Clearly, blog sponsorship opportunities is a hot topic. After opening up about taking the plunge and monetizing my blog I got quite a few emails asking me how I was going about it.
I’m really not an expert – but I’m more than willing to share what I’ve learned over the last year or so.
What are blog sponsorship opportunities
First, let’s talk about blog sponsorship opportunities. Blog sponsorship can take on different forms. You can be asked to review a product you receive for free without any compensation above and beyond the free product, you can get paid to review a free product, you can get paid to promote products on twitter and/or instagram, you can get offered a giveaway in exchange for a review.
The options are really endless and they really are dependent on the company you are working with and what opportunities they have available to you.
Opportunities seem to be based on a number of factors.
First, every website listed below will want a link to your blog and social media accounts. Opportunities are offered when influencers (that’s you) can drive traffic so naturally, they want to see what your reach and engagement are. (they do this via google analytics).
Secondly, each sponsorship company will ask you to tag your blog or social media accounts – making matching you with a relevant opportunity easier. They essentially want to know what your niche is so they can match you with relevant options – it wouldn’t make sense to match a beauty blogger with a tax software right?
Networks offering blog sponsorship opportunities for influences
Please note that some of these companies have minimum stats that they require before you can get accepted.
As far as I know, the exact numbers (unique page views and monthly page views) vary from one company to the next.
So, please do not get discouraged if your blog gets rejected from some of these. I’ve faced 4 rejections and gotten accepted to about 5 different sponsorship sites. For the time being, as I get my feet wet I’m sticking to 5. We’ll see how that goes and I’ll reevaluate at another time.
- One2One Network
- Social Fabric
- Activate by Bloglovin
- Pollinate Media
- Weave Media
- The SITS Girls
- Blueprint Social
My experience with blog sponsorship so far
Over the last year I’ve gotten more offers than I’ve accepted. I’ve always considered my audience, the goal of my blog and my own desire to promote the product in making my decisions.
My site is my space and as a result I’ve made a commitment to only collaborate with companies that I truly believe in.
At first the number of offers I received were few and far between but as time passed and my page views increased so did the number of sponsored post opportunities that came my way!
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I want to hear from you!
How are YOU monetizing your blog?