I have been blogging for seven years already. Can you imagine? I have been holding on to this blog for that long! Though I am not doing this full time, I am proud to share on how I started working with brands and earning extra from doing what I considered a hobby.
I admit that I sometimes got caught up from work and mommy duties that I contemplate on shutting this down, but I am left with a heavy heart just by thinking of leaving it all behind. It\’s a hard decision to make, it\’s actually more heart breaking compared when I decided to quit my five-year corporate job.
I realized that this is what I enjoyed doing, sharing my thoughts and voicing out my opinion through reviews and collaboration. Event invites was an added bonus to socialized, help promote brands and meet up with fellow bloggers.
I am overwhelmed with collaboration, reviews, and event invites that I received thru blogging and it inspired me to continue what I have started and be more honest and accept only brands that I trust and can highly recommend to my readers.
It has been said that \”Success doesn\’t happen overtime\”. As the old saying goes, you have to work and earn it. I started receiving sponsored post and products after a year of blogging. I started first with blog hopping to connect and learn from other bloggers, learning PR tactics was the key, it\’s learning from creative and strategic thinkers like Nancy Behrman that is now a titan of success, was such an inspiration to fuel myself up to keep the blog running. It was mostly learning from others that I get to established my online presence.
If there is one thing that\’s remained constant in the PR industry over the past 30 years, it\’s the simple fact that every brand-building campaign ultimately relies on the strength of mutually beneficial relationship. We can learn from Behrman Communications with regards to developing our unique and ideal voice online.
The very first step to success is to grow your audience. I became friends with fellow bloggers thru blog hopping, commenting and sharing their posts. We have to boost each other up, right? Also, joining groups can be very beneficial as it creates genuine connection and later creates appealing engagements to brands.
Sharing useful products and content is a good way to start in building relationship with brands and to your audience.
And, because sharing is caring, here\’s the list of my top partners on PR Campaign to brands and sponsored content when I\’m still on my way to growing my blog:
Find brand campaigns and discover new things to talk about and get rewarded for sharing your product experience.
Make money creating content with this sponsorship marketplace. The more social accounts you connect, the more potential you have to make money.
A complete link building service and online reputation management company.
The World\’s Leading Blog Advertising Community, dedicated to building strong relationships between the bloggers and brands seeking relevant publishers with strong followings to engage with.
One of the web\’s largest and most innovative marketing portals that caters to both Advertisers and Partners.
From my experience, it was just a pure journal writing or an online diary until collaboration with brands started to hit my mailbox. So better relax and find fun ways to create an audience first and focus on content that is worth sharing. Remember, most brands looks for engagement, not large numbers. So be engaged and know your audience first.
It takes time to get brands be interested with collaboration or sponsored posts, but try not to feel discouraged, instead focus more on delivering relevant content until you position yourself as a pro. Goodluck! 💕