Making money is the prime target of every human being. If you are a student, you opt for those studies which can give more money when you would be working. If you are a businessman, you invest only there from where you can earn maximum profit.
Similarly, bloggers opt for so many monetization ways for their blogs but they always look for the best one which could help them make a maximum amount of money. Adsense, Infolinks, Affiliate marketing are some of the prominent ways to make money from a blog. Sponsored posts and reviews are one of that money making ways which help you earn a great amount of money quickly.
What actually are sponsored posts or reviews?
These are basically articles which either you write as a review about a company/product or give a natural link to any company/product in a normal article. And for this, you get paid from the company. As these articles/reviews are sponsored by the brand, they are called sponsored posts or reviews.
How to get Sponsored Posts offers?
There are many tips and tricks which you need to implement to get good offers from big brands. The very first thing you need to do is to work on your blog to make it better.
Here are few things you should do to make a blog look like a good place to advertise:
Logo and Favicon
I have seen many bloggers, start their blog but they don’t even care to change the text logo and default favicon. This is the first thing you should do to make your blog look alive and properly maintained.
Install Professional theme
When you start your blog, there is a default theme installed by default. Now add a nice professional looking theme to make it look better.
Optimize your sidebar
If you are keeping sidebar for your blog then try to put important things over there rather than adding flashing banner ads and all at the very beginning stage.
Create Killer Content
Now the most important part, write killer articles for your blog in order to increase traffic and engagement. This will help you lower down the Alexa rank which many advertisers consider.
Add an Advertise us page
Don’t miss to add an advertise page because it helps advertisers to know what kind of advertising options are available on your blog and few other details.
Add a contact page
Every blog needs a contact page so that either advertisers or someone else can reach out to you for any kind of proposals or suggestions.
Don’t leave blog stagnant for long period. Make a schedule of posting and follow that and keep your blog running.
These are few things which you need to do in order to make your blog look nice and good place of advertising.
Once your blog is all set up with all what you have read above. Start working on branding, social sharing, SEO and few other activities which can help you increase the Domain Authority (DA), improve Alexa Rank, generate traffic & engagement and few other things which Advertisers usually consider while choosing blogs for sponsored postings.
If everything is properly done and maintained you will notice that many advertisers will be contacting you using your blog’s contact page but you should not just wait for them to contact you rather you should also put effort to reach out to more advertisers with a well-designed proposal by visiting their company websites.
If you contact 10 brands, you will see only 1-2 will reply to your emails but don’t be disheartened and keep working. Even after this 2 deals get finalized then it is worth of time spent sending emails to them.
Apart from this, you can join several marketplaces like SponsoredReviews.com, LinkVehicle.com, and few others. These are good to get good offers though they keep their commission when a deal gets finalized.
One more way in which you can get sponsored posts for your blog and that is to give your blogger friends your blog name and link to suggest to their clients. What happens is when your friend gets a deal from some good advertiser then many times they also ask that if he has more blogs so in such case, he can suggest your blog to the advertiser as well. This way you can get good deals.
Note: Add rel=”nofollow” to advertisers’ links so stay safe from Google penalty. In fact, accept only those offers which are ok with nofollow links. That way you will be safe.
Getting advertisers for your blog is not an easy task but you have to work hard to make your blog better and look professional enough to grab advertisers’ attention.
Follow the above ideas and I am sure you will be getting some great offers.