My question is: How viable would it be to build your entire site by getting article "donations" from other people? These donations would be in return for an outbound link or two included in the article that they donate.
I ask this because I recently allowed my first ever "guest poster" to donate a page to my main authority site. He actually contacted me and asked if he could write a page for me, in exchange for including two keyword-focused links to his website in the article.
After experiencing this, I was wondering: Would it be possible to get article donations from potentially dozens or even hundreds of other IM'ers, so many that I don't actually have to build the majority of the website content myself?
What if I just had a list of 100 keywords, and allowed anyone to donate a keyword-focused article about any of those keywords? And in exchange, the author would be given 2-3 keyword-focused do-follow links to their website that would be included in the article that they donate.
Just curious: Does this sound appealing to anyone? I mean, article sites basically rely on this as a business model. So wouldn't it theoretically work for smaller sites as well?