One Proven, Simple Way to Get Top Bloggers to Promote Your Blog

Carol Tice

Today, I’ve got one useful tip for you that you can put right into use to grow your blog.

Why just one? I learned a lot about the power of one last week on my call with my personal blog-monetizing mentor, Derek Halpern from Social Triggers.

The call was all about how to get more subscribers and earn more from your blog. Derek shared one big tip on how to get your blog noticed and promoted by top bloggers.

When he mentioned it, I immediately realized it was something I had actually done once! Sort of by accident.

And it definitely got this blog some attention and drew some new readers.

So I knew right away this tip works great — and I wanted to pass it on to you.

Here’s the lowdown on how to get big bloggers’ attention and get them to promote the heck out of your blog…without a whole lot of effort on your part.

What big bloggers want from you

What do all the top bloggers want? They want proof that their advice is really working for their readers.

That proof is essential to selling their products (especially the ones with the big price tags). They need case studies and testimonials to show readers they aren’t just B.S.-ing around. They are the real deal!

How can they get this proof? Only from readers sharing how they used the pro’s advice and that it got them real results.

Offer your success story

Derek recommends you look at the big bloggers you read regularly. Choose a piece of their advice you want to act on, and do it.

If it works, send them a quick email and share the results you got.

The blogger will usually jump at the chance to do a case study on you, or collect a testimonial.

And the links from those case-study posts will send you traffic for months to come.

How did I do this by accident?

I was chatting on email with Mary Jaksch from A-List Blogger Club (my link) and mentioned how much their trainings had helped me grow my blog. She immediately asked me to write a case study, which went out to A-List’s big subscriber list…and brought me a slew of new subscribers to this blog.

The other plus to this strategy is it also helps build a closer relationship between you and that top blogger. They get to know you a bit better.

It paves the way to maybe collaborating more with them in the future. Which is obviously awesome! Since then, Mary’s Write to Done blog has become an affiliate seller for Freelance Writer’s Den, to name just one way my willingness to be a case-study subject had deepened my ties with her.

This is way, way better than guest posting, people. This is a big blogger essentially featuring and endorsing your success to their great-big subscriber list.

What I’m doing next to grow this blog

I want to tell you something sort of crazy, and it’s never happened before with a course I’ve presented on this blog from an outside expert.

When I heard Derek run down what’s in his premium class, Blog That Converts, I quickly realized that it would give me a road map to skyrocketing my own blog traffic and sales.

So I decided to take it myself!

Expect updates on here as I learn more about how to take this blog to the next level in its development.

How to make your blog earn

If you’re interested in turning your own blog into a money-maker, you’re in luck. Even though Derek doesn’t usually allow replays, I’ve wangled permission to send you to a replay link of the whole 1-hour Webinar event. Note: This replay has expired.

It’s got several other serious goodies besides the one tip I shared above, including Derek’s no-fail template for the ideal blog post. (Take a look and see how well I did following it here!)


  1. Emmanuel Osawemwenze

    Wow! This is indeed an eyeopener for me! Taking actions asap.! Thanks a mill’ carol!

  2. Karen

    I’m still searching for my niche, so I’d guess I’m not quite ready for the monetizing part yet. But this post its getting starred and bookmarked for reference once I settle my blog into its “zone”. Thank you for sharing all of the tips and tricks that have helped you become successful. Those of us just starting out really appreciate it!

    • Carol Tice

      Aaagh! Derek always describes getting bookmarked as the kiss of death, as it really means, “I’d like to delve into this, but don’t have time.”

      But hope it’s something you can recall and implement when you decide the direction your blog is going.

      • Karen

        Haha! I don’t bother saving stuff I never plan on referring to. I keep a file on my desktop with links and notes. Quite a few of your blog posts are marked in there and I go back to them often with the question “am I ready to try this myself yet” in mind. I’ve even said yes a few times!

        So, I know your mentor says it’s typically a kiss of death, but with me, it’s not! 🙂

        • Carol Tice

          Well, happy to know you really use those bookmarks. Apparently few do!

  3. J. Delancy

    Hello Carol:

    I watched the video last night and was impressed. Halpern is a hoot, but very right. Ramit Sethi has done case studies on several of his readers. Other bloggers run contests to get their readers to submit personal stories on how they implemented the advice on the blog. I’ll be using this tactic shortly.

    • Carol Tice

      I know — Derek is a really fun presenter. Hope everybody checks out that recording, as it’s got his template for the perfect blog post that really gets people to take action…which I’ve been striving to use here on the blog. See how well I’m doing once you check it out!

  4. monique

    Thanks for sharing. It really was a great webinar!

    I just wanted to point out a mistake you made above. You wrote yourself a note, but forgot to include this link:

    When I heard Derek run down what’s in his premium class, Blog That Converts, (NEED LINK TO THE INFO or VIDEO CLIP) I quickly realized that it would give me a road map to skyrocketing my own blog traffic and sales.

    • Carol Tice

      Oh crud! Fixing that now…but it’s just really the same link as at the bottom, to the free recording. There isn’t a landing page, it’s just in the video that you can see what-all is in his class, at the end.

  5. Julie

    Carol, I LOVE this advice. I especially like that it’s win/win for both bloggers and that’s it’s so much simpler than guest posting. Thanks much!

  6. Jeff

    I’ve seen this in action a lot and can definitely vouch for it. Everything has been pointing me lately to the power of relationships in successful blogging! I love mutually beneficial strategies like this.

  7. Stef Gonzaga

    Hi, Carol.

    First time commenter here, but I’ve been visiting your blog several times this past week after seeing a couple of your blog posts being retweeted on my Twitter feed (many thanks to a couple of my favorite people to follow). Nice to meet you!

    This is great advice, definitely something I haven’t thought about yet. I’ve actually been called on before to be a case study for a crowdsourcing book called Getting Results from Crowds by Ross Dawson and Steve Bynghall. Although I didn’t experience any spikes of traffic or received emails from potential clients after its publication, it was a great experience connecting and building relationships with actual authors.

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Stef and welcome to the blog!

      I’ve had the same experience — not every Q&A I do necessarily leads to an avalanche of traffic…but some do. And as you say, you also form relationships through being that case study that may prove huge in the long run.

  8. Brian Stephens

    Thanks for the great info. That’s a unique approach for involvement with the top bloggers. For me, I have been aiming at the intermediate size bloggers (or one step above me, the beginner) and promoting them through involvement. My highest traffic post was about other bloggers in my niche. Sounds like this approach is even bigger in scope.

    And thanks to Derek for allowing you to wrangle away the replay. Awesome. I’ve seen two of his webinars on other topics. Great enthusiasm and info from him.

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Brian —

      I know — Derek is one of the most fun presenters around! And you always come away with something you can take action on.

      Then, every time I do, I get more subscribers. I’ve just never found him to steer me wrong!

  9. Monica McCarthy

    Such a terrific yet simple and actionable idea! Thanks for the tip!

  10. Judy Cullins

    Thanks so much Carol for this sample of a perfect blog post. I too am implementing the steps to that perfect blog in my new guest posts for a large publicity company.

    As a book coach for 25 years, I’ve written in a short and sweet style of how to’s on book writing, self-publishing and book marketing. My books and blogs educate and giive specific steps to fast write with one edit, a non-fiction chapter.

    Alot like Derek’s perfect blog, each chapter needs: . 1. Hook with questions 2. follow with benefits to motivate reader to keep reading. 3. middle part–headlines and case studies in dialogue that engages well instead of lecturing. 4. ending–Take aways, tips to summarize ch points followed by benefit driven points to motivate readers to the next chapter.

    Why? If your readers don’t finish your chapters and book, there goes your 24/7 fan club and sales team.

    What’s different about Derek’s perfect blog is that he doesn’t even mention key words!

    And I also love and will implement next week a note to my clients to share how they used my writing and marketing tips. I’m leaning toward testimonials, but a client case study also appeals to me! Thanks again, Judy


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