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How I Wrote 270 Guest Posts in 8 Months

writing 270 guest posts in 8 months

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I’ve lost count of the number of guest posts I have written this year but I’m very sure I have written over 270 guest posts.

One question I get asked often is that how on earth have I been able to write so many guest posts? How am I able to manage my blog alongside with that? etc. I am no super-human, we both have the same brain and advantage and there is nothing special in what I did, you all can do it. I have decided to make this post a detailed guide on how I was able to write over 270 guest posts in 8 months.

Aside telling you how I wrote 270 guest posts in 8 months I have learned so many priceless lessons about guest blogging and I will also be sharing them with you in this post.

I Knew What I Wanted

A lot of people have fallen, failed and have gone into extinction because they don’t know what they want, they are simply riding another person’s boat.

It is no doubt I have written more guest posts than every other blogger I know and I’d like to tell you clearly that I didn’t invent guest blogging, I met some people in the game and some successful bloggers like Glen Allsopp were the ones who inspired me to start guest blogging.

I might not have told you this before, and I don’t know if I am crazy, but one of my goals for this year is to write more guest posts than every other blogger in the world.

I’ve seen a lot of new bloggers who came online to see how well I am doing with guest blogging and they determined that since it is working for this guy I will do it with all my might. The first time I saw people like this I was afraid that this people will defeat me and make it impossible for me to achieve my goals but as time proved, a large percentage of them have quitted blogging. Why? Because they lacked the motivation.

I preach a lot about setting goals but I didn’t realize how important it is to have a goal until I got to this stage in this particular article (yes this one I am writing). It has dawned on me that if you’re truly serious with your goals, there is none of your goal that can’t be achieved.

I did not guest post because Glen Allsopp was doing it, no! I did not guest post because Leo Babuta built Zen Habits with it, I started guest posting because I knew it is what I needed to bring my blog into the spotlight. I started guest posting because I found out it is what will work for me.

There is no man more dangerous than someone who is determined, I have determined to write the highest number of guest posts this year, and I have done that – I’m not proud of this and you will still know why I will never set this kind of goal if I were to start again.

I Was Driven by my Passion

I am not normal but I am passionate. I have lost count of the number of emails I’ve received wanting to pay me to display an ad on WritersinCharge, I have lost count of the number of review opportunities I have received, all for a fee, but I turned down every single one. If you read a review on this blog it is because I love and use the tool.

Anytime I tell them how I turned down an advertising opportunity at home they will tell me how funny I am that I am not in need of money – but as I have always said, if you give me a million dollars today I know what to do with it.

The golden secret behind my successful guest blogging is my passion, I have great passion for it and I don’t see it as work, I see it as fun. I am not blogging because I want to make a particular amount before a set time, I am only blogging because of my passion for it, because I want to build a great blog, a great audience and because I want to be heard. Instead of looking for new ways to monetize my blog I am always looking for new ways to make it better and bigger.

Since my main aim for my blog is for it to grow I am always on the lookout for new ways to grow it, and that is exactly where guest blogging comes in.

If you are blogging because you want to meet a financial deadline, I am very sorry, except for rare occasions you’re in for a disappointed.

I had a Great Interest in Writing

I know for certain that I am not the best writer out there and there are millions of people who can speak and write English better than I do. I didn’t write guest posts because it was a task, I didn’t write guest posts because I was paid to do so, I wrote my guest posts because of my interest in it.

I didn’t study art in school and I never planned to develop a great interest in writing but with time, my love for blogging made me love writing and I am always on the lookout for ways to share my opinions.

I begin to see writing with a new eyes, I saw writing as a way to express my mind, as a way to communicate with the world and improve my skills and it is always fun writing what I love.

You can not succeed at what you hate and you’ll never succeed at guest blogging until you develop a great love for it. Stop seeing blogging as a task, see it as fun, as something you’ll do if you’re paid or not paid to.

I Never Took NO For an Answer

Many of you might be seeing me as someone whose guest post has never be rejected, but I tell you you’re mistaken. My guest posts have been rejected on several occasions but I never let that discourage me, rather, it served as a source of encouragement for me to keep writing and make sure my blog amounts to something.

The first guest post I submitted was rejected, I wasn’t happy with that but I didn’t stop there, I kept on writing and submitting new guest posts to other blogs. With time, I learnt to deal with rejection, I also learned to improve my articles based on feedback received from those who rejected my posts and the more I write the less my articles are rejected.

As a new blogger you should know that your first few articles will be rejected, you’re not the best in your niche and it might be difficult to catch up with the waves, with time you will learn to deal with this.

You’re your worst enemy, and even if everybody stops you as long as you don’t stop yourself you still have places to go but if you stop yourself, even if nobody stopped you you’re going nowhere. Nobody is perfect and your work will not be the same to everyone, learn to take no for an answer and it will be easier for you to move forward.

I Read a Lot of Blogs

Believe me, it is always easy to talk than it is to listen and that is why many bloggers fail. They write and write and write without reading what others have to say and the end result is that they end up embracing failure.

It is very easy for your content source to dry up, it is very easy for you to lack the motivation to continue if you keep writing without reading. I didn’t realize the importance of reading earlier in my blogging career and I just kept writing, it later began to dawn on me that my knowledge is limited and I need a lot of improvement. There is little you know on your own and a great way to improve your knowledge is by reading the work of others.

Sometimes, motivation will come from reading other people’s blog. Don’t just sit down thinking about the next guest post you want to write but sit down and look for blogs that provide great value in your field, subscribe to them and make sure you carefully read all their posts. You’ll be amazed at how much your knowledge will improve and how easy it is to get more ideas.

The More I Write The Better it Gets

What is the best way to improve your writing? By writing more! Unlike many of you will think, the more I write the better it gets. Instead of me to be lacking blog post ideas I found it very easy to get blog post ideas, I might be doing something totally irrelevant and the idea will come to me, I will jot it down and then work on it the next day.

My typing speed also improved significantly and I can write thousands of words in minutes, this made me write more than 5 posts on some days and I even had a day with 8 guest posts. Keep on writing and it will be easier to write.

I Looked for Ways to Make Things Easier

If you take a closer look at most of my guest posts you’ll notice a common trend and which is that most of them are list posts that start with 7 ways to do this, 3 reasons why etc.

Writing technical and opinion posts can be very difficult while writing list posts is very easy. It would be easier to write a post titled 3 ways to make money online than to give an analysis of how top blogs make money online. If I decided to be writing technical posts it will be very difficult for me to write many guest posts because I cannot use the same topic for the different blogs but I discovered writing list posts is very easy, all I needed to do is get the title, research it using Google, get the points and express my views.

What I learned from Writing 270 Guest Posts and Why I Wished I Wrote Less

270 guest posts is a lot and so many people think it is the best thing to do, I personally knew that this was the most foolish decision I made in my blogging career.

It is true I have written over 270 guest posts this year but 99.9% of those guest posts were submitted to small blogs that sent me little to no traffic, if I had focused the time I focused on writing those posts on writing 30 great posts for big blogs I will be more successful than I am now.

The reality is a large percentage of the blogs I wrote sent me very little traffic for my efforts, many blogs sent me less than 20 visitors, very few sent me 50, and very very few sent me 100, I also wrote a guest post for a blog that sent me 1000 visitors in one day and what I discovered is that it would have been best had I focused on writing for big blogs.

I’m not foolish for writing 270 guest posts for small blogs (at least I don’t call myself that) and one thing I know for a certain is that if you don’t fail you can’t succeed. If I didn’t write for a lot of small blogs I wouldn’t see how ineffective they are.

I wished I had learned this earlier, but I didn’t. After writing this much guest posts I discovered it is not in the numbers but in the results.

If I will advice you, I will tell you not to focus on writing a lot of guest posts like I did but rather select some very big blogs in your niche, put a lot of effort into writing your best for them and they will send you more traffic than you will ever imagine.

Prepare For The Traffic

I told you of writing a guest post that sent me over 1000 visitors in one day, many of you might think I am now getting 1000 visitors a day, far from it! A major mistake I made while writing for other blogs is not preparing my blog.

If I am to write guest posts again I will work effectively to see that most of the traffic I get converts to subscribers and regular visitors.

I see many people write guest posts linking only to their homepage, this is very ineffective and will bring little results. Try to create a special landing page to convert your visitors to subscribers and also make sure you deliver consistent value so that visitors to your blog will not be disappointed. Anytime you write a guest post make it a duty to link to your landing page and you’ll see how effective it is.

It’s Not Traffic Alone

While many of the big blogs I wrote for did not send me much traffic, they gave me more than traffic. I have gotten a lot of opportunities, email and things I wouldn’t have gotten if I had not been featured on top blogs.

Guest blogging is not all about immediate traffic, it can also be a great way to build your brand, improve your search engine rankings and build reputation and respect for yourself.

Flattery Works

I wouldn’t say much here. If only I knew how to flatter, I would have gotten more guest post opportunities. People hate to be blamed and they loved to be praised, blame them and you might lose your opportunity forever, praise them and you can be their best friend.

Flattery has helped me get a guest posting opportunity or two and it gave me an advantage the normal person won’t have – if you know how to use it, use it carefully to your own advantage.

Also, there is a great difference between flattery and lie.

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64 Comments on "How I Wrote 270 Guest Posts in 8 Months"

  1. Samuel says:

    Awesome post bro!
    Now i can see that it’s more than a passion, killer instinct. Great job you’ve done. The more you write the better you get, yeah you are right about that. the main fact is that you should love what you are doing. because it will help you out big time. I will be looking into guest posting this month. Yeah may god help me. Thanks a lot for sharing. Have fun….

  2. kharim says:

    This is a really great post Bro. I have seen you all over the place writing and blogging like crazy and your work has really paid off. A lot of people think that guest post is a waste of time but I would love for them to read this post and rethink about it. Keep up the good work man ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Patricia says:

    Hi Oni

    You sure have been busy and your passion comes through in your posts. I am just starting out with guest posting. Have been invited to guest post and I have accepted. That will be my first one. Have written a few posts I would like to submit to other sites but haven’t done so yet. Thanks for sharing.

    Patricia Perth Australia

  4. Different strokes for different folks.One rule of successful blogging and business in general is to find a marketing strategy that works best for you and your niche and stick to it. I am a stickler for concentration and focus.

    To be sincere, i have written some guest posts but i don’t think guest blogging is the way to go for me. I have found a blog marketing strategy that work for my niches and i am going to stick to them. I wish you the best of luck in your guest blogging quest. Holla

    • SEM Blog Dan says:

      Ajaero, guest blogging is more than a mere traffic generation strategy. It’s a system of sharing, community building and disseminating ideas. It doesn’t have to come instead of your blog marketing strategy, but it can provide additional value to you, your blog and the blogosphere in general. Think about this.

    • cve4me says:

      So true re different strokes for different folks. Our focus is to firstly encourage people to write. Then to move these same people onto other opportunites awaiting them with their posting abilities.

      When our blog buddies get to the point of being approached to write for others we will have succeded. This is our focus niche. So yes Omni is right the more you write the better you get, the greater the confidence , the wider your skills… and the list goes on

  5. Sally says:

    Guest posting has to be one of the best ways to get traffic to your blog but I agree that you’ve got to be careful not to neglect your own blog while you’re doing all that guest posting! That balance is th emost important thing!


  6. Lye Kuek Hin says:

    Hi Oni,

    The amount of guest post that you have written shows how much you love writing and your passion towards blogging. The guest post guidelines really show us how to maximize the results of guest posting. I have not been doing any guest post lately but i think i am quite comfortable on focusing my blog first even though i understand the benefits of guest post.

    Thanks for sharing your experience Oni.


  7. Jamie Northrup says:

    Hey Oni,

    Great post, specially the part about writing for bigger blogs, that is key, it’s better to be rejected by 4 out of 5 big blogs that send you 100s or 1000s of visitors than to be accepted by 4 out of 5 small ones that send you 10-20 visitors each…

    The great thing is that I’ve been seeing your name pop up in more and more places, and that’s a good sign.

    Keep it up, hope to see you on ProBlogger soon!!

    • Onibalusi says:

      Yeah Jamie,

      I was wondering why I have never given the big blogs a try (problogger, copyblogger etc.). I will be sending them a guest post soon.

      Thanks so much for the awesome support!

  8. Andreas says:

    270 posts in 8 months is an amazing milestone in your blogging career. Thats a little over a post per day, including saturdays and sundays.

  9. Salman @ Htc Desire Case says:

    This is what i call consistency ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Olusegun says:

    You are an awesome blogger man. I duff my hat.
    I hope I can copy this, print it out and paste it where i can read it regularly.

    Do You have 24 hour power and internet access? (I know this question will sound strange to so many people but i’m sure you understand!)

    You’re the bomb man. I’m really proud of you and yes having your guest post on problogger and other A-list blogs will take you to another level. So try it ASAP.

    • Onibalusi says:

      Hi Bro,

      Yes, feel free to copy, print, share etc.

      I have a friend that owns a cafe so I browse from there 24/7.

      I’ll be focusing on the A-list blogs in the next few months/years.

  11. Rahul @ MazaKaro says:

    this is really useful for people who try to know everything about this , i really knew lot of new stuff and that was clear , i have to be honest ,i loved every single point but i admit my best was how to write more so you can get better !!! absolutely right , cause it’s all about time -> experience ! !!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Axel says:

    Nice job Oni,
    If you have a goal then you know what you are aiming for, this way it’s easy and you know what you have to do in order to accomplish that goal.
    Most people fail on certain tasks because they don’t have a specific set of goals to achieve, they just wander around trying different things but never having a point to shot for they fall short.

    Anyway, great job with your guest posts and although I didn’t read as many as I wanted I bet you created some great posts. Maybe next year you will achieve…, lets not say more posts but articles that will bring you more!

  13. And you have done a great job at it. I have seen you everywhere man. Good work, and I see it is paying off as well.

  14. Daisy @ Tinnitus Treatment says:

    Guest posting on popular blogs definitely gives a lot of exposure, but what I have noticed is it doesn’t last long and the very boost you get ends up after few days as your posts goes down to the archives.
    @ Oni I would like to have your views on this, and can I ask how much visitors you get daily now?

    • Onibalusi says:

      Great Diasy,

      It all depends on the site you wrote for and the type of content you write on your blog. You can’t be getting traffic from your guest posts everyday that’s why it is very important to make sure you work on converting your traffic into subscribers.

      I average 300 daily visitors.

      Thanks so much,

  15. tops says:

    Wow, thanks so much for this. It’s highly inspiring.

  16. Richard says:

    Hi Oni,
    You’ve definitely built your brand for good insightful writing. Even though you made the point that many of the smaller blogs brought you little traffic, I still think you make a good investment in writing for them. It’s likely an investment that will pay out more in the future when those blogs grow and start to send you more traffic. But also it looks like you had the opportunity to really practice and hone your writing skills by doing that.

    • Onibalusi says:

      You have a point Richard,

      I learned a lot and I was able to improve my overall blogging and typing skills, I was also able to build my brand and connect with other awesome bloggers.

  17. Gloson says:

    Wow. Oni, you really amaze me! ๐Ÿ™‚

    You really have a lot of passion and determination, and that is why you now are the most popular guest blogger in the blogosphere! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And I agree with you, even though those little blogs didn’t bring you very much traffic, you still got to build your brand and your reputation and got to make friends with the bloggers.

    I remember the time I did my first ever guest post in 2008. It was about 4 twitter mistakes. I submitted it to TwiTip, and Darren Rowse generously accepted it. It brought me more than 1000 visitors (It got some criticism in the comments, though).

    Yeah, another important thing that most guest bloggers don’t do is to create a special landing page for your readers. I must do it next time I guest post. Thanks so much for the reminder, Oni! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I haven’t really focused on guest blogging but now you’ve encouraged me to do more =)


    • Onibalusi says:

      Awesome Gloson,

      That is really great and you must be very bold and courageous to submit a guest post to Twitip at 10.

      I’ll be giving Twitip a trial very soon.

      Thanks so much,

  18. Wow, Oni that is totally an awesome number. That is even more than the number of posts that I have written in my own blog in the blog’s whole lifetime. You are certainly a person of lot of determination and you are sure to succeed. Best of luck dude, I am amazed at your skills, Keep it going

  19. Saksham says:

    Cheers Oni!! You’re a wonder guy!! I haven’t even done 1/5th or 1/10th of the number of posts you’ve done. Will have to start it soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. bryan says:


    You are one fantastic guest poster. 270 is no mean feat. I think you are definitely the role model for all bloggers who want to guest post and your blog traffic is testament to that. Definitely agree with publishing on bigger blogs. That’s where the traffic comes in but also trying to get the right kind of traffic is important.

  21. Successful Online Business says:

    Nice one here Oni! You indeed pretty much nailed it! What an inspiring post it is. I strongly agree with you that if you have the passion for what endeavor are you into, it will certainly pushes you to the top. You have to enjoy it and never mind it as a task because if you does, I am sure you’ll feel pressured with the people around around and with yourself too.

  22. Two thumbs up! I was really impressed with your article and the thing that you manage to post over 270. That’s quite tough for others. But I strongly agree with you that if you have the PASSION in your thing it will be a smooth sailing and fun activity. Optimism must always be present in your mind so that you can look and think for more.

  23. Alex Papa says:

    Oni, this is definitely one of the best, and most useful, blog posts I read this year.
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write some priceless tips about guest posting. I will really have to take some of these on board. What you mentioned about posting in fewer but bigger blogs, instead of posting in lots of small blogs was really Powerful! Thank you again – your blog is a source of inspiration.

  24. Guest blogging gives a lot of exposure to both of the blogs…

  25. Nothing can stop a man (or woman) on a mission! You are changing the world one word at a time Onibalusi… Awesome!

    Great that you came to the realization that focusing your guest blogging efforts on popular blogs is a better strategy to getting traffic to your site!

    I made that mistake ONCE before and I learned that lesson very quickly. It’s about being strategic and having respect for your time.

    Thanks for sharing this great blueprint!


  26. Thanks for sharing such a good information about Guest Blogging..
    Great concept…!!!

  27. Mr. Showman says:

    Hello Oni,

    This Post is one of the best post i have come across.I have never considered the idea of guest posting.Although many of my friends suggested about it.I might have gone through posting on small blogs.But after reading this post i have surely learned many things.270 posts in 8 months is really great.I am impressed by the level of motivation and determination you have kept during this time.
    Thanks For Sharing your Precious Experience

  28. Jocuri de gatit says:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write some priceless tips about guest posting.

  29. ronny@caralluma says:


    You’re a demi-god of writing. 270. Wow.

    Awesome figure and I mean it.

    What else can I say…

  30. I think that you are one of the best blogger online brother.I want to become like you and i have seen your guest posts on many blogs online.I always used to think how great this person will be.I appreciate your hard work.

  31. Tim at IMM says:

    Oni, I would like to see a future article on how you find good blogs to guest post on!!

  32. 270 guest posts is a lot.But how did you decide that on which blog you will do a guest post upon.

  33. Jervis bay says:

    Hi Oni,
    I’ve learned a lot reading your posts. 270 posts is impressive. I was also wondering if you could share methods you used to find blogs.
    Keep up the good work

  34. jocuri noi says:

    nice writing skills. you are the best! i really admire you…

  35. That is unbelievable feat for a 17 year old.You must be a full time blogger.Where do you get ideas for writing posts.

  36. Wow Oni! 270 is a lot – that was awesome, and your determination, passion and drive shone through.

    I am just about to start writing guest posts and have picked a couple of notes from your lessons learned.

  37. Charles says:

    Oni, thanks for yet another great post. I’ve learnt so much.

  38. Trevor says:

    How do you find the places you ask to leave guest posts on? Also you mentioned quality over quantity, how would you go about finding those quality high traffic blogs?



  39. LA spa says:

    Just read your post and would like to thank you for maintaining such a cool blog.

  40. Amit Shaw says:

    270 in 8 Months…. What kind of mind you have dude? Awesome. Its a Booster Article for all new blogger as well as problogger. Thanks for sharing and am gonna take a printout of this. Thanks.

  41. that is a lot more than one article daily on so many sites sounds like a great achievement a very nice and inspiring success story. this does tells how much hard it is to get successful on the internet..!

  42. Rhonda Grice says:

    I have known people who request to DO a guest post but never heard of just sending the article along with the request. I was wondering if you are sending in Word, notepad, etc? And if you send in notepad, how do you get your links in the article?

    I know that not everyone has Word and when I write for clients I sometimes have to use notepad. You could probably just give the link info at the bottom of the article and have the blog owner place in the links.

    Very interesting article. Thanks

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Hi Rhonda,

      I used to send in both Word and Notepad; Word will contain the formatted content as is, and Notepad will be an HTML version.

      I copy the post first to WordPress, and from there I copy the HTML version and paste it in Word; this retains my links when I submit the guest post.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. I will have to say I am really inspired by your blogs and your blogging skills. You believe it or not but I have read all of your posts in a single day just driven by curiosity. I have just created my blog and I write about movies and music there as I love movies very much and music is my passion. Your posts gave me a lot of good tips on how to improve my writing skills and so I want to thank you. Keep writing..
    i have given a my blog address in the website field in case you want to have a look.

  44. hellas says:

    Very well done Oni, you better climb up in a mountain with small steps rather than big steps and at the half of the distance you are dead.The same here, it’s better to post here and on a long term you have success.

  45. James Dreesen says:

    This is certainly a great guide for me. I have been guest posting for several months now. There were a handful of rejections from blog owners but I know I can also achieve what you have conquered here. Thanks for sharing this to us.

  46. prabhat says:

    OMG 270 guest posts in 8 mothys
    thats huge bro, and the line is really inspiring that “i am inspired by my passion”. if you have passion for anything, you will definitely be able to do it.

    • Bamidele Onibalusi says:

      Thanks, Prabhat!

  47. Andrew says:

    Bamidele, I admire the fact you have explained how you did this. Very impressive and your style of writing is easy to read.


  48. Daniel Onobo says:

    Bro Bro I’m dizzy in the head for your kinda passion. 270 posts in 8 month drips of some really great passion!! I’m sure you are going to go places and achieve a lot man. wishing you a smooth ride friend. More money in your account.

  49. Christopher Cuna says:

    Awesome Post Bamidele.

    You are seriously and truly my inspiration. But I guess it’s a good idea to Guest Post at the beginning to minor blogs to get your foot out of the door. It also add legitimacy to your writing.

  50. Kadzem Claude says:

    This is an inspiring article. But I am just wondering how possible anyone can write thousands of words a minute. That must have been overexegerated

  51. Elizabeth McGee says:

    Hi Bamidele, You have all the right ingredients for success. Setting goals, passion and persistence are all so necessary. It’s hard to get ahead without those things.

    I’ve also experienced the benefits of guest blogging. But like you it’s not merely the traffic I get to my blog that’s so important, it’s the individuals I’ve met, the connections I’ve made, and improvement in my rankings. Guest posting also expands my reach far beyond what I can do with my own blog.

    Awesome post. Thanks for the encouragement!


  52. Samuel Chibuike says:

    Hi great work, Bamidele. You’re truly inspiring ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Lorraine Marie Reguly says:

    I had to laugh when I heard that your posts were submitted to small blogs. Sorry! I agree that your efforts would have yielded a larger return if you had focussed on bigger blogs only. Tough to do, though, isn’t it?

  54. Kyriakos Tofi says:

    Very inspiring article and one i consider it made me already wiser. Myself i am manifesting to build a self-improvement blog in my own language and i believe that learning from the best (you of course) would be a good start!


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