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I wrote a review about PostJoint back in June. They are a unique platform for sourcing high quality content for blogs. While other systems for obtaining guest posts are either free or the publisher pays for the content, PostJoint does the reverse. The writer of the content offers a post and five publishers offer to publish it.
They can offer to publish posts for free or the publisher can set a fee
for the time they have to spend editing and upgrading the post.
The writer then chooses the blog they prefer to have that content published on. They can also ask if the publisher will adjust the offer they’ve made. (The writer chooses whether they only want to see free offers or offers in a particular price range when they submit their content.)
No matter what you blog about, there are going to be topics of interest to your readers that aren’t your area of expertise. Sourcing quality content from PostJoint is a good way to fill in those blanks.
When I have plenty of content I only look at paid opportunities,
but when I need a post I also look at free opps.
As you can see in the screen capture of my PostJoint account above, I have made 57 offers and was selected 24 times. This percentage is higher than the average of 20% because my blogs have high PageRank, better stats, and more traffic than most blogs.
PostJoint provides information about each blog so it is easier
for writers to choose the blog they most want to publish on.
My 42% acceptance rate is also higher because I sweeten my offers with additional information about social sharing and upgrade my posts with images, videos, and sometimes introductions explaining how the post is relevant to my readers.
Making Offers on PostJoint
I encourage you to use PostJoint for sourcing content. But do follow these tips:
- Only publish content that is highly relevant to your readers.
- Add images and video to the posts. (Some writers will provide images, but most don’t at this time.)
- Encourage writers to create bios on your site if you have visible author bios. Alaina Frederick recently added the Fancier Author Box plugin here on GrowMap. Now that bios are visible I need to encourage my contributors to add their social accounts, blog url, and a few sentences about themselves.
The image to the left shows suggested amounts you might offer based on them monthly uniques of your site.
These are only suggestions. I usually offer $125 for posts for GrowMap and less for my other blogs. As I mentioned, I do make offers on free content. I also lower my offers when a writer has a limited budget.
Placing Content Using PostJoint
You can also have an account on the other side of PostJoint that allows you to place content. (Currently you need to use a different email address and log into the two sides separately.)
I have been meaning to write some posts and see what kind of offers I receive. The only reason I haven’t is lack of time. I will test out the view from the other side and write a follow-up post later on my experience.
NOTE: PostJoint will become paid for those wishing to place content –
probably within the next 1.5-2 weeks so now is the best time to try it.
The reason I got serious about using PostJoint was because I read James Weber’s PostJoint Review – How I Made 143 Dollars in Two Weeks. I encourage you to read the tips in his post on how to get chosen for paid offers.
I mentioned in the interview I did with Murray Newlands on Search Engine Journal about Content Marketing Solutions that as of April 2013 PostJoint had paid out over $100,000 was already at $143k by late June or early July (only 2-3 months later).
There is a growing demand for blog outreach and content marketing. It is too early to see what happens, but one thing is for sure:
Writers and bloggers need to increase the quality of everything
they do and focus on providing what their readers most want.
PostJoint is the best platform I’ve found for doing that to date. Here are some more posts to help you maximize the benefits you get from PostJoint:
- Kristi Hine’s Review of PostJoint
- Zac Johnson provides more detail on How to Use PostJoint
- Chris Fong shared similar screen shots to Zac is his PostJoint Review
Be sure to read The Future of Guest Blogging with PostJoint (And How to Protect Your Sites) and especially note the recommendations regarding author bios.
Also read How Guest Bloggers are Sleepwalking Their Way into Penalties – the post I’ve been thinking about writing (Thanks to James Finlayson for summing up the challenge) on the safest way to be doing content marketing.
PostJoint will help you meet writers and publishers
Be thinking about becoming an authority who has collaborations of other authorities in your niche.
The best incoming links need to come from different
authority writers and be published on different domains.
Who do you know – and more importantly – who knows you?
There is no time like now – especially if you want to place content while it is still free. Use these links to go directly to additional information about joining;
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