Guest posting is one of the best options available for getting some inbounds for your blog or website. However guest posting is not as simple as it sounds. There are not many bloggers that allow guest posting and among them you may not get response for guest post requests.
Generally to get maximum benefit out of guest posting bloggers look for highly popular blogs like problogger to host their guest post. Though problogger is now almost running on guest posts, it must be receiving too many guest post requests than what we see being published. Likewise all popular blogs have this selection problem. This creates competition; you will have to work out a competitive advantage.
Yet at the same time one needs to build reputation and trust with these bloggers before they can put a guest post request. This isn’t really as hard as it can sound. But when we look at them in detail, you will also have to build your blog with content that the host blogger will have no problem in letting his readers visit it.
This can be difficult for blogs that you have already created without any proper plan, but all these constraints imply that starting out a fresh blog and using guest posting as the first referral option is a great idea. That means one should consider this whole process as a new system. It is lot easier to start a new blog with a good plan for its niche and content and also work on guest posting backlinks than to rework existing blog and look for guest posting options for it.
However alternative option can be to do deeper search into blogs for guest posting. Find huge number of blogs that allow guest posting. Find them from Google blog search and also from the blogs you already know which get blog links from commenters and guest posters, some of which allow guest posting. You should also find some blogs from your won social network, online blogging communities that are already part of. By looking for blogs that are not so popular and not totally new, you can find it rather easier to gain their trust and do guest posting at their blogs.
When you have a huge list of blogs allowing guest posting, you have option to filter the ones that suit your niche, filter those that gain your trust or simply the math will work out some out of many requests to get accepted.
Good luck with your guest posting endeavors.