Monetize your Blog with PostJoint – A Review for Bloggers

12 December 2013 Update: I have made over $1000 with PostJoint. Proof

I came across PostJoint via this review shared by Zac Johnson on his blog, BloggingTips.com. Further research took me to this really interesting post by Gail Gardner from GrowMap.com. I signed up SocialVani with them but the blog got rejected; no idea why.

I tried again in July 2013, and they approved it.

My interest in PostJoint is primarily because you can earn money from this unique guest blogging portal, which is unlike what you find at Anne Smarty’s MyBlogGuest (MBG). MBG is good but as a blogger, you’re definitely interested in earning some money from published content.

What is PostJoint?

PostJoint is a content marketing platform developed by a London-based digital marketing agency, UareL. It is ‘not’ a blog network. PostJoint brings advertisers and bloggers together to create a publishing environment, where bloggers are sometimes paid to post the advertisers’ article.

Sign Up – It’s Free!

Can you Really Earn with PostJoint?

I know what you’re thinking!

Yes, you can.

Here’s my earnings screenshot.

PostJoint Review

28 October, 2013 Update:

I am sharing the latest screenshot of PostJoint earnings.

PostJoint Review - 28 October 2013 Update

PostJoint is not a blog directory. You cannot peruse a big list of blogs and choose. Their platform is optimized to present opportunities that suit the niches of your listed blogs.

Every opportunity states whether the content is ‘free’ or a ‘paid’ one. You get to see content snippet and not the whole post. Nonetheless, be assured that their content selection guidelines are good because as of now, I haven’t seen any low quality article posted with them.

Sign Up – It’s Free!

Going forward, the minimum price per article is $25, which is, I would say, a decent amount. Some opportunities state a maximum amount. For instance, if the stated maximum amount is $75, your quote can be any amount below $75; the choice is yours.

They are swift with payments. Once the article is published, a maximum of 5 days is requested for the advertiser to send money to PayPal. However, from what I have experienced, I got the money within 24 hours itself. This is a good feature as bloggers don’t have to wait until month end to place a withdrawal.

Problems with PostJoint

Here are some problems I found with PostJoint.

  • Less Earning Opportunities

True, you can earn from PostJoint but the number of ‘paid’ opportunities is much lesser than the ‘free’ content.

Initially, when you sign up, you see less number of opportunities. As you begin to remain active, more opportunities come up but again, getting ‘paid’ posts take time.

The screenshot you see above is what I earned in 2 months with PostJoint. Compare it with the number of applied opportunities. I applied 55 times and only 5 were approved. Out of those 5, only 3 were the paid ones, that is, $25 each.

My point is that when PostJoint is showing bloggers customized opportunities, the rate of approval should be higher.

Moreover, if the blog rate of approval is less, they downgrade the number of times you can apply to opportunities.

This is not an appropriate strategy.

  • Advertisers do Bargain

There is not much point in setting a minimum slab of $25 if advertisers still want to negotiate.

Once I applied to this opportunity and the advertiser messaged asking if I would accept $18 for the post and not the bid price.

PostJoint needs to stop this.

What is the purpose of setting a minimum bar if advertisers still negotiate?

Endnote

PostJoint is a good platform to earn from your blog. As I say, don’t put all the eggs in one basket. You can make this site another way to earn money but don’t depend on it fully.

At the moment, PostJoint doesn’t charge any fee from bloggers. It might change in future so get started now.

24 thoughts on “Monetize your Blog with PostJoint – A Review for Bloggers”

  1. thakur sunil says:

    Hello Ms Chitraparna.I love the review about postjoint.Going to try it.Thank you for awesome post

  2. After Zac’s PostJoint review, yours was the one that prompted me to join the site. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the post link while writing my review but I have added the link now.

  3. Is it safe in SEO for our blog.Should we have to go with their terms ! Will sign up now

  4. assim says:

    I will surely go and check out PostJoint for my blog.
    Looks promising. BTW what kind of offers do they present you with? Are they related to your niche or just anything?

  5. Thanks for the review. Is it safe in SEO for our blog.Should we have to go with their terms ! Will sign up now. And please update when they charge for bloggers.

  6. sameeer says:

    Hi Chitraparna ,
    i was unaware about post joint.Your post give me idea and review about post joint. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Likan Patra says:

    Hi,

    I just got this Link from Facebook. I ignored a review of PostJoint from a X blog. But now I got proof as of your Earning abd planning to apply for it now.

    BTW I read somewhere that if I have traffic more than 50k per month then the blog can earn more than $500 per post. Is this a Valid Stmt??

    Thanks.,

    1. Chitraparna says:

      I have read something like this as well but even since I joined PJ, I haven’t seen any paid post for $500 :P

      Maybe, they are for exclusive publishers that we, the normal usual ones, cannot view.

      ~ Chitra

  8. Pawan says:

    Hi Chitraparna,

    Glad I see your post on FB and came here to read. I think it is a good earning opportunity. I saw that you have a PR 4 blog but still you are getting less paid post.

    1. Chitraparna says:

      You’re right Pawan. However, PR doesn’t matter so much these days.

  9. srikanth says:

    Hi,
    After reading this post i came to know about Postjoint. I have Signed up as a Blogger. My account is undereview. Thanks for writing about PostJoint. :)

  10. Arbaz K says:

    I will surely go and check out PostJoint for my blog.
    Looks promising. BTW what kind of offers do they present you with? Are they related to your niche or just anything?
    PostJoint seems something similar to SocialSpark, right?

    1. Chitraparna says:

      Arbaz, can’t compare Post Joint with Social Spark as I haven’t got any opportunities from there.

      At Post Joint, posts are shown on your dashboard depending on your niche. For instance, if your blog is about marketing, you will see posts on the same niche only.

      Give it a try!

      ~ Chitra

  11. Pooja Sehra says:

    Thanks Chitraparna,

    I have been using MBG for a while now and I have a good experience with the quality they provide. Now after reading your review and seeing the screenshot of your earnings from 5 posts, I believe PostJoint is worth a shot.. Will definitely try it out!!

    1. Chitraparna says:

      Go ahead Pooja, Post joint is definitely worth trying out :)

  12. Gail Gardner says:

    Hello Chitraparna,

    I’ve made over $1800 with PostJoint so far. I put some tips in my PostJoint review for increasing your approval rate. I use those, and I do have an advantage because my blog has a higher PR and DA than you. I am also very established on Twitter and other social networks. You can read that review at http://growmap.com/postjoint-earnings/

    I can assist any blogger interested in making their blog stronger so they can earn more from PJ. It is not difficult to raise your PR and DA and lower your Alexa score IF you know how and collaborate with other bloggers.

    Here are some reasons that advertisers will avoid choosing a particular blog:
    1) Too many AdSense or other ads.
    2) Use of text links like infolinks and Kontera.
    3) Obvious selling of links or links to “bad neighborhood” sites (adult, games of chance, vices) or unethical sites (like essay selling).

    As your blog gets stronger and you use the tips in my review you will get selected more often. I am really looking forward to when we can choose more than one blog. Sometimes I have 3-4 I would place content on, but other times none. (I publish content and I also place content.) Soon I will be able to provide each of the other blogs with a unique post so more blogs get chosen and I can place content more quickly when the blogs are ideal.

    If you have questions drop by my blog and ask. Or send me a regular tweet. Or add me on Skype (username growmap). I’m always happy to assist.

    1. Chitraparna says:

      Hi Gail,

      Glad to see you on my blog :)

      After Zac’s PostJoint review, yours was the one that prompted me to join the site. Unfortunately, I couldn’t locate the post link while writing my review but I have added the link now.

      Anyways, I understand that your blog has higher PA and DA, which is why you’re getting more offers; I also understand that advertisers are looking for the best deal for their paid posts.

      This being said, it would be better if PostJoint optimizes the system a bit more. I don’t know how advertisers select the blogs or what data they see but personally, I think that to ensure fair competition, they should ask advertisers or rather show them segregated data. For instance, if I am an advertiser and my budget is $50, I see only PR4 blogs, with minimum and maximum ‘x’ DA and ‘x’ PA. This will ensure fair play to a certain extent. Otherwise, if you and me are bidding for the same post, obviously yours will be selected, and that is absolutely fine but personally, I feel PostJoint should look into their blog ranking aspect.

      What do you think?

  13. Saleem Yaqub says:

    Thanks for your detailed review Chitraparna. We are working to improve the overall accept rates by allowing authors to accept multiple offers instead of just one (only applicable to sponsored no-follow posts, not guest posts which will always be one article, one post).

    As for negotiation, we’ve taken your points on board.

    We also recently suspended all free posts as they were being abused – further info on our blog.

  14. Sri Ganesh.M says:

    Thanks for the review. Is it safe in SEO for our blog.Should we have to go with their terms ! Will sign up now. And please update when they charge for bloggers.

    1. Chitraparna says:

      Ganesh,

      PostJoint doesn’t charge bloggers anything as “fees”. It is free to sign up & you get to keep all the earnings.

      ~ Chitra

  15. Enstine Muki says:

    Hi Chitraparna,
    I have earned some money over there too and I do recommend it.
    Now, the free offers are sometimes good if one lacks content to post on his/her blog. You know it happens so you can just move over there and grab some quite interesting offers.

    Right at this moment, there are more $25 offers lingering on the platform than free. However, most often, as you mentioned, free offers dominate.

    It’s a recommended platform and thanks for the review

  16. Ravi Verma says:

    Hi Chitraparna !!!

    Nice to know about post join more by this review. I had signed up for it last week and my blog was approved in the first try :D
    now waiting to catch offers and Advertiser there.

    Regards

    1. Chitraparna says:

      Congrats Ravi :)

      Be active there and you will surely get paid posts :)

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