Guest Crew Connects Guest Bloggers with Blog Owners

Guest blogging can be very beneficial to all parties involved. The blog owner can effectively get relevant content for his or her blog without having to pay for it and the guest blogger has the opportunity to reach an entirely new audience, opening up chances to build up backlinks, add people to lists or even directly promote a product or service. A big part of the challenge is connecting the right blog owners with the right guest bloggers.

Calling itself a “community of guest bloggers,” Guest Crew is effectively a marketplace where guest bloggers can post up the articles that would like to see published and blog owners can seek out the relevant content that they’d like to share with their readers. Let’s get started with the review and see how this whole system works.

Bloggers and Blog Owners

Both blog owners and guest bloggers can sign up for a free account with Guest Crew in a matter of seconds. All you have to do is choose a username and password, then confirm your e-mail address.

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What’s interesting is that if you are the blog owner looking for free content, Guest Crew can faciliate that. There is absolutely no cost to you, as you can apply and publish the guest posts for free. That being said, the process is not completely automatic, because you must first “apply” for the particular content that you’d like to publish. If the guest blogger approves, then you’re good to go.

On the guest blogger side of the equation, however, there is a cost involved. You have to buy “coins” ahead of time. They work out to $1 each or you can buy a batch of 100 for the slightly discounted price of $90. Each time you upload an article to the site, it will cost you one coin. And this does not guarantee that a blog owner will come along and ask to publish it.

The Forum Community

In addition to the main marketplace where the articles are made available for blog owners to publish, Guest Crew also has a set of forums where members can freely interact with one another.

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There is a main section for general chat and for talking about business, as well as sections to ask for a free push on social media or to ask for some cross promotion opportunities. There is also a buy/sell forum where you can buy and sell content, buy and sell websites, buy and sell services and so on.

The forum is far from the main focus of Guest Crew, but it is there as an added bonus for active members.

Browsing the Article Gallery

The real meat and potatoes of Guest Crew is located in the Articles Gallery. To access this, you sign into your account, hover your mouse over the “Articles” link near the top of the page and choose Articles Gallery. I would have liked to see a more prominent link to this, perhaps as one of the main navigational tabs instead.

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Once inside the article gallery, you can sift through the different categories of articles, like sports, food, green living, business and education, lifestyle or technology. All the articles are listed here, along with some basic information about each piece. You can see the title, the total number of words, the user rating, and the tags.

Naturally, the full article is not publicly posted here; it would be too easy for someone to scrape it and spin it if that were the case. You do get a brief description though, as well as a short excerpt to give a sense of voice and writing style. On the flip side, if you would like to request a specific article, you can do that through the Article Requests Gallery instead.

As mentioned, if you are the guest blogger, then it costs you one “coin” for each article you upload, bearing in mind that the coins you purchase are non-refundable. They can be donated to other members though.

The $500 Cash Prize Contest

To help grow the user base, for both site owners and guest bloggers, Guest Crew has put together a $500 cash prize contest. You have to enter before the end of July and then you have until the 15th of August to promote your posts. The winner is not being chosen randomly.

Instead, what they’re asking you to do is to write a post on your own blog to promote the contest, join Guest Crew, get active on the forum, and promote your post across social media channels and wherever else. The judge, Brian Belfitt from Blog Engage, will award points based on how you do and that’s how he’ll choose the winner.

You can enter the contest and find full details on how to enter via the official contest thread in the Guest Crew forums.


30 thoughts on “Guest Crew Connects Guest Bloggers with Blog Owners”

  1. I. C. Daniel says:

    Sound like a great deal. Best regards from I. C. Daniel

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey I. C. Daniel,
      thanks for your comments,

      glad you liked it,

      cheers,
      Uttoran Sen,

  2. Cool platform.

    Thanks for bringing this Michael. Thumbs up!

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Daniel Adetunji,
      thanks for your comments,

      Glad you liked the platform, looking foreword to welcome you onboard,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  3. FERNANDO BIZ says:

    Great share John. Will try it this week as I’m looking for guest bloggers for Online Marketing HQ, which I started recently and looking to grow with the community of Online Marketers.

    Thanks for the information.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi FERNANDO BIZ,
      thanks for your comments,

      Looking foreword to welcome you on the other side,
      am sure you will find plenty of guest bloggers on guest crew,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  4. Matthew says:

    GuestCrew is emerging fast and its one of my guest blogging platform.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Matthew,
      thanks for your comments,

      glad to know that guest crew is part of your blogger outreach campaigns,
      thanks for your kind words, will do our best,

      regards,
      Uttoran Sen,

  5. ataur says:

    Hi Michael,
    Thanks for email info new post. Really great post.

    Regards,
    ataur

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey ataur,
      thanks for your comments,

      glad you liked it,

      cheers!
      Uttoran Sen,

  6. faisal says:

    Guest blogging is the new upstake.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi faisal,
      thanks for your comments,

      agree absolutely, my previous project was totally promoted with guest blogging, and it was sold for $11k
      so yes, guest blogging is the best thing at this moment!

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  7. Thank you very much sir for this post!

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hi Soumen Siddhanta,
      thanks for your comments,

      glad you liked the post,

      cheers,
      Uttoran Sen,

  8. Yes, i guess this one will hit the bang soon, i like the idea and the site overall. Already signed up and will try to get into the contest asap.
    Another great review from your part John, congrats

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey ServiceMagic,
      thanks for your comments,

      Glad you liked it and thanks for joining,
      best of luck for the contest,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  9. rakesh kumar says:

    What i have seen in this type of platform is – They start with a bang but does not monitor the whole platform for quality guest post. Such platform are basically misused by the guest bloggers, looking only for few backlinks.

    This platform seems promising but if they want to grow in this field they have to be extra careful otherwise the whole concept will lost its value.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hi rakesh kumar,
      thanks for your comments,

      I agree, most other platforms on this niche are spammed and the moderation is pretty poor. For maintaining the quality of the guest posts, i have implemented two things.

      1) We charge for every guest post upload on the gallery – this way, the junk freeloaders do not get the opportunity to spam the gallery.

      2) We moderate every guest post before it goes live on the gallery. This way, only quality guest posts reach the gallery.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  10. Erwin says:

    Hi everyone,

    it looks good but for guest bloggers it cost a lot $1 for a post and this don’t guaranty to be published. I would choose to find blogs by myself.

    But thanks for sharing this Michael.

    All the best and see you on top.

    Erwin.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Erwin,
      thanks for your comments,

      Yes, it costs $1 for the gallery. But if you are looking for free opportunities for guest blogging, we have a place for that as well.

      1) The request gallery is free, you can use that.

      2) The guest blogging section of the forum is free, you can use that one too.

      3) We have a promotional section on the forum where you can earn free credits. Once you have some free credits, you can start uploading your articles on the gallery.

      Hope you like it,
      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  11. Idiarto says:

    Teach me to make it happen

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hi Idiarto,
      thanks for your comments,

      Join the forums, am sure the other members will help you out,
      let us know if you have any questions,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  12. Elena says:

    Very interesting. There is a similar service called myblogguest and I was banned from there because of one simple misunderstanding (as blog owner) and they wouldn’t unban me. Very humiliating to say the least. I will check this one out. Hopefully I can find some quality articles there.

  13. Uttoran Sen says:

    Hey Elena,
    thanks for your comments,

    Am sure you will find plenty of quality guest posts on guest crew. Looking foreword to welcome you onboard,

    thanks,
    Uttoran Sen,

  14. Great tip, Michael!

    It is the first time I learn about this platform, but it looks like something I could definitely use myself, too… I was in the look for some guest blogging authors already.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,
    Steve ✉ Master eMailSmith ✉ Lorenzo
    Chief Editor # eMail Tips Daily Newsletter

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hey Steve eMailSmith,
      thanks for your comment,

      am sure you will find plenty of guest bloggers and guest posts on guest crew,
      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  15. Great post – I am happy that you shared this community with us. I have tried other guest blogging communities and was unhappy with the results. I will try this one out and see what it is like. I’d figure it would be a lot easier to find other blogging tip blogs to write for.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hi Shawn Gossman,
      thanks for your comments,

      hope you like guest crew, looking foreword to welcome you onboard,

      cheers,
      Uttoran Sen,

  16. Louis says:

    I see that the number of guest blogger-blogger community is growing. It would be great to see what unique feats each has to offer to the community.

    1. Uttoran Sen says:

      hey Louis,
      thanks for your comments,

      yeah, lately – there has been quite a few such blogging communities growing in this niche. But, more than just features, it is the quality of content and the sites that matters.

      Both as bloggers who consume guest posts, to advertisers trying to reach more blogs to do guest blogging… everyone is looking for quality stuff… am sure the network that will provide more quality will make it to the end!

      cheers,
      Uttoran Sen,

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