Referral link // I’ve been using the website Get Blogged to land sponsored post opportunities more or less since they first started. Get Blogged have come such a long way since then and it’s been amazing to see them grow. For newer bloggers or those who are just getting into working with brands or writing sponsored blog posts, Get Blogged is such a great place to start to help get you those first collaborations.

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My first sponsored post I got with Get Blogged was in June of 2018 and since then, I’ve had over 30 separate opportunities with various brands on everything from dating advice, artificial intelligence and more. Over the last year in particular, Get Blogged have grown so much that they’ve had to advertise job roles for additional members to join their team.

And in 2020, I was also hired by Get Blogged as one of their copywriters, which I’m absolutely over the moon with. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to write more content for the Get Blogged clients and expand my career even further, thanks to them. The team is also bloody lovely!

So as you can see, I’m a big fan of Get Blogged. And I think it’s an really solid starting point for any bloggers who are wanting to start working with brands. Perhaps you’re not quite ready to email brands and pitch to them directly yourself yet and if that’s that case, then Get Blogged will be perfect for you!

Related read: 6 Ways To Think of Brands To Pitch To for Collaborations

So as an experienced Get Blogged user, here are my top tips for using the platform!

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Work on your DA score

Get Blogged works on a DA basis. So if your DA is 27 you can’t apply for the opportunities for DA 30+ and so on. So working on your blog’s DA score is important if you want more opportunities to apply for and for higher rates. The higher your DA, the more you’re paid. However since their conception, the payments from Get Blogged have improved dramatically, which is great.

Related Read: How To Improve Your Blog’s DA Score

Join the Facebook group

There’s a dedicated Facebook group for Get Blogged users which often gets updated when there’s new assignments that need filling or if there’s anything urgent that needs done. It’s also a great place to keep tabs on anything exciting going on with Get Blogged, such as giveaways or job opportunities.

Read the assignments carefully

Now onto actually using the platform and applying for all those blogging opportunities! You’re definitely going to want to read the assignment carefully before you apply for anything. They often have a brief on the kind of blog post they want, e.g “A post on the effects 2020 has had on dating” as well as the links and anchor text they want and any additional shares they need.

Make sure you read the assignments carefully before you actually apply for them. Brainstorm ideas that you can pitch for the particular assignment and make sure it’s a post you’re able to write and actually want to write before you apply.

Work on your pitches and be creative

Your pitches on Get Blogged are what either get you the opportunities or not, so using Get Blogged is a FANTASTIC chance for you to work on pitching ideas and getting creative. Although some assignments are after a more specific type of blog post, there will be others that you can showcase your creativity. And brands LOVE IT when bloggers get creative and show initiative and don’t just follow the crowd.

For your pitches, it’s always worth talking about why you’re suitable for the opportunity as well as the idea you have and how the client is the perfect fit. As well as any additional information you think they might want to know (i.e if you’ve had experience yourself with that type of client).

Know when you need to submit your work by

All work on Get Blogged needs to be submitted by a certain date. So this is a great opportunity to learn how to work to a deadline if that’s something you’ve never done before. When accepted for an assignment, you’ll have 48 hours to accept it via email (if you don’t, you lose the opportunity) and then a further 4 or so days to complete it and get it live on your blog.

Check the website regularly

Get Blogged gets updated with new assignments fairly regularly, so it’s ALWAYS worth checking the site on a weekly basis in case you missed something or something new has been added!

Don’t forget to check the Marketplace too!

There’s an additional Marketplace on the Get Blogged website which was introduced in 2020 which allows you to reply directly to brands requests that are posted on there. These might range from hosting guest content, link insertions or social media promotion for the brand. There’s always new stuff being added to the Marketplace, so make sure you check it regularly.

Do you use Get Blogged? Would you add anything else to these tips that you think beginners should know?

98 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing, I have find it hard to find opportunities that fit what I write about my blog, with all the things I normally write about shut at the moment or they are high DA than I have, so I will have to wait till I feel that there is one that suits me πŸ™‚

  2. This is such an informative article – I had never heard of Get Blogged before but will definitely be taking a look as it seems like a great site for potential opportunities! Time to get onto improving my DA score…

    Paige // Paige Eades

  3. Love this! Oh, how I needed this guide when I was starting off in 2018, such great tips and points. I’ve managed to score 1 or 2 jobs with them but should definitely visit the site more often. xx

  4. Wow I’m glad I read your post. I’ve never heard of Get Blogged but it sounds like something I want to try. Thanks for sharing xx

  5. I’ve been using them since last year but haven’t got opportunity to work with brands πŸ™ I know it’s because my DA still low so I’m working on improving my DA! Thank you for sharing this, Jen πŸ˜€

  6. I signed up ages ago and have yet to use the site. Your tips are really helpful and I will now make an effort to actually use Get Blogged in the future.

  7. I have recently signed up for Get Blogged (as I see your recommendations on Twitter), but I am still working on my DA a bit more before I actually put myself forward for any! This was useful as it can be a bit scary navigating or even putting yourself forward for a post xx

  8. I have never heard of Get Blogged before but it sounds like an amazing resource for bloggers! I love that you have been able not only to expand upon your relationship with brands but also with the Get Blogged team. πŸ™‚

  9. As you know, this isn’t a root I’ve gone down before. I’d also never heard of them either, so found this a bit of a fascinating read. They sound like a fantastic resource for taking the next step on your blog – and congrats on the copywriter role!

  10. Thank you for these tips! I’ve been on Get Blogged for a couple of months but only just applied for my first assignment lately, starting work on it tonight πŸ˜€

  11. I’ve never heard of Get Blogged but it sounds like a great website to use. My DA is currently 27 but I need to put a bit of work into this as I know these sites base opportunities on DA. I also get nervous pitching for these kind of opportunities, but I think it’s about time I put myself out there! Thanks for this post Jenny.

    Eve x

  12. I have never used or heard of getblogged but this is super helpful. I am still working on my DA and so I won’t be taking any assignments for now but I’ll apply right away and I’ll start taking assignments when my DA increases a little.

  13. I’ve heard of a LOT of blogging networks over the years, but this is my first time hearing of this one. Great information about it. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I signed up to Get Blogged ages ago but I’d more or less forgotten about them! Thank you for sharing your tips, Jenny, clearly I need to check their opportunities more often – and massive congrats on becoming one of their copywriters, whoop! xx

  15. I’ve never heard of Get Blogged, is that bad Haha? Sounds really interesting though, I’ve been blogging on and off for a couple of years but it’s never really taken off so I’ve ended up just blogging for myself really! I must look into this further, so thank you for the tips!

  16. I love Get Blogged and I have managed to secure a few opportunities with them in the past few months. I love how quickly they get back to you and they’re so organised! I’m glad you’ve had good experiences and that you’re enjoying taking on additional work. Thanks for sharing x

  17. I have not applied to Get Blogged but it sounds like it might be a great opportunity. I will look into it. Thanks for all of the info.

  18. Great post. I absolutely love working with Get Blogged. They make earning money as a blogger so easy. Their weekly emails are such a help to knowing what to apply for and I agree about the pitching. Also, the marketplace is genius, so easy to pick up odd blogging jobs!

    Rosie

      1. So I checked Moz and got a 3, but I know I have more linking sites than it says, so maybe it’ll go higher. I have a question for you though. I tried the broken link checker and got a few commenters with broken links to their sites. Since comments are no-follow, should I bother deleting these links?

  19. It has been an absolute game changer for me, In fact 2 jobs just last week. I think it has helped my confidence no end as a blogger as well.

    I have a huge way to go but I have already noticed a difference in the way I pitch as well. This is great advice for any one who uses get blogged already or thinking about joining x