How to Get More Paid Guest Post Offers for your Blogs

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

On Guest Crew, there’s already several campaigns worth $$$ are running and some of our members are earning money on regular basis.

So why aren’t you getting enough paid offers?

To answer this question, we thought to compile an article and mention some tips by which your blog can attract even more potential advertisers.

Paid Offers

Paid Offers

1) Get a good theme – There are so many good looking themes available, it is absolutely criminal if your blog is still having a crappy looking theme.

2) Get rid of those sidebar links – Having a bunch of out going links from your blog’s sidebar makes your blog look like a paid link dumping spot. If you have sold your blogroll space, would suggest you to keep those links and once their time is over, get rid of those links and never sell anymore.

3) Stats and Activity – Alexa rank, Domain authority etc. can be easily improved. Just make sure to comment on related blogs, do at least 50 to 100 comments daily without spamming. Leave high quality comments that has value. It alone will help you with these things:

  • You will have lower alexa rank, and when I say lower, I mean – Under 50k easily.
  • Your blog posts will get a lot of comments. This alone is enough to attract the majority of the advertisers. Every one wants an active and busy blog with a good community around it.
  • Increase in Social Shares – More Facebook likes, Google +, tweets and other social shares will improve.

4) Charge reasonably – I know you love your blog and think it is really valuable, but charging an insane amount for a paid post will surely turn away many advertisers.

Charge Reasonably

Charge Reasonably

When you add a blog on Guest Crew, you will find a field that says – “coins”. You need to put something reasonable there. I have seen smaller blogs putting 1k to 5k coins in that field. That won’t get you any paid offers… 1 coin = $1. No one is going to pay $5000 for a post on your blog. Be practical – charge $50 to $100 depending on your stats.

Be reasonable and practical, charge the lowest at which you can accept a post.

5) Write for top sites – Do you have an author account on a huge PR6+ media site or an A-list blog. It can be anything from Mashable, lifehacker, nytimes, wallstreet journal, business insider, techcrunch etc.

If you have an author, contributor, editor account on any top site where you can post an article and give the advertiser a backlink – you can charge some pretty solid fees for it.

6) Be active on Guest Crew – Offers are taken away pretty fast. Say an advertiser launches a campaign and he gets some pretty solid offers in the next few hours. He might not wait for more, and select one from the offers available to him.

Guest Crew

Guest Crew

If you don’t check Guest Crew multiple times a day, you might miss out on good offers.

7) Don’t negotiate – If an offer says $100, don’t counter-offer it by saying we need $120, $150 or $180 for it.

Don't Negotiate

Don’t Negotiate

If the offer says $100, you will be paid $100 for it.

It is like – take it or leave it.

If you are not happy to take $100 for that particular offer, reject it.

8) Work on your blog – Use other methods to promote your blog. Do blog commenting, do guest blogging, be active on your social pages and promote your blog all the time. Advertisers don’t always look for link juice – they look for what else you can offer. If your blog has good traffic that can convert – it is surely a big plus.

9) Add content – Guest posts, sponsored guest posts, paid posts etc. should always be kept to a minimum. If you take 10 such posts a month, make sure to add another 10 to 15 very high quality editorial posts in between.

The bottom line is – work on your blogs – if your blog has value, advertisers will surely pay to get a mention from your blog.

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32 responses to “How to Get More Paid Guest Post Offers for your Blogs”

  1. Wow Uttoran Sen, that’s a nice post. After reading your post I am eager to join guestcrew. Dont know about others but I really like your post and your approach, the way you laid down tips in a simple way. Will look forward for my joining guestcrew.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Souvik mallick,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      Glad you liked the articles and the presentation,

      looking foreword to welcome you onboard,
      Uttoran Sen,

  2. Emmanuel says:

    One thing ought to be clarified as well, it isn’t every sponsored post that is worth the money.

    I have received to one sponsored post valued at $250 but at the end, the post will be linking to a casino website.

    How is that going to benefit my readers? At the end, I am likely to get my blog penalized.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Emmanuel,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      Surely, one needs to pick and choose, if something is Ir-relevant, it should be rejected… casino in your example is an entertainment niche, so it surely is off topic for you.

      Uttoran Sen,

  3. Reginald says:

    Hey mate,

    Thanks for sharing. I think charging is important. Don’t just charge $100 or $500 for something.

    Make sure the money is worth it before anything else.

    Take care!

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Reginald,
      good to see you here and thanks for your comments,

      surely, we have some new features underway, I guess another week and will have those live…
      Am planning on a “pay later” system, so that the advertisers won’t have to pay upfront.

      Uttoran Sen,

  4. Hiten says:

    Hi Uttoran,

    It’s great to be at your blog.

    I’ve never really considered accepting paid guest posts or sponsored posts for my blog before. You’re post has made me think that doing so could be a useful form of income.

    Thank you and Happy New Year!

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Hiten,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      Glad to know that you are considering to accept sponsored guest posts on your blog, that will surely boost your income.
      Happy new year,

      Uttoran Sen,

  5. frank joseph says:

    I love the idea of getting paid guest post on my blog, am going to try it out and if it works out… I will be sharing it on my blog to let other bloggers know about it- But then it is going to be a paid post from you πŸ˜€

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey frank,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      glad to know that you are looking foreword to start paid posts on your blog,
      make sure to add your blog on the guest crew system, you will get plenty of paid posts offers,

      Uttoran Sen,

  6. Amit Kumar says:

    Hiii Uttoran,
    Brilliant post. you mentioned some very great informations and different ideas in this post. I knew some actual and correct way to Get More Paid Guest Post offers.

    your 7th no. point “Don’t negotiate” are much valuable. thanks for sharing this awesome post with us.

    Amit Kumar

  7. Charmie says:

    Indeed a great and useful post to apply. I am already towards guest blogging and social media marketing stuffs.

    Thanks a ton. πŸ™‚

  8. Fauzul says:

    Nice tips, I’ll have to work harder to get my blog noticed and especially improve on blog commenting.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Fauzul,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      Yes, blog commenting is an important part of blogging, looking foreword to see you around the blogosphere,
      Uttoran Sen,

  9. Rajesh Jhamb says:

    Hello Uttoran Sen,
    This is 1st time I am visiting your blog and found it very useful.
    Such a great article you wrote.
    I like all tips to get Guest Paid post.
    Thanks for sharing

  10. Edward Chung says:

    Thanks a lot for the informative article. I have any tried paid blogging before. Will surely want to try in 2014 or 2015. A very good quality article!

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Edward Chung,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      glad you are considering paid posts, it will surely add more revenue options for your blog,
      Uttoran Sen,

  11. Riya khurana says:

    Hey Uttoran Sen
    Its not easy to get more Guest Paid post. First of all we should have High PR Blog and Very good DA.
    we should be active on social media otherwise no will pay us for guest post.
    Really nice tips πŸ™‚
    happy blogging

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Riya khurana,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      surely, without having a good blog you can’t get paid offers,
      You mentioned PR and DA, but even with poor DA and PR, if your blog is over all active with social shares and comments, you can still enjoy plenty of paid guest post offers …

      I looked into your blog, seems like it is a very new blog with only 2 posts so far… it needs a lot of work before you get any paid posts for it,

      Uttoran Sen,

  12. Riya khurana says:

    Yeah It is new blog but I have 3 more blogs also πŸ™‚
    Health oriented blog is just launched

  13. Aman Sareen says:

    It is not easy to get paid post for blogs for those blogs who not have PR DA quality blogs all the time they need, Apart if the you have quality, client is always make bargain to make price as low as he /she can make.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Aman,
      thanks for your comments,

      Surely, it is important to build a good blog, if you want to get more paid posts. Keep the blog well maintained, build your social following etc.

      Uttoran Sen,

  14. I loved this post. It gave me just what I needed today to get on the grind! I appreciate the feedback immensely!

  15. Vibhuti says:

    Very nice and informative post about guest posts. However it is not that easy but also not impossible. You have very creative writing skills. Keep sharing information like this. It helps newbies a lot πŸ˜€

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Vibhuti,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comments,

      It is very easy if you got a good site, not so much with a new site … but there’s plenty of paid gigs for everyone,

      glad you liked the post,
      Uttoran Sen,

  16. Milee Cyrus says:

    Practice makes person perfect is the best ever quote mad especially for bloggers is it??

  17. thank you for this helpful information., it gives me an idea on what to do once the ball starts to roll.

    I am playing to implement things mentioned around May-June. I probably reach 50k Alexa rank by then.

    I am on my 5 months in blogging. thanks for sharing

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