I have an idea that can help possibly
There have been many blogs that ask the questions about how to get content. Others have asked about guest blogging. Still, others suggest they have a lot of 'stuff' to do and can not write as much as they thought or wished they could, so I have a great idea that I am not sure has been tried here.
What would happen if you could get content written for you to post on your site and all it would cost is to publish it with credit given to the writer?
It would work something like this:
Say I need some copy for a page I have; I post my need right here and provide some valuable information about the tone, keywords and proposed direction.
Someone could take up the 'order' knowing they will only have to write a 600-word article. For payment, they will have that article, if it is accepted, published on a blog that is not theirs and gain visitors to boost their name recognition.
They would PM me and state they will take my 'job' and ask any questions they have about the work. It would really be similar to the writing they would do on their own site. In my response to them, I would, of course, thank them for accepting it. I might also provide my official email address for the sending of the complete copy when they are done.
The standard deadline could be established as 48 hours unless other arraignments are made.
This would help me and them. (Yes, probably me more than them) But it will give them more exposure in case they are looking for a published example of their work for some reason. This is made possible by me PMing them the URL for the page I posted their work on and it would have their name (real or pen, their choice) right under the title.
(obviously, in the little scenario illustrated above, just remove and replace 'me' with 'you' and it comes home.)
We can all help each other and it will just cost a little time.
Other rules would have be:
Writers will not talk about their own promotions in the article.
Requestors need to be definite in their instructions.
Is this a good idea?
The outline or template for a request like this would be:
The URL of the site/page on which the article will appear.
Keywords/phrase needing it to be optimized for.
State whether it is to be formal, conversational, light, or professional, etc. Any other instructions as far as format. language, but NO images will have to be dealt with!
The length should be about 600 words. (this is short, but it IS your site, so you are going to wrap it up and write any Call To Action, yourself.)
Let me know what you think in the comment section, below, and whether you would find this helpful. This can be used for some of you who have been asking about “what should I write” and “how do I format my content” It would be a way for some to actually get some copy in their site!
Thanx for stopping by,