Making Money With Your Blog

How to Land Sponsors Who Will Pay $5,000+ to Work with You

The main way I make money blogging is through sponsorships, which is also sometimes lumped into the broad category of influencer marketing. Essentially, brands pay me to tell other people about their products and services.

Win-win, because I get to recommend cool new stuff to my audience! Often, I get to try out a product or service before it is even available to the general public, so y’all go on and be jealous 🙂

But honestly…

It took a long time to get to this point.

Like many of you reading this, I spent years struggling as a blogger, just trying to get any sponsor at all to work with me.

I was lucky to get free product in exchange for all the review work I was doing.

Today, I work with a very wide range of sponsors. Some of them still just send me free product, and I work with them because A) I love their brand anyways, B) the product is worth a pretty penny and/or C) my audience has been asking me to review the product in question.

But my biggest sponsors pay $5,000+ to work with me for every campaign. And they come back time and time again because it is worth every single penny. I have one sponsor who has, to date, spent nearly $20,000 on sponsored campaigns.

So how do I do it?

The answer may surprise you… because I do not get millions of pageviews! Yes, traffic matters, but you can work with high-paying sponsors even if your traffic is less than 50K pageviews per month. Here’s exactly how to do it:

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What to Do if a Sponsor Disappears… and You Get SCREWED!

Most bloggers are paid for sponsored posts after they publish the post, which means there is an opportunity for your to get… SCREWED!

Listen… we’ve all been there. If you’re reading this post, it is likely that you’ve been screwed by a sponsor or client in the past, or you are dealing with a jerk who is trying to screw you right now. I’ve been freelancing for over a decade and blogging for nearly as long, and I can tell you that this is unfortunately a reality of the business.

But you aren’t without recourse! Let’s talk about a few things you can do if a sponsor (or client) disappears without paying you:

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The World Doesn’t Need Another Online Biz Coach (But Here’s What We DO Need!)

I have launch fatigue.

Maybe it is because I am part of at least a dozen online business and blogging groups, but… is it just me or does it seem like someone is launching a new online business coach program EVERY WEEK?

Sometimes, EVERY DAY.

And here’s a little secret…

As a freelance copywriter, I’ve helped some of these coaches fine-tune their copy and develop launch plans… only to see them not make a single sale. I have talked to other copywriters who have shared similar stories.

I’m 100% confident in my skills as a sales page writer and launch consultant, because I have also assisted coaches with six-figure launches – not that is what I call a successful online launch!

So why are most launches a complete and utter FLOP FLOP FLOP? (I call them “dead fish launches” because flop like a dying fish.)

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