Guest blogging for another site can seem like it sends business to the other site but not your own. However if you write good content and your post is published it is a great way to build up your online presence and get your name recognized by a larger audience. The more people that you know you, the more people will check out your site.
So, how do you get published as a guest blogger? Well Kalen Smith of Engineer-a-Business says that the primary thing you have to keep in mind is that you aren’t selling an article, you are building a relationship. Find blogs that interest you and that publish articles that are in your field. Then start commenting on blog posts, and get to know the owner, or editor of the blog. It may take time, but once they know and appreciate you, they just may start asking you for posts. The keys to getting published are building a relationship, being patient and waiting for an opportunity, writing good content, and being patient while waiting for it to be published.