Blogging is definitely not the fast and easy road to financial freedom that many people imagine it to be.
At least, it isn’t for me, yet… (and if it is for you – please email me your secrets!!)
I still make the vast majority of my income through hard working freelance writing and social media management.
BUT – I have stumbled across one totally awesome and really lucrative source of income directly through my blog – content marketing with Linqia.
Linqia connects brands to bloggers, so that marketers can get their brand story told and promoted, and bloggers can help spread the word about a product or service they LOVE – while getting paid for it.
Linqia is my favorite content connector out of any that I’ve tested, for one big reason – they only work with quality, reputable brands. So far, I’ve worked on campaigns for Care.org (how awesome!) and Nestle chocolate. Every sponsored post ALWAYS has a disclosure (it is a requirement with Linqia), so you remain honest to your readers.
I also love that Linqia chooses quality over quantity in terms of readership and viewership. Even if you only have a few thousand viewers a month, Linqia will still consider a partnership. For each campaign, you are paid per click (at a much higher rate, almost 10x, than any other advertising platform I’ve experienced). When I only had less than 2000 views per month, I still earned more than $60 on just one campaign.
Working with Linqia has been an easy and honest way for me to support the costs of my site in a way that aligns with my mission and vision. I only work with brands that I personally use and believe in, and have been thrilled to work with a nonprofit like Care.org on a campaign raising awareness for girls’ educational opportunities – and get PAID for it! If that isn’t the dream, I don’t know what it.
If YOU have a blog or strong Facebook and social media following, you can apply by clicking here to begin your partnership with Linqia, and start connecting with high quality brands that deserve recognition… while supporting your blog’s bottom line!
How do you diversify your income stream? Any tips?
I tried to get on board with them but it’s only available for bloggers in US, UK and Canada (*crying*). Hope they’ll change this soon!
Oh no! I thought they worked with bloggers outside those areas, as long as they have an audience there as well? I’m sorry 🙁 you should try asking…