Guest blogPartnership proposal

Last Update: December 15, 2018

Hello All,

I received an email from what seems to be a reputable website asking if they could guest blog on my website. They ask in return a link to their website. I'm not sure what exactly this entails so any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. You can find the email below.

thanks

Robert

Hello,

As a reader and fan of mywebsite.com, I was wondering if there are any partnership opportunities available (paid or otherwise) with your website.

We have a team of dedicated golf writers and would be more than happy to contribute to your blog with a high quality 800+ word article in exchange for a link to our website (theirwebsite.net).

We are currently working on the following low competition keyword articles:

- Practice Golf at Home: 5 Ways to Improve Your Game Without Leaving the House (Search Volume: 667 / month)
- Putting Drills at Home (Search Volume: 320 / month)
- Golf Tips for Beginners (Search Volume: 2900 / month)
- Golf Fitness Program (Search Volume: 480 / month)

Please let me know if you are open to publish any of these articles and I will send it over for your perusal. We are also open to work on any other topic suggested.

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Flash4 Premium
Hi Chief,
I have nothing to add except to say this was an interesting post.
We all need to check things out before we reply it seems.

Hope you find a good partnership.

Cheers Jae
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chief14nj Premium
Thanks Jae
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lesabre Premium
Hi Robert, seems like David has some good input. I would also try to negotiate a financial number. It is good to have someone else on board but research is like David says is important.
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chief14nj Premium
thank you for your input Michael, very much appreciated
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DavidGP Premium
Robert...I would make certain to do all the background research on this company. I know at some point you will have to make a decision but just get as much information as you can. In other words, when you communicate with them...get the "specifics" to whatever they want. Then...you can decide if it is in line with your business objectives and goals. Hope this helps.
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chief14nj Premium
It does David and thank you, i will find out as much as i can, thanks so much for your input
Robert
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DavidGP Premium
You're welcome Robert. I agreed with one of the other responders "Yvette"...about being very thorough on specifics.

I like to see good things happen to good people. It is just important to be careful and do your homework in today's online world.

Good Luck!
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YvetteC2 Premium
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate that so very much.

Yvette
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NnurseBecca Premium
Guest blogging and having a guest blog are good ways to get readers interest.
Nurse Becca
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chief14nj Premium
Thanks for your input Rebecca
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NnurseBecca Premium
You're very welcome
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YvetteC2 Premium
I've had some people contact me as well. Do your research. I also ask a few questions like, what are their expectations of this "partnership" as far as compensation is concerned, how often they plan to provide articles, etc. Sometimes people don't contact me back at all (I know they were not sincere, so I move on) and sometimes they do. You'll find out who's sincere and real.

Wishing you all the best,
Yvette
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chief14nj Premium
Thanks Yvette, I will do the research
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maemedia Premium
Hi Yvette, I appreciated your comment. Just "how" do you go about "researching" a potential partnership "opportunity"? Thanks in advance. MAE
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YvetteC2 Premium
Hello there MAE...one member suggested Similar Web to research their website volume stats and find out if they are legitimate - and that's awesome to now know. You can also check their social media sites to see if they are "real" (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn) to see how many followers they have and how current they are in their postings. I also see how quickly they return email. There were some people who originally contacted ME and when I asked them questions, I never heard back from them. If they contact me and then don't have the courtesy to answer questions, in my mind that is not good business and I move on at that point. That tells me they must have something to hide. I've even had people contact me through my comment section of my website. Once again, contacted them back and never heard from them. So that's what I meant by doing the research.

Those are just my suggestions...and what I've learned on my own. I am sure there are others who have been here much longer than me who can come up with some much better ways to research. I'll be watching to see if other suggestions pop up and take notes accordingly.

Have an awesome weekend.

Yvette
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DGArchitect Premium
Many bloggers are doing this to get good backlinks going to their site. It must mean you have a good amount of traffic. You can always use tools like Similar Web to research their website volume stats and find out if they are legitimate.
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chief14nj Premium
Thanks for your advice Daniel, much appreciated
Robert
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JerryMcCoy Premium
I would be very careful about this. There are other members here that have done this. They may give you some advice on what to look for.
Jerry
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chief14nj Premium
Thanks Jerry
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Robert.
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