Free Guest Blog Posts with PostJoint

You may have noticed in the last little while that article marketing and guest blogging have increased in popularity. With some of these arrangements, the guest posts are provided for free, and in other arrangements, the guest blogger is really acting as an advertiser and pays the blog owner a fee for that paid ad placement. In both instances, getting the connection between the right advertiser (or guest blogger) and the right blog owner can be quite the challenge for both parties involved.

Working to connect advertisers and bloggers is a new service called PostJoint. They’re currently in beta, but the system has been developed enough for the purposes of this review. If you’re a blogger, this could be a great way to get free quality content and earn some revenue too.

Is PostJoint a Guest Blogging Network?

Not exactly. There are no widgets to install and no one can access the complete list of partner blogs. As a result, it is impossible for anyone to simply browse through all of them.

Instead, PostJoint bills itself as an “independent intermediary” that works to facilitate the connection between an advertiser and a blogger, streamlining the process. This way, an advertiser within a certain niche can more easily get connected with a relevant blog owner who is already willing to accept guest posts. This is far more efficient than searching for a blog, contacting the blog owner, and hoping for the best.

While blog owners can offer to post the original guest posts for free, they can also charge an advertising fee if they wish. PostJoint does not involve itself in the payments at all, so the actual transaction happens directly between the advertiser and the blogger.

Getting Started

After you sign up for an account, the PostJoint moderators will have a look at your blog and respond within 72 hours to see if it qualifies under the blog acceptance criteria. After that, you gain access to the main dashboard.

The advertiser does not set the fee for the guest post. Instead, five blog owners submit “offers” based on the posting and then the advertiser can choose who they want to work with. From the blogger dashboard, you can view all the offers that you’ve made, as well as the available opportunities. It is also here that you can quickly check the status of your offers.

Of course, not all of the advertisers’ guest posts are going to be relevant to your blog. That’s why part of the setup process would include providing your blog title and URL, as well as up to 10 content categories. PostJoint then uses this information to better connect you to relevant advertisers.

What Do the Guest Posts Look Like?

As a blogger, when you click on one of the post opportunities, you are shown the post title, the post author, and an excerpt from the post. You are not given the full text until your offer to publish has been accepted.

This blog post will appear on your blog like any other, so it doesn’t matter if you’re using Drupal, WordPress or any other content management system; it’s up to you to publish it how you see fit. This includes the power to make minor edits, but any larger edits should be discussed with the advertiser first.

After the guest post has been published, you submit the link back through the PostJoint system and the advertiser can issue your payment as agreed. Remember that PostJoint does not process any of these payments, so you will be dealing with the advertiser directly.

How Much Does It Cost?

Since PostJoint doesn’t take a commission for arranging these guest blogging relationships, how does it make money? During the beta, PostJoint is completely free to use for both bloggers and advertisers, aside from the fee a blog owner may charge for the post placement. However, after the full launch (some time in early 2013), a monthly fee will be established. These pricing plans have not yet been set, but they should be announced in the coming months.

PostJoint offers a unique take on guest blogging that is quite different from a typical blogging network or advertising platform. A whole host of improvements are being planned based on feedback from users since the public beta opened a few months ago too, so it can only get better.

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18 thoughts on “Free Guest Blog Posts with PostJoint”

  1. Albert says:

    I don’t think this is really going to work out. Because, Google is now targeting Guest blog posts to avoid low quality results in SERPs. And the link value to advertisers is not that much effective even though it is not no-follow link.

    1. Saleem says:

      Google has clearly stated they don’t have an issue with guest posting as long as spun or garbage content is not used. PostJoint moderates everything and does not allow low quality content that has been spun, plagiarised, or is filled with spelling and grammatical errors. Furthermore, junk sites that offers any real value to their readers are not welcome. As long as quality comes first, all will be fine. If you have a read of the website and support articles, you will know what we mean!

      1. Saleem says:

        correction – *don’t offer any real value

      2. Interesting Idea…IF…you can get a lot of high quality blogs in the “network”. For me, guest posting on someone’s blog that doesn’t have traffic is worthless for obvious reasons.

      3. Ferb says:

        Great service, last time I joined a site like this. I paid for an article and they sent a rubbish post with words like “asfasdfasdfas” in it. And as I hadn’t visited their site again, they sent me 50 emails or something as reminder emails. That’s really pissed off.

        Hope to have a great service on this, thanks – Ferb

  2. Saleem says:

    Thanks for the write up Michael, we appreciate it!

  3. Jason James says:

    I don’t believe in using third party services to facilitate guest posts. I’d rather do it the ol’fashioned way.

  4. Lewis Saka says:

    guest blogging is something In need to get into and this looks like my path in, so thanks for the info

  5. faisal says:

    A very interesting concept indeed.

  6. Chris Jones says:

    Great tip. I’m trying this out today.

  7. Ted Wilson says:

    Guest blogging used to be a win-win situation for popular sites which accepted guest posts because it gave them free content. I am sure Google today is figuring out ways about how to tackle guest blogging links and differentiate them from true editorial links.

  8. Gravytrain says:

    We do a TON of guest blog posting on behalf of our clients so if your system is as good as you say it is, you’ll be getting a nice chunk of our business. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Richard Ng says:

    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for sharing. Will check it out as it seems to be a good platform.

    Cheers!

  10. JamesW says:

    This is a great website and concept too, finally bloggers will be able to make money from all these guest posts and hard work we invest in publishing and editing them.

    Thank you postjoint, this will for sure change the old fashioned way of content marketing for companies or small businesses and will help us bloggers in monetizing our hard work.

    great idea

    1. Saleem says:

      Hey James. Thanks for this comment we appreciate it and agree that bloggers deserve to be paid for publishing content (in some situations).

      1. JamesW says:

        That’s true, if the post is from the fellow bloggers who need a backlink and in return can provide valuable content, then the fee is not necessary.

        But if the guest post is promoting business or company then it’s a sponsored post that requires a fee to be published.

        And I must say that I already got paid for guest posts on the first day of using post joint.

        It works great guys

  11. Seems like an interesting concept, worth giving it a shot to see how it works exactly.

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