Halloween, Party & Costumes Guest Post – The Ultimate Guide
Do you enjoy writing on the topics of Halloween, Halloween parties, and costumes? Then why not consider writing guest posts on these topics? Many blogs and websites are in need of guest posts for their blogs and are possibly looking for a writer with your talents.
Plus, if you have a blog that deals with these topics, guest posting is a great way to gain more traffic to your site. Guest blogging is a win-win!
If you’re not sure how to get started with guest blogging, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together the ultimate guide to help you learn about guest posting, the process to follow to be accepted as a guest blogger, and more.
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What is Guest Posting?
To get you started off, we’ll first take a look at exactly what guest blogging is. Guest blogging is a content marketing strategy that works in combination with SEO (search engine optimization). As a guest blogger, you write an article for another website or blog. You may also see “guest blogging” referred to as “guest posting.” Both terms can be used interchangeably.
When you write a guest blog your article will fit the topic used by another blog or website. However, in some cases, you may write a guest post that’s based on a topic you cover on your own blog.
Why Do Websites & Blogs Want Guest Posts?
Writing a guest post is beneficial for you and the website/blog who invites you to post as a guest blogger. Keep in mind that publishers are looking for high-quality content, which provides their target audience with the information they want and need. Your guest post must be informative and engage site visitors, while encouraging them to come back for more.
In general, a blogger or website gains these benefits from guest posts:
- Providing a wider range of topics for their target audience, or possibly new perspectives
- Brings targeted traffic to their site/blog
- Creates and reinforces relationships with other writers in the industry
- Provides new content without the need for the site owner to write it
Are There Benefits for the Guest Blogger, Too?
Yes! There are plenty of benefits for the guest poster, too. You can gain these benefits from guest posting:
- Have your name in a byline on the guest post (usually includes the URL of your site/blog, too).
- Gain new traffic to your own web properties
- Earn authority and credibility on the topic(s) covered
- Obtain new external links to increase domain authority (backlinks from your guest post)
- Build relationships with others in the industry
Guest posting is a great way to not only help other websites, but to also gain visibility and credibility for your own site. What’s more, you also gain credibility as an expert in the topic/industry. Plus, you never know who might find your guest post. It could be someone who needs a writer like you. In that case, you could end up being hired or taken on as a freelance writer on another site. You just never know what opportunities may come your way after a guest post.
It’s exciting and challenging to write guest posts, but there’s really nothing to fear. Think of this as a fun challenge, and a great way to learn more. Plus, you may even have someone offer insights on your writing, which could make your work even better! Stay positive and enjoy the ride!
How to Write a Guest Post for a Halloween, Party, Costume Site
Now, you’re ready to start reviewing the process of preparing for and then writing your first guest post. Remember, this is a process that takes time and effort. It’s not something that can be done in a hurry without much thought. OK—enough with the lecture! Let’s get started on the steps to writing a guest post!
1). Determine Your Guest Post Goals
The first thing you’ll need to do is sit down and figure out what you want to accomplish through guest posting. Your goal will determine how successful (or not) your efforts will be. For one thing, your goal will guide you to the type of blogs that are right for you.
When it comes to goals, you’ll generally find there are three things you can accomplish:
- Earning recognition and credibility as an expert on the topic.
- Gaining more traffic for your website/blog.
- Building backlinks that have authority.
If you’re very successful, you’ll be able to hit all three goals with no problem. However, if you’d like to accomplish the third goal, then you’ll need to find blogs that have very strong authority in the industry or on the specific topic.
On the other hand, if you’d like to focus on the first two goals, then you need to find blogs that are somewhat large and have a very active audience.
Knowing your goals in advance will help you choose the right blogs for your guest posts.
2). Who is the Target Audience for Your Guest Post?
Once you’ve focused on the goal, you’re ready to start considering the target audience. Think about who you’d like to reach, which blogs or websites they use and read, and what type of information they’re looking for. These are key, in addition to the goals, to finding the right blog and website for your content.
For example, are you looking to target retirees who may be in their middle to late 60s? In that case, you may want to write a “how to” article how to choose a great costume and apply makeup. Or are you trying to reach out to a younger crowd, such as people in their 30s? These re people in the Millennial age group, so you’d want to target your content to their specific interests and needs.
Learning who your target audience is and what’s important to them will guide you on the topic that will be the best fit for that particular audience. And the target audience you choose will also lead you to those blogs and websites where that appeal to this audience.
As a guest blogger, you really need to have focused content. This content must be interesting to and useful for the target audience. If you write generic posts, these will only be accepted by lower ranked blogs, and will do nothing to achieve your goals. This is why it’s imperative to write targeted content and make sure it ends up on the right site or blog for your audience.
3). How to Find Halloween, Party, and Costume Guest Posting Opportunities
Now you’re ready for step three! This is when you get to research sites that are finding guest posts on the topics that deal with Halloween, parties, and costumes! What fun is that! In order to succeed, it’s truly necessary to put in the time to conduct proper research. The goal is to find blogs and websites that fit your target audience, and that are taking guest posts. That may sound easy, but it will take some effort to find the right sites. All through this exercise, remember your goals for guest posting in the first place. Let these goals help you find the best sites and blogs for your content.
The first thing is to find sites in the Halloween, party, and costume industry that are accepting guest posts. Next, it will be necessary to read through their blog posts. The goal here is to see what type of content they have, and what topics are covered. You’ll then use this information to craft your own guest post. Your post will have to reach and engage the site’s audience, so reading through the posts also helps you learn more about the topics the blog’s readers are looking for. In addition, you’ll learn more about the writing style, voice, and more.
When you’re going through this part of step three, make sure to read about five posts. This is a good number to learn about the site, the audience, and more. With the information you learn from this step, you can figure out if the site is right for you or not. If not, then move on.
Remember the goal is also to write content that fits in with the blog’s existing content. If you’re not able to do this, then your guest post will be deemed substandard and won’t even be considered for the site. It will be rejected, and rightfully so. Make every effort to match the style and topic when crafting your content for a specific site. This will get your work accepted more often than not.
Now, it’s a good idea to use a tool to record the information you find for each site that may be a great for your guest posting efforts. The best tool is one that works for you. Some people may find a spreadsheet works the best. In that case, you can use Excel, Google Sheets, or another spreadsheet app. Or you can use a Word document, a note-taking app, and more. Just find something that works for you and keep using that.
We’re going to use a spreadsheet as an example of how you can record the information for each site. Here’s the information you’ll need to find for each blog or website:
- Name of the site & their niche/specialty
- Website/blog URL
- Submission notes (instructions on how to write & submit a guest post)
This information is essential. And when taking down the submission notes, be as detailed as possible for each site. The reason is that each site will have its own rules. You can’t possibly remember them all, especially as some have rules that are quite specific. In fact, if you miss one submission requirement, some sites will reject your article without even reading the entire thing. So, keep this in mind when taking down submission notes.
One more note about the submission notes—always remember to take down the email address, as well as anyone listed as the one you send the post to. This is also important. If you send your guest post to another email address associated with the site, there’s a very good chance it could become lost in the flood of other emails they receive.
However, sending your guest post to the correct email address will ensure your post is seen. It won’t get lost in the shuffle; at least there’s a smaller chance of that happening by using the right email address.
4). Tip: Connect with the Site Owner or Editor
Here’s one way to improve your chances of being accepted as a guest blogger on a specific site. Try to find out who owns the site or who the editor is. This may be the person you’re supposed to send the guest post to, or it may not. It depends on each site. However, connecting with the site own or editor gets your name in front of important eyes, and this is key.
As you read through the site (remember to read at least 5 posts), you may find a topic that catches your attention. At this point, if there’s information that you can provide that would help the other readers, then feel free to leave a comment. The key here is to avoid being spammy. Don’t mention your blog/website/product(s). Instead, provide helpful, insightful information for the site’s readers.
Also avoid spamming the site. This is a sure way to get rejected if someone happens to notice you left several comments about your site, etc. If they notice, then your guest post will be rejected. You can count on that. Instead, focus on providing beneficial, helpful information that’s on target with the topic in the article. This way you’ll be recognized in a positive way.
After you’ve decided site may be a great place for your guest post, then go ahead and follow the site/blog on social media. Some of the most popular social media platforms include:
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If you choose to follow these blogs and want to join in with everyone on the feed, then only leave helpful comments. Never leave anything negative, avoid making comments about other followers, etc. You get the idea. Stay positive and only provide information that is necessary, nothing more.
Don’t hesitate to share their messages across your social media accounts, too, as long as they are in the same industry and will be beneficial for your own followers. And do try to reach out to editors and owners, too. Not only will they recognize your submission to their blog, but it’s a great way to connect and network, too.
5). Choose a Halloween, Party, Costume Guest Post Topic
Once you have your list created, you’ve done your homework, and made connections to editors and site owners, now it’s time to choose your guest post topic. Finally! We said this was an involved process and we weren’t kidding!
This is an important step because you’re now ready to figure out what to write about. Remember, the information should fit in with the site/blog you’re guest posting for, and the information should be use/informative for their readers. The goal is for your post to provide value and not just be content to point others to your own site.
Here are ways to come up with content ideas after reviewing each site:
- Is there a topic on the site where you could offer a differing perspective?
- Can you provide additional or more in-depth information about a topic on the site?
- Can you develop a completely new idea that would resonate with readers?
The goal is to create unique content that grabs the attention of site readers. The information should be relevant, useful, as well as current. Plus, the content should be have already been published on your own or another site.
6). Write Clearly
As you know from reading the submission guidelines, some sites are extremely specific. Some examples of guest post content requirements include:
Formatting headings and subheadings
- Use of bold or italic text
- Font and font size
- Word count (if a guideline has a specific word count—stick to that. Don’t be under or over what they require)
- Image requirements (some sites require you to include an image of a specific size, file format, etc.)
Once your content is finished, let it sit for a day (or at least a few hours). Go do something else, and then come back later and do a thorough proofreading. Check for grammar mistakes, punctuation, and more. Edit and proofread with the goal of creating a precise finished product. Otherwise, your guest post could end up being rejected.
7). Create an Author Bio
Remember to create an author bio to submit with your guest post. Most sites will ask you to do this. If they have guidelines on this, then be sure to follow them strictly. Some sites may give you a byline and include a URL to your site. You may also be able to mention your expertise, and more.
Just be careful to follow the rules, otherwise…you know…your post could be rejected!
8). Submit Your Guest Post
Now you’re ready to submit your guest post! While this is and should be exciting, it’s also good to remember that even if you follow all the rules, your post could still be rejected. If that happens, don’t take it personally. Just move on to the next guest posting opportunity and try to learn from the experience.
How to Search for Halloween, Party, and Costume Guest Blogging Opportunities
Now you’re ready to search for guest posting opportunities! In this section, we’ll share some tips on how to find the sites you may want to write for.
Here, it’s best to start with a Google search. You can type in the following search phrases to find sites that are taking guest posts:
- Keyword “Halloween guest post”
- Keyword “submit a Halloween guest post”
- Keyword “Halloween guest post guidelines”
- Keyword “accepting Halloween guest posts”
You may need to do a little trial and error to find the right combination of keywords and phrases that bring up the right blogs and websites. But that’s OK. Just keep working at it until you find what you’re looking for.
When you find a site that looks interesting, follow the link from Google’s search results. Remember it may be necessary to read through different parts of the site to find the information on guest posting. You can sometimes find this information on specific guest posting pages. If not, then check “About Us,” “Contact Us,” and more. Some sites even put this information in their FAQs section.
If you can’t find specific information, don’t hesitate to contact the site editor or even the owner. Ask if they take guest posts and what their submission guidelines are.
Remember to create a long list of possible sites for your content. If you’re rejected by one site, then move on to the next. It’s also possible to send content to more than one blog or website at a time. However, make sure the content you send is unique—don’t send out the same article over and over. You’ll be rejected.
List of Halloween, Party and Costume Sites Accepting Guest Bloggers
To get you started, we’ve done some research to find a couple of blogs and sites that are accepting guest posts. We aren’t able to determine if these sites will work for you or not. So, please be sure to follow the steps outlined in this guide to help you choose sites that are the best fit.
1). costumeforhalloween.com 🙂
2). Trends in Costumes: site likes to accept guest posts—they say it really helps them, as they don’t need to continuously write new content. You can submit an article, video, an image or even a poem that has to do with Halloween and the world of children’s Halloween costumes. Make sure the content is appropriate for kids—this is a family site. The content must not be promotional, needs to be well written, and be at least 350 words long. They allow one link in the article and one in your author bio.
3). Halloween Love: this site is geared toward everything Halloween! In fact, they say, “If you love all things Halloween and horror, consider submitting a guest post.” Be aware that they will not accept guest posts that include links promoting businesses, products, or services. And they have some pretty strict guidelines to follow, so you’ll need to read through them and make notes.
4). Queen of Theme Party Games: here’s an interesting site that accepts guest posts for their party pages! They have a few rules for guest posters to follow, but they aren’t terribly strict. They require your article to be original and not published elsewhere. In addition, your post must contain information that’s beneficial for their site visitors. The theme must fall under party themes, party games, or party ideas. When your guest post is ready, you just submit it using the form on the webpage we’ve included here. That’s it!
There you have it! We hope this guide contains plenty of information to get your started on your guest posting journey! Good luck and all the best on your guest blogging experience!