I am the owner of [site withheld], and was wondering if your site accepted guest post submissions? In case you're unfamiliar with guest posts, basically what I'm interested in doing is getting the word out about my website by approaching other websites, offering to write them a free article on any topic they wish (ideally related to Postgraduate students or Education however) for publication on their site. In exchange for me writing the article, I'd get to put a by-line at the bottom of the post with a link to my site. The idea, is that hopefully some of the regular readers of your site will find my article interesting, then follow the link through to my site and then perhaps become a regular reader there as well.
As for what you'd be getting out of the deal, in addition to doing me a favor, you'd get to have an article created for your site on whatever topic, so if you didn't feel like writing an article for a particular day this would be a good fill-in.
Thanks for your time and let me know if you're interested.
If giving free advertising space for morally dubious sites would not be a problem, I wonder what topic I would choose. 'Is the Secret Gospel of Mark a forgery or not?', 'What is the relevance of the Secret Gospel of Mark for the study of early Christianity during the following decade?', 'Ten promising perspectives for the study of Clement's more spiritual Gospel'?
I would not have mentioned the email if I wasn't a wee bit curious to see what kind of a guest post I would get in return.
On a related note, Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the services custom-essay companies provide for students who are too lazy or busy to write their own. (Spotted at The Biblical World)