One of the best ways to establish more traffic to your blog is through guest blogging. Forget about article marketing for a while, guest blogging is a more powerful marketing strategy for your blog. This is because you are writing to an already established community that will have interest in your topic, while if you do article marketing, you are writing for random people that you don’t know and don’t know what their interests are which mean you will generally not gain the same interest as when you’re guest blogging. Because of this I have 7 strategies to become a successful guest blogger: 1. Know your target audience Guest blogging essentially means that you are writing a blog post for a different audience. Obviously different blogs will have different audiences so If you want to have a successful guest post, you must know and get the feel about the audience of the blog you will be writing for. Before writing a guest post, you should take the time to read as many posts as you can by said blog. Learn about how their audience responds the posts you have read and once you understand the atmosphere of the host blog, you will have a better understanding about the post that you should write for the host blog. 2. Submit only your best content When writing a guest post, you are staking your reputation as a blogger or an expert in your field. This is why you should only submit your best content to the host blog. Polish up your content as much as you can before you submit it. To put is simply, if you give the best content, you will get the best results. 3. Give strong call to action Don’t just write your guest post and ask nothing in return. This is not the spirit of guest blogging. Give the best of your tips, but don’t forget to put strong call of action to encourage people to visit your blog. Without giving strong call to action in your guest post, you will lost huge potential traffic for your blog. However, keep in mind that you should avoid promoting your product or service in your guest post. It will turn people off. The best call to action for your guest post is to ask your readers to visit your blog or subscribe to your newsletter. 4. Eliminate errors in your writing In order to get the maximum consideration from the host blogger, you must eliminate all kinds of errors such as grammatical errors, spelling errors, and punctuation errors before submitting your guest post. 5. Give good interaction with your readers Once the host blog has published your guest post, your post will will begin to receive comments by regular readers of the blog. Do not miss this great opportunity. You can use this to communicate more with the readers and build a good reputation for yourself. By doing this and showing them the kind of blogger you are and allows for a better chance of the readers actually going over to your own blog. 6. Find a high traffic blog If your aim of guest blogging is to get yourself known and expand to new audiences then you can’t just write a guest post to any blog. You should find a high traffic blog that your content can relate to and see if they will allow you to publish your guest post there. You can do this by browsing through things like the Technorati blog directory as it has thousands of blogs on various niches. 7. Do it over and over If you want to succeed as a guest blogger then you must become a regular at it. Find good quality high traffic blogs and see if they’re interested in you becoming a regular guest blogger. You can do this for many blogs if you have the time and even if certain blogs may not want you as a regular guest blogger don’t miss a great opportunity if they’re only interesting in a single post. Guest blogging can and will always be an effective method of attracting new traffic to your blog. If you use these correctly then these strategies mentioned above will help you to become a successful guest blogger.