Getting more sponsored posts is every blogger’s goal but it can be a huge task. Especially if you’re a new blogger and your traffic needs a little work. They (IDK who they is, but I do know that #they don’t want you to win) will tell you that having good numbers is golden and it’s a major key to monetizing your blog. While this is very true, you shouldn’t wait until your numbers are skyrocketing to monetize your blog. High numbers help, but it’s like the difference between driving a luxury car versus an American car or…walking! And at this point, at least you are not walking. So for now, focus on what you do have and be clear on how you can convert that into dollars!


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Although I’ve only been a full-time blogger for a little less than a year, I’ve been monetizing my blog since my second year. I know, How Sway? I focused (and still do) on creating stellar content. I hate to tell you but no ones coming to your blog, let alone paying you to write about something because you’re boring! Your content mirrors every other post brands read on the Internet.

Focus on your why. Ask yourself, “why am I blogging”? If you stay true to your why, I promise you, brands will come.

NOW, you can pitch yourself and an idea directly to the brand that you are interested in working with but that’s not really my thing. I’ll write a post on why one day. But until the brands come, your best bet is to play nice with the blogging networks. Brands genuinely have big projects which require big blogging numbers. Blogging networks promise results by grouping our blog numbers together.

For most of them, you have the option to apply to the projects you’re interested in so you’ll never have to post about something you don’t want to.

1. Collectively

Collectively is good for beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs. There’s not as many opportunities available so don’t count on this as rent money. I may have done 5 or 6 campaigns in the year that I’ve been with them.

2. Social Fabric

I’m actually a bit frustrated with Social Fabric. I applied and got in, but months later I’m still waiting to receive their plugin code that I have to install before I can apply for anything–although I get personal emails asking to apply to their projects. UGH.

3. RewardStyle

I can’t vouch for RewardStyle because I’ve only used it for affiliate links, not for sponsored posts. But I think if you’re a Chicago blogger it’s a great start. I’ve heard that they do sponsored posts also. You also have to be a member of RewardStyle and have their analytics installed on your blog to be considered.

4. Lifestyle Collective

If you can manage to get an invite (I have not) to the Lifestyle Collective, consider yourself #Winning. They usually have big huge campaigns from some of the top brands around the world and they pay extremely well. Think 4 and 5 digits! This is also not one that offers tons of opportunities. I’ve heard!

5. Clever Girls

Clever Girls usually offers projects based around lifestyle products. The pay is decent and it’s a quick turn around. You do have to have a certain number of uniques to apply, I think 10K per month.

6. PopSugar Select

You can sign up here, and bloggers are selected for campaigns based on their traffic, social following and content quality.

7. Social Stars

I randomly got an email from Social Stars a few months ago. The projects are good and they pay fast and directly to your PayPal.

8. Pollinate

I’m adding this to the list because I just got an email from them. But I’ve never worked for them. You do have to have a minimum of 20,000 page views per month, have been blogging for 6 months or more, blog 3 or more times per week and you must live in the United States. Join at your own risk here.

9. LinkVehicle

Also just sent me an email out of the blue so I cannot vouch for them. You can try your luck here.

10. Tapfluence

I found out about Tapfluence from a brand that personally requested me. What I love the most about this network is that you can negotiate your rates for each campaign. The client who is responsible for the campaign can accept or decline your counteroffer. #GetYourCoins

11. Activate

This is Bloglovin’ platform for sponsored content. I’ve done a few things for them and they’re net terms are decent. Sign up here.

12. Socialyte

I just got an offer for a travel campaign. This is my first time working with them. Sign up here.

These are just a few that I’ve personally worked with or heard of. Free feel to comment below and share any networks that I didn’t include! Also if you learned something make sure you tweet this post and share with your friends!


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    • February 22, 2016 / 11:59 pm

      So much respect to you for this post. As I continue to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to keep a blog ongoing, helpful tips like these are essential if not critical in basic knowledge! Thanks so much for this Ty <3 You

  1. January 26, 2016 / 10:39 am

    This post is right on time for me because I have recently decided that I want to make money using my blog. I’ve had it for a while now but I haven’t really been consistent so my numbers aren’t the greatest. I know that with consistency the audience will come. Thanks for the suggestions. Have an amazing day!
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    • January 26, 2016 / 10:44 am

      You’re welcome. First you have to be consistent. I recommend posting at least 3-5 times a week. Try doing that for a year consistently and then amp that up to every day.

  2. January 26, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Great info! Thanks Ty! My personal blog is soon to come and I’ve been gathering all the info I need!

  3. January 27, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I love your tips. I was writing consistently when I first started my blog in 2010…but once I started working full time again, got married and had a baby, it’s been hard to keep up. I’m blowing the dust off and going to attempt to do 3 posts a week. My blog was specifically plus size lifestyle and now it’s mom life. Lol these tips are helpful because I would love to bring in extra income with my blog. I did it in the past and I lost some stuff. Thank you for these tips.

  4. January 27, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    GREAT POST!!!!! Thanks for the tips. I’m gonna apply to a couple of new networks.

  5. January 31, 2016 / 6:01 am

    This was some great information. I am familiar with all of those options and unfortunately haven’t made a penny through any of them lol. I am working on creating more content and being consistent so that hopefully in 6 months to a year some of those places will come to me. I have had other opportunities through other places though so there is hope 🙂

  6. February 23, 2016 / 11:48 am

    I’m a blogger born raised and living in The Bahamas…many of these sites are “off limits” to Caribbean writers. Would be good to come across some that we can join. It’s real hard filling out the applications when I can’t bypass the “State” and “ZIP CODE” fields. We buy, sell and use all of these products many of these companies partner with. Would love to have the opportunity to at least apply! Great list though!
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    • February 23, 2016 / 11:53 am

      Understood. I can only assume companies do that because they want to pay in USD and also ship in the US. You could maybe try using another address in the states. I’m not sure how to get around this one.

    • March 5, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      girl, you just need a friend with a US address.

  7. March 3, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    Awesome post. I have been blogging for just about 6 months and boy oh boy has it been challenging. I love writing so I give it my all, but honestly it’s a little discouraging seeing such a low number of views each day. Once my numbers increase I will definitely look into some of the networks you’ve listed here!

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  8. March 5, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Thanks for this. I haven’t used any of these on here besides Tapinfluence but they didn’t do it for me. I loved Sverve but they were taken by BlogLovin and now Izea is my fave!

  9. March 18, 2016 / 11:14 am

    I love social fabric. The payout is great and they don’t go crazy if our numbers aren’t huge. Send them an email to get the code.

  10. March 22, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Love this Ty! Thank you.❤️❤️❤️

  11. fran
    March 31, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I just started blogging and was wondering if with social stars I should even request to get paid. I would not know how much I would even charge them.

  12. Cathy Burns
    June 9, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Great list, I am new to blogging so this is really helpful.

  13. October 28, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I have not decided yet about getting paid or how to get more sponsor post for my blog. It’s my goal for 2017. Your list will come in handy…Bookmark when the time is right. Monetizing has been on my mind for a while but want to focus more on the content and traffic.

    Ty, congratulation on your new book things I wish I knew before my mother died. Just loss my mother 8/2016 well needed book.
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  14. October 30, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Hi I just found this ! It’s great info

  15. March 14, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Thanks so much for this Ty, I am taking my blog seriously and this is a life saver xx

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