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: