sponsored posts

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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How to Find Blog Sponsors

How to Find Blog Sponsors

Over the past year, I’ve written about how to set your sponsored post rates and how to write ethical sponsored reviews… but I haven’t covered how to find blog sponsors in the first place. So, today is the day we talk about getting sponsors for your blog!

First and foremost, I will mention that you can take the “if you build it they will come” approach. This does not meant that you can just start blogging and suddenly have sponsors emailing and calling you. You have to have a significant amount of traffic for that you happen. In my experiences, sponsors start reaching out when you have around 1000 pageviews per day and at least 5000 social followers on any given account.

Follow this link to learn more about the blog traffic guide I recommend if you want to start getting more pageviews today :Traffic Transformation: 21 Strategies I Used to Increase My Monthly Page Views from 17k to 400k+ in 10 Months – I’m an affiliate for this ebook, and also purchased it myself. It is packed with great advice!

If you’re proactive about finding sponsors instead, you can make a nice chunk of change, even if your blog is fairly new. Plus, you’ll be working with sponsors you actually like!

So… let’s play offense and find sponsors for your blog…

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How to Write Ethical Sponsored Blog Posts and Sponsored Reviews

How to Write Ethical Sponsored Blog Posts and Sponsored Reviews

Recently a reader reached out to me with an important question about sponsored reviews. I started typing a reply to him… and when I reached 500 words, I realized that this needed to be a blog post so everyone can benefit from it!

This blogger had been approached by some companies to review their products, and had the some question many bloggers have…

“Should I charge for a sponsored review?”

It brings up a lot of ethical questions. What if you don’t like the product? What if they want you to promote something you didn’t get to personally experience? What if they want you to use certain language in your post?

So today, we’re talking about sponsored blog post and sponsored reviews. I’m going to answer all of these questions and more, so you can publish ethical reviews that your readers love.

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