Case Study: How I Got 1,000+ Subscribers in 2 Months with 30 Minutes of Work

Late last year, thanks to Kim Roach and Brian Dean, I discovered a secret to getting more subscribers from my blog.

I decided to take action and implement what I learned on my other blog and the result blew me away:

I got 1,000+ EXTRA subscribers within 2 months of making this change and today, at the time of writing this article, will make it exactly 2 months and 8 days since I implemented this change. The result? Approximately 1,200 subscribers from just 3 articles on my blog.

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Guest Blogging Tactics is Now Effective Business Ideas

If you stumbled on this blog at a point in the past 2 years, probably due to this massive list of blogs that accept guest posts or some other article published on this blog, you might be familiar with “Joseph Oni”.

Perhaps at some point you even decided to check out the about page and came across the following introduction:

I started this blog as a part of a challenge I’m currently participating in and under the pseudonym of Joseph Oni.

You probably have a lot of questions, such as:

  • Who is the real owner of this blog?
  • What challenge was the blog a part of, and what is the status?

I’ll be answering your questions in this article, as well as telling you more about the future of this blog.

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List of Marketing Blogs that Accept Guest Posts in 2015

This is a list of marketing blogs that accept guest posts. There are a total of 25 sites on this list and they have been verified and vetted for 2015.

1. Marketing Tech News

Mozrank: 4.89

Domain Authority: 40.67

Alexa Rank: 196,082

2. Marketing Profs

Mozrank: 6.71

Domain Authority: 84

Alexa Rank: 9,884

3. Boost Blog Traffic

Mozrank: 5.18

Domain Authority: 55

Alexa Rank: 17,867

4. KISSMetrics Blog

Mozrank: 6.08

Domain Authority: 80

Alexa Rank: 3,049

5. Savy Agency

Mozrank: 6.17

Domain Authority: 38

Alexa Rank: 2,123,680

6. Men With Pens

Mozrank: 6

Domain Authority: 55.64

Alexa Rank: 154,110

7. Ispionage

Mozrank: 5.31

Domain Authority: 48

Alexa Rank: 28,631

8. The Future Buzz

Mozrank: 5.71

Domain Authority: 57.58

Alexa Rank: 202,232

9. Creative Guerrilla Marketing

Mozrank: 4.04

Domain Authority: 49.16

Alexa Rank: 69,232

10.Pole Position Marketing

Mozrank: 6.41

Domain Authority: 83

Alexa Rank: 158,978

11. Firepole Marketing

Mozrank: 5.4

Domain Authority: 51

Alexa Rank: 80,237

12. Benchmark Email

Mozrank: 7.03

Domain Authority: 81

Alexa Rank: 8,529

13. Content Marketing Institute

Mozrank: 6.38

Domain Authority: 82.32

Alexa Rank: 8,912

14. Ahrefs Blog

Mozrank: 5.58

Domain Authority: 66.25

Alexa Rank: 1,310

15. Church Marketing Sucks

Mozrank: 6.49

Domain Authority: 47.46

Alexa Rank: 326,821

16. Hubspot Blog

Mozrank: 6.82

Domain Authority: 88.98

Alexa Rank: 701

17. Inbound Marketing Agents

Mozrank: 5.79

Domain Authority: 45.14

Alexa Rank: 70,728

18. Shoutmeloud

Mozrank: 5.42

Domain Authority: 51.16

Alexa Rank: 2,398

19. Business2Community

Mozrank: 5.98

Domain Authority: 82.78

Alexa Rank: 3,640

20. Search Engine People

Mozrank: 5.94

Domain Authority: 62.55

Alexa Rank: 19,214

21. Inbound Now

Mozrank: 5.44

Domain Authority: 49.21

Alexa Rank: 36,368

22. Right Mix Marketing

Mozrank: 4.88

Domain Authority: 38.06

Alexa Rank: 232,849

23. Techwyse

Mozrank: 6.7

Domain Authority: 54.7

Alexa Rank: 48,854

24. Converge Consulting

Mozrank: 5.24

Domain Authority: 32.07

Alexa Rank: 468,644

25. Daily Blog Tips

Mozrank: 6.43

Domain Authority: 79.09

Alexa Rank: 21,175

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List of Women Blogs that Accept Guest Posts in 2015

The following are blogs dedicated to women that accept guest posts. You can submit a guest post to these blogs if you are a woman, or if you have any information that will benefit women:

1. Feministe

Mozrank:  5.12

Domain Authority:  63

Alexa Rank: 208,291

2. Texas Women Bloggers

Mozrank: 4.19

Domain Authority: 40

Alexa Rank: 1,746,262

3. Wild Sister


Domain Authority: 35

Alexa Rank: 964,956

4. Arkansas Women Bloggers

Mozrank: 4.19

Domain Authority: 48

Alexa Rank: 1,062,127

5. Women on Business

Mozrank: 4.09

Domain Authority: 51.48

Alexa Rank: 246,941

6. Women Grow Business

Mozrank: 4.42

Domain Authority: 44

Alexa Rank: 2,638,122

7. Women of HR

Mozrank: 4.65

Domain Authority: 39

Alexa Rank: 1,147,699

8. Womanatics

Mozrank: 3.37

Domain Authority: 24

Alexa Rank: 1,254,875

9. Geek Feminism

Mozrank: 5.01

Domain Authority: 57

Alexa Rank: 662,773

10. She Owns It

Mozrank: 4.52

Domain Authority: 36

Alexa Rank: 173,986

11. To Love, Honor and Vacuum

Mozrank: 4.24

Domain Authority: 46

Alexa Rank: 110,841


Mozrank: 4.04

Domain Authority: 34

Alexa Rank: 13,160,289

13. The SIT Girls

Mozrank: 5.3

Domain Authority: 68.65

Alexa Rank: 32,595

14. Lucky Bitch

Mozrank: 4.53

Domain Authority: 36

Alexa Rank: 123,568

15. Satisfaction Through Christ

Mozrank: 4.09

Domain Authority: 33

Alexa Rank: 721,580


Mozrank: 4.54

Domain Authority: 40

Alexa Rank: 1,250,146

17. My Pregnancy Baby

Mozrank: 4.52

Domain Authority: 29

Alexa Rank: 251,161

18. Women and Hollywood

Mozrank: 4.12

Domain Authority: 85

Alexa Rank: 3,871

19. Balancing Jane

Mozrank: 3.39

Domain Authority: 30.45

Alexa Rank: 1,151,354

20. Beautiful Dawn Designs

Mozrank: 5.58

Domain Authority: 43.51

Alexa Rank: 400,211

21. Today’s Innovative Woman

Mozrank: 3.81

Domain Authority: 32

Alexa Rank: 585,159

22. Post Partum Progress

Mozrank: 5.54

Domain Authority: 57.56

Alexa Rank: 349,794

23. 8 Women Dream

Mozrank: 3.46

Domain Authority: 30.47

Alexa Rank: 617,113

24. Sylvia Browder

Mozrank: 2.89

Domain Authority: 31.55

Alexa Rank: 893,763

25. Managing Your Blessings

Mozrank: 4.41

Domain Authority: 38.3

Alexa Rank: 817,403

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List of Blogging Tips Blogs that Accept Guest Posts in 2015

The following are blogs about blogging that accept guest posts. This list has been checked and verified for 2015:

1. Boost Blog Traffic

Mozrank: 5.6

Domain Authority: 55

Alexa Rank: 18,989

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging, writing or traffic generation. This is not your average blog, though, and they have a strong editorial process that focuses strictly on quality contributions. They have a preference for list posts and ultimate guides. Their audience consists mainly of bloggers, freelance writers and small business owners and your articles will be exposed to tens of thousands of readers upon publication. You will be allowed a link in your bio, and sometimes a relevant link inside the guest post itself.

2. Daily Blog Tips

Mozrank: 6.43

Domain Authority: 79

Alexa Rank: 20,967

Guidelines: They accept original blogging related articles and will allow a link back to your website in the bio. It can sometimes take up to 2 weeks to hear back from them upon submission of your guest post to them.

3. 12 Most

Mozrank: 54

Domain Authority: 5.8

Alexa Rank: 145,746

Guidelines: Just as the site name indicates, accepts articles starting with “12 Most…”. Their aim is to regularly publish unique articles that features 12 items, and blogging happens to be one of the verticals they accept guest posts in.

4. Famous Bloggers

Mozrank: 4.93

Domain Authority: 50.4

Alexa Rank: 62,562

Guidelines: A blog with over 80,000 pageviews monthly, Famous Bloggers accepts articles related to blogging. They prefer articles to be in the 300 – 1,400+ words range and you’ll have to register an account on their blog to be able to submit your article.

5. Blogelina

Mozrank: 5.08

Domain Authority: 46

Alexa Rank: 73,206

Guidelines: They accept unique content about blogging in the form of tips, tutorials or blogging deals and freebies. You can submit your pitch through the form on their guest blogging page.
6. Successful Blogging

Mozrank: 5.11

Domain Authority: 42

Alexa Rank: 86,647

Guidelines: To be published here, you need to email the editor with a two-sentence bio, a link to your blog and an headline for the post you plan to submit. You will be asked to proceed with an outline and then possibly the full post if they like what you proposed.
7. The SITS Girls

Mozrank: 6.39

Domain Authority: 69

Alexa Rank: 33,481

Guidelines: Whether it is a blogging tip, social media tip, traffic tip, DIY tutorial or an inspirational post, The SITS Girls is on the look out for quality guest posts. They also require that you include an image with your guest post, and they prefer posts to be around 350 – 1,000 words.
8. Blogger Sentral

Mozrank: 5.66

Domain Authority: 59.45

Alexa Rank: 35,259

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging, SEO, social media, monetization, traffic generation as well as other blogging related topics. They allow 2 links with your guest posts but the links are nofollow. They prefer articles to be around 700 words and they want you to send them the article directly if you have it already.
9. One Cool Site Blogging Tips

Mozrank: 5.86

Domain Authority: 44.44

Alexa Rank: 122,772

Guidelines: They accept articles about anything related to blogging and allow a link back to your site in the article bio. They won’t accept guest posts written for SEO or commercial purpose.
10. Ogbonge Blog

Mozrank: 4.86

Domain Authority: 37

Alexa Rank: 44,319

Guidelines: They accept tutorials and tips about blogging, social media, digital marketing and making money online. They prefer guest posts to be at least 350 words and are strict about not wanting guest posts to be promotional in any way.
11. Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog

Mozrank: 5.3

Domain Authority: 49

Alexa Rank: 118,773

Guidelines: They accept articles related to blogging and are particular about the post being family friendly. It is also important that content submitted to them is new and original, that hasn’t been published before elsewhere.
12. BlogDash

Mozrank: 5.07

Domain Authority: 49.4

Alexa Rank: 42,406

Guidelines: BlogDash is a blogger outreach site, and they are looking for blogging articles from blogger outreach experts to their blog. Their audience consists mainly of PR agencies, brands and online businesses. You can either contribute a one off guest post or become a regular contributor.
13. Blogging Spell

Mozrank: 4.47

Domain Authority: 28.27

Alexa Rank: 218,525

Guidelines: You have to go through a review process before you are able to contribute a guest post. You need to send them the bio you plan to use in your post, your blog URL, 3 sample guest posts you have published before on other blogs and the title of your proposed guest post.

Once you have submitted the above requirements, you will be approved to continue with the guest post.
14. Hell Bound Bloggers

Mozrank: 5.73

Domain Authority: 41

Alexa Rank: 44,432

Guidelines: You can submit articles about blogging, social media and other related topics. You will need to register an account with the site to be able to contribute a guest post.
15. Small Biz Trends

Mozrank: 6.24

Domain Authority: 83

Alexa Rank: 9,432

Guidelines: You need to reach out to them first with information about your areas of expertise, two to three topics you’d like to write about, a link to your website and samples of articles you have written before.

They are not looking for one-off guest posts. Instead, they are looking for regular contributions from people who can contribute original articles.
16. Techi Gyaan

Mozrank: 4.37

Domain Authority: 21

Alexa Rank: 457,236

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging, SEO, affiliate marketing, social networking, etc. They require you to have your own blog before you contribute and that your articles be a minimum of 500 words.
17. All Blogging Tips

Mozrank: 5.64

Domain Authority: 41.28

Alexa Rank: 25,460

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging, SEO, social media, affiliate marketing, making money online and other related topics. Posts must be at least 700 words and can be accompanied with up to 2 backlinks. It’s also important that you reply to comments made on your articles or it might be removed.
18. Tweak Your Biz

Mozrank: 5.98

Domain Authority: 53

Alexa Rank: 27,647

Guidelines: They accept articles about business, marketing, blogging and related topics. They require you to submit an article every 60 days and articles should be at least 1,000 words.

19. Fine Art Tips

Mozrank: 5.39

Domain Authority: 41

Alexa Rank: 246,946

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging tips, social media, SEO or inspiration. Articles need to be around 400 – 800 words, and you can include a link back to your blog in your bio. You can submit your guest post through the form on the guest blogging page.

20. Universal Blogging Tips

Mozrank: 4.14

Domain Authority: 29.36

Alexa Rank: 78,669

Guidelines: They accept articles about blogging, SEO, social media, internet marketing and other related topics. Articles must be original and should have at least 700 words. You can only have one link back

21. Blog Engage

Mozrank: 4.29

Domain Authority: 53

Alexa Rank: 16,392

22. Nancy Badillo

Mozrank: 4.56

Domain Authority: 29.56

Alexa Rank: 110,794

23. GrowMap

Mozrank: 5.27

Domain Authority: 59.77

Alexa Rank: 71,429

24. Smart Bloggerz

Mozrank: 4.64

Domain Authority: 38.39

Alexa Rank: 148,889

25. Blogging Shout

Mozrank: 28.38

Domain Authority: 3.25

Alexa Rank: 15,402

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How to Prepare Your Website Before You Start Guest Blogging

Prepare Your Website

This may be silly, but I can still remember my very first guest post going live. It was an exciting day and something I will possibly never forget. After all, it started what would later become my online career.

Even though I worked for days to complete that very first post, I didn’t take nearly as much effort to do any sort of preparations on my own site.

I mean, I just wrote the thing, linked to my homepage from the bio box, sent the article, luckily got it approved, and just sat around waiting for the surge of people who would surely quickly follow.

So how much did I gain from that first guest blogging effort, in terms of whatever benefits?

… I have no clue.

And that’s the point.

I wasn’t ready at all to welcome, measure, convert, or do anything else.

Here’s a better approach – the five things to do before you start guest blogging:

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Homer Simpson’s Guide to Guest Blogging

Homer Simpsons Guide

I guess Homer Simpson isn’t your first choice when it comes to obtaining guest blogging advice, is he?

However, I was still quite surprised at how much we can learn by paying closer attention to some of his famous quotes and relating them back to guest blogging.

That being said, Homer is not a person whose advice should always be taken directly. Sometimes you’re actually way better off doing the exact opposite of what he’s saying. See for yourself:

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How to Find Great Guest Post Topics in Just a Few Minutes

Great Guest Post Topics

One particularly tough part of the job when you’re guest blogging is that a seemingly good blog post topic isn’t necessarily a good guest post topic as well.

There’s a number of factors that come into play here. Chief of which is the fact that a good guest post should be optimized to resonate with its target blog’s audience, as well as be connected with your own site’s angle and offerings.

What this comes down to is that if you want to come up with a truly great guest post topic, it will require more than just a disconnected brainstorming session that’s only happening in your brain.

The key to success here is research.

There is a way to speed things up, though (four of them, actually).

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8 Habits of Blog Editors That Will Drive You Crazy!


Last week, we talked about the things that blog editors really want from you and what to do to not get on their bad side. So today, let’s flip the switch entirely and go the absolute other way around – talking about the habits and behaviors of blog editors that will drive you absolutely crazy.

Just a short disclaimer up front though. I’m not trying to suggest that the problems on this list are common. However, when they happen to you occasionally, oh they are annoying.

Okay, let’s get the list started with the biggest deal breaker:

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