Guest posting has become one of the most effective ways to promote your blog and gain exposure from blogs that have bigger audiences.
Through Triberr, I announced that I accept guest posts from anyone who wants to gain some exposure, get their post retweeted by 60 other members of the two tribes I’m a member of and get their post promoted through my social networking accounts. I immediately got a response from Chris Hutton of Liter8 Ideas. He’s a freelance writer and has just recently overhauled his blog so that explains why there isn’t much post in there. He wrote about how important it is to treat every social networking platform differently and the importance of matching your message with the platform that you are utilizing.
He has done a good job with the post and now we’re both sitting hoping he would get some traffic from the said guest post. Pondering upon what he has done, I thought about many other talented writers out there doing guest blogging for free with the hopes of getting exposure and traffic from more established or bigger blogs. Several months ago, in a conversation with Shannyn of Frugal Beautiful and other personal finance bloggers, most of them revealed that they started guest blogging with the same hopes – getting some backlinks and crossing their fingers hoping for some traffic to start coming in yet most of them were disappointed.
Carol Tice of Make a Living Writing shared solid points on why she’s paying $50 for every guest post and why she’s not writing for $15 such as “not wanting to contribute to the current downward spiral in pay rates by accepting insulting pay”. Agreeing to a cheap labor will only encourage and even give some form of re-affirmation to those clients who do it.
So I did a bit of research and found some helpful resources which leads to blogs and organizations that actually pay their guest posters with fair rate.
1. Get Paid to Write: 5 Sites That Pay $50+ for Guest Posts and 35 More “Write-for-Pay” Sites - Yuwanda shared the top 5 sites that paid her with her guest post.
2. Write for Blogging Tips - One of the many companies that pay you when you write for them.
3. 75 “Write for Us” Pages - Deb Ng shared links to 75 websites that actually pay you when you write for them. Nothing is free these days, so as your writing.
There you have it! A compilation of links to websites that actually pay for your writing skills and time so you don’t have to write for free.