Making money online has always had been a top priority in the to-do list of every blogger. No matter how much a blogger emphasizes on how passionate he is about blogging, somewhere in the heart he must be surely thinking of generating money from his blog.
And that’s not a bad thing. A blogger does great hard work behind his blog to establish an online presence, so it is his right to think of making money. But not all bloggers are lucky enough to make money from their blogs. OR, they don’t know the exact method on how to make money online.
Making money isn’t always hard. Once you get a respectable PR, may be a PR3, then you will be able to generate money easily. Don’t know how ?
Make Money From Guest Posts.
If you have a good PR, you will get lots of guest posting requests for your blog. If you have a tech-blog then the requests will be 3-4 daily. So why not try to earn money from these guest posts !!
You might be unaware of the fact that the guest bloggers are actually link builders who publish an article on your blog and all the money goes into their pockets. They offer guest posting services to their clients who pay them to publish posts on high PR blogs.
Many times when a link builder approaches you with a guest post, you will find that article to be a list post. Such list posts make them a 3-figure sum or somewhere around it. You can read an ebook from a friend, Harneet Bhalla, on how he generated $600 from a single post.
Normally a link builder gets a great sum for each article he publishes on a high PR blog. Why I am saying a great sum ? I am saying that because they are ready to give you decent amount to publish the post. Every time when a link builder approaches me, I try to bargain with him and thus I see money getting collected in my PayPal account.
How to Make Money From Guest Posts Published On Your Own Blog?
It’s a very very simple task.
The first thing you need to do is try to maintain your blog by publishing an article on a regular basis. Don’t skip a day and be strict with your schedule.
Now when a guest blogger approaches you with a post, first of all have a look at the post. If the article is good, error-free, no grammatical mistakes and up to the topic of your blog; you are free to start the bargaining.
Reply his messages telling him that you are running on a tight schedule and don’t publish articles from guest bloggers. Also try to give him a hint that if he is ready to pay you a certain amount of money you will publish the article. Just give a small hint.
As I said before, that a guest blogger a.k.a. a link builder gets a really good amount for a single post, he will be willing to pay you the money. Normally you will be able to get around $30 for a single post which can go up depending on your bargaining skills and the budget of the link builder. (I have managed to make around $70 for a single post – it wasn’t a sponsored post but a guest post)
But Google Hates Link Selling ……….
OK, this one is the most scary thing for bloggers.
See you are accepting guest posts, so you are giving a link back to other blogs or websites. In the same way you are asking for money to publish the guest posts. You will do the same thing, give a link back or two to the respective site. Google won’t know it unless you start doing it in excess.
If you start selling links that point to a low-quality site then Google will become suspicious of your activities and then you will have something to worry about. But if you are smart enough and know the meaning of link quality then you will face no problems.
But try to publish articles that are written by you at least twice a week. Also be sure to accept guest posts, sorry paid guest posts that are of good quality and that supports your blog niche.
Don’t accept too many posts in a bid to make more money. Be sure to update your blog with quality content and try to publish some articles that are written by you. Also don’t forget building links to your own blog.
Ask for a Payment only from a LINK BUILDER.
Guest posts are the best way to build some high quality permanent links. So there are many bloggers who are trying to build links to their blogs to achieve a good PR and a good position in the SERPs.
So whenever you get a guest post request, always check where the link is pointing to. If it is pointing to a personal blog of that guest blogger, then he is not a link builder and you must not ask for any money from him.
If the article is of good quality and you feel it is OK to publish it, you must do it.
So What’s Your Take ?
That’s all from my side. It’s now your turn to let me know of what you think of this way to make money from guest posts? Is it OK to ask for some payment from a link builder or is it a bad practice?
I am looking forward to your feedback; you should try to make money from guest posts or not?