A few years ago I took the plunge and registered as self-employed, effectively taking my blog full time. Although I have since returned to work part time alongside writing, the income I make through blogging is still really important to me and my family, especially at this time when everything is so uncertain.
Making money from blogging is not something which comes instantly, but it is possible with some legwork. For anybody looking to earn from their blog, I have put together this post to highlight the blogging networks I am a part of. These networks are fantastic for finding paid collaborations, suitable for different niches, all in one place. If you aren’t already signed up, I would definitely recommend it as it has really helped me and would be the first port of call when searching for paid blogging uk.
Get blogged allows you to create a profile to showcase yourself, your blog and your social media profile, allowing brands to see just how brilliant you are. The opportunities are easy to find on the website, with the latest assignments highlighted and broken down into DA (domain authority), meaning that you can quickly find the opportunities most suited to you and get paid to blog. Opportunities start from DA 10, with payment increasing as your DA does.
The new Marketplace function also allows you to work directly with brands, with the assignment and payment clearly marked, so both you and the brand know where you stand. I try and remember to have a quick scan of the Marketplace every few days to see if there is anything suitable for me to apply for.
Bloggers Required is another network which allows you to easily access blogging opportunities, some paid and some on a gifted basis. You can check whether the assignment is suitable for you based on the country you are based in, your social media following and age range. Applying for a campaign is straightforward, although you are encouraged to write a covering letter style pitch for each assignment, which will help when the brands are looking through submissions.
I have been signed up for Press Loft for a long time and am a big fan. As well as being able to apply for relevant campaigns, which are also emailed over to you, you can also submit your own ‘journalist requests’, giving you the opportunity to reach a large number of brands in one go when looking for something specific like products for a gift guide. You can also access plenty of hi-res images, provided by the brands, to use in your blog posts. Not all collaborations are paid, some are only gifted, but I find it is a good ‘all round’ platform to be signed up for, and there aren’t so many restrictions in place as other similar sites when it comes to journalist requests.
I have had a few assignments accepted through Zine and like that you get your own media kit on the site to showcase your previous work and up to date stats for brands to quickly access when considering you for a campaign. You can search through active campaigns and put yourself forward quickly and easily at the touch of a button. All communication is carried out through the platform, and you have their support if needed, which is reassuring.
Tribe allows you to submit social media posts for approval based on a brand’s brief. If accepted, you will then need to post to the social media platform as agreed and payment will be made to you via Tribe once the post is live. I have used the platform a few times and had several submissions turned down, which I admit is frustrating, but I have also had a post accepted, for a brand I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to work with outside of the platform. I tend to only apply for campaigns where I already have the product, so I am not out of pocket if I don’t get accepted, and I like that the platform helps you to set your fee based on your following.
This is a sponsored post, however all words are my own.