really.

As a regular contributor for Mark Schaefer’s {grow}, I can tell you it didn’t come out of me emailing him one of those “use this formula to guest post on any site” templates.

I read his blog religiously, I commented on his posts, I connected with him on social media, etc. Eventually, we met in person, and eventually, I talked him into a guest post (which eventually led to a regular spot).

There is no overnight success with this stuff. My biggest advice is to put the WORK in your network (and keep at it).

Visit Brooke at B Squared Media, Follow her on Twitter @madSMscientist

26. Patrick Coombe

Patrick Coombe

This is a great question, my first suggestion is to not pick Huffington Post or Entrepreneur. I’m afraid there are about 10 other top news sites that get so many pitches, it is getting harder and harder to get in on these sites because so many SEO’sand SEO Agencies are hitting up editors/authors/ etc for those sites. They can see you coming from a mile away.

So for starters, pick a news site that isn’t featured on every backlink sellers profile. Even better, get niche specific. If you are in the tech niche, hit up a place like PC Mag instead of the normal “Tech Crunch.”

From there it is all about PR. Remember, PR agents get paid thousands of dollars to do this exact job. They have board room meetings looking for angles on how to get featured in stories all day every day.

Next, ask yourself the question: do I just want a link, or am I really looking for actual press?

I would advise you to look for actual press, as it will not only funnel some sweet link juice to your website but can drive MASSIVE amounts of traffic and authority as well. Look into what kind of stories people are writing about. Find a topic, and start rubbing elbows on Twitter etc. Start throwing ideas out there once in a while, eventually they will look to you as a person of authority.

Visit Patrick at Elite Strategies, Follow him on Twitter @patrickcoombe

27. Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman

The highest authority website I’ve written for is Search Engine Journal. Interestingly enough, it started with a job application. They were looking for a new staff writer, and I threw my hat in the ring. As it was very early in my freelance writing career, I didn’t end up getting the job, but I had advanced to the top 3 candidates – not bad for a newbie!

At any rate, the editors were impressed with my audition piece and invited me to publish it on the website, as well as stay in the loop for monthly article needs, accepting articles as I saw topics I felt uniquely qualified to write.

I think the tip here is to always be looking for opportunities, and make sure that you’re killing it at your audition. Bring everything you have to the table, and create an article that’s an exhaustive resource on the topic, backed by facts and statistics. Some of the highest authority blogs don’t pay contributors, but the fringe benefits of creating content for them more than make up for this fact. It’s because of my SEJ audition piece that I’ve built a lot of authority in the field.

Visit Maddy at The Blogsmith, Follow her on Twitter @MaddyOsman

28. Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Know the publication’s audience and do you research before you send your pitch. You can use tools like to find out what the most popular articles on any given website are. This will help you reverse engineer popular content. If you can find out what the most popular content was on that publication, you can start to brainstorm headlines and topic ideas that would both serve the publication’s audience and intersect with your blog topic.

Once you’ve done that research and your pitch has been accepted, make sure your submission meets their style guidelines. Don’t just write it however you want to write it. Match the publication’s tone and formatting and pay attention to the details. If you ignore them, you’ll probably be rejected.

Visit Sarah at Unsettle, Follow her on Twitter @petersonsar

29. Kulwant Nagi

Kulwant Nagi

The best source to get featured on big publications is HARO (Help a Reporter). This is a platform which you can join to get notifications in your email from world-class journalists. They get assigned various jobs, so normally they go to HARO and ask other experts to help them collect the data.

This is where you get the opportunity to put your thoughts and help that specific journalist to write on any specific topic. You can put your thoughts and smartly insert your own website’s link to grab backlinks from big publications.

The second source that I mostly use is Twitter. Just search where you want to publish your article. Let’s say you are looking a backlink from So just search for, then See how many people have tweeted any link from

Once you check the profile of those people, you can easily find regular authors from high authority sites. Just become good friends with them and offer them help to publish their next article on any big publication.

This is how you can make this daunting task much simpler.

Visit Kulwant at Blogging Cage, Follow him on Twitter @kulwantnagi

30. Sean Si

Sean Si

My best tip for getting into the big league sites is most probably to pitch to journalists in sites like HARO. That’s one very easy way to get in those sites. I’ve done it and it works. You can check the backlinks of SEO hacker and you’ll be able to see us getting some links from those sites.

Visit Sean at SEO Hacker, Follow him on Twitter @SEO_Hacker

Are You Ready To Get Your Guest Post On Forbes?

As you can see the biggest takeaway is to build a relationship the editor, mirror what they do on that platform and then get on their radar.

I have said it before and I will say it again your connections are so important. Nurture them and you will succeed.

Thank you so much to all the experts that contributed here, you nailed it with this one. I’ve had a blast connecting with each and every one of you!

For you guys, though it is time to get out there and grab your guest post on Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur or wherever is relevant for you!

Have you been featured or got a guest post on a massive publication yet?

Have Your Say...

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    Sue Dunlevie

    March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Thanks for the great info from my favorite bloggers, friends and mentors. And I appreciate you including me!


    1. Joe Elliott

      March 31, 2017 at 10:22 pm

      Hi Sue,

      Glad you found it helpful Sue, Thank you for your answer too!


  2. Ryan Biddulph

    March 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the shout out 🙂

    I like Jon Morrow’s advice from an energetic perspective. Then I’d add we are all worthy IF we tell our story. I held back for years, trying to fit in. Then I began to tell my story. Ups and downs, ins and outs, funny stuff, off the wall stuff, the true story stuff.

    When you are being you, and share the real you with the world – being authentic and inspired and funny and writing in your voice – you set yourself up to land features on top blogs. Then it is about being generous, promoting other bloggers, helping them land rocking features on top blogs.

    Thanks again 🙂

    Signing off from Thailand.


    1. Joe Elliott

      March 31, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      Hi Ryan,

      Loved our little chat the other day you rock so much man, inspirational and all round ace guy!

      Thank you for contributing and can’t wait to launch our interview to the world!


  3. Zac Johnson

    March 30, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Excellent round up and question asked! I appreciate the time, work and effort it took to structure all of this content as well. It really looks great!

    1. Joe Elliott

      March 31, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Zac,

      Really appreciate you stopping by man, taking the time to make your content look great is so important. Glad you like and thanks for your comment!


  4. Susan Velez

    March 31, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Joe,

    I love this post, I actually just started guest posting. I have yet to guest post on a popular blog, just getting my feet wet.

    Seems like networking with others is one of the fastest (not overnight fast) way to grow our blog. I’ve never taken the time to do this in the past.

    I hear this over and over again. That’s why I have started getting off my own blog and started networking with other bloggers.

    As Brooke B Sellas says, there’s no overnight success. You have to be willing to put the work in to see the results. So I’ve definitely got my work cut out for me.

    Thanks for sharing these powerful words of advice. I’ll definitely be putting this into action. I’ve bookmarked it so I can refer to it when I am feeling sluggish and don’t want to make the time to network.

    Have a great day 🙂


    1. Joe Elliott

      March 31, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      My #1 tip for your Susan is to take the time to do it right. Create a top list or an expert roundup that features people you want to connect with, or places you want to guest post on. Make sure you have pretty awesome content on your blog to show off what you do!

      Sue Dunlevie – Once you have 3 posts on your blog get out there and get your guest posts!


  5. rithu

    April 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    today i complete my knowledge how to submit guest post on website(like forbs,inc, and many more)
    Thanks you so much

    1. Joe Elliott

      April 3, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Glad you got value from the post, thank you for your comment!

  6. Nadalie

    April 5, 2017 at 1:31 am

    WOW, Joe!

    This post is PACKED full. I”ll definitely be bookmarking this and return every few weeks to digest another tip. How can you consume it all at once? *wide-eyed looking at a buffet table*

    I LOVE Jon’s advice to focus on being worthy + Ryan’s advice to just be helpful. Thank you for the “permission” to just focus on creating exceptional content for my people… for now.

    Thanks so much,

    1. Joe Elliott

      April 11, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Nadalie,

      Feel free to download that handy PDF 🙂

      Jon hit the nail on the head, if your writing ain’t up to scratch you really will get nowhere…


  7. jackluter

    April 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

    All the above list of members are well experienced blog experts and joe you need to add one more name ie Neil Patel where I use to follow his blogging tips that helped me a lot to generate more traffic in different cases.

    1. Joe Elliott

      April 11, 2017 at 4:23 pm

      Hi There

      You are right Neil really does give awesome tips regarding writing great content and promotion definitely a good source.


  8. David

    April 12, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Bookmarked this. This is golden. I just got an awesome idea from this post. Nice one Joe.


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