Most people in the blog industry would agree that the hardest part of blogging, is trying to promote your blog.
What’s the point of putting in loads of effort to write unique and useful content, if it’s not going to reach anyone?
As I’m sure you know, there are many articles out there telling you the best ways to promote your blog. Social media promotion, properly optimising your posts etc.
But when you are a small, new website with little following, this sort of stuff isn’t going to cut it.
Publish Your Articles Elsewhere
One way that you can try to promote your blog and accelerate your growth, is by posting your articles on different sites.
This way your posts are put in front of a new audience. Plus, if they like what they see, readers might click through to your own site and read your other articles.
More importantly though, having a link to your blog on another website in the same niche will provide you with a little SEO golden nugget – a backlink!
The issue that you may have is finding the best websites for you to post your articles to. Not all sites will accept other people’s work and not all those that do will be appropriate for your type of content.
Lucky for you though, we’ve done the research for you!
Sites to Consider
Since People of the Planet is first and foremost a website for travellers, the list below focuses on 6 of the best sites for a travel blogger to post their articles to.
Post here! The idea behind People of the Planet is to grow it into a bustling hub for like-minded travellers (a hub for ‘people’ of the ‘planet’ you could say!).
We aim to provide travel inspiration and useful tools to help everyone and anyone spend more time on the road. Especially by earning money online.
If you’re interesting in writing for us, visit our guest posting page where you can find out the types of articles we are interested in and can get in touch via the form on that page.
If you end up having any article(s) posted on our site, you will have a profile created for your own blog with links to your website and social medias. Thus, providing you with those all-important backlinks and getting you the attention you deserve.
Trails unglazed was created by travel-couple Laura and Chris, from New England. It’s a great website for discovering off-the-beaten-path destinations, affordable vacation ideas, hiking trails and more…
They have a separate category for guest posts and accept high quality and original travel content.
Visit their contact page to be featured on their site!
This a tad different to simply ‘posting’ your article to a website such as with some others.
For those of you who don’t know about Quora, it’s a question-and-answer style website with millions of questions posted on a weekly basis.
One common tactic bloggers use is to find questions that their blog article answers, and then write a really informative answer on Quora and link their article.
Medium is an online publishing platform for bloggers, journalists, and storytellers. You will find articles on Medium from just about every topic under the sun.
It’s completely free to make an account and start publishing your articles to the site. Medium has a pretty large readership and has been responsible for some posts going viral, although the sheer volume of new articles published here can make it difficult for your posts to stand out.
We have trialled using Medium in the past, with mixed results.
Heather on her Travels accepts guests posts from travel bloggers new and old, provided it fits the requirements listed on her site. She doesn’t accept many, but this is still an option if you fit her niche.
It is worth noting that the target market for Heather’s blog is smaller than most travel blogs. She accepts articles on things to do and hotel stays in popular destinations, that interest her readership of the 40+ affluent traveller, interested in culture, food and sightseeing.
So, if you write about travel budgeting tips, this one probably isn’t a perfect fit. Doesn’t hurt to try though!
Short Travel Trips accept guest posts from travel bloggers. It’s worth noting that they don’t allow you to post the content anywhere else. This is something that you will find with the majority of websites, as by having the same content in more than one place you are going to come into duplicate content issues which is bad for SEO.
So, there you have it! Of course we are biased, but in our opinion the best option is our website. It’s built for sharing useful content for travel lovers and online creators, so it’s a pretty perfect place to start.
Bear in mind that, generally speaking, you’re going to need to be guest posting regularly to grow a successful blog. Just make sure that you only guest post on relevant websites, and always write quality content when doing so.
I’d use this list as a starting point, and then start searching for more sites to post on. If you find any sites that you think should be added to this list which is aimed at travel content, get in touch!
Make sure to maximise the chance of your website being shared once you’ve promoted it too. You can do this by having a professional, well designed website, and using good quality images to improve your articles!
- Maybe consider re-designing your website on one of these easy to use website builders.
- Perhaps you could also try to improve your photography game by reading through some of our photography tips.
One of the founders of People of the Planet. Sharing years of experience in web design, photography and earning on the road! We created People of the Planet to provide a place for all travellers to connect, learn, publish and of course, travel!