If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may know that I’m always looking for ways to save time, like I keep saying, my time is precious, as I’m sure yours is too, which is why I always appreciate you taking the time to check out my blog, leaving a comment and sharing my posts.
I love being able to do things quickly and efficiently, and by using as little time and resources as possible to get the results I want, whether it’s writing a great post, creating an infographic, recording a YouTube video or promoting my latest blog post even.
Blog marketing and promotion takes a lot of hard work, time and resources. One very essential marketing channel to tap into is doing blogger outreach.
Blogger outreach, reaching out and connecting with influencers in your industry, other bloggers, etc.
Over time this technique has proven to be a far more effective method for bloggers and small businesses alike to promote their content, products and services and what not, and to help them tap into an already established target audience and customer base.
Doing research and reaching out and connecting with influencers, whether it’s through social media or through email or Skype, or by any other means of communication, is immensely time consuming, not to mention the tools and resources needed.
And if you’re doing any blogger outreach work for clients, then I can’t imagine just how much time and energy you have to put into this.
Well thanks to three talented internet marketers, the creators of NinjaOutreach, you can now save a lot more time and have all the tools required to do effective blogger outreach all under one roof.
Welcome to NinjaOutreach.
When NinjaOutreach was brought to my attention about a month ago by my good friend Lorraine Reguly from WordingWell, and by Dave Schneider himself, (one of the founders of NinjaOutreach), I was quite excited to give it a wiz around, mainly because I knew of a lot of bloggers that were doing blogger outreach work, and would love to know about this useful software, and also because I can’t stay away from shiny new things 🙂
So what is this Ninja Outreach software all about?
Just to be clear about what this is, NinjaOutreach is an outreach and prospecting software for bloggers and entrepreneurs, or in fact for anyone looking for a more efficient and rapid way to reach out and connect with industry influencers, such as other bloggers, small businesses, freelancers, agency’s etc.
The company is a relatively new startup, but one that’s getting a lot of attention due to what it has to offer in it’s category, and of course of how it can save you a lot of time using it to do blogger outreach.
NinjaOutreach is an all-in-one online outreach tool which gives it’s users the ability to do the following:
- Search for prospects and influencers, currently there’s over 1 million added to their database.
- Build contacts/prospects lists.
- Create and manage email outreach templates.
- Get access to a ton of other unlimited features.
So how does it work and what can it be used for?
I’ll give you an example of how I might use NinjaOutreach myself below, but rather than me describe to you exactly how this software works, I’d really encourage you to head over to the NinjaOutreach homepage and check out the short but very useful quick demo video.
Once you’ve paid for a software plan that suits your needs and requirements, you can start searching for prospects immediately, and begin researching and building your contacts list.
So here’s how I might use the software myself.
Let’s say I was thinking about putting together an experts list post about list building, to be published as a guest post on another blog.
I would simply use NinjaOutreach to do a search for something like “how to build an email list” or “list building tips for bloggers”, something along those lines.
What NinjaOutreach would then do is head out to a bunch of reliable sources such as Alexa, Google, Moz etc and generate results of relevant websites, pages complete with social and SEO insights and metrics, contact details, traffic and engagement information and a lot more.
I can then start sifting through this information and add any appropriate ones to my custom prospects lists for later on.
I can also import a bunch of URL’s that I might want to research, or export to CSV to view later on. The video on the NinjaOutreach homepage will show how this is done so please do view it.
Once I have my list of prospects, I can then begin constructing my outreach email template, or use one of the ready-made templates provided, to send out to those blog authors, asking them if they would be interested in being featured in an experts list guest post.
It doesn’t stop there, I can also use NinjaOutreach to find suitably targeted guest post friendly blogs to get my guest post published on using the method outlined above.
This is just an example of how I might use NinjaOutreach, there are many uses for it, for example you can use it to search for:
- Guest post friendly posts.
- Blogs that are hosting giveaways and contests.
- Blogs that publish product reviews.
- Blogs that accept sponsored posts and more…
So is this for everyone?
Err, yes, but not if you don’t want to add yet another thing onto your list of things to do…
However if you’re incorporating outreach into your blogging strategy, and want to save time and resources by being able to quickly and easily search, find and connect with new influencers, businesses and other bloggers, create new relationships in your niche industry, which is pretty much what a lot of bloggers and most businesses are wanting to do these days, then this is definitely worth your time and money for sure, that’s how I see it.
Ninja Outreach Review: Pros And Cons
OK so let’s look at some of the pros and cons of using NinjaOutreach. I’ve only been using it myself for about a month, I’m still yet to explore a lot of the features and do a few more legitimate blogger outreach. Let’s start with the good old pros.
- Affordable, the bloggers plan for example will only set you back a cool $19 per month.
- You get 14-days to trial it out.
- Easy to use, simple user interface.
- Great help with practical tutorials available in the knowledge database.
- Huge time saver, ultimately that’s the biggest selling point here.
- Over 1 million influencers already added to their database.
So how about the cons then? To be really honest I hate using the word “cons”, so I’ll just call it, some points of minor concern. I couldn’t really find much fault with NinjaOutreach, however here’s two that might be a slight concern for anyone interested.
- Relatively new startup, and with anything new, there’s always the trust factor issue. But I’m pretty confident in this software in general, I’ve read many great positive reviews about it already, and know a few other bloggers that I’ve connected with myself that are using it.
- My one other concern with NinjaOutreach is with regards to email spam, emails sent from the software could be flagged up and I think that could cause some issues I don’t know. I’m not too sure how this is handled by NinjaOutreach, my only thought is that once the software has been established a little more, and a lot more people within the industry know about it and are using it, then this might not be so much of an issue.
Would I personally recommend this software?
Yes definitely, the biggest selling point of this software for me is how much time you’re going to save using it to do blogger outreach, so if you want to save yourself a ton of time researching influencers, getting access to important metrics, connecting with like minded bloggers, freelancers and agency’s in your niche, and if you want to do all those things under one roof, then NinjaOutreach is absolutely recommended.
Read below to see how you can win 1 year’s free access to this useful software.
Win 1 year’s worth of FREE access with Small Agency Plan on NinjaOutreach
OK so the moment you’ve been waiting for peeps, the chance for you to win yourself 1 year’s worth of Free access with a Small Agency Licence worth $261.
I only have 1 license to give away, so for the lucky winner, here’s what you get with this plan:
- 2 Users.
- 1,500 Contacts.
- Unlimited searches.
- Unlimited features.
- Chrome extension.
How to enter!
This contest is pretty straight forward, to be in with the chance to win, you simply need to leave me a very thoughtful comment below via Google+, tell me why and how you think this software will be of use and value to you! And give it a thumbs up here as well.
You have until Wednesday the 17th June to enter, the winner will be decided upon, announced and notified by myself via on the 18th June 2015.
Please play fair and leave one comment per participant, however you can share as many times as you want.
All the best, and thanks for reading and participating.
If you want more chances of winning this software, check out the following blog posts / reviews that are running the contest too.
Your blogging friend – Fabrizio Van Marciano.
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I have not purchased this software myself, I was simply given a free license by OutreachNinja about a month ago, to test out the features and usefulness of the software. I am providing my own personal review, thoughts and opinions on the software, and NinjaOuteach was kind enough to provide me with 1 free license to give away in a contest (outlined above). I personally do not provide reviews or recommendations to products or services that I have not used or whole heartedly trust in.