Weekly Bloggertunities – 2/8

Blogging Opps

“If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t sit back and hope it will happen.  You’ve got to make it happen.” –  Chuck Norris

Yes, I really did just start this post with a quote from Chuck Norris, lol. I totally agree with this thinking – Do you ever sit and think, “Why don’t I get more sponsored post opportunities? Why don’t I get more traffic? Why don’t I… {insert whatever complaint you currently have about your blog here}” – Well, no one ever got ahead by sitting still, right? I’ve worked my tush off over the course of this past year to build my site – I’ve done a million free guest posts, I’ve worked for really low pay, and I spend hours reading and learning about social media, blogging tips, technology and coding – There’s always something new to learn. So – If you want to grow your blog, visit successful blogs that you would like your site to be more like – and make a list of what they’re doing right. Don’t copy – But learn. If you don’t have any sponsored posts or reviews – Start writing anyway. Write guest posts. Start an Examiner.com column {see mine here – Yakima Frugal Living Examiner}. Post about your own favorite products, sites, and services – then send a link to that company letting them know. The more you get yourself out there, the more opportunities will start flowing your way!

Weekly Bloggertunities

There aren’t that many paid opps this week, but I linked up to some other resources that I’ve found helpful. And as always – If you have an event coming up that’s open for sign ups, a cool opp or blogging network, or anything you’ve found helpful this week –  share it in the comments!

Sponsored Posts

  • BlogFrog: If you’re a member of Blog Frog, fill out their blogger partner form for a chance to partner with them on fun campaigns! Blogger Partner Sign Up.
  • Social Spark: This is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. I started out with lower paid opportunities – Usually around $15 each. But it’s quickly increased, and once you hit $50 in your account, you can cash out to PayPal, and it’s credited almost instantly! Join Social Spark.

Giving Back

  • Project Earth Day: If you’re a community do-gooder – and if you are, big high-five! – you can apply for a $1,000 grant to help you ramp up the great things you’re doing, or start a super cool new project! Get details and apply – Project Earth Day.
  • Social Good Moms: This is a wonderful new group to join – Help spread the word about amazing campaigns from the best non profits and charitable groups. Learn more here – Mom Bloggers for Social Good.

Facebook Timeline, Business Cards

Free Business Booster Resources

Non-Giveaway Events to Join

  • Photography: Learn a new tip each week to help you improve your photo skills, and then link up your favorite picture in that weeks color. It’s a fun way to learn some new tips and techniques, while showing off your great photos.
  • StumbleUpon: Want to learn how to use StumbleUpon for your blog, and benefit from the {sometimes uh-MAY-zing!} increases in traffic that it can bring? Join our weekly Stumble Tumble Tuesday link up!
  • Pinterest: Link up a favorite “Pin-able” post, and then browse and pin from the other fun posts too! Find pretty new things, meet new bloggy friends, and see more traffic from YOUR pics that get pinned too! Pinterest Blogger Linky.

Giveaway Events to Join

  • Spring Fever Event: This sounds like a very cool giveaway event… Only a limited number of bloggers will be accepted, to ensure a great event. You can find details and sign up here - Spring Fever Blogger Giveaway Event.
  • The Great Swag Swap: This is a really fun idea – If you have a ton of extra “swag” around – Giveaway items you’ve won and never opened, extra promo goodies, whatever – Join The Great Swag Swap Giveaway event! Get the details and sign up info on her post.

Writing & Social Media

She Speaks: They are looking for a Marketing Intern, for their New York office. If you have the skills needed, and are located near them, you can apply here -She Speaks is Hiring!

Product Review Opportunity

We’re looking for some awesome new mom bloggers to join our Mompact team. You’re blog needs to be professional – Pretty layout, good spelling and grammar, and focused on great content for moms. If this describes you, check out the great mom-invented products on Mompact.com to see if they’re a good fit for you and your site. These are not paid reviews – but you’ll get to try out and keep some of the best products invented by other moms. If you’re interested, send me an email letting me know a little bit about your site and why you’d be a good fit – Meagan, at sunshineandsippycups@gmail.com.

Help a Blogger Out!

We’ve all been there – You have a chance at a super-duper amazing opportunity, but it’s based on comments/clicks/votes/etc, and you’re struggling to get your numbers up, since you hate to keep bugging your same friends and fans each day. Well, here’s your chance to get some good blogging-karma by helping out Tiffany over at Sweet Phenomena! She is in a campaign where the blogger with the MOST giveaway entries will WIN a sponsorship to Blissdom! It’s so easy to help – Just enter her great giveaway! You get a chance to win prizes, and you’re helping her have a chance at a great prize too. Enter here - Supplementing Your Way to Great Health Giveaway.

 ”There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” - Colin Powell

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Comments

  1. This is such a great list and I’m happy to say I’m doing some of it!! I was just accepted into Examiner and am about to start my column. I’m on Social Spark and Mom Central. I’m going to bookmark this and as my time frees up, I can continue to build. Thank you so much!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing all these great opportunities! I really appreciate the time you took putting it all together.

  3. Awesome list! Thanks so much!

  4. UGH THAT shespeaks job sounds awesome too bad I don’t live near them :( maybe i’ll apply anyway lol

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