Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free

One question that I am often asked is how do I get published on so many of the top blogs like Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, ProBlogger, and others. So I decided to put together a little guide to guest blogging.


This free 8,000+ word guide will take you through the guest blogging process and show you how to do the following.

  • Find guest blogging opportunities.
  • Research topics to write about.
  • Connect with the right people.
  • Write the perfect guest post.
  • Create an author bio that sends visitors and fans your way.
  • Contact the blog owner and editor with the perfect pitch.
  • What to do after your guest post goes live.
  • Build a portfolio off of your guest posts.
  • Analyze the results of your guest posting strategy.
  • Additional resources to learn even more about guest blogging.

To get this guide, simply subscribe to Kikolani in the sign up box below or in the sidebar! If you’re already subscribed, check your email because it should be in there!

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If you enjoy the guide, please be sure to share this post with your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and your blog! And let me know what you think about it in the comments!

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  1. says

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  2. says

    Sounds like you’ve gone to town on this guide to really give people the info they need to market themselves online. This is exactly what’s needed. It’s getting harder and harder to get your guest post accepted. There are ways – if you know how. And you obviously know how, Kristi! Always enjoy your posts.

    What gives guest posters more chance of success is finding that “angle” that makes their pitch attractive to blog owners. The rest is being in the right place at the right time. And, not being put off in your quest. The rewards are great for you if you practice, and keep going.

  3. says

    Hi Kristi,

    I have just gone through the guide and it’s really awesome.

    As usual, you’ve uncovered great tools that we can use and amazing ways to get our guest posts through. The most interesting bit was the part that details how to get paid guest posting opportunities.

    All bloggers should get on your list and download the fabulous guide.

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  4. says

    OK I thought I was subscribed but evidently I am not! Totally getting on board so I can read through this guide.
    I have been using methods that Kaiser the Sage shared a while ago with HUGE success. It’s all about social outreach and finding those natural linkers in your industry – especially post penguin. In fact my entire client SEO strategy is based around the implementation of said technique.
    This guide is basically a guest blogging version of that social outreach strategy from what I can see and myself and anyone else out there would be stupid to not grab a copy!

    Thanks Kristi – and it’s nice to come visit again. I am ashamed to say that the llast time I was here you had the yellow and orange flowers in the header… yeah I know, Slack! :p
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  5. says

    Thanks for sharing your tips for successful guest blogs. I’m fairly new to guest blogging and I really like the idea of building a portfolio of my guest blogs which have been posted on other websites. This is a great way of demonstrating my writing skills and encouraging other sites to accept my guest articles.
    Emma Simpson ( just posted Five Great Business Apps

  6. says


    You’ve nailed one of the largest opportunities available to the average person, out there hammering away at their keyboard, hoping for something better. Many view guest posting simply as a way to get that coveted backlink, giver of all that SEO can offer, but they are missing the boat completely.

    Others send their second rate posts, saving the best for their own blog, but they too aren’t seeing the big picture. Guest posting on a large, influential blog exposes your writing and thought leadership to an entirely new audience, in most cases far larger than your own.

    It’s a valuable opportunity that shouldn’t be wasted. I have been featured in a number of high profile blogs as well, and the backlinks I’ve received were more valuable for the traffic and exposure I and my blogs have received than the SEO benefit.

    Thanks for the Guide.

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  7. says

    What a great resource. Understanding guest blogging is so important. To me guest blogging is about developing a relationship and offering mutual benefit, if you’re only out for your own gain, other site owners will recognize that and reject your offers, as they should. I think your first priority is to add value to the site you’re writing for. Any added benefits for you and your site can only come after.

  8. says

    Kristi, I agree with your guide, first of all about writing the perfect post.. it’s not so easy, that’s why the top ones (like you) are not so many.
    I suggest for the newbies to start guest posting in minor websites and build some experience before trying with the top blogs.

    also this would help all the blogging community in general, since there would be more proposals around.
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  9. says

    I’d already gotten my Ultimate Guest Blogging Guide when I subscribed to your blog. Haven’t read it completely yet but it is already proving enlightening. I honestly thought that being a blogger since 2000 qualified me as a guest blogger… Nay way! Thanks!
    Leonard Bowcott just posted Why I Need A Virtual Assistant

  10. says

    HI Kristi Hines ,

    Above mention 10 point are the road map of how do use guest post effectively. I am really happy to go througt these point and i know they will help me in future.