I thought I blew it.
I really did.
A few weeks ago, Dee got me a guest post with Wishpond, a marketing company with a pretty solid blog.
I was excited for it, as this was a great opportunity to get my name out there on other sites, as well as get Pearl Lemon a quality backlink.
I pitched some topics and got one approved: 8 Ways To Generate Leads Through Podcast Appearances.
And off I went.
I spent a week:
- Researching podcast lead generation strategies,
- Referring back to my podcast lead gen guide (that I am still working on!)
- Drafting and writing
- Looking for relevant examples
- Getting images
- Finding the perfect way to embed a link to Pearl Lemon Leads
After I had a finished piece in front of me, I went over the guest post guidelines Wishpond sent me several times, then thoroughly checked my blog post to make sure I did everything they asked of me.
I did this because I could tell in their email that these guidelines are important to them and they didn’t like it when they weren’t followed.
I didn’t want a stupid mistake to be the reason they don’t publish my piece.
Then, once I felt that my blog post was refined and finished, I sent it in.
The next day, I got a response from Wishpond.
It was a single sentence, telling me my takeaways weren’t detailed enough, and that I didn’t give them edit access.
What a rookie mistake! It said it right in the guidelines: to send in a google doc with edit access.
“No,” I thought. “No no no how could I forget?!” I could tell they weren’t happy. Not only did they not like my blog, but I didn’t follow a simple direction
However, hope remained. In the email, they said they would give me more feedback once they get edit access.
I immediately opened Google drive and turned on edit access to “anyone with the link can edit” before responding in an email informing Wishpond that I did so.
Then I waited.
And I waited… and waited and waited. But six days later, no response.
So I figured, I’ll take one last shot. It can’t hurt, right?
I spent an entire day earlier this week editing the post, going through each section to make them more actionable and detailed.
Afterwards, I re-sent it into Wishpond and hoped for the best.
They loved it!
I can’t tell you how relieved I was.
But they noticed the improvement and now it’s up!
Go check it out over on WishPond!
Now, with any great story, there is always a lesson or two. And for this story, they are:
- Don’t give up
- Follow up with people
- And ALWAYS give people edit access
The other main thing that I worked on this week was a blog for Resume Cats.
Resume Cats is a resume building tool we recently launched, and we’re trying to build up a blog for it to help with its SEO and lead generation.
I’m glad I am getting to help with Resume Cats because I feel like this tool is going to be so useful to people, and it is cool to get experience helping a new tool/business start out.
Writing this blog post was also super helpful to me because in doing research on how to write a resume, I’ve come to realize that my old resumes were TERRIBLE! Oh my god, I have no idea how I’ve ever gotten an interview!
Luckily now though I know how to write the perfect resume.
And you can too! Go over to Resume Cats to read my blog and learn how to write a resume just like me! Or you can use the tool! It’ll help you write a resume faster than a cat can catch a mouse. Plus you can be among the first people to use it!
That way, once it takes off, you can say you were an OG Resume Cat, and that you were there from day one before it was cool.
Those took up a majority of my week. Some other tasks I did were:
- Manage and give feedback to trial writers
- Edited Podcast lead generation guide
- Edited Dee’s novel
- Worked on Quora
- Write some guest posts
As for next week, I’m honestly not sure what I’ll be doing.
There will be some of the usual tasks, like guest posts and Quora and what not. But no week at Pearl Lemon is exactly the same and I’m sure there will be something new for me to do.
Usually, I have some idea of what’s to come, but this week though I have no clue.
I guess you’ll just have to come back next week to find out.