Bloggertunities

Blogging Opportunities for Power Mom Bloggers

“Don’t agonize. Organize.” – Florynce Kennedy

Welcome to another edition of the weekly Bloggertunities – new leads, opps, resources, and events for amazing women bloggers like you! I keep promising that this will get back to it’s regular Wednesday morning posting time, but again, I’m late. I’m just recovering from whooping cough, and a rib that I fractured from coughing {who DOES that?} – and now Abby is sick too. Luckily, the doc called us today with good news, Abby does not have whooping cough too. Probably just a virus. But she’s still quite the fuss pot – “Sit in chair momma! Sit in chair right now! Cartoons! Cartoons in chair – cartoons with Abby! RIGHT NOW!” Ah, good times. But hopefully, with my nephews back in school, my days a little less hectic, and a recovery in sight – I can finally get back on track again. {Ha.”Man, I’m soooo caught up on work. I just have nothing to do now – I guess I’ll go relax with all of this free time” – Said no mom blogger ever.} I hope that you’re all enjoying the new transition into fall too – and ready for all of the online excitement that the holiday season brings! And, speaking of excitement – I’d love for you to all help out a fellow blogger who’s in the running for a super exciting contest with Macy’s!

Help a mutha-blogga out – Sadie Lankford, formerly of Randomosity, now owner of Slap Dash Mom, needs our help! Most of you know and love her – so let’s help her win the Macy’s Blogger Contest. For this week’s challenge, she needs all of the likes and pins she can get on her Mom on the Go Pinterest board – Let’s see her make it to the next round!!

Giveaways and Events

  • Twitter Party: Join us for the back to school Mompact Twitter party to share tips, connect with other moms, and win a bunch of great swag! RSVP here for the party, and be sure to give it a tweet to share with your friends too. You’ll have chances to win  some great gear like an EasyLunchboxes set and cooler, Today I Ate a Rainbow , Grand Prize of the Easy Daysies Collection, and more!
  • Giveaway Scout: This is a great site to add your blog to – it’s simple to do, add your blog to Giveaway Scout here – and then they’ll automatically pull new giveaways, coupons, or other frugal type posts to share in their daily newsletter. Easy peasy.
  • Harry Potter: Ok, I have to admit it… I’m a total Harry Potter nerd. The kids wanted to watch it last year, so I started ordering  the DVD’s from Netflix. By movie 5 I was hooked. So… I was pretty excited to join this new giveaway – A BluRay boxed set of Harry Potter 1-7. It’s free to join, and you can purchase extra links.
  • Halloween: Are you already getting excited for fall? For cozy hoodies and tall boots, crisp apples and fall leaves  - and of course, all the fun of Halloween! If so, join this great new Halloween-themed giveaway event, free links, from Mom Powered Media.
  • Linky: Promote your giveaway this week on Koupon Krazed’s Win it Wednesday linky – I’ve added all of my current giveaways there, and it always drives some new faces my way!
  • KitchenAid: This is always a super popular prize – Who doesn’t want to win a new KitchenAid mixer, right? This has a value of $300+, and the giveaway event is open now for sign ups – Don’t miss it!

Review and Brand Opps

  • K5 Learning: Apply to work with them, and get a free 6-month subscription to their online learning resources to review. I’ve heard really great things about them – both the products, and working with them as a blogger.
  • Bookieboo: This is an awesome network filled with moms of all fitness levels, who are striving to live healthier lifestyles – and helping their families on their way to better health too. There’s great conversation, awesome opps, and a cool community feel. Join Bookieboo today.
  • Security System: Blog Friendly PR is looking for bloggers who are interested in reviewing a new home security system. It includes 1 base, 1 console, 3 door & window sensors, 1 fire safety sensor, 1 motion detection sensor, 1 keychain remote, 1 yard sign & decals, and service.
  • FavorDeal: I just signed up to work with them, when I found myself falling in love with their amazingly cool, super inexpensive accessories. {I bought 4 owl rings, 2 owl necklaces, another cocktail ring and a leather bracelet for $20 bucks, shipped free. For real. Total steal. Because you know I love owls…} Join today either their partner review program, and watch for their upcoming affiliate program. They’re a foreign company, so the English is less than perfect, lol. But I have friends who have worked with them, and they’re legit and follow through. I was ordering this stuff anyway – so why not share a fun review when I get it, and earn some free swag? So – if you’re an accessory junkie too, you might be interested!
  • Disney Panel: Disney is going to be opening up their Disney Moms Panel for new applicants soon – You just have to watch for the announcement, coming any day during September. Get details on their site. You definitely want to get your app in as soon as they open it, since last year they had to cut it off after 20,000 applications. Craziness, right?

Makin’ Money

  • Eden Fantasys: Ok, this one isn’t for everyone. But I’ve blogged about Eden Fantasys many times, and there are plenty of ways to keep it PG and family friendly. I am in looove with the bath and body products – especially the Cake and Booty Parlor lines. You can join their affiliate program to earn a whopping 20% on any product purchased from your link. And, when you order yourself, add product reviews to the site, rate items, etc – you earn more free points that can convert to free product gift cards. Love it. Also, if you’ve blogged about them a lot in the past, why not join this program and add in affiliate links to any of those posts that still get traffic?
  • Paper Coterie: You know I love this one :) If you haven’t signed up yet, and would like to get a taste of what their products are like – Right now they’re giving every single new customer a free $40 credit to spend on their site – no strings. This is how I originally found them last year, with this deal. I totally fell in love with their pretty products – so when they opened up an affiliate program this year, I jumped in right away! You can learn more and sign up here. {Another bonus – you get codes for free stuff each month too!}
  • Amazon: If you live in a state where you can work with Amazon, this is a fantastic affiliate for anyone to join. Do reviews? Add an Amazon link to the product in each post. Do craft tutorial? Add links to some of those cool supplies and tools you use. Do recipes? Share links to the cool baking pans you use, or your favorite kitchen gadgets. Love it.
  • Commission Junction: As the holiday shopping season approaches, it’s a great time to get signed up with a few new affiliates. That way, any product/brand/holiday shopping idea you share this season, you’ll have a way to monetize that post. All of those clicks add up! Commission Junction has a TON of brands to choose from.
  •  Cookies Kids: This is like my super fave site to shop for kids clothes on – {See the crazy-amazing deals I got for Abby last week. Sah-weeet.} And did you know that you can earn free credit from them just for sharing their info? You get a link like this – Join me at CookiesKids.com! - that gives your reader a free $10 credit when they sign up, and rewards you with a free $10 too when they order. With you huge social media influence, it’s a great way to share fun stuff, and get rewarded for it.

Good reads and resources

  • PR Pitches: Are you tired of a million and two random and totally not relevant to your site pitches each day? You know, the ones addressed Hi, {followed by no name at all} – or maybe the totally sweet “Dear Blogger” pitch? Well, here’s a post with a great piece of advice for getting those to stop.
  • Media Kit: I am loving this article – SUCH a great critique, and filled with so many amazing ideas to help you build a better blogger media kit. I’m super excited to work on some big changes inspired by these tips! This is probably the best article on blog media kits that I’ve ever read.
  • Tips: This is a great post from a blogger who does PR too. She put together a list of things that bloggers do that can be really frustrating for PR, and that can totally distract from your awesome content. Dear Bloggers, Please… {Advice to Bloggers, from Bloggers and Marketers.}
  • Facebook Engagement: This is the whole goal of Facebook, right? To build a community of people who are engaged and interested in what you have to say? This new report is really interesting: How Superbrands Breed Superfans: 6 Best Practices for 10x Greater Fan Growth. Definitely worth reading through.

Guest Posting & Freelance Writing

  • Crafts: If you’re a crafty momma, And Then There Were 5 is looking for a couple of ladies to guest post monthly on her site, sharing fun kids crafts. If you’re interested in branching out, sharing your projects, and bringing some new faces your way, this is a great opportunity.
  • Examiner: There are so many fun local things in my area that I wanted to write about and promote, but they didn’t really seem quite right on my blog, since only a small percentage of my readers are going to be local. So I have a column on Examiner.com that I really enjoy, you can see what they look like here – Frugal Living Examiner. It’s been a really great way to connect with local business owners – plus I often get perks like free attraction tickets, since people want me to write about their events. Learn more about being a writer on Examiner.com, and pick your topic today.
  • Project Eve: This is a fun and informative site that you might already be reading… ProjectEve.com. They’re expanding, and are now looking for new guest posters on the following topics - Marketing, Money, Management, Technology, Innovation, Startups, and Family.

What’s new with you?

Do you have cool blogging news to share – or a helpful blogging tips post you’ve written lately? Do you have a weekly linky or hop that you’d love to share? How about a fun giveaway or event sign up to promote? Feel free – as always! – to share them in the comments below so everyone else can check them out too. The more good stuff here, the merrier!

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Comments

  1. thanks so much for the shout out! I love that you post Bloggertunities each week.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  2. We just finished updating our blogger program and will now accept any blog. Read the details here: http://www.mommybearmedia.com/blog/premier-blogger-program/join-premier-blogger-program/

  3. I am dying to be on the disney moms panel but alas I’m not a mom :(

  4. I am looking for Bloggers for a Review & Giveaway of Financial Literacy Books geared towards young adults. This is not the review and giveaway of a Big Screen TV or that kitchen appliance you have been eying. It will take some time to read the book or go through the book with your young adult but the time spent doing so will help ensure that your child understands basic financial decisions and sets themselves up by making the right choices for living a debt free life. Your readers, followers, and fans will thank you for showing them that there is a resource out there to help them figure out college loans, buying their first car, credit cards how they should and should not be used, and how deal with applying for a home mortgage as well as helping to teach you to know if you are making the right financial decisions.
    You can sign up using the doc.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEotaF85bGxCT3pRUDNPMFhSYXVDMkE6MQ#gid=0

  5. I always appreciate your posts Meagan!

  6. Thanks for the great info! I really appreciate it.

  7. Thanks so much for the compliment about my media kit critique! Glad it was helpful!

  8. Just wanted to follow up from this post and thank you. I applied to be a contributing writer for the examiner.com thanks to this post and was accepted. I will be writing for DC motherhood. Thanks for the encouragement and info.

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