The handmade movement is accelerating at a fast pace. Thousands of people are jumping online to sell their handmade goods every month, and it is getting more difficult to get recognized. One way to increase your network, get more recognition, expand more exposure, contribute to the handmade community, and build back links is to write guest articles for blogs. Lets break the five main reasons you should be writing guest articles.

Increase your network

When you are writing for other blogs in the handmade community you have the opportunity to meet other like minded people. Let’s face it we all need to make connections and hang around people that have things in common. Do you join forums and groups and Fan pages on Facebook? Putting your heads together helps everyone get things done faster and in the long run can improve your business.

Get More Recognition

A little recognition goes a long way, and writing for other blogs in the handmade scene can increase it greatly. Just by writing articles for other blogs, readers understand that the blog publishing your article sees you as an expert in the topic you are writing about. The more you write the more your recognition will build.

Expand Your Exposure

By writing on more blogs and websites you will reach different audiences and expand who sees your brand. By writing guest articles you are building a permanent brand that can bring you more traffic and sales.

Contribute To The Handmade Community

We all have learned one or many things from blogs in the handmade community. Guest writing helps you give back and contribute to the handmade community. From featuring handmade goods to teaching, blog posts help the community is a huge way.

When you are guest writing on a blog you should be give the ability to link back to your blog, shop, and other sites. You should also be allowed a short bio. Back links will help your SEO, especially when they come from well know relevant blogs.