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How and Where To Find Blogging Opportunities

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!

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 wouldn’t reply with, “oh, they just come to me!”

So, where DO you find blogger opportunities? Look no further and carry on reading for some actual, solid advice rather than just ‘work hard and they’ll come’ *eye roll*. Grab a cuppa, it’s a long one!

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, @BloggerOppsxo, @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. You can check your DA score here and I talk about why it’s important and what you can do to improve it in my eBook.

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.

Tribe – app

Tribe is an app which is used for sponsored Instagram posts. Brands create a brief of what they’re looking for and you create your submission which if accepted, you’ll be paid to post on Instagram. The catch with this one is that not all submissions are accepted so you run the risk of doing all the work of taking a photo for nothing. I’ve never had any work from this yet as I’m not prepared to purchase a product for the sake of taking a photo that I *might* get paid for but plenty of bloggers have been successful! This is a good option if Instagram is your thing!

The Lifestyle Blogger

Becky from The Lifestyle Blogger has a page on her blog for blogging opportunities which gets updated every now and again. There’s some pretty decent ones on there and it just requires you to drop the brand an email on the email provided if you’re interested. Super easy and worth a look every now and again!

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!

Get Blogged

I’ve had a fair few posts from Get Blogged since they started up last year. 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!

Bloggerwork

I haven’t received any work from Bloggerwork yet and at the time of writing, they’re still in beta mode but I really like the idea of this website where you can create your own listings of things you offer on your blog and brands get in touch and essentially “order” your services if they want to work with you. I hope it’s successful in blogger outreach in the near future. Worth checking out and signing up!

AWIN – affiliate site

I’m not big on affiliate sites and affiliate links but thought this was worth mentioning anyway because a lot of people are and are also very successful with it. I’m an affiliate for Leesa Sleep and Jewellery Box through AWIN although I don’t really promote that ever. Worth looking into if you’re into affiliate marketing!

Mediaworks

Arguably these should be up there under Twitter section but I wanted to give them their own section. Mediaworks are a creative search agency which are always looking for bloggers to work with on a huge range of topics and campaigns. Payments vary but it’s worth following them on Twitter, as well as the agents individual accounts where they’ll often tweet about opportunities.

MNFEST

This is a relatively new one which I’m trying out but the MNFEST app allows you to post paid promotions to Twitter and/or Intagram and get paid for them. And it works! I wanted to wait until I knew it was legit before I added it into this post but I can confirm it is, I use it regularly and have made around £80 from it since I started. It’s worth noting that the amount you get paid will depend on your follower count. You can sign up here!

Wowzers, that was a long old post! If you’re looking into wanting to work with brands in the near future then I really SINCERELY hope you found this remotely useful! If you have any other questions, please do leave me a comment as I always answer them! And if you have any of your own tips and suggestions, feel free to leave them below!

* Some links in the post are affiliate links. This means if a sale is made through that link, I will get a small cut. It will make no difference to you or your payment but it means you'll be supporting another blogger, yay!

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Jenny in Neverland

Twenty-something lifestyle blogger from Essex. Book lover, Slytherin, organisational wizard and enjoys Motorsport, Disney and Yoga.

129 Comments

  1. 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

    1. 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

  2. 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

    1. Yep I agree, after a tweet gets 50 or so responses I personally don’t bother!

  3. 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

    1. It totally does. I’ve seen some pretty big bloggers do that too, I’m like ?!?!

  4. 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. Thank you 😌 I hope you find this helpful!

      1. No bother! I did!

  5. 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

    1. Hope it helps!

  6. Wow – I hadn’t even heard of half of these! Your blogger advice is great!

    1. Thanks so much!

  7. This post is so useful, thank you! 💕

    1. You’re welcome 😌

  8. I’ve had a lot into a lot of these and they are good. Unfortunately nobody likes to offer paid posts for book bloggers.

    1. Book blogging is a tough one to crack for paid work.

      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.

      2. I used to be a book blogger so I know the struggle!

  9. 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 🙂

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    1. You’re welcome! So glad you found it helpful 😌

  10. Great information! Thank you 👍

    1. You’re welcome 😌

  11. 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/

    1. So glad you found it helpful! 😌

  12. 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

    1. You’re welcome! Glad you found it helpful 😌

  13. 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!

    1. Haha I sure am! 🐍🐍

  14. 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

    1. Haha! You totally should 💛

  15. I look through hashtags and facebook groups x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

    1. Hashtags are a good place to start x

  16. So much great info here – THANK YOU!

    1. You’re welcome 😌

  17. 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!

    1. It’s incredibly annoying that people misuse the hash tag but it’s worth persevering. I also mute everyone that misused it 😉

      1. I should do that since it’s normally the same people!

  18. Such a helpful post, I find some are so vague and elitist, that this post is a breath of fresh air

    1. Thanks so much! I agree, some people are so cagey!

      1. Aren’t they just. I love your honesty and your supportive nature x

  19. This is such a helpful post and I’ve book marked it to come back to for new places to find opportunies.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    1. So glad you found it helpful 😌

  20. This is really helpful to me Jenny – thank you! I’ll be re-reading this post again tomorrow when I’m at my laptop 😂

    1. You’re welcome! 😌

  21. This is an awesome list! It’s exactly what I’ve been searching for lately! Thank you for putting it together!

    Alexx | https://aestheticsbyalexx.com

    1. You’re welcome 😌

  22. Theres some really great tips here, going to check out a few of those Facebook groups too x

    1. Fab! The FB groups are great x

  23. 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!

    1. Thanks so much! And glad you found it helpful 😌

  24. 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” 😘

    1. Haha they’re not secrets! I don’t understand why anyone is cagey about it 😂

  25. Very handy list. Thanks a lot 😀

    1. You’re welcome 😌

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