Making money through guest blogging or guest posting is quite popular today, especially among youngsters. As the name indicates, a guest blogger, is one who blogs for some other website. In return, the guest blogger receives a few backlinks, which he can use to popularize his website or blog. Once he posts the guest post or blog on another website, he cannot claim ownership for the same.
Do you get paid for this job? Yes, mostly! When guest posting was first introduced, the blogger used to receive only backlinks in return. However, nowadays, many websites give you money for your posts. If your posts are attractive, and have the potential to increase traffic to that particular website, you get paid well. These websites that pay you for your content are known as paid guest posting sites.
This article will tell you more about how you can earn money from a paid guest posting site, and how you can make the most of it.
Stay Away from Sites that ask you to Pay to Guest-Post for them
While you may be looking for a paid social guest-posting opportunity, you may across some websites or blogs that ask you to pay to get your post published. We recommend you stay away from these sites. These sites don't focus on the quality of the content that is getting published on their site. Instead, they only focus on the payment. As long as the blogger pays them, these site owners accept all types of content.
You look for a paid guest posting gig, because the backlinks can help to promote your brand and blog, don't you? Therefore, you should be careful to avoid these sites that demand payment from you, as they can cause a dent in your brand image.
Check the Site for its Style to Write Relevant Guest Blogs
The different search engines will tell you about the sites that require guest bloggers. Go through each of these sites, and choose the ones whose terms & conditions are clear. Some good sites will take time to accept your post, but it worth waiting for their approval, than writing for sub-standard sites. Before writing your posts, please check about the niches offered on those sites.
You can note the niches you are comfortable with so that you can know how much time you can devote to writing guest blogs. It is highly recommended that you go through a few articles posted on those sites, understand the style, and know the articles' popularity. This will give you an idea of how to pitch your blog to the administrators for approval.
Make your Guest Posts Attractive
Nothing sells better than good content. So, if you want to make decent money from paid guest blogging gigs, you have to be very careful about your content quality. Link back the post to your blog, so that readers can visit your blog, thereby increasing your traffic in the bargain. Make your blogs interesting and relevant. Give a glimpse of your confident personality in your blogs, and encourage them to respond by visiting the link of your blog.
Win-Win for Everyone
You guest post for them on their blog and they in turn guest post for you- what's not to like? Guest blogging provides awesome benefits for anyone who chooses to participate. There are probably more than 7 benefits but here is a list of my favorite reasons to guest post or guest host a blog.
1) Cast a Wider Net Over Target Audiences
All of these benefits stem from posting on blogs that target the same niche market as you. What does this mean for you? As a guest blogger, you're reaching a new audience that actually wants to hear what you have to say and you're increasing traffic to your website at the same time. As a network marketer you could try niche specific forums such as betternetworker.com and businessforhome.org.
2) Builds Web Presence
The more you're on the web the more people will begin to perceive that you're an "expert." You've already got one vote of confidence - the blogger for whom you're posting trusts you enough to let you talk to his readers. Try to guest post on authority websites if you can. These opportunities are slim because authority sites get hundreds of requests to guest blog each day but it's worth a shot. Getting approval to post on an authority site represents a big notch on your belt. You can always try to guest on less competitive blogs at first.
3) Find Guests of Your Own
By posting on other blogs you have an "in" to get relevant bloggers to write for you. It's natural that these guests might back link to your page from their blog so their followers can see what they wrote on your page. Quality backlinks are obviously desirable for SEO purposes. Oh yeah and getting more traffic to your blog.
4) Gain Lots of Exposure
Below are some ways you can build exposure using this technique for other bloggers:
* You can make money on guest posts.
* You can make money on shared ad revenues.
* Gain exposure to new readers.
A good place to start is aiming to post on 10 different blogs each month.
5) An Exercise in Excellence
A benefit of guest posting on other blogs is that you're writing outside your bubble and able to see how your content measures up against others in your industry. If the blog you're moonlighting on typically has a lot of responsive readers and your guest post gets very little attention, you'll know what to do.
6) Get More Social Media Activity
Another awesome benefit of guest posting is that you'll see the level of activity on your social media sites surge. This phenomenon makes sense. You post somewhere new, get more exposure and find more friends.
7) Fun Factor
Honestly, it's fun to guest post or host a guest on your blog. It's good for readers to see you change it up and good for you to challenge yourself by posting on other people's blogs. You're in the business of networking - you love meeting new people and making new connections. The next time you find yourself hitting the proverbial writer's block or find your blogging juices dry-up, get out of your bubble and guest post somewhere else for a day.