I started this blog only a little more than a month ago, but I am not new to blogging. I am documenting my journey and providing my readers with valuable tips on blogging and how to monetize their blogs/sites.
It seemed only natural that I should share my story, which I did. I have written on How I Make Money from my Blog but as you can imagine, my blog gets only a few visitors every day, being very new. I wanted a wider audience with whom I can share my story (and obviously also to promote my blog!) and what better way than to publish on the best of the best – ProBlogger!
It is almost always suggested that you should start small with guest posting. Get a few posts published in smaller sites and then look for the big fish. However, I didn’t want to take that approach because I wanted the best of my work to be published on the best of the sites.
So I got down and documented my journey that should be interesting to read to the readers of ProBlogger. I submitted my guest post and waited for them to get back. After about 4 days, I got a reply stating it was a great addition to ProBlogger. What an honor! Anyway, they gave me a date and scheduled it almost a month after I submitted – I think they already have a huge pipeline of guest posts so they will not appear immediately as soon as you publish your post. This is not surprising, considering the popularity of the site.
I naturally got a spike in traffic to my blog as well. I have given links to both my blogs – this one and the one that is the primary source of my income. I have observed that apart from the visitors coming through ProBlogger, Google Analytics shows a spike in (direct) visits as well, which in all probability is due to the guest post. How much spike? I’ll leave that for the end of the month when I report my full monthly stats 🙂
Till that time, adios and don’t forget to check out my first Guest Post on ProBlogger.