Friday, 1 March 2013

Guest Blogging - Is It Worth It?

Blogging is quickly becoming one of the top ways to get your opinion out there for the world to see. Whether you are a guest blogger or have your own blog, you will find that the outlet for getting your own opinion out there is worth more to you than just the money that you can make. When you have your own blog, you create revenue through links that you put on your blog, but when you become a guest blogger, you will often be paid per post through the host of the site. As with anything, guest blogging has it's pros and it's cons, it is up to you to decide in the end if guest blogging is for you.

The Pros

When you have your own blog, you will likely need to put links on it that will create revenue. Sources like AdSense and Amazon will help you but only if you have a strong following. When you are a guest blogger, on the other hand, you will find that you are putting your own opinion into an existing blog; this can help you in a couple different ways. The first way is through the salary you can earn. When you are a guest blogger, the site administrator should provide you with the ins and outs of the company before your first guest blog post. The normal pay is often a straight pay per post, such as $15 per post. Other sites may pay you per view, so per every 1000 views your guest blog gets, you will get paid x amount. In either case, when you guest blog on an existing site, it is much easier to get paid rather than starting your own from scratch.

The Cons

There are few cons to guest blogging but the cons there are can be deal breakers. The biggest one is that it is very hard to get started guest blogging consistently. Most sites will ask guest blogger to post once a week, once a month or even less. This dramatically decreases your salary since the work is not constant. Now, if this is just a supplement of other income sources, it might be OK, but if you need to pay your bills by guest blogging, it might take a while to get you to that point.


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