If you’re an internet marketer and into blogging, then you must be familiar with the term “Guest Blogging”. If you don’t know what exactly “Guest Posting” is? Let me tell you, ‘Guest Posting’ in simple words is when you write a piece of content on the third party websites that are relevant to your niche or industry; and in return, you get a build a strong relation with the website owner.
As a content marketer, we know the importance of Guest Blogging. It’s always difficult to convince people to get a guest posting opportunity on their website.
Let’s overview the Benefits of Guest Posts for your Website
#1. Get High-Quality Content For Free
This benefit is for you if you are a website owner or a content marketer, if you allow guest posts on your website.
The biggest advantage of any website accepting guest posts is that they are never out of content. In fact, they have a lot to publish on their blog/website. Moreover, as your website content is growing over time, Google or any search engine starts loving your blog and index the articles faster.
#2. You Make Valuable Connections
It goes with the saying: “Your network, is your net-worth.”
The more connections you build, the more doors of opportunity are opened for you. If you are allowing fellow guest bloggers to write on your blog then in future you can approach them to return the favour, and you can write guest posts on their blog. Same is the case when you approach a website owner to be their guest, you build relationship along with.
#3. Gives You A Break
If you are tired of writing and publishing daily articles on your website, it’s time for a break. In such scenario, you can still publish fresh content on your blog daily by accepting high-quality guest posts. In short, you can run your blog on autopilot while you are on break.
There are several benefits of accepting guest posts on your website/blog. Along with the benefits, there is a lot of work involved, lot of time consuming efforts to be made in managing end to end relationship and work flow. We’ll try to address the solution and make it easy for you to accept guest posts and grow with less efforts.
Before we start on the solution, let’s have a brief overview of the rules you must follow while accepting guest posts and few basic details which will help you manage or plan things better.
Some Rules Before You Accept Any Guest Posts
Once you start accepting guest posts on your blog for free people will flood your inbox with spam emails.
But, here you need to be serious and closely monitor below-mentioned points before accepting any new article on your blog.
- Accept only high-quality, unique content. (Don’t get carried away with low-quality posts)
- Proofread the article for grammatical mistakes before you finally validate the post.
- Ask for keywords and backlinks upfront.
Accepting Guest Posts On Your Blog – With or Without Registration?
When you have a “Write For Us” page on your blog 9 out of 10 people will contact you via the contact form and ask for guest posting opportunities. Being a blogger, you’re always busy in managing multiple sites or sometimes stuck in some other big projects. For that reason, it’s tough to check all the emails and reply to them individually.
However, if you have a direct registration from where anyone can register and become a contributor, chances are they might hack your website. Moreover, it’s also possible that they might not know how to use WordPress.
How relaxing would it be if the form can directly accept guest posts from the front-end without any involvement of backend?
Sounds interesting. Isn’t it?
Well, guess what, you can achieve it with the help of WP User Frontend WordPress plugin.
The plugin allows all the guest contributors to submit their post from front-end directly. No other tool can beat WP User Frontend on this feature. We tried numerous other tools but WP User Frontend is still the best because of its simplicity of accepting guest posts directly from front-end of your website.
With WP User Frontend you can create a beautiful looking forms where the user can submit the article and can even categorise it. Moreover, they can also edit the article before final submission.
Let’s now see WP User Frontend Pro in action.
Create A Form
Step 1: After you are done installing the WP User Frontend Pro plugin you’ll see a User Frontend tab on the left side of your dashboard. Hover on it and click on the first option “Post Forms.”
Step 2: Now click on “Create a new form.”
Step 3: Next go to “Settings” and click on “Submission Restrictions”. You’ll now see various option to tweak here. You need to enable the Guest Post checkbox.
As you are the admin, you can make email and name mandatory for anyone who wants to submit their guest post.
Edit The Form
To edit a form head over to “Form Editor” tab. Here you can design any form of your liking with the easy drag and drop builder provided by the plugin. You can also add custom HTML and CSS code to make it look more beautiful and professional.
Setup Email Notifications
Once you are done setting up and creating the form the next step is to setup email notifications. Make sure you enter the correct email id to receive all the notifications right to your inbox.
Publish The Form
Now everything is all set. It’s time to publish the form and make it live on the website so that anyone can send their article within the form itself.
Features We Love On WP User Frontend
- The drag & drop builder makes it super easy for anyone to create fantastic looking forms within minutes.
- With the Live Preview feature, you can watch all the changes live made in your form so that you get a better understanding how it will look like when it’s published.
- Create an unlimited number of custom fields with the 17 pre-built custom field types available in the WP User Frontend Pro plugin.
- Guest Posting support is the main feature why we love this plugin the most. With this, you can accept guest posts without dealing with user registrations.
- You can set a post to expire after a certain period. For example: If you don’t want to accept guest posts from the next month, you can set the post-expiration date accordingly, and it will automatically stop working.
WP User Frontend is the best plugin till date to automate your guest posting process for free without any hassle. Moreover, the tool is offered at a super low price starting at just $49/year. It provides awesome modules and features like payment gateways in the premium version. If you are running a website that is driven by content, you’ll definitely need this plugin.
If you still have any doubts related to this plugin feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be more than happy to answer your queries.