If you are a blogger, you are probably curious about different ways you can be working with brands. How much do you make from sponsored posts? If you are like me, you are probably thinking “Not as much as I should be.” I know some people that are making tens of thousands of dollars per month just from sponsored posts, and they are only writing a few a month. How are they getting paid that much?
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I’m going to be honest with you and say that the only sponsored post opportunities I received were through networks. I used sites like Izea, Clever Girls, and TapInfluence to connect with brands. I’m sure a lot of you do, too.
That’s the problem, there are so many bloggers on these networks that it is hard to stand out and I felt like I was constantly waiting for the next opportunity.
Not to mention that I couldn’t earn a lot through the networks because they have to take a cut. They do a lot of the behind the scenes work and they deserve to be paid for that but I would rather do that myself and get paid more, even double or triple what I could make with the networks.
Here is another problem I had, I lacked confidence to reach out to brands. I didn’t know how to word my emails, I didn’t know how to write a proposal, and I didn’t think that my site was “big enough”.
My fear was holding me back from making a considerable amount of income from my blog. I knew something had to change.
I made the leap and purchased a course called Working with Brands by Jenny Melrose. You guys, this course has changed my blogging career. I have so much confidence and I know that brands want to work with me, I just have to take action and make it happen.
I literally finished the Working with Brands course in 2 days. I couldn’t stop watching the videos and I wanted to learn as much as I could!
Jenny gives you her exact step by step strategy for finding and reaching out to the right brands. This isn’t an overall strategy guide like a lot of courses out there are, this is exact step by step instructions to snag those sponsored post opportunities!
My biggest problem was not knowing what to say in my pitches and proposals. In Working with Brands, you get the exact emails that Jenny uses to reach out to brands, she gives you examples of 4 different proposals, invoice templates, negotiation emails, how to respond when brands ask you to work for free ( don’t you hate that!), and so much more!
She also gives you the skills you need to make your sponsored posts rock so that brands will keep coming back to you for more opportunities. This is about forming a relationship and being a professional blogger. She gives you everything you need to do just that, including how to follow up and stand out to the brands.
The course also helps you figure out how much you should be charging per sponsored post. I was charging so much less, like over half, of what I should be charging. I now know exactly how much I am worth and I won’t take anything less. This is going to make a dramatic impact on my income.
Since finishing the Working with Brands course, I have reached out to about 10 brands and I’ve heard back from a few. Keep in mind that you won’t hear back from everyone you pitch but by using Jenny’s methods, you have a much better chance of being noticed. If they can’t work with you now, most brands will keep you in mind for future campaigns so always be nice and courteous, even when you hear “no.”
Not only does Working with Brands come with all the information you could possibly need to pitch brands and rock those sponsored posts, but it also includes 3 of her other courses for free! You will also get:
- Traffic Booster course ($97)
- Converting Media Kit Video Training ($9)
- Productivity Magnified ($12)
- Private Facebook group (priceless in my opinion)
You get all of these bonuses with the Working with Brands course to help you succeed.
I will be updating this post in a couple of months so that you can see how much of an impact this has had on my income. I do post monthly income reports so keep an eye out for those.
There are a few blogging courses that I have regretted purchasing but this is not one of them. It was honestly worth every penny and you can easily make your money back from your very first sponsored post.
I have learned so much and I am so grateful for this course because it gave me confidence in myself and my work.
Put in the work and I know that you will see results that will change your income and your career.