Jun 222014
Paid Blogging Opportunities

Paid Blogging Opportunities

Bloggers – this post is for you.  Here are some paid blogging opportunities that you may have not heard of.


Kids at Play Mommy Blogger Recruitment Screener Survey.  This opp pays $200 if you qualify for it.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9VBZFMM  (Unsure when screener will end but valid as of 06/21/14)

Opportunity #1

Linqia is a sponsored post platform where you will write a blog post, promote it and then get paid per links clicked.  Our experience has been that each click pays .80 cents.  Making money with Linqia and can be quite profitable for not a whole lot of work.  You’ll be working on campaigns for quality brands like Levi’s, Ghirardelli, Kotex, Pillsbury and more.  You can check out one recent opportunity we’ve recently done for Poise, as an example as what to expect.  Here’s another: Innovative Smartphone Beta Program Wants YOU!

Linqia is looking for bloggers in the following niches:

In addition to having a US based audience, we’re looking for storytellers who cover the following topics:

  • Men’s Interests
  • Millennial Interests
  • Fashion
  • Lifestyle
  • Home Decor and Design
  • Active Living
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Eco-Friendly Living
  • Wedding and Entertaining
  • Parenting
  • Pets

If  you/your blog has these qualifications:

  • Based in the U.S.A
  • Has at least 10,000 social followers (total)
  • Has at least 60% non-branded/sponsored content
  • Open to our premium pay-per-click programs
  • Be willing to write a blog post

If you meet the qualifications above – sign up here

In addition – if you don’t meet the above qualifications, but do these:

  • The primary channel is a blog, forum or community
  • Have 2,500-10,000 followers on Facebook or Twitter
  • Demonstrate healthy engagement from members
  • Focused on “Parenting” or “Home & Garden”
  • The audience is primarily based in North America

Your site will be considered as well – apply here

Opportunity #2

Similar to Social Spark – Cooperatize is a a Branding Platform for Sponsored Content

We recently signed up for this site, and cannot tell you first hand how good it is.  That said, we know of other bloggers who really like the site and hope that we experience the same.

If you’d like to check it out/sign up – apply here

Opportunity #3

Are you a Tweeter?  If so, you can make some money with TwtMob.  The platform is very similar to Sponsor Tweets.

Click here to check out and/or sign up with TwtMob

Looking for other opportunities?  Check out Blogger Resources where you’ll find other companies to work with as well.

Happy Blogging!

***This post contains referral links***
Feb 232014

Have you gotten your PurpleTicket?

Izea has been talking about the PurpleTicket launching for quite some time now. Well, now is the time to update your IZEA profile if you already have one and if you don’t, you can sign up here (or click the banner).

Aug 192013

Jerri Ann, one of the old-timer bloggers and the Original Trash Can Blogger, remembers when bloggers shared links and link love just because they enjoyed someone’s blog.  This was done without any expectations, of or in hopes of compensation. Just one blogger friend being another blogger’s friend.

With that all being said, Jerri Ann has created an old fashion MeMe Hop in hopes that the fun and bloggy love will go far.  Will you help in his feat?  I can’t wait to see how many links are added to the linky!

How it works:
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Mar 202012

Goodbye to GFC (Google Friend Connect) for many, and hello G+ –  GFC’s replacement.  Good enough except – are you in violation of Google’s G+ Button Policy in trying to get your site followed?

Google’s policy stipulates:

“Publishers may not direct users to click a Google+ Button for purposes of misleading users. Publishers may not promote prizes, monies, or monetary equivalents in exchange for Google+ Button clicks. For the avoidance of doubt, Publishers may direct users to a Google+ Button to enable content and functionality. When a Publisher directs users to a Google+ Button, the button action must be related to the Publisher or the Publisher’s content. For the +1 Button, the content or functionality that is enabled for the user must also be accessible to any of the user’s social connections who also enable it.”

I interpret this to mean – you better not host a giveaway asking entrants to follow your site via G+ or click the G+ button pertaining to that post.  If you do, you risk suffering consequences by Google.

Quite frankly – it really bums me out that Google is being this way.  I want Google to write to all companies that ask bloggers for their follower stats.  I’m sure there are a lot of companies who have no clue what has transpired, although – they should have to deal with what we have to work with…it’s out of our hands.  Ask our page ranks, FB followers, Twitter followers, and if they must – Alexa. They need to know it’s not fair game anymore.  We can’t give stats for something we can’t work on actively.  We’re just a handful of people trying to get our content read.  We’re certainly not Google!

And this linky thing going around – I’m not impressed with that either. I see that as being similar to Picket Fences – doesn’t mean crap to companies.  Alexa ratings – that’s not all it’s cracked up to be either.  Aside from bloggers – who installs the Alexa tool bar?  Heck, I never even heard of the site before I started blogging and I was always online doing something (no exaggeration) for several years before blogging came along.

Your thoughts?