If you have been getting emails from certain content writers and other bloggers to be featured on your blog, it is important to know that accepting such guest posts could be an extra source of income for you. As a mom who believes in always seeking extra income outside your regular job, I think if you own a blog you should consider the idea of making money from accepting banners, links and guest post blogs.
According to the site Kitchen Treaty, sponsored posts allow them to balance the loss in ad revenue. Although there are different variations to guest or sponsored posts, the motive is the same. Guest posting is not just the latest trend among internet marketers and bloggers to grow their blogs and get backlinks, it is a popular and an effective technique. At the end of the day most people prefer guest blogging over article marketing because of the quality of links and exposure that is generated from a high quality blog. So if you are a blogger on a high authority blog you have a stronger edge in generating extra income from accepting guest posts or sponsored content.
Flow Ink, an award winning digital agency within Hertfordshire UK uses this process to drive the right traffic to the websites of their clients. Guest posts while lucrative, remains an inexpensive way to gain backlinks. With the Penguin update as highlighted by Matt Cutts, gaining quality links have become more difficult, thus guest blogging has become an internet marketer’s best friend.
While you should be wary of the content you accept, considering that the content is relevant to your blog and readership, it is important to label or highlight the article as sponsored if you are taking payment for it. As mentioned on Woorank there are good reasons to accept guest posts but you should understand that many content writers who submit these posts get paid to do so and most of the time, are using bloggers to make money.
There is nothing wrong in collecting payment for accepting guest posts on your blog. However you still have to consider your readership and how beneficial such posts can be to them. If at the end of the day it is serving every parties interest, then it is good business.