Right now the world of online marketing and the way we all do business online is rapidly changing. More and more companies are focusing their efforts on content marketing to get exposure on well known web sites and blogs while also building incoming links to their site in the process. As businesses continue to spend money on this type of advertising, bloggers are on the sidelines anxiously waiting to monetize the content on their web sites. Not only to increase the value of the content and experience on their site, but also to make some nice pocket change in the process.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been playing around with a new service called PostJoint, which is an all in one solution for bloggers to get original and quality content for their sites, while also making money in the process. But wait… what about advertisers who are looking to build incoming links to their site? Of course, they also have a full platform solution for advertisers to.
Here’s how it works:
- Advertisers – Discover the fastest way to get content published on targeted blogs.
- Bloggers – Find great content for your blog. Monetize your blog in new ways.
Right now the system is setup that you will have to sign up for either an advertiser or a blogger, but you can also sign up for an account as each. This is what I did.
Before walking through the process of how to use the system, let’s quickly cover some features and points I’ve noticed while using the site.
The Benefits of Using PostJoint
- As a blogger on their site there are a lot of opportunities available. Some are free, but it’s quickly moving towards the all paid platform.
- On the advertiser side, when you place a new “paid” opportunity on the network, it gets accepted by other bloggers fast.
- Right now there is no service fee from PostJoint, which means you only have to pay bloggers what they want.
- Advertisers decide how much they want to pay for each content piece and if they will accept the offers they get.
PostJoint recently announced that bloggers on their network have already earned over $100,000 in just a short amount of time!
Now let’s give you some visuals to better understand how the site works.
We will walk through the process as if we were a blogger and looking to get paid to place content on our sites.
PostJoint Blogger Dashboard
The first thing we are going to look at is the blogger dashboard when you first login. You will see that in this example there are 2 opportunities available (there are usually 25+ when I’ve been logging in). You will also see the “Offers You’ve Made” and “Opportunities” section. These are the two important areas. Now let’s click over to see what opportunities might be available.
When you create your blogger account you will need to list your site and choose some categories. The more you pick the better, as this will determine what offers you see. Once you find an offer you like, you can click on it and contact the advertiser. Each offer already has a price next it, which will be “free”, “paid” ($25-$500) and “all considered” which means you can make an offer.
Below you will see the screenshot of the area where you can fill out your offer information. You also have the option to include a tweet, which is a big benefit for the advertiser. You can also leave your requested fee and a note to the advertiser. Each opportunity will get 5 offers before the advertiser makes their decision on who to award to post to.
Lastly, after your content has been awarded to you and posted to your site you can see a recap of everything in your OFFERS area. This is where you can grab the full article to post on your site, check payment stats and provide feedback to the advertiser.
If you are interested in seeing how the advertiser side works, you can sign up on their site for free and check it out. You can imagine it’s pretty much the opposite of what was just explained above.
The payment process at PostJoint is quite interested. As mentioned earlier, right now there are no transaction fees at all, but I’m sure this will change once they come out of beta. Through the system, the advertiser makes payments directly through PayPal to the blogger. All transactions and messages are tracked through the PostJoint system.
I’ve seen a lot of guest blogging and content generation systems out there and PostJoint is way ahead of the competition in terms of quality and performance. I highly recommend all advertisers and bloggers check them out.