you would know how testimonials work, right? Well, this is nearly the same thing. By showcasing your previous work (guest posts), you will be assuring the host blogger that you provide qualified guest posts that perform and are appreciated.
This will obviously add to your credibility and will surely be considered by the host blogger.
IV. Tell Why They Should Consider You
Next thing to do – tell them why they should consider your proposal.
Yes, this is where you can boast off a little. So, whether you are the king of unique guest posting ideas or have a super attractive writing style or are capable of creating share-worthy infographics, this is the time to talk about those qualities.
Also, don’t go over the top and make sure that you mention a clear purpose behind your willingness to submit a guest post on this particular blog.
V. Be Kind and Courteous
Take this for a fact, nobody likes partnering with people that are rude or insensitive about the words that they use.
This is one reason why it becomes more crucial to be kind and courteous while writing your email pitch. Remember, if you give respect, you get it back too.
VI. Preserve Words for Your Guest Post
One of the most important things to keep in mind while writing an email pitch is to be concise.
The blog hosts aren’t going to appreciate receiving your entire guest post in your pitch. Instead, a short and to the point email pitch may work way better.
So, ensure the use of warm words like, “please”, “regards” and “thank you” and just keep it concise. That’ll be the perfect balance of warm and crisp.
And after you’ve done it all, proofread your pitch. Share it with your partner(s) or friend(s) for suggestions and when it seems good to go, SHOOT and start planning your follow up email.
For a better idea, here are some examples that you can refer to.
Your [choose whatever service or product you want] is amazing! I’ve forwarded it to a few of my contacts who I think could benefit from your [product or services].
When I was looking at your site, though, I noticed an error. It’s a relatively simple fix.
Would you like me to write it up so that you can share it with your web team? If this is a priority, I can also get on a call.
[Your name and title]
My name is ___., I’m an adventure loving traveller from Sydney. I have worked in the travel industry as a freelance alternative Sydney tour guide for more than four years. I’m also a blogger/editor at ___.
I travel a lot and I’m trying to gain some exposure as a writer, and your travel section seemed like the perfect section for my future article. Here are some titles that I’m working on right now.
– Idea 1
– Idea 2
– Idea 3
– Idea 4
I really hope you like the ideas and contact me if you are interested in having my guest article on your blog!
I would love to be a part of your fab online space.
Oh, and here are some stories that I’ve written recently so you can check them out if you like the way I write. 🙂
P.S. I love Ireland, have visited Dublin and the cliffs of Moher in 2014 and am still remembering every single detail about the trip (especially Guinness, lol) 😀