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3 ways to get sponsored posts for your blog [ Guaranteed ]

One of the ways to make money as a blogger is to get brands to pay to post on your blog. But how much you earn with sponsored posts depends on a couple of factors, including the authority of your website.

The main problem in making money blogging with sponsored post has always been where to find those advertisers who are set to sponsor content on different properties.

Before we get into discussing the three main ways to land sponsored post business on your blog, I want us to briefly look at some of the problems that come with it.

Problems of sponsored posts on your blog

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Like any other way to make money blogging, generating income with Sponsored posts is not without itches. Let’s examine some of these roadblocks and see if there are ways to avoid them.

#1. How much to charge

Everyone making money with sponsored posts or selling some space on his blog has at one point faced this problem. It’s a brain teaser for newbies who for the most part end up over-charging and scaring advertisers away or under-charging and getting paid peanuts.

There are however a few factors to guide you on deciding how much to ask from your advertisers:

-> Category of your readers: If your readers are company executives and top industry leaders, you definitely should raise your standards because these are folks with a higher spending capacity.

If readers of these categories spend time on your blog, you probably should be giving out something of considerable value.

-> Your traffic volume: How many monthly readers you get is a big price determining factor. The more your traffic, the more you are able to charge per sponsored post. Other things being equal, if you get 100k and more monthly readers, you should be charging a minimum of $1000 per post.

-> Your domain strength: Advertisers sponsor content on other blogs for several reasons. Those looking for search engine benefits will be focusing on your Domain Authority or Domain Rating (DR) metrics.

While Domain Rating (Ahrefs’ metric) shows the strength of a website’s backlink profile, Domain Authority (Moz’s metric) predicts how well a website will rank on Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). I have seen cases of DAs being artificially inflated. So you may start focusing on DR.

Now, these are many other factors will help you find the most suitable price for sponsored articles on your blog.

#2. Disclosures

While we are all required by The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to disclose sponsored blog posts, most advertisers won’t allow it.

You find yourself battling between a client on one hand offering a handsome pay but does not want you to mention somewhere that the post was sponsored, and the FTC regulations standing on the other side with a bunch of sanctions should you not disclose the sponsorship.

They want to ensure that “products and services are described truthfully online” Accepting an incentive may influence your opinion.

So what do you do then?

Well, disclosing or not is fully your decision based on what you are willing to face.

#3. SEO

This is one of the biggest challenges of sponsored post for bloggers. Many advertisers who want the SEO backlink benefits insist on two things basically:

  1. Anchor text should have a target keyword
  2. The link most be a dofollow link

But Google says a big NO to these points. Keyword-rich anchors and dofollow links on paid posts are considered an attempt to manipulate site’s ranking in Google search results.

In a recent update, the search giant came up with a unique link property for all external links on sponsored content.

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From the 1st of March 2020, you are required to add the rel=”sponsored” attribute (or maintain the traditional rel=”nofollow”) to links on your sponsored articles. Without this, you will be violating Google Webmaster Guidelines

So what’s the way forward ?

The decision again comes back to you. Turn the client away and lose the money or accept the pay and bear the risk of being de-indexed by google.

#4. Where to get clients

This fourth problem is what I’m trying to resolve in this post. If you want to start accepting sponsored posts on your blog, here are some proposals.

3 guaranteed ways to land sponsored articles on your blog

Now we’ve dealt with some of the issues of Sponsored Posts on your blog. If you’v however decided to move on and start/continue making money with sponsored contents, here are some of the ways to speed the process of landing offers:

A) Blogging Money Update $29.99  down to $19.99/m with discount code below

This is the quickest and most assuring way to get sponsored post opportunities sent to your email every week. While scouting the net and platforms maybe time consuming and uncertain, you may want to look at Jasmine Watts’ Blogging Money Update services.

Jasmine is a successful blogger who is connected to different platforms and what her service does is get these offers in different topics and send to her subscribers.

With just $29.99/month $19.99/month, you get 3 emails per week with 10-15 PAID blogging opportunities in each email. Payouts range from $65 to $5000

The Blogging Money Update is an exclusive newsletter for bloggers who are short on time but want to start making more money with their blogs.

You get sent the newsletter 3 times a week, and it’s filled with PAID blogging opportunities for a variety of blog niches including lifestyle, fitness, health, beauty, travel, parenting, hobbies, tech, SEO, and more

Now you can make more money with your blog in just a few minutes every week!

Blogging Income Update $10 special discount

I spoke with Jamine and she accepted to do you a BIG favor. If you signup before 1st of March 2020, your monthly fee will drop from $22.99 to $19.99 and that will be for as long as you remain active. Use discount code: enstinemuki

Click here to sign up!

Go to the Pricing Options and select $29.9/m Monthly Subscription:

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On the next page, click on Have a coupon? to pop-open the coupon code form field. Enter the code: enstinemuki and validate to bring down the price.

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3 main reasons to signup to Blogging  Income Update
  1. You will not run out of sponsored post opportunities as you pay someone to do the searching job for you.
  2. Offers range between $65 and $5000 and you are send between 30 and 45 offers a month. That means you will make enough money to pay your bills.
  3. If you signup before March 1, 2020, you will forever pay $19.99 per month, down from $29.99
Go here and sign up
B) Try sponsored content platforms

There are hundreds of sponsored content marketplaces to signup and find opportunities for your blog. Seeding Me Up has been highly mentioned so you may want to try that out.

Alternatively, the Blogging Money Update I just mentioned above comes with a long list of  up to 126 Blogging Networks who pay you to blog.

You may want to try out bloggersconnected.com and blogdash.com and a couple of others but if you ask me, Blogging Money Update has you well covered.

C) Open up a page on your blog

One of the ways to raise your opportunity to seal more sponsored post deals is to let your readers know your blog is opened for it.

You can simply do this by adding and “Advertise here” page where you give out details on all your advertisement options, including content sponsorship.

Conclusion

Do you accept sponsored content as a way of monetizing your blog? Do you get enough opportunities? Let me know your thoughts in the comment box.

Enstine Muki
 

Blogging Coach, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Serial Entrepreneur

Nikola Roza

I like the idea of sponsored posts because it is more money in the bank.
I don’t like that people want followed backlink on sponsored content, and that usually sponsor posts stick out like sore thumbs and they don’t contribute to site’s overall them and topic.

I guess it’s a trade off.

Lisa Sicard

Hi Enstine, So do we have to go back and add those rel=”sponosred” to all of our sponsored posts from the past?
Very interesting! So glad you shared this with us. I hadn’t heard about that yet on Google.
I do accept some sponsored posts but lately I turn down more of them because they have nothing to do with my blog topics. What topics are included in the package you are offering from Jamine?
I also get some very low ball pricing from folks that turn down as time is money. I also like to edit them, add graphics and make them look nice on the blog, if I have to spend the time, I need the money to do so.
Thanks for sharing about this Enstine, look forward to your answers.
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Lisa,
    Thanks for engaging the discussion.
    As a matter of fact, if your links are published on the nofollow attribute, then you don’t have to worry. But you know clients would always want the links to be natural which is a big trap 😉 It’s up to you to measure the level of risk you want to take.

    Jasmine’s lite covers a wide variety of niches. Basically, it covers all of the popular niches we have today. What’s even more interesting is her list of platforms to get the offers which is something people find difficult to get.

    It’s always not bread & butter dealing with clients as most of them don’t even know what they want. You’ll have to even take part in developing their content for the most part 😉

    In any case, let’s focus on what brings value to our audience while adding money to our wallets 😉

    Hope your week is going well, Lisa
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Vishwajeet Kumar

Hello Enstine,

Sponsored posting is one of the best ways to make money online through your blog. It helps you to make some good cash from your blog. However, You need to keep one thing in mind that sponsored posts must be relevant and helpful for the readers. thanks for sharing these great and helpful tips.

Regards,
Vishwajeet Kumar

    Enstine Muki

    Hey man,
    Thanks for commenting and mentioning a point.
    It has to be relevant to your niche if not, your audience will start tearing apart 😉

    How is the week going?
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Amar Kumar

Hey Enstine,

Sponsored posts are prominent form of income that almost every blogger love to making on their blog.

In my opinion – it’s not passive, it’s one of the easier ways to earn income from blogging.

Companies are usually interested in seeing your solid online presence before working with you so it’s good to have solid social presence.

You have explored here informative and well working facts, thanks for sharing.

With best regards,

Amar Kumar

    Enstine Muki

    Hey Amar,
    Thanks for the comment.
    Once definitely needs an active online presence to be successful with this money making method. This applies too to other income activities.

    I do hope you are enjoying your week bro
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Gale L.

I swear you are reading my mind sometimes.

I was curious as to how people get sponsored posts, and you answered my question no problem.

How big does your site need to be before sponsored posts begin to make sense?

    Enstine Muki

    Hi Gale,
    I’m surely still reading your mind or should I stop?

    😉

    Well it depends how long it takes you to build an attractive site. The earlier your site gets traction, the earlier you can start popping the business. But for advertisers who want good DR, your site may have to take some years because DR doesn’t grow in months.

    Yeah
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Tom

I have a very narrow niche. Do you have any recommendations for that? I’d be interested in writing book reviews for example.

    Enstine Muki

    Hey Tom,
    If you’ve got readers, there is definitely space for you.
    I have been to your blog a couple of times and I think you can review and make money with accessibility products. The folks at accessibe.com may be interested in working with you. Just hit them up and let’s see how it goes.
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