The thing that started out as a channel to my stay-at-home mom frustration has turned out bigger than I thought. No, I am not a celebrity yet. Don’t mean to be one either. It’s just that I only discovered later that blogging could earn me money.
The idea of pouring our ideas into writing pieces, get people read it and sponsors start coming in sounds so easy than the reality. But one thing that I have proven right was that when your page rank is higher, sponsors will come automatically. Unfortunately Google has decided to not update its page rank anymore, and there it goes my sleepless night working on increasing my page rank!
It’s time now to get back to the car and start all over. You can choose the easy way or the high way, either way is challenging indeed but the outcome may worth the journey.
As a new blogger I used to try to find my way to get sponsors. Being an overseas one leaves me more efforts to do since the big bucket of sponsors are mostly for US residents only. Today on Blogging Monday, let me share with you some tips and tricks to find you potential sponsors for your blog:
1. Join a third party
Make sure you register yourself on awesome third party (mostly bloggers) who organizes sponsored online parties, blogger opportunity and giveaways. Sometimes it is free sometimes it is paid, but then you get an update whenever there is potential sponsors want to work with a blogger and you can sign up for it. One of a good sample I can share you with is Mom Spark Media. You can also join tomosom.com, the paradise of freebies! Once you registered you need to check out their offer board and apply for whatever interests you. Most sponsors offer free samples/products for you to try and review on your blog. If you are not US residents you can get lucky sometimes with companies offering international shipping.
2. Join an agent
In my past job I have worked with a lot of awesome bloggers and I have come across few who have a blogger manager, which is an agent. The agent does the admin work for the bloggers from getting her a sponsor, negotiate and closing the deals. If you are super busy, this can be your way for bigger blogging gig.
3. Sponsor hunting – one man show
I love surfing around the net to discover well-established blogs and read them for some inspirations. They do a lot of sponsored post too. If I read one, I will list the sponsor company on my potential sponsors list and visit the website as soon as I can. Contacting these potential sponsors one by one, sending them your blog stats or media kit seems like painful but hey, no pain no gain.
4. Follow PR friendly bloggers on social media
PR friendly bloggers update their social media constantly. They share about their recent reviews or sponsored posts, or share from where they get the sponsors. Follow them diligently and gather the information from their social media updates.
5. Join blog communities
Blog communities gather people like you, bloggers who would love to have some sponsored blogging gig too. In communities like these information is easily exchanged. You can get info about companies who are looking for bloggers to work with or business owners who are giving freebies for review.
6. Contact your entrepreneur-friends
Have a friend who’s starting her own business? or who already runs a business of their own? Get in touch, offer her your service to boost her business/products.
Do you have other tips and tricks about how to find a blog sponsor? Add to the comment field below please
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