If you are good at writing, which you should be since you are running a blog, then guest blogging could be a great idea for you.
How to find someone who accepts guest posts
This could be a bit tricky if you are unknown, but not impossible. First you need to have an existing blog with some interesting content. Then you should visit some of the most influenceable people within your niche. Just google your niche and you will find plenty of them.
Comment some of their recent posts without spamming. After about a week you should contact them with a well writing mail. Tell them who you are, what you like about them and how they would benefit from a guest post from you. You should also give a suggestion about what topic you would like to write about.
How to write a great guest post
To have any chance of luring the visitors to your blog you first need to have an interesting topic with some great content. If the visitor gets bored by your text, they will just close the browser and never click through to your site.
Present yourself without bragging. This could be difficult for some, but you need to step back a bit since no one likes people who are showing off.
Within your post you can make small hooks linking to your own blog. Tell them how you have done something similar within the specific topic and link to your post about it. Most of the times the visitor will click through without even thinking about it.
End your post by thanking the blog owner for giving you the opportunity to write a guest post on his blog.
Comments about guest blogging
I have never allowed anyone to publish their content on my blogs and it would therefore be interesting to hear your experiences about it. What do you like and dislike about guest posts on your blog?