Guest blogging can be an extremely consistent and fast way to build your email list and relationships with the people in your market.
Sure, you need to get several things right to get 100+ subscribers from each guest post you write.
But the first step is to find a site that accepts guest posts.
You might have some ideas of sites where you could write, but hopefully you get a few more ideas from this list of guest blogging sites.
This isn’t even trying to be a complete list of sites that accept guest posts. Rather, it’s aiming to be a high-quality list; these are some of the best guest blogging sites you can target.
However, I’m sure I’ve forgotten many.
Getting accepted to some of them might be quite tough. But if you avoid the common mistakes when you pitch your guest post, you have a good chance to get through with a good post.
The sites are categorized to some degree, but they’re not in any particular order within the categories.
The first category is the only one I really know. The other categories aren’t as well curated, so tell me if you spot something weird.
I’ll update the list every now and then. If there’s a site you think I should add to the list (or something I should remove from it), let me know in the comments. Thank you.
And if you’re serious about learning how to write guest posts that grow your list, check out Rapid List Building with Guest Blogging training.
Latest updates to the list: November 17, 2013.
Marketing / Business / Blogging / Social Media
Marketing sites that accept guest posts.
I write for KISSmetrics quite regularly. If you go for it, prepare to go through a round or two of editing, and whatever you do, don’t forget to use real examples to illustrate your points. Self-promotion is an absolute no-no, so don’t even try.
I’ve written for Traffic Generation Café a few times. Quality-standards are high: if your post isn’t really actionable for the audience, it doesn’t stand a chance to get published.
Think Traffic does accept guest posts, but based on what I understood, they invite all the guest authors. You can try to contact them and ask, but don’t spend time writing a post before you’ve checked that they’re interested to even look at it.
I have a monthly guest post feature in Firepole Marketing. They have a big, engaged audience, so you can get a lot of interaction in the comments. If you write a valuable post and you’re not in a rush to get it published, it’s well worth the effort to write for them.
Don’t hold me accountable for this, but I’ve understood that they’re focusing on using their in-house writers and their long-time guest authors. So, even with an introduction, it’s very difficult to get them to even read your post. And unsolicited posts don’t stand a chance.
Mashable is technically a news site. Keep that in mind when you approach them.
MarketingProfs is a marketing site for marketing professionals. You need to have something special to share for marketing pros to get there.
They’re picky. Really picky. And that’s what makes the site so good. But if you’re not sure you can write something really good, you can probably spend your time more wisely.
Social Media Examiner is possibly the top site for social media stuff. And they’re equally picky as they are high quality.
Previously SEOmoz. I think they’re the biggest SEO-related site (after Google’s sites), so if that’s your target market, you should definitely write a guest post for them.
I’ve only written one guest post for Duct Tape Marketing. They post one guest post every week, so the competition is a bit tough (put your best foot forward). And they have a topic calendar for the blog for months in advance, so ask for that before you suggest topics.
Daily Blog Tips
I’ve once submitted a guest post to Daily Blog Tips. The reply was the most unprofessional I’ve ever come across. And that’s saying something when I’m comparing it to everything I’ve seen online.
Self-development / Spirituality / Psychology
Self-development sites that accept guest posts.
Photography / Video/ Graphics / Design / Art
Photography, video, graphics, design, and art sites that accept guest posts.
Technology sites that accept guest posts.
Writing sites that accept guest posts.
I’ve written a few posts for Write To Done. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’re much pickier with writing quality than most sites. So, check your grammar…
Fitness / Health / Food
Health, fitness, and food sites that accept guest posts.
Finance sites that accept guest posts.
Travel sites that accept guest posts.
Parenting sites that accept guest posts.
Sites that accept guest posts and are difficult to categorize.
What should I add/remove?
This list is far from complete. And because my expertise is mostly limited to the business category, I can never complete it without your help.
Did I forget a category or a site that accepts guest posts?
Should I remove or change something in the list?
Tell me in the comments below.
Get 100+ Subscribers from Every Guest Post You Write
If you’re going to use guest blogging to build your email list, you need to learn the 7 Key Steps to Guest Blogging Success.
If you get any of them wrong, your results won’t be nearly what you’d hope.
I’m happy to answer any questions you have in the comments below, but take a look at the short manual first.