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 🙂
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: