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The Guest Post Offer You Need To Say No To
Life is busy.
Sometimes we get overwhelmed. Like me trying to design 7 WordPress themes in 7 days…who the hell was I kidding? It’s day 5 and I’ve only got 3 done.
When life gets busy, blogging gets pushed to the backburner. And you feel guilty about it. I hear you, I do.
And having bloggers who write quality stuff guest post is a great idea.
Here’s what isn’t a good idea.
I received these two this week alone and I usually receive once a week.
I’m interested in writing a guest post within your blog. Please let me know that in which format, I may send the post.
Looking forward to your kind reply.
Presumptuous bastard, isn’t he?
My name is Brianne and I am a writer and a blogger. I’m just getting in touch to ask if you’re open to reviewing content from freelance. If so, I’d love to put together a high-quality article written specifically for the site.
There is absolutely no charge for this and no strings attached; the only thing I would ask in return is that I’m able to include two do follow links to the sites of my choosing within the article – nothing shady or unethical, just one of the professional businesses I freelance for and I have some ideas that I think your readers would love:
1. Find The Pros & Cons Of SEO
2. Tips To Harmonize Google+ With Other Social Media
3.Basic Fundamentals of SEO Link Building
Do let me know if you’re interested, and if so I can get something written for you over the course of the next few days.
Brianne did her research and I applaud her for it.
Would I let her guest post? Hell bloody no. Notice that she’s doing me a favor and not charging me but would instead like two dofollow links in return?
I responded to both stating that backlinks from my blog are not for sale .
One thing I learned about in niche internet marketing is, there’s such a beast that exists called PLR articles. Private Label Rights articles. Sometimes sold in limited quantities, cause no one wants to get slapped by Google for duplicate content.
Instead of writing their own articles from scratch, internet marketers purchase these articles and replace words with synonyms and rearrange sentences using a spinning software or web based spinning app. Takes 5 minutes at the most. Usually results in a crappy article. Exactly how I use to write my junior high school reports using the encyclopedia back in the day. My teachers didn’t care much and my reports would be graded an 80 at the least. I have higher standards for my blog.
These “bloggers/writers”, aren’t doing you a favor by offering to guest post. They need to submit their articles anywhere with a good Page Rank or good Alexa to get back links to their client’s site. A client who’s paying them. Why shouldn’t you get paid?
Be wary of these emails. If you haven’t received any yet, you may soon. With Google kicking link farm ass, SEO agencies in need of back links for their clients are scrambling for sites to submit posts to.
If you want to help ’em out, that’s cool, but make sure you’re bloody getting paid for it and you have the right to read, revise or deny their post. AND be sure to state it’s a sponsored post from a guest blogger. If Brianne had offered to pay me, and her post was something that could help y’all, and the links she requested didn’t lead to crap, I would have accepted.
Be wary of favors and remember, your blog, is valuable. You may get legitimate requests to guest post from bloggers who want increased exposure. This is cool. Be sure to check out their website and see what they’ve been writing and expect the one back link they request to lead to their blog. Otherwise, charge ’em and mark the post as sponsored and no-follow their links.
That’s all my peeps. This post was inspired by TheJackB’s post, Dad Bloggers Get Paid To Blog. Give it a read. Your time is valuable. Your writing is valuable.
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