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You mean you added a blatant "write for us?"
Yes and no. It used to be white for us, just changed the title to advertise. Got spooked one time when I saw a post that having a write for us could be a flag for a penalty.
My train of thought was just reverse engineering now people go about getting guest posts and making sure when they are searching for guest post opportunities with their tools, they find me, but I'm also low-key if they do a manual check
Good business. These numbers are nothing out of the ordinary in SEO for the US and other English speaking countries. But if we talk about one hour a day, multiply that by four, build some more business structure and you will be banking half a million for sure.
I agree, it ain't a shitload, but considering how stupidly am banking it's not that bad. Do you really think there is a way to get it up? You know what, you got me thinking man

I dont understand, why do contributors need you? They make money from the traffic your website generators?

Before you were paying for post and content but now people want traffic so they pay you?
It's an SEO game. The moment I realized that's when the money started coming. They are in it just for the backlinks and to make sure the backlinks look natural
You might be thinking what's the ROI they get from my visitors? How are they monetizing them? But it's an SEO game. They don't give a shit about that. They are playing a card where they in the long run are going to have a site ranking based on those backlinks and get the traffic later

So it's $157 per post? Is writing included in that or do they have to write content themselves? Clients are agencies? From what countriesSo it's $157 per post? Is writing included in that or do they have to write content themselves? Clients are agencies? From what cuntries
It's kind of mixed, posts and sometimes links inserts. I always get the content, don't write it. If I don't like the style or what's written, I refuse to post it and they make a new one

Man, this is some sick stuff, it's been a while since I read this good story!

I was trying to do the same thing since I have a website with 400k+ organic traffic monthly and 50+ DA. Sadly my website is in low populated language area and there are not many marketing agencies that could actually pay me some bucks for this.
You might have diamond hands and don't realize it. Hit me up and I'll tell you 2 things you can do to make it work. You have the perfect metrics
 

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If its going so great, arent there ways to scale this?
To get multiple sites like that and open your own network of sites?
It might be because I'm just blatantly stupid and was treating this thing as a golden goose and not feeding it. I'm not saying by any means that I'm a smart guy. From from it
Not a single effort in those years went into growing the site or treating it as a real business. Nothing, no building backlinks, no onpage SEO, I still have the same damn theme I put like 7 years ago. And just I'm that stupid
You and @reaaski made me think
 

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It's an SEO game. The moment I realized that's when the money started coming. They are in it just for the backlinks and to make sure the backlinks look natural
You might be thinking what's the ROI they get from my visitors? How are they monetizing them? But it's an SEO game. They don't give a shit about that. They are playing a card where they in the long run are going to have a site ranking based on those backlinks and get the traffic later
So they are posting hyperlinks linking to their website in the article?
 

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Yes and no. It used to be white for us, just changed the title to advertise. Got spooked one time when I saw a post that having a write for us could be a flag for a penalty.
My train of thought was just reverse engineering now people go about getting guest posts and making sure when they are searching for guest post opportunities with their tools, they find me, but I'm also low-key if they do a manual check

I agree, it ain't a shitload, but considering how stupidly am banking it's not that bad. Do you really think there is a way to get it up? You know what, you got me thinking man


It's an SEO game. The moment I realized that's when the money started coming. They are in it just for the backlinks and to make sure the backlinks look natural
You might be thinking what's the ROI they get from my visitors? How are they monetizing them? But it's an SEO game. They don't give a shit about that. They are playing a card where they in the long run are going to have a site ranking based on those backlinks and get the traffic later


It's kind of mixed, posts and sometimes links inserts. I always get the content, don't write it. If I don't like the style or what's written, I refuse to post it and they make a new one


You might have diamond hands and don't realize it. Hit me up and I'll tell you 2 things you can do to make it work. You have the perfect metrics
I also have a thought to open my site for guest posting but I'm afraid of de-ranking if Google realize it.

But after some thoughts, if the contents are relevant, high-quality, it may boost my visitors number and new keywords. I often link out to wikipedia and there is no dropping visitor.

Is these stats good for it?
DR 11 (Ahrefs)
AR 44 (SEMRUSH)
DA 16 (MOZ)
60k+ traffic, all content written in English, has subfolders for ID, DE, NL
 

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The problem I always have with guest posts is that 99% of those I receive are crap. Link insertions are even worse.

That already takes me way more than an hour: skimming through all that shit and reply to the senders, who never fix their article anyway.
 

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Just inbound, managed through PipeDrive as the CRM. So I just wait for their emails. The email is on the site so it can be scraped, and the contact form is generic so most automation tools can fill it up
How did you set up PipeDrive to set up and negotiate deals?

Do you charge $157 per post for life time or per year?
 
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157 USD is a very high price for site with such stats..
What is your actual pricing for clients?
How many words you require in article?
Do you firstly ask to pay, or you publish and they pay after that?
Do you have Paypal business account or use your personal?

Asking so many because I also do the same business, but almost every customer begging for a big discount, and I have much lower prices. First 4 sites I just bought, was not sure which price to set.Screenshot_1.png
 

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157 USD is a very high price for site with such stats..
What is your actual pricing for clients?
How many words you require in article?
Do you firstly ask to pay, or you publish and they pay after that?
Do you have Paypal business account or use your personal?

Asking so many because I also do the same business, but almost every customer begging for a big discount, and I have much lower prices. First 4 sites I just bought, was not sure which price to set.View attachment 231641

I'd love to hear the answers to this too!

I'm curious, do most of your clients come from people emailing you for a guest post?
 

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Hi! I used to work with a guy that have a website on a popular niche, and sub-niche family, he would accept guest posts from ANY topic, and I mean ANY, unrelated, related... from gambling to forex, and even links pointing to scorts sites. There were link insertions on the footer to a scort and betting site lol

No de-ranking, no manual hits, site is ranking for it's niche posts and even some guests posts are ranking.

DA was 48 and traffic 40k per month, 10 year old domain (or more)
 

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Hi! I used to work with a guy that have a website on a popular niche, and sub-niche family, he would accept guest posts from ANY topic, and I mean ANY, unrelated, related... from gambling to forex, and even links pointing to scorts sites. There were link insertions on the footer to a scort and betting site lol

No de-ranking, no manual hits, site is ranking for it's niche posts and even some guests posts are ranking.

DA was 48 and traffic 40k per month, 10 year old domain (or more)
whats the secret sauce?
 

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@Chris Devon For every guest post, Do you create a guest user and post from that user or do you post them from single user?
Do you mention the original post owner/his site or officially acknowledge that it is a guest post on you blog?
 

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I have a site, DA 32, PA 41, 7439 links pointing to the site and has a spam score of 1%. Domain is 11 years old. Site gest roughly 3.5k visitors a month and 81% of that traffic comes in via Google (screenshot below)

I have sold some guest content on there (have sold over $2.5k worth of links on the site in the last 4 years. I would definitely like to sell more. I get emails every now and then, but when I ask anthing from $80-$100 for a post to be published, I just never hear from the person again.

If you could offer any advice as to where to get more guest post opportunities from, that would be a great help. For the last two years I haven't really done much with the site, but I really want to get out of my agency SEO job, and if I can make $2k+ per month I can quit. At this stage I'm actually considering just selling the site, as I'm not using it and currently it's not making me money it just cost me money to renew the domain and the hosting every year.

Would be happy to PM you OP, if you prefer.

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So they are posting hyperlinks linking to their website in the article?
Well, yes.
So does your website get tons of traffic? Its an authority site?
about 10k a month
I also have a thought to open my site for guest posting but I'm afraid of de-ranking if Google realize it.

But after some thoughts, if the contents are relevant, high-quality, it may boost my visitors number and new keywords. I often link out to wikipedia and there is no dropping visitor.

Is these stats good for it?
DR 11 (Ahrefs)
AR 44 (SEMRUSH)
DA 16 (MOZ)
60k+ traffic, all content written in English, has subfolders for ID, DE, NL
Other than good traffic you don't really have leverage to negotiate, they are going to eat you up with DA only 16
The problem I always have with guest posts is that 99% of those I receive are crap. Link insertions are even worse.

That already takes me way more than an hour: skimming through all that shit and reply to the senders, who never fix their article anyway.
You are right, but there are also good ones. I bet I can reply to 100 in less than 30 minutes through Pipedrive.
How did you set up PipeDrive to set up and negotiate deals?

Do you charge $157 per post for life time or per year?
I would have to make a tutorial on how to set it up, but in short; i have a few pipelines and on each pipeline my goal is to get them to the end of the pipeline
it's always the same shit, so my pipelines are:
- wants to buy a post
- wants post /link exchange
- shady niches
- wants to trade a service or things
- upsell buying clients

and on my deals i organize with tags;
so in my "wants to buy a post" pipeline I have a few stages
- interested
- got a price
- text or link ready
- posted and invoiced
- paid

somebody sends me an email, I respond with one of the templates
they respond with let's say $50, I create a deal and they are in the first stage which is interested
I got a first price point so I can move them to "got a price" stage since they said $50
I respond with $260 and tag the deal with "increasing price"
they say $70 max, i tag the deal with "to little price"
that way when I look at the deals i know exactly where I stand with anybody and can plan accordingly what my steps are to get the price up and close the deal

The 1 year or lifetime in my opinion is bs. Nothing is lifetime. But yeah, i sell it as "lifetime"

157 USD is a very high price for site with such stats..
What is your actual pricing for clients?
How many words you require in article?
Do you firstly ask to pay, or you publish and they pay after that?
Do you have Paypal business account or use your personal?

Asking so many because I also do the same business, but almost every customer begging for a big discount, and I have much lower prices. First 4 sites I just bought, was not sure which price to set.View attachment 231641
If it's too much, they can always buy it somewhere else, my price is my price. Who doesn't like it, they can go f* themselves. Once you start with low prices people find out and it's hard to get the price up. $157 was the average for posts and links for one year. I start with $280 :)
I request the payment 2 days after posting, but sometimes it gets longer. Depending on the clients
Business account invoiced through my company in the EU. All taxes paid :)

Nice. What was the traffic when you first started getting requests?
Attached ahrefs traffic
@Chris Devon For every guest post, Do you create a guest user and post from that user or do you post them from single user?
Do you mention the original post owner/his site or officially acknowledge that it is a guest post on you blog?
i post everything on my name, no mentions of guest posts

I have a site, DA 32, PA 41, 7439 links pointing to the site and has a spam score of 1%. Domain is 11 years old. Site gest roughly 3.5k visitors a month and 81% of that traffic comes in via Google (screenshot below)

I have sold some guest content on there (have sold over $2.5k worth of links on the site in the last 4 years. I would definitely like to sell more. I get emails every now and then, but when I ask anthing from $80-$100 for a post to be published, I just never hear from the person again.

If you could offer any advice as to where to get more guest post opportunities from, that would be a great help. For the last two years I haven't really done much with the site, but I really want to get out of my agency SEO job, and if I can make $2k+ per month I can quit. At this stage I'm actually considering just selling the site, as I'm not using it and currently it's not making me money it just cost me money to renew the domain and the hosting every year.

Would be happy to PM you OP, if you prefer.

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send me the site if you want and I can take a look.
 

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Great post! I would love to do this and tried about a year ago but I had so many time wasters!

How do you deal with:
1. The folks that continually send you dumb emails and never pay for anything?
2. Does your email sequence reduce the constant email chains from the same person?

Thanks for sharing!
 

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I have a site, DA 32, PA 41, 7439 links pointing to the site and has a spam score of 1%. Domain is 11 years old. Site gest roughly 3.5k visitors a month and 81% of that traffic comes in via Google (screenshot below)

I have sold some guest content on there (have sold over $2.5k worth of links on the site in the last 4 years. I would definitely like to sell more. I get emails every now and then, but when I ask anthing from $80-$100 for a post to be published, I just never hear from the person again.

If you could offer any advice as to where to get more guest post opportunities from, that would be a great help. For the last two years I haven't really done much with the site, but I really want to get out of my agency SEO job, and if I can make $2k+ per month I can quit. At this stage I'm actually considering just selling the site, as I'm not using it and currently it's not making me money it just cost me money to renew the domain and the hosting every year.

Would be happy to PM you OP, if you prefer.

View attachment 231770
Might be interested.... can you share the link?

JH
 
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