One of my favorite ways to make money blogging is with sponsored content networks. I love to use creativity, writing, and photos to create content and promote products and brands that I love. Of course, it’s even better if you can get paid!
What are Sponsored Content Networks?
It is difficult to find brands to sponsor you when you are just starting out, or have a small following. You definitely can and should reach out directly to brands that you are interested in, and you never know, you could be a perfect fit! I would definitely not discourage you from trying, even if you are new to blogging. The easiest way that I personally have found to get sponsored posts fast, is by joining as many sponsored content networks as possible. Sponsored content networks match bloggers and influencers with brands and campaigns. You usually answer a few questions and fill out your profile, link your social media platforms, and then wait to get emails or apply to open campaigns. Some networks are more active than others and have new opportunities daily, and others just pop up now and again. Here are 5 of my favorite sponsored content networks that I have had great experiences working with as a new blogger.
Make Money Blogging: Top 5 Sponsored Content Networks
This is probably one of the easiest to join, and once you post you usually get paid within 5-7 days. This is the first sponsored content network I joined, because you only need a few followers. You post to Heartbeat using Instagram, and the more followers you have, the more you get paid! Join here and start earning! Need help growing your Instagram following? Get free training here.
This is my favorite network. Social Native is another Instagram app (also YouTube), but the pay is better than Heartbeat with a small following. Brands pay around 45-55 dollars per Instagram post. The platform features popular brands that I actually use, and feel great about promoting. The campaigns are fun, and I always get paid quickly. Sign up here.
I like Linqia because it’s a different. I recently completed a campaign for them and really enjoyed it. They give you a trackable link to use in your blog post and on social media. You get a goal for number of clicks (mine was 50). If you hit your goal you get your full payment, and if you don’t you still get paid a percentage based on your number of clicks. I’m looking forward to working with them again in the future. With big brands like Kimberly-Clark, Gerber, and Wal-Mart, there’s something for everyone. Sign up here.
This network is easy to join, and they have a wide variety of opportunities for every niche. They have opportunities to create content for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and also sponsored blog posts. The pay is pretty good for all of their campaigns. Apply here and get paid for your amazing content creation skills.
This is one of the newer ones I have joined. The brands are awesome! They have everything from your favorite baby products to all things Target. Who doesn’t want to promote Target? They integrate with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and provide sponsored blog posts. A lot of their campaigns seem to require video, so if that’s your jam, this might be a good platform for you!
Try joining these 5 sponsored content networks today, and I bet you’ll be making money by the end of the week! Good luck on your money making blog journey!
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