Working with brands can become a huge part of blogging and can open the door to monetizing your blog, reviewing incredible products or even being sent on press trips. But it’s hard to know where to start in looking for and applying for blogging opportunities if you’re only just dipping your toes in. It may seem totally overwhelming at first but once you start to learn where to find blogging opportunities and how to go about applying for them, it’ll soon come naturally!
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If you search for a where to find blogging opportunities post, yes you might get some links to agencies you can sign up with or apps you can download to make some extra cash through social media promotion but a lot of bloggers will also tell you that “blogging opportunities just land in my inbox”. And whilst that’s been true for me in the past, if a new blogger asked me, “where can I find blogging opportunities?”, I won’t reply with, “oh, they just come to me!”
It’s hard enough to find them as it is, without bloggers being shady and unhelpful. There’s enough to go around. So where CAN you find blogging opportunities? I’ve compiled a little list below which will be super helpful for new bloggers just dipping their toes into monetizing their blog.
Where to find blogging opportunities:
Twitter: hash tags & accounts
If a PR or a brand is sourcing bloggers for a campaign then chances are they’ll be using the #bloggerswanted and/or the #bloggersrequired hash tags on Twitter. I’ve had a good number of opportunities from doing this by replying to these tweets, some fairly small ones but I actually got the biggest blogging opportunity I’ve ever had through doing this too! So this is a great place to start in finding blogging opportunities.
There’s also some Twitter accounts which are really good at retweeting blogging opportunities, including @LyliaRose, @PRJournoRequest and @BonjourBlogger so it’s also worth checking those out too.
- If you can, try checking the hash tags a couple of times a day. During peak periods (i.e not Christmas Eve, when I’m writing this), there can be a lot going up on these hash tags, so if you’re able, check it once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
- Some of these tweets get hundreds and hundreds of responses and obviously PR’s and brands can’t work with everyone, so by checking often and regularly, it’ll mean you’ll catch these tweets before too many others have replied to them and have a better chance of being successful.
- Don’t take it personally if you don’t get a response or get chosen for one you’ve expressed your interest for. Like I said, these tweets can sometimes get hundreds of replies and there’s only so many bloggers a brand can work with.
- Read what the tweet is asking. I see this one time and time again and it always baffles me but if the tweet is asking you to email them if you’re interested and leaves an email address… email them. Don’t just leave your blog URL and own email address because you’re instantly at a disadvantage and chances are, your tweet is going to get completely overlooked because the PR has stated quite clearly that they want you to email them. If they’re asking for specific information, like your DA score, make sure you give it to them.
Blogging Opportunities In Facebook Groups
I’m a member of a number of Facebook groups which are designed for sharing blogging opportunities and have had quite a few from these. Some of the ones I’m a member of include:
Blogger Assignments and Opportunities
UK Influencer Opportunities
Bloggertunity – Blogging Opportunities
Blogger Opportunity Group
You may have to do a bit of your own research, depending on where you are in the world on where to find suitable ones for you. For example, don’t try joining the UK group if you’re not from the UK (duh?)
- Most of these groups will require you to answer questions about you / your blog before they accept you, so make sure you answer these fully.
- ‘Like’ the opportunities you’ve applied for – this helps you keep track because sometimes when there’s so many, with lots of people leaving comments, you can sometimes forget which ones you’ve already responded to.
- Same as above, do what the post is asking. If they leave a form for you to fill in, fill it in. Don’t just leave your details in the comments.
- Make sure you read the post and check it’s within your demographic before applying. If they’re asking for female bloggers from the US who blog about pregnancy and you’re a male blogger from the UK who blogs about gaming then you’re just wasting everyone’s time.
Here are some specific websites, newsletters and places where you can also find blogging opportunities and a little about my experience with them:
You can find a fair amount of blogging opportunities, both gifted and sponsored, on the Bloggers Required website and Twitter account. These get updated fairly regularly and they also specify which are UK and which are US. You don’t need to sign up, you simply need to fill out the form provided. I’ve had a handful of sponsored opportunities from these – I’d suggest making sure you write a decent pitch in the space provided as they get a lot of sign ups.
The Bloglancer Newsletter
Jenna from The Bloglancer is your blogging Queen if you want advice about self employment and freelancing. She has a great newsletter which showcases some handy posts from Jenna and also a handful of blogging opportunities too. She also specifies if these are UK only and whether they’re gifted or sponsored.
I’ve had two sponsored posts from Considerable Influence before. There’s good communication and quick, decent payments. Ideal for London based bloggers or those who blog a lot about entertainment! Although you won’t get regular work though here.
I’ve had a fair few posts from Get Blogged since they started up. Payments aren’t particularly high but they do increase if your DA score is higher. They’re good to work with and post topics are interesting and offer you quite a bit of creative freedom. Payments are made quickly too. They also offer a referral scheme, which is quite handy!
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Thank you so much!! I appreciate that your audience was meant for those that aren’t necessarily located in the UK. I have so many tabs on my computer opened now for groups and accounts to sign up for <3
Most of these things can apply whether you’re in the UK or US 😌 I’m in the UK myself. Best of luck!
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Very helpful, thank you!
You’re welcome 😌
Thank you so much for this – I think this will now be my bible! It’s totally daunting knowing where to start and what it legit or not so this is really useful 😊
So glad you found it useful! 😌
Thanks so much for this post, very helpful! I’m still a very very small blogger but I’ll come back to this for ideas. 🙂
You’re welcome! Don’t count yourself out already because you’re a smaller blogger. Some brands will work with smaller bloggers – engagement is key! Views don’t necessarily mean success 😌
Very true! Thanks so much for that 🙂
Thanks so much for posting this! It’s definitely good to know there are places out there. I don’t think my traffic is high enough yet, but maybe one day. Your blogging tips are always so helpful, thank you! 💚
Smaller bloggers shouldn’t sell themselves short 😌 If you see something you like the sound of, definitely apply! You never know 😌
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Thank you for writing this Jenny. It’s been so helpful for me and I’ve actually gotten a couple of gifted posts by following your tips here and one sponsored post. I love how honest you’ve been in this post.
Wow that’s amazing! I’m thrilled for you 😘
That was incredibly helpful, I requested to join a couple of the FB groups I wasn’t already a member of and I also downloaded the MNFEST app too. 🙂
Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip
Fab! Hope you have some luck with them! I’ve had a couple of pay outs from MNFEST – so I can confirm it is legit 😂 x
This was so useful! A lot of my recent opportunities have come from Twitter and I always find that replying to the tweet when it’s fairly recent gets better results. I use a few of those sites but haven’t heard of a lot of them! Definitely a job for tomorrow x
Yep I agree, after a tweet gets 50 or so responses I personally don’t bother!
OMG this is SO helpful! Thank you so much for putting this together. There are so many things I’d not thought of before. Great tips for Twitter too! It baffles me when brands/prs ask for you to email them to be considered and people blatantly ignore it and just leave their details, it instantly gives them a disadvantage! xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
It totally does. I’ve seen some pretty big bloggers do that too, I’m like ?!?!
Fabulous post, Jenny!
Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve found it hard to get blogging opportunities over the past while so I’m going to use your tips over the next few weeks and try put myself out there.
Thank you 😌 I hope you find this helpful!
No bother! I did!
Thank you for this! I’m really struggling to find blogging opportunities at the moment and this has given me some things to try x
Melanie || http://www.melaniewithanie.com
Hope it helps!
Wow – I hadn’t even heard of half of these! Your blogger advice is great!
Thanks so much!
This post is so useful, thank you! 💕
You’re welcome 😌
I’ve had a lot into a lot of these and they are good. Unfortunately nobody likes to offer paid posts for book bloggers.
Book blogging is a tough one to crack for paid work.
Thanks for these suggestions. I’d never thought of surfing hashtags for relevant opportunities so I’ll give it a try. You don’t get many paid opportunities book blogging, but you get a lot of obligation free freebies and it’s quite easy to affiliate link through sources lots of people shop for books at.
I used to be a book blogger so I know the struggle!
Great post, I actually sat and read it with a notebook next to me to write some of it down! I will most probably go and check out all of these that you have mentioned, I use a few now but some I haven’t tried yet! Thank you for sharing 🙂
You’re welcome! So glad you found it helpful 😌
Great information! Thank you 👍
You’re welcome 😌
This is such a brilliant and insightful post, EVERY blogger should read this! This will be added to my favourites so I can go back to it whenever I need to xx
Lucy | https://www.lucymary.co.uk/
So glad you found it helpful! 😌
This was such a helpful post! I’ve had a few sponsored posts but but as much as I would like. I didn’t realise there was so many ways that you could get different opertunities! Thank you for putting it all together! Xx
You’re welcome! Glad you found it helpful 😌
There are some really great tips here, but the whole time I just kept thinking about the pen in the post picture and wondering if you’re a Slytherin. Haha!
Haha I sure am! 🐍🐍
This is such an incredible list of tips and tricks, Jenny!! I’m going to be using all of these at some point this year as I slowly show people that I actually blog! 😉
Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived
Haha! You totally should 💛
I look through hashtags and facebook groups x
Hashtags are a good place to start x
So much great info here – THANK YOU!
You’re welcome 😌
Thank you so much for writing this post! I have bookmarked it so I can come back when I have more time to go through everything. Previously I have only browsed #bloggerswanted and #bloggersrequired on Twitter, but it got annoying having to go through everyone promoting their own blog, and I gave up after a few days. It’s great knowing where else I can find blogging opportunities!
It’s incredibly annoying that people misuse the hash tag but it’s worth persevering. I also mute everyone that misused it 😉
I should do that since it’s normally the same people!
Such a helpful post, I find some are so vague and elitist, that this post is a breath of fresh air
Thanks so much! I agree, some people are so cagey!
Aren’t they just. I love your honesty and your supportive nature x
This is such a helpful post and I’ve book marked it to come back to for new places to find opportunies.
So glad you found it helpful 😌
This is really helpful to me Jenny – thank you! I’ll be re-reading this post again tomorrow when I’m at my laptop 😂
You’re welcome! 😌
This is an awesome list! It’s exactly what I’ve been searching for lately! Thank you for putting it together!
You’re welcome 😌
Theres some really great tips here, going to check out a few of those Facebook groups too x
Fab! The FB groups are great x
Wow, I really didn’t realise there were so many ways to find blogging opportunities – as a newbie, this was such a helpful read, especially on places to look out for. On a side note, I’m obsessed with your stationary!
Thanks so much! And glad you found it helpful 😌
Thank you so much for the post. I already have it book marked because of all the useful information! I really like that you are willing to share your “secrets” 😘
Haha they’re not secrets! I don’t understand why anyone is cagey about it 😂
Very handy list. Thanks a lot 😀
You’re welcome 😌
Some amazing tips here so thanks for sharing xx
Thank you 😌
These are some amazing ideas my lovely! I’ve actually stopped using quite a few websites because a few of them wanted follow links especially when you’re being paid and gifted, and I’m not about playing by those rules!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Fair enough! Each to their own. Personally I use follow links sometimes x
i’ve already tweeted you about this but this is the
most helpful post i have seen to date. thank you for sharing all of your knowledge with people who may not know. there is so much information to know about blogging that it’s impossible to know it all but it makes it much less intimidating with people like you and posts like this willing to share their resources. very well done x
mich / simplymich.com
Thanks so much, I’m so glad you think so. I don’t understand why other people are so cagey to be honest!
This is so helpful, I’m diversifying my posts to include more features and lifestyle & food posts and so the advice above is really handy for reaching out for possible collabs, thanks!
This is perfect timing for you then! Best of luck with that, I’d love to see lifestyle posts from you too 😌
This is so useful – I’ve always wondered where people find out about opportunities when they don’t come flooding into your inbox haha! x
They definitely don’t always come flooding in!
Jenny this is definitely the best post of this kind that I’ve ever read! You’ve included SO much valuable information in here, both for new bloggers and experienced ones and I’m DEFINITELY bookmarking it to refer back to whenever I need. Your blogging tips never fail to amaze me lovely! xxx
Oh wow thank you so much! I’m so glad you think so 😌💛
Wow Jenny this is incredibly useful! I hadn’t even heard of most of these so thank you so much for sharing them. People can be so cagey about where they get their opportunities which seems very weird to me, so I’m grateful for all the support you show to other bloggers! x
It’s so weird ain’t it? It’s blogging not MI5? 🤷♀️
Thank you very much for sharing. That’s so kind of you. I mean, you’re so sweet! I haven’t seen such opportunities like these!!!
Hope you find this helpful 😌
Yeah, thank you b
Thanks for sharing this Jenny! You offered a lot of helpful tips and ideas. 🙂
Thank you 😌
I really need to get my backside into gear with my blog. I need to get a day of writing and photos done this weekend. I’m definitely going to have a look at the links you’ve given here, but I think my DA and blog is too little at the moment, bu maybe in the future. Great post though, I’m actually going to print it out so that I have it to hand without having to search every time I need it (that’s a little sad isn’t it). Also your journal is amazing.
There’s plenty you can do to improve your DA so it’ll set you up with a good platform for working with brands in the future! 😌 Really glad you liked the post and thank you! My planner is from Papier xxx
Thank you for sharing it helped me a lot!
Anna // http://www.stralthy.com
I’m really glad 😌
Massive thank you, Jenny, for putting this post together. I think it’s so helpful, and I completely agree, there’s far too much secrecy around where and how to find blogging opps. I do look on Twitter and the Facebook groups and I’m lucky that sometimes opportunities do come into my inbox but you do have to put yourself out there as well. And yes to reading tweets properly, if they’re asking you to email then that’s what you need to do! xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Totally agree! It baffles me when I see people time and time again just ignoring what’s been asked 😂
This is such a useful post! I’ve just pinned it so that I can come back to it when I start looking for opportunities again. There were a few on this list that I hadn’t heard of before, so I’ll definitely be checking those out at some point. Another FB group that can be quite good for blogging opportunities is UK Bloggers. It’s not primarily an opportunities group but they have a good handle on controlling how these opportunities are run, which I think really helps! Their advice from other bloggers is often really useful, too!
Thanks for the recommendation! I’ll go and see if I’m part of that group and join 😌 Thanks for pinning and so glad you found it helpful!
You’re welcome; I thought it was only right to pass along after everything you offered in this super helpful post!
I love your diary SO MUCH! How cute. I loved this post too, I found it so helpful! Thanks for sharing your knowledge 🙂 have a great day! Xxx
Thank you! It’s from Papier 😌
Thanks for sharing! This post has been super useful for me as I’m just starting out blogging x
Really glad to hear that! 😌
Such an amazing post, Jenny with so much information, you’re blogging posts are always full of so much useful info. I’m going to be bookmarking this for future reference! Thank you!
I’m so glad you think so and found this one helpful! 😌
This is such a helpful post Jenny! There are quite a few places I didn’t know about, so thank you for sharing your knowledge 🙂 I’ve just signed up to The Bloglancer Newsletter and requested a join a couple more Facebook groups. I also signed up for Get Blogged last year and forgot all about it, but it sounds like a good one to check often. Thanks again, such a handy post! <3 xxx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
Thanks so much! Glad you found it helpful! Jenna is brilliant. She shares so much handy advice in her newsletter and on her blog too 😌 Get Blogged is handy although not highly paid but good for a little extra! cxx
Thank you for this piece. <3
You’re welcome 😌
This is such a useful post with sharing all your tips! I often check the bloggers required hashtag, but I need to check them more I think. Thank you for sharing such a detailed and informative post. Lauren x
So glad you found it helpful 😌 Definitely worth checking the hash tag multiple times a day!
I will do, thank you so much for your tips!
Thank you so much for this post Jenny! I didn’t know there are so many places to get opportunities. What do you think about blogger networks like Izea and Linqia? Are they worth it?
Taiwo | https://www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com
I haven’t heard of them to be honest, so I can’t comment!
This is such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing it Jenny!
You’re welcome! 😌
This was actually super helpful!! I didn’t even think to keep an eye on the #bloggerswanted on Twitter! I so want to be given the opportunity to work with a brand, big or small!
Thank you! Glad you found it helpful 😌 The hash tag is great!
This blog post is so wonderful darling, it’s going to help so many bloggers – thank you for sharing! 💜
With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com
Thank you 😌 I’m glad you think so! xx
This post was extremely useful and I can’t wait to start focusing on this more in the near future. Your advice is so good! Keep making these type of posts, love them!
Thank you Stephen! So glad you found it helpful 😌
Thank you for this post! This is all so useful! x
I’m so glad! 😌