Building Your Reputation As A Guest Blogging Powerhouse With Shelley Hitz

Today, I’m honored to be part of Shelley Hitz’s blog tour for her Step By Step Guide To Guest Blogging. This tour is a podcast tour with stops on many blogs where you can listen to Shelley teach valuable lessons on successful guest blogging.

On my blog’s stop, Shelley will be teaching you how to build your reputation as a guest blogging powerhouse. This short audio clip, that you can download or listen to online, packs a powerful punch that will enhance your guest blogging experience and success.

After you listen to Shelley’s message, make sure you leave a comment because she’s giving away a free copy of her Step By Step Guide To Guest Blogging to one lucky commenter on the tour. As always, if you’re reading this post on a syndicated source, you might have to visit my blog to have access to the embedded audio play in order to hear today’s podcast.


MP3 File

To see all the stops on Shelley’s tour and listen to other great tips on successful guest blogging, visit her podcast tour page.

Download and read Shelley’s free PDF report called, “Guest Blogging Success for Authors.”

Shelley Hitz is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Her website, Self Publishing Coach, provides resources and tutorials that help you publish and market your book. Sign up for her newsletter, Self Publishing Tips to download her book templates, which she offers surprisingly free.

You can also find Shelley on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Here’s one final message from our guest, Shelley Hitz…

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 ——– Tony Eldridge is the author of The Samson Effect, an action/adventure novel that Clive Cussler calls a “first rate thriller brimming with intrigue and adventure.” He is also the author of the Twitter marketing book, Conducting Effective Twitter Contests.

9 Responses to “Building Your Reputation As A Guest Blogging Powerhouse With Shelley Hitz” Subscribe

  1. Ruth April 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm #

    Hi -
    The MP3 and brief video is well done. Blogging is a powerful marketing tool. I can see where planning and strategy are important tools. Thanks for a great blog!

  2. Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing Coach April 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    Ruth,
    I’m glad you enjoyed it and I hope you gained a few tips for your own guest blogging! You’re right…planning and strategy are important. As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” And the same is true for guest blogging.

    I highly recommend all authors consider guest blogging and a “Virtual Book Tour” as one of your book marketing strategies.

    ~Shelley~

  3. L. Diane Wolfe April 18, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    Blogging is a very powerful tool! More so than any other social media.

  4. Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing Coach April 18, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    L.Diane,
    Yes it is! Blogging is rising to the top for effectiveness in reaching your target audience. Your blog or website then ends up being the “hub” of all your other social media marketing tools.

    You might also be interested in an article on my website, “50 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic.”

  5. Wendy at HandsOffMyHope.com April 18, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Great ideas, Shelley. My biggest take-away from both the audio clip and the video clip was the need to plan your approach as well as your execution with guest blogging. Put a system into place and work that system. Good stuff!

  6. Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing Coach April 18, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    L.Diane – yes…blogging is such a powerful tool and continues to rise to the top. Our blog or website then ends up becoming the “hub” of the rest of our social media sites :)

    Wendy – once you have a system in place and do a tour once, you can repeat the same system over and over (making small improvements, of course!).

    Systems are powerful for all aspects of our marketing. I am now developing templates and checklists for the tasks that I do that are repeated often. That way, it helps me do them quicker and more efficient!

  7. Karen Lange April 19, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    Appreciate this advice! Thanks for this info. :)

  8. Tony Eldridge April 19, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Shelley, thanks for allowing me to host a stop on your tour. You have really great stuff on guest blogging that all authors would benefit from.

    Also, thanks for also checking in today while I was at my all-day meeting. Now, I’m off to finish my taxes…

  9. Shelley Hitz, Self Publishing Coach April 20, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    Tony,
    You’re welcome! Luckily my husband takes care of our taxes for us…but hope you got your done! It’s always a big task for us too every year :)

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