BFP Podcast 25: Why I Reject 99% Of Pitches And How To Be The 1%

August 11, 2017
Yangon, Myanmar.


A quick reminder to buy my latest eBook….


99 out of 100 pitches I receive to appear on Blogging From Paradise find the trash folder. Or spam folder.


1 gets through.


How can you avoid wasting your blogging time?


More importantly, how can you land features on established blogs?


Listen to this short podcast:



Your Turn


Are you making these mistakes? Or are you nailing down features on rocking blogs?


11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging


I created a course to help you build a successful blog on rock solid fundamentals.


So your pitches won’t be swatted left and right.


I laid out 11 simple, practical steps to help you get clear on why you are blogging, to conquer your biggest blogging fears, to increase your blog traffic and income and most importantly, to live your dreams while enjoying the blogging ride. Because who cares if you have blogging success if you are straining, striving, pushing, forcing and huffing and puffing your way through your online career?


Ever get the feeling that you are wasting your time with blogging? God knows, I been there. I created this course and tossed in a bonus audio course to give you the confidence, clarity and knowing that you are spending your time doing proven, fruitful blogging activities that will be fun to work and that will help you live your ideal lifestyle through blogging, whether you want to leave your job and become a full time, professional blogger like me or just want to do blogging part time.


Another student just bought a copy and is psyched to dive in.


Are you excited to build a successful blog and your dream life on rocking blogging fundamentals?


Buy the 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging Audio Course (Plus A Bonus Audio Course) 




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Ryan Biddulph is a blogger, author and world traveler who's been featured on Richard Branson's Virgin Blog, Forbes, Fox News, Entrepreneur, Positively Positive, Life Hack, John Chow Dot Com and Neil Patel Dot Com. He can help you become a full time blogger with this eBook.
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  1. Yarnt my pleasure. Do enjoy the audio course.

  2. Yarnt singh Says:

    hi dear ryan thanks for good idea for 11 Fundamentals of Successful Blogging

  3. I can only imagine Benjamin how funny some of those pitches must have been 🙂 As for your life, so cool how you and your wife are traveling. I had to make that shift too from going lighter on service-based income and heavier on passive income. I still take on clients but focus most on promoting my courses, eBooks and audio books, as well as working consulting streams that are more passive in nature too.

  4. I used to be in charge of going through the email pitches from bloggers, or those trying to be, for a hosting company. Probably received close to 300 pitches a week and if I let one out of 100 through that was a good week. Some of the pitches were simply horrible and I could have created a website featuring these for comedy reasons.

    I am not super skilled in this area by any means, but I think if you’re genuine and you’re looking to create relationships instead of just getting a link or stealing some traffic, you’ll have some good success. Your podcast was excellent and will certainly add a few new tricks into my arsenal.

    I just started paying attention to your blog and I must say, you’re having an influence for sure. My wife and I have the travel aspect down, but I am writing for clients, which is the next thing to go. Have to build my blog and get my books out there, first, however.

  5. Engaging is huge Nicky. Gotta keep those chats going to build strong bonds. I love chatting 🙂

  6. nicky Says:

    all time good blog.. glad to read your all blog. the most important thing i have learnt from you that you engaged with all reader very well. that is the biggest +point we should always keep in mind

  7. Exactly Sambhav. This lesson took a while for me to learn, and to embrace, but making friends with other bloggers by helping them and not looking for anything in return drew offers to me….without me even pitching or asking 😉 So great to see you here.

  8. Sambhav Says:

    Hey Ryan,
    That was very helpful podcast. I’m looking to create a mutually beneficial relationship with other bloggers. I didn’t exactly know how to do it. I was going to email bloggers from my niche without knowing them. But, you said it right that if they don’t know you why they would help you. Your blog certainly doesn’t have the same niche as mine. But, I would be happy to share some helpful information with your readers. Looking forward to building a relationship with you 🙂

  9. Way cool Ron 😉 It is a fun course and more than anything, the course can give you clarity as a new blogger to start things off on the right blogging foot. I am always open to pitching ideas too especially from rocking commentors like yourself 🙂

  10. Ron Pickle Says:

    Hi Ryan,

    I am new to blogging, so a course like this might be just the stuff, I was looking for. I will definitely give it a try, who knows I may end-up pitching an idea to you 🙂

  11. The connection factor is big Shantanu. Step #1 is the difference maker. When I know a blogger from a few RTs or comments, the individual becomes memorable. This is the turning point. This is when I see friendships building. You too bro and thanks for the rocking comments all over the blog-o-sphere 🙂

  12. Exactly Lisa. There are better ways to help new bloggers out. I totally vibe with you too. Sometimes I do feel bad and want to give folks some shine but when thinking about the benefits for my readers, and the fact that friends like you, Donna, David and the crew have been there for years, helping, assisting, bonding, and add in the value you bring to the table, it is a no brainer that you stand at the front of the line for features. Thanks a bunch 🙂

  13. Lisa Sicard Says:

    Hi Ryan,
    I loved your podcast. It always amazes me when someone sends an email and asks to do a guest post and you don’t know them from anywhere online. It would be so easy for them to leave a few comments on the blog, share a few posts on social media and boom, you would know them when they submit an email request.
    I’m glad you did this one as I received more recently and sometimes I feel bad and want to help out a newbie. Now I understand they are other ways of helping them out too 🙂
    Thanks for the tips Ryan and I’ll have to check out your latest eBook for my collection. Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. Hello Ryan,

    We are into trust building business. The better we convince people, held their trust up the more success we achieve.

    Indeed this process takes a bit long and moves like a tortoise but one we are in into this, we can have all the
    joy, happiness and good friends all over the world.

    We should know that what are we going to produce, the matter would be worth of the time for our readers and
    mainly they should feel a connection when going through our blogs.

    Thanks for the share.

    Have a great Weekend ahead 🙂


  15. Amen to that Freddy. I dig the use of the consistent word because all friendships I built and all feature opportunities flowed my way because I consistently and persistently created and connected. If you keep at it, goodness does the tide turn steadily, then, in torrent like fashion.

  16. Simon that is smart advice my friend. Thinking of your fellow bloggers, building bonds and finding a match between your pitch and their community needs is the way to go.

  17. Simon Zaku Says:

    Cool tips as usual, Ryan!

    Being someone who has gotten a few replies from you, I can say “I was LUCKY”.

    Because here’s the thing…

    I was just starting out so all I thought of was just “me” and not you.

    I didn’t think of the time I was asking for and all of that.

    I made a lot of mistakes during that time which I’ve learnt about.

    2 rules here:

    1. It should be about them.
    2. It should be worth their time.

    Thanks once more, Ryan!

    Really appreciate the replies.

    Simon Zaku.

  18. Hey Ryan!

    Building relationships with multiple people through the internet takes a little bit of time and effort but it is always a smart idea to do so. You have to build a healthy network that you know will help you get your ideas to a high level of success.

    I know you are a master in networking and sharing value all over the blogosphere, Ryan!

    I think being consistent with the exposure and value you want to bring to your niche’s audience – is an important key to getting your name to be known by a few people. You can start reaching out once you know people are aware that you do put in the work to expand and build.

    Your tips and knowledge are always super helpful and welcome!


    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers! 😀

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