This is for one of my money sites, an old and large authority site. Not a churn and burn by any means!
I get a lot of poorly written guest post submissions and I want to eliminate some of the crap I get. These people have good sites and I'm happy to let them guest post, but their guest posts are sometimes terrible.
So I thought of offering guest posters two options....
#1 - the standard way, they send me their post and I post it, totally free of course.
#2 - I offer to let one of my writers create a 1,000 word article on their topic of choice and include a couple of their links for a fee, say $25.
Bear in mind I never publish any guest post on my site unless it is high quality and in line the niche. Only the best goes on this site.
The big question is....is this seen as link selling? Is Google going to ban my beloved site?
Am I being dumb?