Hey everyone, This is my first post attempting to contribute to the community instead of leaching knowledge. Sorry if it's too elementary! I've been struggling to get backlinks to my new site and I want to do everything whitehat. I decided to turn to guest blogging. After multiple methods of trying to get accepted as a guest blogger, I finally found one that works. Steps: 1. Make sure your site is presentable. This doesn't work for spammy, low content sites. Also, make sure that your writing is good, or that your hired writer is good. This means easy to read articles that flow well. Bullet points, lists, and charts help break up text and make the article look good. 2. Find people in your niche who are accepting guest writers. The method is a lot easier than I thought it would be. Just enter the following search in google: "write for us" [your keyword/s] The "" are important. Just on the first page there were 7 relevant links to high quality sites that had a page dedicated to accepting guest posts. 3. Ask for an opportunity to write a guest post. Whether or not its true, it's important to come across like you actually care about their site. This means that you need to take at least 30 seconds to get a feel for what they post about. Pick something you think is cool and mention in your request. Also, think of ideas of what you would want to write about and why it would benefit their users. Here's a sample of what I write: Hey (name of webmaster), I recently came across your site and was impressed by the awesome content you have. I particularly liked your article on [random article] because I think it helps people [whatever it helps people do.] I noticed that you were accepting guest posts and I would love to contribute to your site. I think an article on [random subject you can write about] would really benefit your users. If you'd like to take a look at my writing style, I run a similar website at [your website] Either way, keep up the great work. You've got a great site! Thanks, [your name] It's pretty important that you don't automate this. Your potential pool of relevant sites that will be open to guest blogging is likely relatively low, so we want to make every request count. Hand write every request and make it genuine. I've had some great success with this method. In fact, just this morning I had a webmaster from a PR5 website not only accept me as a guest writer, but he wants me to write there regularly, with backlinks to my site of course, and he's willing to pay me $25 an article. Anyways, I hope this at least helps some of the noobies like me. Thanks!