Where to find sponsored posts and blogging collaborations

I have been running Fashion and Style Police since October 2012. It took me ages to figure out how to make a living from my blog. I still remember my first paid blogging collaboration. It happened when my blog was 4 months old and it was a whooping £25! Now that was snack money even back in 2012 but I still remember being very excited that a brand wanted to work with me. If you are wondering where to find sponsored posts and blogging collaborations you are reading the right post. I will be sharing 5 places to find paid blog collaborations so you can start making some money off your blog. We are all experiencing all sorts of things at the moment and with the whole working from home scenario, you now have the time to work even more on your blogs.

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Where to find sponsored posts and blogging collaborations
Get Blogged

I have been working with Get Blogged for some months now and I really like how they operate. It is a great platform to find paid blogging gigs. There are sponsored posts opportunities for every type of blogs, even new blogs with a low domain authority. You need a domain authority of at least 10 to apply for jobs and the higher your domain authority is, the more opportunities for your blog and the more money you get. They also pay quickly and the briefs are always detailed and straightforward. I enjoy working with Get Blogged a lot. Register your blog and see for yourself.

Getfluence

I started working with Getfluence this year. It is another great platform to find well paid blogging collaborations. For this platform, you get contacted once an advertiser is interested in your blog. The payment is usually processed within 10 days once the blog post is live, and the blogging briefs are also very straightforward. It is always a pleasure working with Getfluence. You can register your blog and try the platform for yourself.

Bloggers Required

I have used Bloggers Required for years to find paid blogging jobs. I have worked with hundreds of brands through the platform. It is always a great spot to start looking for sponsored blog posts. There are loads of sponsored ads and you just register interest for the ads that work with your blog.

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Twitter

Twitter is always a great platform to find paid blogging jobs. You can search for collaborations using #prrequest #journorequest #bloggerrequest and so on. You can also search for SEOs and PRs and give them a follow. If there is an email on their bio, sending a quick introductory email is another great way to get their eyeballs on your blog.

Facebook Groups

I find Facebook groups very useful for finding sponsored posts requests. Some great groups are “UK Influencer Opportunities” and “Blogger Opportunities”.

I hope you find this post useful and start making some money off your blog. If you are interested in growing your blog to the point where brands want to work with you, do contact me via email – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com and take advantage of my blog coaching service.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day.

 

 

 

 

Are the Days of Influencer Marketing Numbered?

There has been a lot of buzz about influencer marketing over the years. What started as getting celebrities to mention brands on social media has now turned into a sophisticated marketing strategy.

Influencer marketing advanced so much that those who have made it big on social media are also considered as influencers. This is because of the large crowds they are able to pull with their engaging content online.

From YouTubers to Instagram superstars, every influencer’s marketing strength was tapped by brands (big and small) who wanted to make sure that their products and services reach their target audience.

However, influencer marketing was seen as a mere marketing strategy used to trick target audiences into thinking that their favourite stars are using particular products. Some people are more skeptical than ever when it comes to buying products because influencers use them.

 

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Influencer marketing is estimated to be around £8 billion industry by 2020. This by every indication shows that influencer marketing is here to stay. Here’s why:

 

It creates an earning potential for influencers

Without a doubt influencer marketing has turned into a means through which influencers can create their income. Although a lot of people feel that influencers can be easily bought over by big time brands, conscious influencers have shown that they only stand behind brands that they believe in.

If you’re an influencer and you have the interest of your audience at heart, you would never endorse a product that you don’t like. A lot of influencers value their audience and will not compromise their own integrity for just a few bucks.

The good news is that there are now ethical guidelines to influencer marketing that ensure that consumers are protected. The guidelines also ensure influencers don’t exploit their audience.

 

It makes brands relatable to their target audience

If there’s anything influencer marketing was able to achieve it’s its ability to put before consumers content that they find relatable. That’s one of the reasons why influencer marketing is so powerful.

When one sees a post on social media from their favourite influencer using a product, it makes the product instantly relatable to the person viewing the post. More often than not, it motivates them to purchase the product because they think “if he/she can use it, then so can I”.

 

It gets brand awareness to the exact target audience

One of the challenges brands face is getting their product and services in front of their ideal target audience.

Influencers are able to command large audiences through their content. Their audience is easily defined. This makes it easy for brands to target specific audiences through influencer marketing.

 

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Verdict?

Influencer marketing is here to stay and there is no sign of it slowing down any time soon. As influencer marketing grows in popularity, it will continue to evolve. The rules of the game are becoming more and more defined such that the interest of consumers is protected all the way. It’s definitely worth a try both for the brand and for the influencer.

 

What do you think of influencer marketing?

 

 

 

 

Growing a thick skin as a blogger

Being a blogger opens you up to all sorts. You get the admirers and the trolls. The great comments, the shades and the in your face insults. The job comes with both as we expose our creation (whatever it may be) to the whole world. So if there is one thing you need to have or work on asap as a blogger, is to grow a thick skin. Blogging is not only about writing. You have to spent a good amount of time promoting your blog and social media platforms, especially in the early days.

 

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Putting your blog out there is essential in order to make a name for yourself. These actions usually attracts more eyeballs to your blog, which is a good thing. But then the trolls find you, and if you are not strong enough, the rude comments may stop you blogging altogether.

 

Growing a thick skin as a blogger

So how do you grow a thick skin as a blogger. I have been blogging for almost 6 years now and I have had a few rude comments but not as many as I thought I would if I am being completely honest. Which is a good thing I guess. I had most of the trolls in the first year of my blog, which I found surprising. I guess their aim was to kill the little confidence I had in my blog back then. I also have a feeling some of the trolls knew me in real life, which I find really sad for them.

 

Here are three ways you could grow a thick as a blogger.

 

Carry on anyway

I know how hard it can be. But the key to growing a thick skin as a blogger is to ignore the negative comments and carry on anyway. Delete any rude comment and block any troll on your social media platform. There is no need trying to have a conversation with them. The only aim of the troll is to make you feel bad about yourself and what you do. And that is because they feel bad about themselves. Don’t let them project their negative thoughts on you. Ignore them, use the delete.block option and carry on anyway.

 

Work on your self-confidence

In order to be a successful blogger you have to work on your self-confidence. This bit is very important. If you have no self-confidence, you wouldn’t be able to carry on anyway when the negative comments start rolling in. Once you have self-confidence and believe in your work, no one can get to you as much as they would if you don’t have any. You have the key to your self-confidence, use it.

 

Don’t take things personally

It is incredibly hard to not take things personal when people are nasty towards you, but you must learn not to. Nasty people live nasty lives which is why that is all they can give. Do not let them project their frustrations and bitterness on to you. Instead see right through them and keep it moving. Do not entertain or engage their negative energy.

 

What are your thoughts on growing a thick skin?

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