A Different Voice: Advantages of Having Guest Bloggers

One of the ways through which internet marketers are able to tell people more about their products and services is through blogs. These blogs do not limit your posts in length and in content so you basically have a freehand on what to put in them. You have the power to dictate what your blog would contain. But, as Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben said, “with great power comes great responsibility.” You have the responsibility to make sure that your blog breathes and speaks of both the commercial and personal values that you hold. If this sounds overly moralistic to you, it really only means that you have to be straightforward and upright in the contents of your blog – generating revenues on your online business does not have to involve conning people with falsehoods and misrepresented information on your blog.

For your blog to be an excellent internet marketing tool, you need to make sure that you have what your target customers are looking for and that you are able to deliver your products and services efficiently. Aside from the blog owner’s content, most online audiences often look for a different voice that could give them more information or dissect information for them. It would be a good idea to seriously consider having guest bloggers on your site from time to time. This would give your online audiences the different voice that they are looking for – and it will give you a break from having to think up new and interesting content to post ever once in a while.

Consider the following advantages that you can enjoy when you have guest bloggers post content on your online website:

  1. Credibility – having guest bloggers make your website feel less sales-oriented. People are quick to leave a site as soon as they feel that they are being aggressively sold to – you do not want your blog visitors to feel like there is a pesky sales person who would dip into their pockets to get their hands on their credit cards if they get the chance. Guest bloggers can affirm or support your other content with their own take on things. Your audiences will be less likely to think that you are simply out to milk them for money.
  2. Variety of perspective – people are always interested in what other people think. Even with like-minded people, the points-of-view are not always the same. There often is the need to validate information and weigh them on various points. A guest blogger can give your audiences a fresh perspective on things from a vantage point that’s different from your own.
  3. New ideas – no one has a monopoly of ideas. No matter how much of an expert you think you are with whatever your blog’s theme is, you cannot possibly have all the best ideas to share about it. Your guest bloggers might just be a great source of new ideas that can bring your online audience’s interest level back up. Regularly having a guest blogger will give your online audiences something new to look forward to when they come back to your site.

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Paul Agabin is the Founder and CEO of Wooka Interactive. He is an internet marketer based in the Philippines which deals with varied topics such as local industry news, seo strategies, content marketing, inbound marketing, social media management, website reviews, and the like. You can contact him at 0917-5069839.

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