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I haven’t posted on this blog in almost five years. Over the past year, I’ve made only $10 through Google AdSense. To see whether regular blog posting actually matters, I’m going to do an experiment. I’m going to commit to posting to this blog once a day for the next year. I’m also going to familiarize myself a little bit more with guest posting by allowing people to guest post on my site. I’ve heard you can really boost SERP results and profits through guest posting.
If you want to guest post on my site, please make sure your content relates to one of the topics in the list below. Also, your content must be free of grammar (no serial commas) and spelling mistakes, factually correct and not published elsewhere on the internet.
Here are the five different topics that experts say will be most profitable in 2023:
Send the content to firstname.lastname@example.org with MAKEMONEY in the subject line, or click here and submit the content via an inquiry form. I’ll respond within 48 hours to update you on my publishing schedule. Also, feel free to ask me for a piece of free content that you can publish on your own site, allowing us to both link back and forth to one another.
Let’s find out if the experts are correct. For today’s post, we’re going to look at five ways guest posting can make you and me money, as well as how guest posting works and how much it costs.
Why Is Guest Posting So Important?
To create a blog, you must have content. The more content you have, the more likely it is that the audience will find valuable insights and takeaways, leading to increased engagement and revenue from clicks on links and ads.
Do you know how long it takes to create a 500-word blog post? About 1 hour and 20 minutes to 2.5 hours.
Crafting a compelling 500-word blog post requires a writer to dedicate approximately 30 minutes to an hour to conduct thorough research. Once the research is complete, the writer invests an additional 30 to 60 minutes in composing the new content. Finally, the writer spends an additional 20 to 30 minutes meticulously editing and refining the post into a polished final draft.
Because it takes so long to create content that actually drives results, many people find creating content time-consuming and monotonous. For those who aren’t good writers, creating content can even become overwhelming. If you don’t enjoy writing, have little SEO experience or require multiple posts in a day, outsourcing the content creation process may be necessary.
This is where guest posting comes in and saves the day!
With guest posting, you don’t have to create content. You let people create the content for you and then publish it on your site as a guest post. The only usual requirement that guest posters have is to link back to their website. Most of the time, though, these links come embedded within the content they provide to you for you to publish on your site.
How Much Does Guest Posting Cost?
You can let people guest post on your site for free! This no-cost method for acquiring content makes your blog more enjoyable, increases website traffic and increases click-through rates.
Not everyone, though, is going to give you content for free, especially those who already have a website with high domain authority (DA). If you have the funds to pay for guest posts, you can use the guide below to help you establish a budget:
• 20+ DA: $30 - $100 per post
• 30+ DA: $100 - $550 per post
• 40+ DA: $550 - $15,000 per post
Remember, publishing guest post content from websites with a high DA makes it easier and faster to boost traffic to your site and increase your money-making potential. This doesn’t mean you can’t increase traffic with content from websites with lower DAs; it will just take longer to achieve higher traffic.
5 Ways Guest Posting Makes Money
Monetize each post on your site and start generating income today. Maximize your blog's earning potential with these five proven methods.
1. Attract Affiliate Traffic
For every guest post you publish on your blog (as well as all other posts), make sure to add affiliate links. Let’s say Bob from Bob’s Builders sent you content to publish as a guest post on your site. The content will, of course, include a link back to Bob’s Builders’ website, but you can also add relevant affiliate links to the content. If someone clicks on the affiliate link and makes a purchase, you’ll earn money. The Amazon Affiliate Program is an excellent place to get free affiliate links that you can make money from.
2. Use Google AdSense
Making money through your blog is all about diversifying and getting as many eggs in your basket as possible. One of those eggs should be Google AdSense. AdSense isn’t going to make you rich, but it’s a free ad platform that integrates well with almost any site and is definitely worth adding to your website. When your blog starts attracting 25,000 visitors a month, you can start exploring other ad platforms.
3. Unlock Referral Rewards
In addition to affiliate links, you can add referral links to all guest posts to generate more money. Just make sure any referral links you embed are relevant to the content being discussed. For example, if the guest post content focuses on traveling, you don’t want to include a referral link to a mattress store. Instead, you should use one that relates to a travel website or travel products.
4. Sell Paid Courses
Selling courses is one of the easiest ways to make money online, and you can include a link to your paid courses in the guest posts you publish on your site. Think about it. Do you have a special experience or skill set that others can use to make money? You can write down this special experience or skill in the form of a writing course and then sell it to people. Imagine selling a $3.99 course to 1,000 people. That’s $3,990. I’m going to create my own course on the top 10 places I have made money online and sell it for $10. I’ll update this blog post in the future to give you a link to the course.
5. Spread Brand Awareness
The final proven method we’ll explore that can help make money through blog posting comes from spreading brand awareness. The more you share and the more accessible you make your blog, the more people will read it, and the more people will click on any embedded ads and links. Spreading brand awareness about your blog is easy, especially when you start guest posting on other people’s sites and include backlinks to your site.
Any time you create content to serve as a guest post on someone else's website, make sure to adhere to the following tips; these tips will maximize the monetary value of the content:
Start Making Money With Guest Posting Today!
Now that you know what a guest post is and that you can take advantage of it for free, let’s start growing your blog with a free guest post from me. Simply email me at email@example.com with MAKEMONEY in the subject line, and I’ll review your website or blog and send over a free piece of content with the backlink to my site already embedded. All you have to do is publish it on your blog.
You’ll want to optimize the post (and all other blog posts) for SEO purposes to get the most traffic possible. Don’t know anything about SEO? That’s okay; you can click here to learn why I use SEO, or you can email me, and I’ll walk you through optimizing the post on your site.
Want to guest post on my site? Join me on a profitable guest posting journey today, and let's collaborate to share engaging content. Get in touch with me right away to start making money! Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line MAKEMONEY or click here.
Down here in the sticks of the Bluegrass State, we country folks sure do love getting muddy and going off-road in our jacked-up diesel trucks. Many times, though, we take things a little too far and find ourselves stuck. We also tend to mess things up on our trucks. But that's not a problem because we have a diesel mechanic here in my area who does top-notch work on diesel vehicles.
Regardless of your age, if you have a desire to work on diesel engines, it's never too late to establish a career in this line of work. Best of all, this is a job that tends to pay quite well and is accompanied by a high level of job stability.
There are several steps that you'll need to complete before earning the legitimate title of diesel mechanic in Kentucky. Sure, without following these steps, you can open your own shop and perform a variety of diesel-related tasks, but you won't be able to acquire insurance for your shop, nor will you be able to attract a lot of customers.
As soon as you decide you want to become a diesel mechanic in Kentucky, it'll be beneficial to secure a job at a local diesel shop. Even if you're only running the cash register or sweeping the shop's floor, any and all experience will be beneficial.
Go to School
You don't have to go to an actual college or university to become a diesel mechanic, but vocational training is required. Keep in mind that working on diesel engines is much different than working on gas engines, and because of this, diesel mechanic programs are not the same as regular mechanic curricula. The average diesel mechanic program tends to be about two to three years in length. Most programs also come with job placement help, which can be of the utmost value once you graduate.
Get Your Licensure
Once you graduate from your post-secondary training program, you'll then have to acquire your licensure. Most licensure programs require you to pay a fee and pass an exam. Part of the exam will likely be hands-on, while the other part will be a multiple-choice test.
Land a Job
Hopefully, the school that you complete your training at will offer a job placement program. As a result, you'll already have a job lined up once you graduate. If the school doesn't offer job placement, you'll have to search for a job yourself, but there's no need to fret. Diesel mechanics in Kentucky tend to be in high demand due to the extensive training and knowledge that they must possess, so it shouldn't be hard for you to find a job.
Becoming a diesel mechanic does take quite a bit of training and requires lots of experience, but it's definitely a career field you should look into if you like working on diesel engines.
Freelance writing. Is this a career path that you're thinking about jumping into? If so, you should first realize that even though making the jump is the first step, the fall down can be quite bumpy (as well as tickle your stomach a time or two) before you land on solid ground.
Unfortunately, for some of you, there is no solid ground to land on. Although writing skills can be practiced and mastered over time, there's one thing that always remains true about successful freelance writers: you either are one or you aren't.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that establishing a successful freelance writing career takes time!
I freelanced for 1.4 cents a word for nearly 3 1/2 years before I landed a gig that now pays me about $750 a week. 3 1/2 years was a long time, but it was during those years that I was able to get a feel for what freelance writing was. I learned how to deal with clients and how to properly network with both clients and other freelancers.
Was writing for peanuts (pennies) for 3 1/2 years worth the wait? Most definitely! But it should be noted that I was blessed enough to be at a point in my life where working 20 hours for $200 a week was feasible and paid the bills. I know that not everyone can survive on $200 a week, and I couldn't have had it not been for my husband making the money that he did.
I wrote a blog post earlier for a client about the mindset of a boxer. This is exactly what you need to have if you want to be successful as a freelance writer.
You must persevere through those days when there is no work (it's on these days that you need to be marketing yourself), you must have the courage to take on an assignment that you're not quite sure about, and you must find what motivates you.
And as any true writer will tell you, it's not the money that primarily motivates you to write. Instead, it's your passion for writing!
Writing is what I love to do, and I am very blessed that I have found clients who are willing to pay me for the content that I produce for them.
My hope is to expand my clientele as well as my writing skills and, hopefully, keep living this dream that I've been living for the past several years. Don't get me wrong, this dream is not perfect. I most definitely have difficult days just like everyone else, but for the most part, being a freelance writer is more than I could have ever hoped for.
If you have content that you need created for your website, blog, signage, etc., please contact us today. With a deep passion for writing and top-notch communication skills, we are confident we can create the content you're in need of.