Blog monetization series: finding sponsored post opportunities

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Clearly, this is a hot topic. After opening up about taking the plunge and monetizing my blog I got quite a few emails asking me how I was going about it. I’m really not an expert – but I’m more than willing to share what I’ve learned so far. There’s a ton involved in monetizing your web space so I’ve decided to start a little series that will discuss the different options available to you and to give you updates on what I’m doing as I go.

Blog sponsorship

First, let’s talk about blog sponsorship opportunities. Blog sponsorship can take on different forms. You can be asked to review a product you receive for free without any compensation above and beyond the free product, you can get paid to review a free product, you can get paid to promote products on twitter and/or instagram, you can get offered a giveaway in exchange for a review. The options are really endless and they really are dependent on the company you are working with and what opportunities they have available to you.

Opportunities seem to be based on a number of factors. First, every website listed below will want a link to your blog and social media accounts. Opportunities are offered when influencers (that’s you) can drive traffic so naturally, they want to see what your reach and engagement are. (they do this via google analytics). Secondly, each sponsorship company will ask you to tag your blog or social media accounts – making matching you with a relevant opportunity easier. They essentially want to know what your niche is so they can match you with relevant options – it wouldn’t make sense to match a beauty blogger with a tax software right?

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Sponsored post companies for bloggers

Please note that some of these companies have minimum stats that they require before you can get accepted. As far as I know, the exact numbers (unique page views and monthly page views) vary from one company to the next. So, please do not get discouraged if your blog gets rejected from some of these. I’ve faced 4 rejections and gotten accepted to about 5 different sponsorship sites. For the time being, as I get my feet wet I’m sticking to 5. We’ll see how that goes and I’ll reevaluate at another time.

My experience so far

So far, I’ve gotten 5 opportunities. Of the 5, I’ve declined 2 because they are simply not a good fit for my blog. One of the opportunities was really exciting but ultimately the day after I accepted the offer I had it pulled because I’m Canadian. The remaining 2 opportunities are both really interesting and a good fit for This Tiny Blue House. Stay tuned for a cool giveaway and a review of a product that is very relevant to my life right now.

Next up, affiliate linking and a couple of how to’s a few pros have shared with me!

Are you a member of any of the above companies? If so, what are your experiences so far? If not, are you interested in joining?

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Author: Jenny

I'm Jenny, a 30-something mama to 1 living child and 5 angels. I live in a tiny blue cottage in a small suburb outside a major Canadian city. I live here with my miracle baby Margs, my husband Mer, my pup and my 2 cats. I blog about a bunch of different things including parenting, frugal living and minimalism. Feel free to subscribe to my blog and follow me on instagram, twitter or bloglovin.

26 thoughts on “Blog monetization series: finding sponsored post opportunities”

  1. Thanks for this! I will be checking into this…. I also wanted to mention that I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. “On Gypsie Mountain” nominated me and so it was my turn to nominate some of the blogs that I follow. Check out my “Versatile Blog Award” post. πŸ™‚

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  2. I have recently got hooked to your blog, your yesterday blog of morning rituals, was amazing. Couple of previous ones I was looking at. I like your style of post, specially the breakup of the time.

    Thanks for sharing the money flowing channel.

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