Eight Places To Look For Blogging Opportunities

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The world of blogging has changed an awful lot over the past few years, never mind the past decade, and now even more than ever there’s a lot of competition in the blogging world.

I never set out to make money or gain products when I first started my blog, but after a number of years of hard work I have been lucky enough to get some fantastic opportunities alongside making a little extra pocket money which has helped my travel funds. There’s a lot of places out there, and probably a whole load that I am missing but these are the best sites for opportunities which I have used.

Bloggers Required

Bloggers Required is a website which is predominantly for brands to get reviewers for products,but there’s also a few sponsored post opportunities on there. I used this website a lot when I was first starting off and find that it’s good for smaller items and to start building your blog up so I don’t use it as much as I used to but it’s always worth checking out.

On the website you can create a profile and then you just need to fill in some details when ever you apply for an opportunity alongside writing a bit about why you’d be a good fit/ why you’d like to work together.

Freelance

Press Loft

Press Loft has only just created a collaborations section but I have found there’s a lot of really good product based opportunities on here especially for home-ware items. I’ve worked with a few brands from Press Loft in the short amount of time it’s been around and it’s great as you can mark campaigns as complete sending across your blog and social URL’s for the PR to approve.

With this website you make your profile and depending on your blog DA and social media stats it will match you to particular campaigns where you meet the requirements.

Lifestyle Blogger UK

Again the Lifestyle Blogger UK is another product based site which I go through phases with. Sometimes there’s loads of opp’s on the website and other time’s it can go a month or so without anything on the site but again there’s some pretty interesting opp’s on there if you’re looking for products to review.

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Guest Bloggers Wanted is pretty much all for sponsored posts and within just a week of signing up I did my first collaboration with a brand through there. Projects are listed by PR’s with details on what they’re looking for and you can submit a bid with information about why you’d be a good fit, what you could offer and how much you’d charge.

The only annoying thing about this site is that your initial bid can be seen by other people which means people can see what you’re offering but after this all the messages with you and the PR are confidential. I’ve seen some pretty good opportunities on here and the prices are pretty reasonable for sponsored posts, none of this 10 links for $20 business.

Twitter

It can be pretty hard now to find genuine opp’s on Twitter as loads of bloggers tend to use the #Prrequest and #Bloggerswanted hashtags to pimp out their own websites and blog posts but it is worth searching through them. I got my first blogging holiday opportunity through Twitter and a lot of sponsored posts and product reviews by spending the time searching.

Viewing by top posts is a good way to see genuine opp’s but they’ll generally be the ones where 50+ other people have applied, but if you have the patience go through latest and you’ll see newer things. I tend to find the quicker you reply the quicker you are to be noticed.

Facebook Groups

There’s pretty much Facebook Groups for everything but my favourites are UK Blogging Opportunities and Official Bloggers UK. The former is purely for blogging opp’s both product and payment based and the later offers this but also advice, posting sharing threads and genuinely just a lovely atmosphere.

Blogging groups can get competitive as a lot of people are out after the same opp’s but as much as anything it’s a good way to chat to new brands and bloggers.

PR

Response Source

This was a website only recently introduced to me and it has changed my world. I used Response Source initially to post out about a particular Christmas Gift Guide I was doing for personalized items and as soon as I sent off the request I started getting e-mails from PR’s. Since this I have not only been given some amazing opportunities product wise but have also made some great connections with some lovely PR’s who have been so accommodating.

With Response Source I find that it’s worth being specific about what you’re looking for be it products to review, information, competition prizes etc but also about exactly what you’re after. For example, when I was looking for stocking fillers I mentioned no kids items and no food-based items as these were two area’s I wasn’t going to cover. It meant PR’s didn’t waste their time e-mailing me for an opportunity I wouldn’t be able to work on.

In the new year I know I’ll be pushing to make use of this for some very specific blog posts.

The Bloglancer Newsletter

Jenna Farmer of the Bloglancer does a weekly newsletter which is not only packed with some great blog posts, information and all-around helpful stuff but she also adds in some opportunities with PRs and brands that she is working with. It is through her that I discovered Response Source so I have her to thank.

Sometimes smaller avenues like this can be a great way of picking up on things which others may not know about.

Where do you finding blogging opportunities?

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Eight Places To Look For Blogging Opportunities

November 29, 2017
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25 Comments

  • Reply Melanie

    I agree there is so much competition out there now. It is fab of you and so kind of you to share all this info x

    November 30, 2017 at 3:26 am
  • Reply Hannah

    I will be checking these out as im always looling for blogging oppurtunities

    November 30, 2017 at 7:01 am
  • Reply Kelly Jones

    Great post thank you there are a few on here I haven’t tried before so will be having a look ❤️

    November 30, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Joanna

    I have been using quite a few of these and got many opportunities from them. I still didn’t figure out how to find opportunities on the Press Loft though. However, I find that the best opportunities are coming straight to my email from brands that are finding my blog on Google.

    November 30, 2017 at 10:56 am
  • Reply five little doves

    This is so helpful, I hadn’t heard of a couple so will definitely check them out. Response souce has been amazing for my xmas gift guides!

    November 30, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Kayleigh McManus

    Thanks for the help & advice! I’ll definately check them out x

    November 30, 2017 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Christy

    I’ve had some great opportunities from Bloggers Required, Twitter Facebook Groups. The rest are new to me so thanks for the heads up. I find working with brands on new projects tons of fun.

    November 30, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Patrick

    I have never been paid to push a product and I don’t mind that others do. What I dislike about a lot of these types is the “everything I blog about is the BEST”. I like bloggers to be honest in their product pushing.

    November 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    This is a great comprehensive list of places to look – you’ve actually introduced me to a few I didn’t know about

    November 30, 2017 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and resources! I didn’t know about most of these and currently find the odd opportunity on the Facebook UK blogger opportunity page x

    November 30, 2017 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply Jen

    A really helpful post, with some great info in it. Blogging can be such a minefield, particularly if you’re unsure where to turn to. It can be a slow process, but with patience, you do learn who to turn to.

    November 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Becca

    I’d not heard of half of these, so thanks for sharing Rhian – they’ll help me with my blog and my marketing day job hehe! Will go and sign up to Bloggers Required now x

    December 1, 2017 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Helen at Casa Costello

    This is a really useful list – Even after nearly 10 years of blogging, I was still unfamiliar with a couple of them. I highly recommend Response Source too.

    December 1, 2017 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    A really informative post, we tend to find that the more you put yourself out there the more you get discovered by brands x

    December 1, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    Some sites here that I have’t even heard of. Pinned , so I can check them out later x

    December 1, 2017 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    This is good stuff and totally helpful for bloggers like us. Thanks for sharing Rhian!

    December 2, 2017 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Chrissy Faery

    Ooh! Thank you so much for this wonderful list – I didn’t know about so many of these, and although I’m still a newbie blogger, it’s really helpful to know! xx

    December 2, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Katrina

    Thanks for this super helpful and a couple I had never heard of

    December 3, 2017 at 8:18 am
  • Reply Emily Leary

    A really helpful list for those looking to actively seek out more blogging work.

    December 4, 2017 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Fritha Strickland

    what a useful post! This would be perfect for bloggers starting out and not knowing where to look, I remember when I first started blogging twitter was a great place to be contacted by brands !x

    December 4, 2017 at 10:11 am
  • Reply La French Connection

    That’s a cool list and some of them I didn’t know so that’s nice of you to share.
    I’ll definitely have a look at them.

    Mika

    December 4, 2017 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Kara

    Some good tips here. I have never managed to get anything through bloggers required though. Responsesource is one of my best ones

    December 4, 2017 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Lubka Henry

    Very useful list. I haven’t been on any websites for bloggers for long time. I need to check them out soon.

    December 4, 2017 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    Great advice! It’s the shame the hashtags are so useless now.

    December 4, 2017 at 1:41 pm
  • Reply Katie

    This is a wonderfully helpful post! I can’t believe I haven’t heard of half of these places. Thanks for the heads up!!

    Katie xoxo

    December 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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