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.

 

 

 

 

How to become a better blogger

There are blogs all over the web so many bloggers may worry about standing out from the huge pack. Competition is one thing I don’t worry about. Variety is the spice of life and I love that there are so many blogs in different niches to read. I read blog posts written by various bloggers everyday and I love how they each bring something to the table. If you are thinking of how to stand out and become a better blogger, here are some useful tips you may find handy –

 

Bring something to the table

There is no need for a new blog if you have nothing to say. Copying blog posts all over the web and pasting them on your blog won’t get you far. Stealing ideas off other blogs won’t do you any good long term. You need to bring in your own ideas to become a better blogger. Your blog posts have to entertain. inform or educate your readers, or there’s no point in publishing it. Becoming a better blogger means you bring your authenticity to your blog and write in the tone and style that is unique to you. That is one way to stand out from the saturated world of blogging.

 

 

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Make attention to your headlines

This is one area I have struggled on and off in but I a lot better now with my headlines. Catchy headlines get you more clicks, so it is worth paying attention to them a bit more. It is best to keep the headlines below 7 words to get as many clicks as possible (SEO seems to like those best). Also, you should ensure the headline is related to the blog post and not a clickbait like many blogs do. That is just not right in my eyes.

 

Focus on niches you are interested in

When you write about topics you have interest in, your passion shows and that entices your readers even more. It also means you never run out of ideas. There is no point setting up a pet or beauty blog if you run out of ideas after a month of setting it up. Focus on niches you are interested in to become a better blogger.

 

Add Bullet Points

I always use bullet points in my blog posts. They make it easy for me to write and easier for my readers to scan through my posts. If there’s one tip you implement today, it should be this one. Adding bullet points make your posts a lot easier to read.

 

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Share your posts on social media

Sharing your blog posts on social media can bring you lots of practice. My favourite social media platform for traffic referral is Pinterest. I have been getting loads of referrals from there and I am loving it so much. It is also a lot easier to stay active on compared to other social media platforms. I plan to spend more time generating traffic from Pinterest as that is clearly working great.

 

Post regularly

I post regularly on here and I have done so since day 1. Writing gives me pleasure and the fact that it is now a job makes it even more pleasurable.  I am grateful to be able to earn an income while working from home and it is not something I take for granted at all. Maybe that is why I work my behind off on here.

 

Do you blog? How do you plan on becoming a better blogger? And if you don’t blog, what sort of blogs do you enjoy reading and why?

 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great one.

The Risky World of Freelance

Being your own boss is the way to go! Freelance is the dream! You get to determine how much you earn. Flexible working hours, give you the opportunity to spend time with your family and friends. You’re not limited to a cubicle. Instead you can carry your laptop and work anywhere – from a hotel lobby to your favourite café.

Before you transition into the freelance lifestyle, you’re going to have to have to take risks. Because, let’s face it, it’s a risk to leave the safety of the cubicle. It’s a risk to move into a career that is unfamiliar to society. No matter what anyone says, the life of a freelancer is worth it.

 

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Here are some of the most common risks you will face as a freelancer and how you can embrace the risks and make the most out of your journey as a freelancer.

 

Taking responsibility for the progress of your business

A 9 to 5 runs pretty much on autopilot. Most times you’re not really concerned about whether the business is doing well or not, so long as you finish your assignments or projects and meet the deadlines. But as a freelancer, you are in charge of your business, and you are the one who determines the progress and vibe of your business. If your business is failing, you have no one to blame but yourself. This can be overwhelming as the pressure is always on to be and stay successful at what you do.

Don’t let this discourage you. See your freelancing business as an opportunity to dictate the flow of your business. Being in charge is the most empowering thing ever.

 

Your income is not going to be stable

Just like every business, you’re going to face some down time in your freelance career. Unlike a 9 to 5, freelancers don’t get a fixed salary. Their income is determined by the volume of projects they get to handle. But there will be days when you will make a lot of money and there will be days when you won’t make a penny. This makes budgeting really difficult as you can never know how much you’ll get at the end of the month.

Don’t let this discourage you. An unstable income is a great opportunity to push you to come up with creative ideas to increase the volume of work coming to your business. You can set up programmes, pitch to potential clients, go into coaching and create courses. These help open the doors to various streams of income.

 

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Working from home will make you lazy

There’s a huge difference between working from home and working in an office. The office gives you the illusion of serious environment where everyone is engaged in one project or another. If you’re working from the comfort of your home, the tendency to lounge is high. There will be days when you won’t feel like working when you can probably sit on your couch and watch a movie.

Don’t let this discourage you. Working from home will teach you to be disciplined with your time and space. Having a special corner where you do all you work and defined working hours would help massively. Be open with your family members and let them know that your working hours and be sure to set your boundaries.

 

Are you a freelancer? How do you deal with the uncertainty? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.

 

 

 

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