Feb 27 2008

Make Money From Your Guest Posts

With the sponsored post era ended or at least put on hold, I’ve had to make money different ways. A lot of my earnings have been through affiliate marketing, hired posting, google adsense, and guest posting (in that order).

How Can You Make Money Guest Posting?

Blogging is a weird industry when it comes to making money online. Often times people want to keep blogging, because it is a good passive income, but just can’t find the time. It’s good enough to have for extra money, but not good enough for a full time job. On several blogs, that’s where I’ve come in.

Blogs about blogging and making money online are easy to write for. There is always a new affiliate program, “fad”, or something interesting. Most of the time you can relate one thing to another and throw in an affiliate link.

Pepperjam is a good example of this. Pepperjam has hit the blogosphere hard, but people still haven’t heard of it. Pepperjam pays $5 per referral. So one guest post about Pepperjam can get you a few extra bucks. One of my guest posts about Pepperjam ran me $15 and it’s still the top story, so it could be even more.

Tips and Rules of Guest Posting for Money

I allow our bloggers to promote their own affiliates if they want, but many ask anyways. That is good practice. I would strongly encourage you to ask the person you are guest blogging for if you could plug in an affiliate link or two.

You want the blogger to ask you back, right? Go above just writing the post. Promote it, link to it, tell people about it. This way they will have to have you back and get even more traffic the next post. This not only helps you and your affiliate link, but the blogger as well.

Don’t just do it for the money. Make sure the post adds value to the blog. If it doesn’t it’s… well… spam?

Being a good ‘guest’ you have to treat it like it was your own. Would you post this on your blog?

Final Words

Earning money guest posting is not a new idea. Just by putting your name on a guest post and a link to your site, you have the potential to earn more money. That one (or more) extra visitor could go to your site and sign up for everything you write about. Or not.

Guest posting is very important to brand your own name and blog. Earning money from it is a nice perk.

Have you earned money from your guest posts?

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4 Comments on this post


  1. Forest Parks said:

    Thanks for the idea.

    I signed up to Pepperjam but am yet to use it for anything.

    I am doing a book review right now and tried to find an affiliate link where I could link to the book but no luck.

    February 27th, 2008 at 5:50 pm
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    how about amazon? barnes and noble? borders?

    I think I’ve got affiliates for all three

    February 27th, 2008 at 5:52 pm
  3. Shanker Bakshi said:

    I never think like that, must say its a thought provoking post, which provide one lots of food for thought.

    February 28th, 2008 at 1:27 am
  4. sukosaki said:

    I haven’t tried this yet, I think it’s just that I am not 100% confident in my content, yet.

    I have looked at blogs that accept guests posts, but haven’t pulled that trigger. I just might be able to now, thanks for the motivation!

    February 28th, 2008 at 2:22 pm


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