Finding Blog Sponsors

Finding Blog Sponsors
February 10, 2015 CuteCoco

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.

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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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Comments (17)

  1. Rosey 6 years ago

    You’ve got good tips here. I hear Izea is good too, but I can’t seem to figure out my dashboard because I never get (or even see!) offers.

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Yes, I think I join IZEA because I get updates in my inbox regularly but like you I also can’t figure out my dashboard haha..

  2. Alissa Apel 6 years ago

    I do make some money through blogging. I think I could go after things more though. Thanks for the tips!

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Yes, I like the challenging thing about getting sponsors and make money from blogging. Thanks for visiting Alissa :)

  3. Your list will be very helpful to me. I’m currently trying to figure out Google Analytics so I can have data. And I’ve just finished a media kit class so I can put one together to approach potential sponsors. Thanks for your tips.

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Google Analytics is indeed very helpful to guide you on your blogging progress. Most companies will want to see our stats before deciding to sponsor us. Good for you to finish a media kit class. I have to update mine too..it’s been ages…

  4. Maya siswadi 6 years ago

    I have no idea about any third party or agent, can you list them for me? Thanks.
    If it’s private, it’s OK :)

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Hi mak, let me see if I can put together a post for this :) thank you for the idea!

  5. Nathalia DP 6 years ago

    saya tertarik utk mencoba tips no 3 & 6 ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. yati rachmat 6 years ago

    Your providing us with the 6 points listed above are the ones that are very rare people share with. Thank you, Rina. Nice posting. After reading them I did try point #1. Let me try my luck and hope that an approval will be obtained. If you have by any chance visit my blog http://www.bundayati.com you will see that in line with the name of my blog, which is Miscellaneous, meaning Gado-Gado, I am not so sure whether or not in the near future I can make some earnings from blogging. If you say that No Pain, No Gain then I will say No Try, No Gain. I apologize for my bad English, I am trying to practise writing in English, anyway. It’s nice to be here, in your blog.

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Bundaaa so happy to see you here…wow, I should have rolled out a red carpet for you!! Glad if my post is helpful bun, will definitely visit your blog (again), forgive me for being a silent reader hiks…

  7. Dominique Goh 6 years ago

    I used to do Mom Spark. IZea , Tomoson etc but the offers this days from there are dismissal and not worth the effort. Another thing is that many specify that you be based in US to be able to take the gig so you are better off looking at local sponsors for paying gigs.

    • Rina 6 years ago

      Yes Dominique, I get tired waiting for any worldwide offer ha ha…I have stopped relying on tomoson these days and go after local or at least ASIA sponsors.

  8. Theresa 6 years ago

    This is really a great list! I usually get jobs through 3rd parties, but every now and again a blog friend will send a sponsor my way that they had success working with.

    • Rina 6 years ago

      that is super nice blog friend Theresa! sometimes I wish ASIA has more opportunities for blogger like you girls in US ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. noni 6 years ago

    Yang joint dengan agent itu kayaknya menyenangkan ya tapi masih belon tau caranya gimana :) posting juga dong haha

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