I’ve found that one of the best ways to create awesome guest posts is to create an outline of sub-topics around that one particular topic. Long gone are the days where you can just slap together five hundred words and have it accepted as a guest post. People are pickier now and they want higher-quality content, which means it needs to be more in-depth.
One of my secrets is to look at the table of contents of books related to the topic I’m writing about. For example, I recently did a guest post about Disney World for 2 year old children (very specific, I know). My sub-topics included best stroller for Disney World, best shoes for Disney World, best kid-friendly hotels in Orlando and more.
Another guest-posting trick that I use is to look in the forums related to my niche and see which topics are getting the most views and replies. If this is happening, I know it’s a topic that my niche is passionate about. I would much rather write a guest post about something like this because it’s more likely to gain traction.
Contributor: James Pollard from TheAdvisorCoach.com