If there’s one thing we all want, it’s to make more money from our blogs. You all know how much time and effort you put into each post and there’s nothing wrong with wanting to be rewarded financially for that.
Getting sponsored content isn’t always the easiest. You can reach out directly to brands, but it can be hard to find the right person to contact and many times, they’re running campaigns through other companies. Your best bet, especially if your a newer or smaller blogger is to apply to some of these networks that bring you really great opportunities.
I’m a part of several of them and I’ve seen the number of sponsored posts shoot up since then! For most of them, you have the option to apply to the projects you’re interested in so you’ll never have to post about something you don’t want to.
Clever Girls one has been the best network for me. The projects are usually based around lifestyle products which works really well for my site. You get to be super creative, they pay well and quickly too! You do have to have a certain number of uniques to apply, I believe it’s 10K per month, but I could be wrong. Worth applying nonetheless!
Collectively is another good beauty, fashion and lifestyle network that I’ve enjoyed working with! There’s not quite as many opportunities here as there are with Clever Girls.
You have to be invited to be a part of the Lifestyle Collective, but they pay well and work with really great brands. I only wished that there were more opportunities. In 2 years, I only got 3 collaborations which was a bummer.
You can sign up here, and bloggers are selected for campaigns based on their traffic, social following and content quality.
Posts I’ve done with them: How I Do Preppy
RewardStyle isn’t an easy one and to be honest, the only reason I think I was selected for this campaign was that it was based in Chicago. If you get one, they’re great! You must be a member of RewardStyle and have their analytics installed to be considered.
Posts I’ve done with them: Shopping the Magnificent Mile
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A Few More Worth Applying To:
Mode: I recently switched to Mode. I haven’t gotten any campaigns yet, but I’ve appreciated how organized they are.
Social Stars: I recently signed up for this and have applied for one campaign, but I’m still waiting to hear back.
Social Fabric: I’m actually a bit frustrated with this one. I applied and got in, but after several weeks, I still haven’t received their plugin that I have to install before I can apply to anything.
BlogHer: This is one I actually haven’t used, I think they’re exclusive and I couldn’t do that and use Mode, but it’s worth checking out!
While all of these are great options, there is no guarantee of acceptance into the program or to each individual project, so you’ll want to continue to grow your social following, traffic and produce amazing content because that’s what they look at when selecting partners.
There are a lot more of these out there, but these are just a few that I’m signed up for and have seen success with. What networks have worked well for you? Please share in the comments!