The blogging industry has become saturated and in a world where over 345 million blogs are vying for recognition, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door. Learning how to monetize your blog is difficult, but as stated in ‘How To Turn Your Blog Into A Money Making Business‘ platforms like sponsored posts, affiliate marketing and creating your own valuable e-course or workshop are great ways of earning money from your blog. The issue is with so little coverage of ‘influencer agencies’ or platforms’ catered to boosting blogger and brand presence, it can be difficult to find agencies that ‘pay you to write’. But fear not, Faded Spring has rounded up 35 blogging groups and platforms that pay you to blog. I have split them into categories to demonstrate those that are catered to UK Bloggers and those that cater to US & International Bloggers.
For The UK
While this UK only group allows you to ask questions, promote content and host giveaways, there also daily blogging opportunities, often paid which is dependent on DA score. Ranging from 20 to 30 +, different clients have varying budgets but in some cases there is an option to negotiate on pricing. In other ways you can even develop long lasting partnerships with brands and PR’s.
A Facebook group which sees PR’s and sometimes even bloggers reach out to bloggers for sponsored content, items to review, giveaways and even event invites. One of the best Facebook Groups for bloggers to get paid to blog as opportunities are regular.
While Bloggers Required has a lot of unpaid opportunities like reviewing spas and more, there is also an increasing amount of paid work, with genres across ‘blogging’, dating, lifestyle and more. For example ‘ What Does The Future Hold For Bloggers‘ and ‘Faded Springs Thoughts On Casual Dating‘ were both posts that were sponsored by Bloggers Required clients.
A relatively new marketing agency, while Blogfoster does offer German opportunities too, there is now UK based opportunities which is based on page impressions and how many visits you get to your site. While I have not had a campaign with them yet I do know that their campaigns are well paid, with some being paid at £200 per post and there is even a great referral scheme where if you successfully refer someone and they get accepted onto a campaign you receive £200 for your success.
Now when I first signed up to be part of The Bloggers Hub, I had no idea that you had to pay for membership. After all I received emails from them and invites to events. However the paid membership is where you not only get to attend exclusive events, get discounts, get paid to promote brands and get invited to secret parties but you also get consultations and long term brand partnerships. At £20 it is a little steep but if you just want to receive newsletters from them it is completely free.
Ginger Marketing is one of my favourite agencies to work with; not only do they provide regular, well paid work but they also match sponsored content that fits your content niche. For example I have written posts on travel and fashion for them in the past. While they might only offer you 1 or 2 posts a month, if you are accepted into the agency they will make sure that you get work each month. Plus you get $10 for every successful applicant referred by you, so if you want to join the agency just mention my name ( Ana De-Jesus) and my Blog Faded Spring! I would be a very happy bunny 🙂
While I signed up to Hashtag Social Edit a little while back and am still awaiting approval, I know that they get paid brand collaborations, exclusive events, online bookings with photographers as well as guidance to help grow your online presence. I believe that this agency works with influencers who have a higher following than me, but it is worth a shot to see whether you are accepted or not.
Hashtag Branded is currently recruiting bloggers to write, post and share on their social media accounts and blogs and although it be a while before you are accepted, once you are on the database, they will match you with any campaigns available, which leads me onto the next blogging platform…
Payu2blog is affiliated with Hashtag Branded and once you are accepted onto the database, you will be referred to Payu2blog and given a unique password and login name. Campaigns include interior, lifestyle and more and there are monthly campaigns. If by some reason you are not given a campaign that month, you will be put onto the ‘re-assignment rota’ where any campaigns not completed on time will be given to you.
Unlike other agencies Ellefluence does not accept you on the basis of following but instead offers campaigns and chooses influencers on the basis of whether they are the perfect match for a brand. While campaigns are not as regular as other agencies and do have more unpaid i.e product reviews rather than paid work, the more the agency grows the more paid work there will be.
Unlike other agencies, Every 1 PR mainly posts its opportunities through Twitter and these cover a variety of genres. While I have not done a campaign with them just yet as they are relatively new, I know that all of their opportunities are paid.
12. The Apartment
While The Apartment does work with International Influencers, the majority of their events and paid work is based in London. I believe that you have to have a minimum of 2000 followers to apply, but they work with a variety of micro to high following influencers. They are very concerned with engagement, so engagement ratio is key. What started as a chill out space for photographers has now turned into a place where bloggers can get paid, get photographed for free and more.
While the majority of campaigns are brand collaborations, there has been paid campaigns too with brands like Tesco and Bidvine. Open to influencers worldwide, some collaborations to cater to certain geographic regions, especially if it is an event invite.
14. Shopping Links
While Shopping Links does have international campaigns, the majority is set in the US, with categories including fashion and lifestyle. Campaigns are fairly well paid, with the highest paid one at £200 which is good considering some agencies pay far less.
Buzzole is quite different to other blogging platforms and pays you through ‘virtual credits’ which you can then spend in Amazon stores. I wouldn’t say this is my favourite influencer agency as some campaigns seem like a lot of work for little value, but recent campaigns have upped the ‘virtual credit’ payment which means that you have more to spend on whatever you fancy.
Linquia is mostly suitable for American Influencers although it is open worldwide and features well paid campaigns. Campaigns are usually once a month and once you are accepted, you will get notified of relevant campaigns that suit your demographic, reach and percentage of original content.
17. Social Fabric
Open to influencers worldwide, like Linquia, campaigns are best suited to American Influencers. Opportunities are very well paid, with some reaching into the 1,000’s and in many cases you receive a product i.e a phone alongside getting paid.
18. Blogger Opportunities (FB group)
While I would argue that the UK version has more opportunities, the great thing about the international one is alongside paid work, you also get exclusive events worldwide as well as long term partnerships with brands.
19. Boost Your Blog (occasional post opportunities )
Although the group is used to promote blog posts, social media channels and to get advice, there are also paid campaigns that are posted in the group, so keep your eye out for those paid campaigns as they are often very well paid.
Sidebuys asks you to create an I-Kit that not only measures your social stats but it also uses Google Analytics to measure your blog views and unique visits, so that brands can see if you are the perfect match for their campaign. Paid campaigns are well paid, although infrequent but I am not sure if this is because I have just been accepted onto the database.
Campaigns are well paid from a minimum of $80 to $95 approximately. Genres include fashion, technology, automotive interests and more. I am in the progress of one particular campaign and what is good about each campaign is how they state exactly what they are looking for in your collaboration.
Open worldwide, campaigns are well paid, with $200 for most posts, while others vary on client budget. They also have worldwide events and have a strong focus on parenting and pet bloggers, which the majority of their current campaigns seem to be centered around.
23. Acorn Influence
Acorn Influence works predominantly with international bloggers and matches them up to relevant top brands including Cheerios, DR Pepper and more. Payment is undisclosed but should you be accepted onto a campaign, I believe that the rate will depend on client budget.
24. Good Life Gang
Good Life Gang is one of the best paid influencer agencies around with a good mix of ‘product reviews’ and paid creative content. Case studies have highlighted how some influencers are getting £800 per post. Again, this is a paid membership and is quite steep in pricing with memberships ranging from 29-89 in price, but influencers I have spoken to say it is a great platform to work with.
As of yet I have not received a campaign from Collectively, but I do know from speaking to other influencers that it is very well paid, although payout takes time. There is a variety of brands available across fashion, beauty and more. Word of warning they are very picky about who they select as there are only just over 6 K influencers on the database which is small considering they are a worldwide agency.
To join you need to download the app, where you will get paid to recommend brands that you love. Previous brand collaborations have included Philadelphia and more. Campaigns have undisclosed pay but payment will be revealed when you are accepted onto a campaign.
27. Post For Rent
Available on an app and online, Post For Rent posts monthly campaigns across a variety of genres. Like Tribe payment is undisclosed at first look, but there seems to be more well paid campaigns being added onto the site in future months.
28 . Tomson
Geared towards Influencer and Micro-Influencer reach, Tomson has well paid campaigns which you can ‘bid on’ within the brands budget. You will also usually get a free product i.e. a pair of jeans alongside payment if you are accepted.
You get the option to get paid via cash or giftcard and while opportunities have slowed down due to refurbishment , more campaigns will be coming in. They range from sharing photos to writing social reviews. Its not as well paid as the other agencies but always worth a go if you need extra cash.
31. Influence Co
While I have not received any campaigns from Influence Co, they do have a regular stream of campaigns each week and while some are product reviews, many are paid too. The handy thing about Influence Co is that it also rates your engagement ratio and social media following. For example my social media following is 11.5 K, excluding platforms like blog following, bloglovin and more whereas my engagement ratio is 18.8 %, with 1.2 K likes on Instagram photos and an average of 153 comments.
International Influencer Agencies
With other 12,000 influencers, IMA work with a variety of inflencers across all genres and pay is dependent on reach and traffic.
Not only do you get paid to post but unlike many other agencies, storytelling and engagement rather than reach are critical components as they know that is what helps brands grow faster. Campaigns are well paid and are authentic to your blogs audience and genre basis.
One of the best paid influencer agencies with a minimum of $100 to $400 per post. There is a focus on travel bloggers and a high DA, usually over 30 + is key. Pricing often depends on how high your DA is i.e. mine is 38 so for clients who want bloggers of 30 +, they will split into two payments, lets say $100 for a DA of 30-35 and $160 for DA 35 +.
A new digital marketing and blogger outreach company, Influencer Champions was created in May 2017 and works with celebrities and micro influencers. Brands include Pandora, Gucci, The Sun and more. All work is paid to the best of my knowledge.
While there are plenty of other influencer agencies that pay you to blog, these 35 blogging platforms and agencies are either award winning, have worked with plenty of influencer or interested in ‘authentic storytelling’, something which I feel is an important component of brand to blogger collaboration.
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