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!

Where To Find Blogging Opportunities

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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!”

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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:

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.

Tips:

  • 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.

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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  
Blogger 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?)

Tips:

  • 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:

Bloggers Required

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.

Considerable Influence

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.

Get Blogged

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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131 Comments

  1. 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

  2. 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 😊

    1. 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 😌

  3. 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! 💚

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  7. 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.

      1. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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” 😘

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. 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
    http://www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

  16. 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
    Beth x

  17. 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.

    1. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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

    1. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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!

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