About AwesomeGuests™

Welcome to the ultimate matching tool for smart professionals that want to appear in leading blogs and podcasts - and the savvy bloggers, podcasters and other content platforms that are actively looking for them right now.

This site is built to help smart people supercharge their influence via contributing to the top blogs and podcasts in their industries.

We are fast becoming the "go to" resource for bloggers and podcasters to find fascinating, credible, and influential experts to write for their blog or appear on their show.

A sizeable portion of our Guest members are bloggers and podcasters themselves, who have figured out the most efficient way to grow their own audiences is to be involved with as many prominent blogs and podcasts in their space as possible.

Please visit our Resource Center and FAQ for even more information on how AwesomeGuests™ can best serve you in growing your influence.

Remember, You’re a Big Deal... thanks and keep up the Awesomeness!

 

 

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 GUEST MEMBERS

How to best use this site as a Guest...

  1. Fill our your profile as thoroughly as you can!
    1. Every aspect of your profile was informed from input from Hosts over the years about their actual booking processes and preferences.
    2. Sometimes you'll find counter-intuitive aspects like the fact that some sections are limited (eg. the "Industry" section) and such things are based on overwhelming Host feedback. This is one of the ways that we actively coach you to position yourself as the most Awesome Guest possible since real Hosts have told us (and continue to tell us) what they need and want from you as opposed to what the average Guests pitch to Hosts.
  2. Use as many relevant terms in your "Keywords" section as possible because this is often the first criteria Hosts use in their search for you. Think of this as the SEO of this site.
  3. Hosts are also particulary interested in the "Topics I can discuss," "Fascinating Facts About Me" and Media Sample sections of your profile.
  4. Make sure to pop into the site a couple times a week; even just for a few minutes here and there to search for new opportunities.
    1. Mix up your search terms every now to get a broader cross section of unique blogs and podcasts that will get you in front of highly-focused, loyal and interested audiences. 
    2. Use your customized Buckets to save your search results and progress. You can also sign up for the "White Glove" service package which allows you to set up "Unicorn Alerts" that will notify you of new opportunities automatically.
  5. Make sure to respond to Host messages right away to better your chances of getting booked and increase your Awesomeness Score™.
  6. Stay on the lookout for even more innovative tools coming up like the TrendFriend™ Collaborator and leverage as many resources on this site as you can to grow your expert position within your industry.
    1. Your dashboard notifications, "Feature Friday" emails, "Timeline" page and the AwesomeGuests blog are all designed to make sure you know the latest and greatest ways to supercharge your influence efficiently. 

The "White Glove" service package includes innovative and super helpful tools such as:

  • Coaching on how to optimize your profile and increase your Awesomeness Score™
  • Customized automatic “Unicorn Alerts” which send you notifications based on your specific search criteria
  • "Stealth Mode" so that you can search for opportunities without being seen by/receiving pitches from Hosts
  • Exclusive badge earning opportunities (which increase your Awesomeness Score™) and other PRO-level resources
  • and of course we're always adding even more great stuff based on your feedback so stay tuned!

 

 HOST MEMBERS

How to best use this site as a Host...

  1. Fill our your profile as much as you like!
    1. Fascinating Guests want to know as much about you as possible in their quick scan of your profile. At the very least you're going to pick up fans everytime someone peruses your profile.
    2. We've found that the more accurate and thorough your profile; you'll see a rise in the quality of your interaction with prospective Guests and save a ton of time to boot.
  2. Use a dedicated, AwesomeGuests-specific email address for your profile.
    1. The volume of pitches you'll receive is going to increase rather dramatically because of how easy it is for unique and relevant Guests to find you on this site so DO NOT have all of these emails go to your usual email address.
    2. If you don't set up a new AwesomeGuests-specific email address, at the very least set up a separate folder to filter our all your new pitches. And if possible, have your interns, PR reps or other staff people check your  so that you can just keep focusing on putting out great, compelling content.
    3. Contact us if you'd like help setting up a new email account or folder system for your Host profile. 
  3. Please pay special attention the accuracy of your "Pitch Tips" section as this is your first line of defense against irrelevant or lengthy pitches.
  4. Pop into the site a couple times a week; even for just a few minutes to search for new Guests and respond to any messages awaiting you.
    1. Use your customized Buckets to save your results or sign up for your "Concierge" service package* and "Unicorn Alerts" will automatically notify you of new relevant Guests.
    2. Make sure to respond to Guest messages ASAP to book out all your guests spots smoothly and as far in advance as you like.
  5. Search results for any given batch of keywords (ie. financial, women, entrepeneur, Christian, travel, etc) are always initially sorted by a Guest's Awesomeness Score™.
    1. You can always choose to sort your search results by any number of other factors such as a specific social media platforms, appearances in traditional media, media sample availability and even last-minute availability (if you opted into the "Concierge" service package).
    2. A great strategy to grow your presence on any given social media platform is to book several Guests in a row that have a sizeable presence in that specific social media channel. 
  6. Stay tuned for even more innovative tools like the TrendFriend™ Collaborator and leverage as many as you can to grow your platform efficiently.

  

The "Concierge" service package includes innovative and super helpful tools such as:

  • Search by Guest's last-minute availability. This is especially useful for news or event-related content (ie. breaking news, live-event reaction, immediate reaction to a new movie trailer drop or an episode of a show, etc)
  • Customized pitch submission form to better coach Guests and filter pitches coming your way
  • Customized automatic “Unicorn Alerts” which send you notifications based on your specific search criteria
  • "Stealth Mode" so that you can search for Guests without being seen by/receiving pitches from the masses
  • Exclusive badge earning opportunities and other PRO-level resources to help get you to "Legendary" status
  • and of course we're always adding even more great stuff based on your feedback so stay tuned!