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Weekly Bloggertunities – 5/9

blogging opportunities for mom bloggers

“Twitter is like a tragically hip New York night club. It is a cool, easy way for companies to engage customers in Social Media. But the experience can be loud and crowded.” – Bob Warfield

It’s not just Twitter that’s loud and crowded – the whole social media community, as well as blogging in general, is filled with SO many other voices. That’s why it’s so important to think about what sets you apart – is it your humor? Your awesome photo skills? Your totally skilled writing ability? Do you have any type of niche? If not, figure out a focus. If you tell a new contact, “Well, I write about my life as a mom… and reviews and stuff. I do giveaways too…. Um,….” That definitely doesn’t set you apart from anyone else, right? But if you say – “I share my daily challenges in living an organic lifestyle, and write honest, helpful reviews on the newest green parenting products” – now you have an identity. Going into a busy summer of conferences, it’s super important to be able to pitch yourself quickly to new faces that you meet!

Monetize:

  1. SocialSpark: Make sure you connect your Google Analytics to accurately track your traffic, so you get better paying posts. I have heard that a lot of you run into problems, and get denied – most of you can probably fix the prob and get in too. If you need help or have questions – email me and I’ll see if I can figure them out for you! I was denied at first too, fixed the tiny problem, and now I love it. Apply for Social Spark.
  2. zuuzs: I’ve been shopping with them for about 6 months now, and earn a ton of cash back. AND – I earn when any of my friends and blog readers shop. AND – I earn when THEIR friends shop. So it’s a really steady stream of income for me, and it’s fun to share it, since I love it. Check it out, and join today.
  3. Examiner: I’m working on using my new upgraded access to media credentials to check out some cool local events for free. If you are an expert on ANY topic – {trust me, they have a huge range- from sports cars to Christian music to Irish pubs. You’ll find something you’re passionate about!} – you can write your own local Examiner column too. Learn more and see what categories are available in your area.
  4. Paper Coterie: This is one of the prettiest, most amazingly high quality photo product sites I’ve used. The products are really unique and fresh, and they constantly have awesome promotions to share. Sign up as an affiliate – it’s set up JUST like Escalate, same framework, so it’s super duper easy to use.
  5. Paid Posts: Fill out a form to let the SITS Girls know that you’d love to be considered for future paid posts! I love this network, they do so many cool things.

Reviews and Cool Partnerships:

  1. QuestionMoms: This is a great network – Check out new mom-invented products first, give direct feedback to influence and improve their ideas, and get paid for sharing that amazing knowledge. As a blogger, you totally “get” what works and what is just NOT going to be popular, so your voice is super helpful here. Plus – you can apply to review awesome Mompact products like the Aquaduck and Swim Zip!
  2. Little Tikes: Learn more about their brand ambassador, review team, and deal team partnerships – and send an email to apply to work with them this year. They are one of my FAVORITE kids brands, so this would be pretty awesome.
  3. Brandfluential: Check them out and fill out a Blogger Application, for a chance at cool upcoming opps and campaigns.
  4. Blog it Forward: This is another new one that I just recently came across, so I don’t have too much info on it. But you can fill out the Blogger Outreach application to be contacted for future campaigns too,
  5. BloggerPR.net: Another new network I found this week – I just signed up, so don’t have too much to share. But it looks like it’s worth checking out!
  6. Kids Book: This looks adorable – Sadie: The Paper Crown Princess – They’re looking for bloggers to connect with them and do some reviews. Fill out the form on their site to apply.
  7. Parasol Blogger Outreach: They are looking for bloggers that are interested in syndicating posts or in original posting for the following topics:  food, parenting teenagers, parents over 40, all natural and holistic topics. Interested? Contact them at bloggeroutreach@parasolcreations.com.  Please share a minimum of three recent links so they can check out what you have done in the past!

Cool Tools:

  1. Copyscape: Enter your URL into the cool tool on this site, and it will search the web looking for anyone show has copied your content.
  2. Dr. Link Check: This is an awesome site that will scan your blog, and let you know is you have broken links. It takes a bit since it checks up to 1,000 links per website – but only a few minutes.
  3. Free ebook: Download a free copy of 10 Ways to Build Social Links, from HubSpot. Their free books are always super helpful!

“Human beings are far more likely to communicate ideas and information with others when they are emotionally engaged. Find the key issues that concern your audience and then inculcate them within your marketing plan to get an emotional response.” – Maki

Share the Love:

As always – Feel free to leave your event info, sign up links, hops – anything that others might find helpful – Post ’em in the comments! And – If you like it, then you shoulda put a tweet on it…. Lol. Share this post with YOUR blogging buddies too –


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Comments

  1. As usual, Meagan, you are a wealth of information!

  2. Wow, a few of these I didn’t even know about! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  3. Good stuff – thanks for sharing!!

  4. This is an awesome list. Thanks! I am heading to four of those links you posted that I am not familiar with.

  5. Thanks for all the info, I joined everything I could!

  6. Thank you Miss Meagan!

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    Thankyou Meagan,
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