Here is the exact thing I did. This is GUARANTEED to work for you too:
I had an interesting exchange with a fellow blogger a few moments ago.
He asked to guest post on my blog. Never heard of him. Cold pitch. Never heard of his blog.
I politely informed him free guest posting closed on my blog years ago. I quoted my guest posting rate. He complained about being on a budget and could not afford the rate. He then bandied about the idea of a link exchange. Continue reading