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Weekly Bloggertunities – 2/22

Sponsored Posts, Reviews, Freelance Writing, Bloggers, Mom Bloggers, Blogging Opportunities

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you. Not you.” – Jim Rohn

Go big, or go home, right? I love this quote above…. Some people blog as a creative outlet. Some bloggers use it to promote a cause or idea that they’re passionate about. For others, {like me} it’s more of a business. Whatever your motivation for blogging – You probably spend a ton of time on it, and are always looking for new ways to grow and improve. I have some really cool projects coming up that I think you guys will love – some things to help boost your blog up to new levels, and bring you new opportunities. Until then, I hope that these weekly Bloggertunity posts are helpful to you. And as always – if you have a fun event open for sign ups, a linky or blog hop, or an opp that you have permission to share – I’d love for you to leave a comment below!

Reviews & Giveaways

  • OXO: Join their Blogger Outreach program – Get opportunities to review some of their super cool gadgets and tools, which are some of my VERY favorite items for the kitchen!
  • Rafflecopter: They’re starting Round 2 of connecting bloggers and brands for fun review and giveaway opportunities. I was a part of several of these last time, and they went really great. Since they’ve made improvements since then, I’m sure things will be even better this time around! Sign up to partner with Rafflecopter for Blog Giveaways.
  • MomFuse: Sign up for POP Alerts – {Post Our Pitch} – to be notified of cool new opportunities for bloggers. These are random and cover tons of different topics – so there’s always something for everyone, no matter what you blog about.

Sponsored Posts

  • Beauty Review: Apply to sample a new beauty product, and be compensated for a sponsored post to promote the launch of this new item. Sign up to apply here, and you can use me as a referral if you’d like, Meagan Paullin – Sponsored Beauty Post Sign-Up.
  • Blog Frog: I’ve had a ton of people asking me lately how to get started working with Blog Frog. It’s very simple – Just fill out the Blogger Partner form with all of your info, and they’ll get in touch with you if they have a campaign that’s a good fit for you!
  • The Motherhood: Sign up to join this amazing network. I’ve partnered with them on a few projects, and have had a wonderful experience. Find their form here – Join The Motherhood.
  • Sign up as a blogger affiliate today with zuuzs to earn cash back on your own purchases, while also earning a steady income from referral purchases too. You earn not only on your own referrrals – but from THEIRS too. Learn details here – How to earn with zuuzs – or sign up directly here for a personal account, then scroll to the bottom to convert it to an affiliate account. You earn bigger bonuses, and have opportunities for sponsored posts and giveaways too.
  • Social Spark: One of my favorites. Sign up, and they’ll send you new sponsored offers that are a good fit for your blog – Accept only what you want. Pay ranges from $15 – $200+ per post, and the longer you’re with them, and the more your blog grows, the bigger your payouts get. Once you hit $50, request PayPal payment, and it posts within minutes. Love that!

Guest Post and Writing Jobs

  • Guest Posts: Oh My Gosh Beck! is looking for new guest bloggers to post to her site. She’s awesome, with a huge fan base – so it’ll be a great way to get your name out there, and get some new fans too.
  • Examiner: Pick a topic that you’re an expert in, and write your own column on {See an example here – I’m the Frugal Living Examiner}. You can apply here – Application – It can take up to 3 weeks to hear back, but if you are referred by a current writer, it’s usually much quicker. Feel free to use me – Meagan Paullin, or another writer you know. If you are not approved, feel free to email me with questions, and maybe I can help!

Blogger Tips and Resources

  • Pinterest: Want to learn how to Pin Like a Rockstar? Read my post for some great tips on getting started, and how to maximize your Pinterest account by cross promoting it on your other sites and pages too.
  • Twit Cleaner: This is a really cool, free online tool that helps you clean the junk out of your Twitter followers. Accounts that aren’t active, that only tweet affiliates, possible spam, and more. Plus – learn what it says about your own Twitter style too.
  • Free Blog Images: This is a big list of sites you can use to get free images to use in your blog posts – if you don’t have an image to use, this is a huge help. Remember, no one can pin your amazingly helpful info if there’s no photo in the post!
  • Speaking of Pinterst… Find new, helpful posts and resources added almost daily on my Blogging & Social Media Pinterest board.

Events to Join

  • Photography: Join our weekly photo challenge – Learn some new tips, share your favorite photos, and get some new traffic when you link up your post. Color, Click, Capture.
  • StumbleUpon: Join us each week, and link up your favorite post. Learn how StumbleUpon can be an amazing tool for driving traffic to your site – it’s always in my top 10. Join here.
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  1. Thanks for including my guest posts item! :)

  2. Thanks SO MUCH for putting together this great list, Meagan! What a great resource!

  3. Girl, how do you have time to do all of this for US?! Thanks for all your hard work!

  4. Thanks for these great ideas! I’m familiar with most of them but love it when you come up with one I’m not!

  5. Excellent post. I’m looking into a lot of these. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us.

  6. A few of these are new to me. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for putting this great list together. I sure appreciate it. I am clicking on a few of the links to find out more.

  8. Thanks for these tips, they are so useful. I’ve been looking around your blog and really like it, you have great blog advice. Funny enough, I read you write for Examiner! I do too, I am the Celebrity Headlines Examiner (there are a few of us, my name is Anna Sanclement) I am also the CW Examiner and the Secret Circle Examiner. They are fluff subjects, but easy to write and they bring decent pageviews… I recently started a mom blog and am trying to grow it, so your tips really come in handy! I will certainly use them to try and grow my readership.

    • Sunshine and Sippy Cups says

      You must keep pretty darn busy too – that’s a lot of columns :) And your examiner topics sounds super fun – I’ll have to go and check them out. I just started with Examiner, and haven’t really gotten it worked into my schedule yet to post as regularly as I’d like. I plan to start posting a couple times daily though, by next month, and then do some promotion to really gain some subscribers there. It’s fun to have that local place for me to write, in addition to what I do here. Good luck on your blog – It’s so much work, but FUN work, and well worth it!

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