If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen my recent news that I got paid for my first sponsored post!
I heard a lot of requests asking how I did it so today I’m sharing exactly how I got to this point. However, I think it’s important to mention that a lot of bloggers work very hard to make money off their blog, and for me, this is more of a hobby. So if you’re looking to make lots of money, this isn’t a fully comprehensive guide. But if you enjoy blogging and want to know one way to make some extra cash, this might work for you. 🙂
I Signed Up for Bloggers Connected
I received an email randomly one day from Bloggers Connected, an influencer that connects bloggers to advertisers and brands. They invited me to sign up and provided me with a link to do so. While it was nice to receive the invite, anybody can sign up for this platform! It’s super quick and easy to put your information in, and once you’re in, brands and advertisers will be able to reach out to you directly by email for paid opportunities.
Then, an Advertiser Reached Out to Me!
Just a few days after signing up for Bloggers Connected, I received an email from Fat Joe, a company that works with bloggers by providing original content. How it works is, Fat Joe sends me a blog post written by their team, along with relevant pictures. I then have free reign to decide to post it or not and make any edits to make the content more to my liking. For example, I’ll edit the content to be more “me”, maybe by changing the headline or adding additional sentences.
For every post you publish, they pay you a flat fee for your time. What’s neat is that they send posts quite frequently (about 2-3 a week) and you’re never obligated to post. It’s completely up to you to post or not!
Ta-da! That’s it!
At the end of the day, it’s nice to make some extra cash with my blog, especially because it’s real content. I hate seeing branded content that seems super fake and staged, so I’m very conscious about making sure any content I’m paid for is something I actually believe in and makes sense for Stumbly.
Also, I was lucky to hear from an advertiser so quickly. I’m pretty new at this so I’m not sure how frequently other bloggers hear from advertisers. I’d love to hear how other bloggers getting paid have made it work!
Have you ever worked with an advertiser or brand on a sponsored post before? Do you have any ‘rules’ when you work with brands?