How to Get Paid to Post Unique Relevant Articles to Your Blog

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I’m not 100% sure if this is a unique strategy (I’d like to think pretend that it is), but it does seem to be effective.

In fact, it’s become so effective recently I thought about packaging it as a JVZoo or Warrior Forum product and sell it. But then I thought, “Nah. I hate it whenever I see something simple like this packaged with all those stupid up-sells and all that crap from all those so-called gurus”.

So, here it is, complete and in all its glory.

I guess you could almost call this an arbitrage technique, because it does use leverage in a slick way. (Later, we’ll improve the arbitrage angle in the “advanced” section ? ).

First, you have to consider the cost of getting good, unique content. Even if you go with some of the cheaper writing services, you can easily spend $15, $25, $50 or more for a good article.

I’ve been told that finding a fantastic writer can be worth the expense. But, more often than not, it just doesn’t work out that way.

So, why not let someone else pay for getting that article written, and then essentially “give” it to you? That’s what I’ve been doing.

The Strategy in a Nutshell

Set up a “guest posting” service using Fiverr (or one of the other similar services). That’s it!

My Fiverr gigs all say something like “For $5 I will post your unique article to my (something great) blog”. Currently, I’m running 3 of them. The customer pays $5, gives me an article (most of the time about 96% unique), I add it to my blog with nice images and SEO’d as much as I can, and viola! A better-than-free, new on topic post.

Initially I set these gigs up as simple “link selling”. I told the customers I would add a link to an already indexed page, or if they wanted an article, for an extra $10 I would create a new post. That also worked, but over time I got more and more requests to add their article instead of just a link.

Seeing the light, I “switched” over to the guest posting angle. It seemed more legitimate, and it actually attracted better customers. I still give them an option for adding just a link, but nobody really goes for that. I think I’m giving people to exercise better control over what is posted on their behalf.

I can’t complain ?

Advancing the Arbitrage

Here’s where it gets cool. I do advertise a couple gig extras (upsells, basically).

I offer to re-post the blog post to Facebook for an extra $5. Or, if they want me to create a new article for them, it will cost them an extra $20.

At this point I can start employing a little bit of leverage, and make use of other Fiverr players. If I don’t have time, or just can’t find the inspiration for an article, I can have one written for me for $5. It may not be as good as what I would write, but with a little editing, it works quite well.

Now, do the math. My customer paid me $25 for me to write and post a guest article for them. I paid $5 to get the article written. So, now I’m posting yet another new, unique article – on my blog – and getting $20 for it. Sweet!

Upping the Stakes

So, now that this is a proven, working strategy, I’ve been thinking of ways to improve it.

The first is to open up several more guest posting gigs. Currently, I am including what I consider to be my “best” blogs (high PR). To include more in the mix, the blogs will have to be either a) a super hot niche, or b) look really, really good. I’m working on it.

The second thought is to start finding and creating relationships with other sellers. For example, I could set up an agreement with a few content writers: i.e. – if I have customers who need an article to post on my blog, I could sell the writer’s services. If the writer’s customers need a place to post an article, they could be sent my way. Win-win, and all that.

So, do you think the strategy sounds like a winner? Do you do something similar in Fiverr (or elsewhere)? Let me know in the comments.

Until later…

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