I have an idea that can help possibly

Last Update: July 09, 2017


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,

Mickey

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Laurie-ann Premium
Love the idea! in fact I have guest post options on my site
http://wealthhealthandromance.com/submit-articles-post
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mickeyb123 Premium
Interesting; Do you offer by-line credit?
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Laurie-ann Premium
No. I just created the guest post option mainly for us to get our websites out there and sharing. We are all so new here at WA I figure the more we share our articles and sites the more people will be able to more about us the more subscribers we will all get :)
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sonya7 Premium
Try it!
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mickeyb123 Premium
It IS worth a shot, isn't it?
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Laurianne Premium
Thanks, what about plagiarism issues. How can we ensure that the rest of the content on the URL we provide is not jeoperdized? I find so much similar content on blogs that it's hard to be original or standout. I want my pages to rank high and be robust even if I'm not selling anything. My niche may not generate revenue, I will rely on WA's affiliate program for that. I'm paying my membership for the training and support in spreading my views. What You're offering is helpful to assist in research but I would only give credit if I published the article as is but not if I gave the idea and made changes to it. I'm willing to give credit and provide the URL only if the writer comes up with an acceptable idea that is a good fit. No direction is necessary when you're the guest author, a theme is sufficient. It should be your style since your name would be attached to the piece/material.
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mickeyb123 Premium
As I mentioned, IF accepted. If someone is writing an article for you, you will have to approve it because you have the choice to use it or not.

By using http://Copyscape.com, you can find out whether it is elsewhere on the 'Net. I do not believe using another WA member will cause an issue because you are not paying them, just publishing it. (there will be no real motive for being dishonorable.)

The idea that there are no directions when you are a guest blogger is inaccurate. The hosting blog will almost always require certain things to be included and the writer will always have to follow at least the tone of the rest of the site. I have done this many times for bloggers.
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Laurianne Premium
I'll take your word for it because I did come to you for advice and you make excellent points. I'm in but don't have a site yet. I just started so we'll continue this conversation soon.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Another thing: As I was thinking about your comment; You are NOT giving the writer access to your site, you are simply showing them either what type of site you have and/or where you have published their work if you did do so.
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@RICH. Premium
There did used to be an official "jobs" area here at WA, unfortunately, it caused a lot of problems so it was discontinued.

There are a large number of established expert content brokers, such as http://www.textbroker.com who can provide rapid response, a large number of authors with niche specific expertise, at highly competitive prices.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Absolutely true! (I work for many of them).

I was thinking of something that can be a community-based activity and not have to cost anything except some time.
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@RICH. Premium
Why not have a word with Kyle and Carson, see how they feel about it?!
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mickeyb123 Premium
OK, sounds good
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Angelica2017 Premium
I think that's a great idea. It's like ghost writing for WA! Love it.
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mickeyb123 Premium
Yes, except with Ghostwriting, there is no credit given to the author!
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