No connections. No clients. No bylines. No traffic. No book. No guest posts. No social media. No podcast. No comments.
You might be better off than I was, but here's the thing ...
From scratch, I've become a contributor at nearly every major online publication, shortcutting the traditional processes most “how to” courses will tell you is just part of the deal.
On top of that, I've built a six-figure freelance writing business around this guest-posting approach.
“I discovered Aaron when I stumbled across one of his posts and ended up including him in my bestseller, Everybody Writes. Since then, we’ve included his fresh, original thinking multiple times in MarketingProfs. Aaron nails the delicate balance of creating content like a writer and delivering business value like a strategist. Plus he’s a pretty great guy.”
Picking the right publisher starts with knowing what you want to get out of your guest-posting strategy. Selecting your one goal and merging that with the best outlet is the foundation of everything else.
Massively popular content isn’t invented. It’s discovered. Here I’ll guide you through my process for finding killer topics that merge own goal with both your selected publisher and your target audience.
Valuable content answers two questions.
1. What hell does it save people from?
2. What heaven does it deliver them unto?
From headlines, to hooks, to subheads, to conclusions … the structure of your post must compel readers forward. And knowing exactly how to outline is the secret most would-be writers don’t know.
Here I’ll reveal my process for finding editors and share the exact templates I use to get pitches accepted through email and social outreach … even if you’re going in ice cold.
Once a post goes live, your job’s not done. Promoting your article involves growth hacking a host of syndication outlets, email outreach tactics, and social media musts.
On a scale of 1-10, most articles rank somewhere between 6 and 8. Discovering how to take your posts all the way to 10 comes down to just three writing hacks … but they make or break your article.
The only way to establish authority -- if you don’t have any -- is to borrow other people’s. Choosing the right quotes, studies, links is important, but getting major influencers to contribute directly is king.
Aaron’s articles are conversion magnets both on our site and across social media. He’s one of CMI's ‘top-performing bloggers’ and his posts are actionable, relevant, and compelling. Aaron nails the content for our site and over delivers every time.”
Aaron’s posts consistently bring us a TON of traffic and shares. Within a week, his last article became our most popular post of the year and ranked number one on Google. Not only are they data-driven and actionable, they’re some of the most entertaining reads you’ll find online. If you can work with this guy … do it.”
We're selective about who writes for Copyblogger from outside the company, but we're always happy to see a submission from Aaron. He creates content that goes wild on social media, somehow managing to be irresistible while also providing in-depth analysis. Our readers love Aaron’s work … and that means so do I.”
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