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May 15, 2015

My three advices about sponsored posts for new bloggers

Happy Friday everyone,
I've been thinking of writing something about sponsored posts, quite long time__ mostly, when I was getting some ridiculous offers from some companies, and today, I finally decided to share with you my thoughts, (called them advices,) about sponsored posts. 
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1. Don't rush. 
Wait until you gain some followers and certain number of page views  a month, because having    sponsored posts  on your blog, when you are just starting to establish your online presence, will not   help to grow your blog. Just imagine, you are visiting some newbie blog where there are mostly sponsored posts and can't get a chance to get to know a blogger herself, I don't think you will have a desire to go back to that blog again.
I personally, started accepting sponsored posts when I got around 3000 page views  a month. 

2. Appreciate your time and work. 
Don't accept to publish sponsored posts for any rate that companies will offer you. Appreciate your 
time and the hard work you put in each post.
 I'm not going to tell you exact rates you have to have for your blog, but I can certainly tell you what you must not accept: $10 per sponsored post is absolutely ridiculous rate, so don't accept it, don't underestimate yourself. Remember, how much time you spend for each post: writing, editing photos, promoting your post on your social media and commenting other blogs __  doesn't all this take at least 3 hours of your day? So, I believe that each hour of your work is worth more than $3 or $4 .
 Even though, most bloggers usually don't write details about their rates, I decided to tell you about my personal experience: I charged $30 for my first sponsored post, a few months ago. That time, I had less than 500 followers on Bloglovin, and less than 200 followers on Google +. Since then, my rate has increased because now I have close to 3000 followers on Bloglovin.

3. Try to publish sponsored posts that matches your niche. 
For example, If you are fashion/beauty blogger and accept sponsored posts about some home supply  products, or promoting some cleaning detergent brands, or something like that,  you will, for sure, loose your readers. So keep that in mind when you get some sponsored opportunity.

I know, there is so much more to write about, but this time, I will stop here.
I hope, this was helpful at least for some of you.

Have a nice day lovely girls.





                          
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    1. True! Really useful! Thanks for sharing these tips with us, Nina!

      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  2. I agree with all these tips -- especially about only choosing ones that fit with your blog!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  3. This is such a coincidence since I just got two emails about posts like this. One didn't say that any compensation was involved, so I asked. Another was clearly translated from a different language and asking for a post in exchange for points on their site. I like to be more direct now, instead of flirting my way around the subject of payment. I have gotten some bad offers and once took them when I was "desperate" for collaborations. Now, I take my time!
    ~~megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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    1. That's great , Megan that you are more direct, you should not feel shy about letting companies know your rate, what your time is worth. Thanks for sharing your experience, dear. xx

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  4. Such a nice post and i like the fact that you share a little bit of personal things that normally nobody else do that ^_^

    xoxo Afrodite ~ BubblyBeauty135 | Bloglovin

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    1. I'm happy to hear that. Thank you Afrodite. xx

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  5. Great post!
    kingas1blog.blogspot.com

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  6. Where to find sponsors? I don't really understand this. But I have to agree with you.

    Golden chapter

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    1. That's a good question. I will do one post about that subject, sometime soon. Usually, companies reaching out bloggers for publishing sponsored posts, Amy.

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  7. Thank you, this was very helpful. My blog isn't even a month old yet but I want to prepare it so that any sponsored post do not degrade all of the hard work I already put in and this was very helpful. Maybe a post on how you gained so many followers on Bloglovin next?!

    haha thanks!

    xx Falasha

    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you Falasha, I will think about your idea to post how I gained followers on Bloglovin. xx

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  8. This is really helpful! I have been wanting to know more about sponsored posts and this answers my questions :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy that this post helped you to answer your questions Sarah. Good luck. xx

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  9. Cool and brave post! This helps us newbie bloggers a lot :)

    x Stefanie
    http://www.thefashionrose.com/

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  10. Thank you for such a helpful post. As a newbie blogger the world of sponsored posts is a bit daunting but now (thanks to your post) I now know where to start

    Dominique x
    www.herfashionblog.com

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  11. This is a great and helpful post, especially for a new blogger like myself. All good things to remember. I am really happy to see that your blog is becoming quite successful!

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    1. Thank you Natalie. Wish you successful blogging. xx

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  12. great post dear.I agree some companies do have weird offers

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  13. Love your blog! Just followed you on Bloglovin, would you please follow me back?
    P.S. Let me know if you want to like each other's Facebook pages! :)

    Michaella from www.quitealooker.com

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    1. Thanks for following me Michaella. I follow you back. xx

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  14. Super great tips!! Thank you so much for this!

    xo, Katy
    http://www.thestyleisland.com/

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  15. Nice tips! Thanks :)

    xxx Linsey from POSE-BLOG.com

    You can also check my BLOGLOVIN & FACEBOOK if you like! :)

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  16. Good tips! I did a few of these earlier on and I agree that the timing and fit has to be right. You cannot undervalue yourself!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. Helpful post! Keep posting! xoxo

    http://pedisource.com/pedicure-chairs.html

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  18. Great tops hun. Very helpful for fellow bloggers.
    Beautetude

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  19. These are very good points, Nina! I agree about waiting till you have more followers because blogs that are filled with sponsored posts are a huge turnoff!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You are absolutely right, Shireen.

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  20. These were some GREAT posts!! I'll definitely keep them in mind, if anything happens. Thanks for sharing!!! :)

    Dorky-and-weird.blogspot.com

    Xoxo Jessy

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  21. Great publication!
    xoxo
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  22. All of your tips are very helpful and I couldn't agree with you more! Keeping sponsored posts relevant to your blog's content is very important and it's so true, many blogger undersell themselves!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  23. Great tips Nina! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  24. great post :)
    thanks for sharring

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. Thank you for sharing your tips! You know so much about this!

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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  26. great post! love that you wrote about picking sponsored posts that fit your blog niche!
    kelseybang.com

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  27. great tips. I hate when sponsors contact me to do a "sponsored" post for such a small fee. its terrible, lol.

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM
    (IG: @TheStardustBohemian)

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    1. Offering just $10 is absolutely ridiculous, isn't it?

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  28. Like your tips :) Maybe one thing I'd add is disclosure. I think readers should to know when a post is sponsored.

    Denina
    Purely Me by Denina Martin

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    1. Absolutely agree with you Denina. I always write at the end of the post if it's a sponsored post. xx

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  29. Merci for the tips ;)

    Bisous from France,
    Sand.

    www.taimemode-fashionblog.com

    http://photosfrench.blogspot.fr

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  30. Good tips my dear! I totally agree with you! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  31. So interesting and helpful post!
    Have a great week end!
    Natallia Jolliet
    http://www.alexphotographygeneva.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Natallia, you too, have an amazing weekend. xx

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  32. This is such an amazing tips. Thank you so much for sharing!
    I myself currently quite new and trying to build up my blog. I guess Patient is the key to success.

    Ana
    http://analyn-razon.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Thank you for the tips, great post.

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  34. Great post, love it!
    ritaaflyatunova.blogspot.com

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  35. really nice post :)

    http://zyciowa-salatka.blogspot.com/2015/05/walktrendy.html

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  36. This is a great post! Thank you for the advice xo
    Chckgeek.com

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  37. This is such a fab, useful post lovely. I've been blogging over 2 and a half years now and I never accepted my first sponsored post until 2years in. These are all brilliant points, totally agree with knowing your worth too! :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  38. great tips!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  39. Great and informative post, doll.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  40. This was an interesting read! Your honesty is appreciated!
    xx, Elle
    http://mydailycostume.com

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  41. I totally agree with you!
    I have just denied a lot of "sponsored post" because I loose a lot of time writing anything about something I don't really want to write and I am pretty sure my readers will wan't to red that also... ;)
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  42. These are some very good points, I myself have received tons of ridiculous offers in the past, and few times I had someone reply to me in a very unprofessional matter when I said "no thank you" to their offer. I spend so much time and effort working on my blog, use expensive equipment and refuse to someone take advantage of that. It's definitely important to know your worth and sometimes it's better to wait for a more interesting offer to come by than accept a ridiculous one. There are tons of lovely companies that are very blogger friendly and very professional. Great post!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. You are absolutely right Paula. Thanks for sharing your experience. xx

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  43. I never did any sponsored posts, I'm really careful with it
    Love your tips, the work with sponsored posts is definitely worth some money
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  44. Hi lovely, this is such a great post, I am totally agree. thanks for sharing.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  45. Dear Nina, I wish I had read a post like this when I started blogging. I learnt from my mistakes!! Great post, really!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  46. Thanks for your tips, Nina. I loved how you were honest and open about the whole thing!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  47. I really like your tips, especially the last one, I also don't agree to do sponsored post with something I usually don't write,and for example that's why I don't agree to do such a post about hair extensions.

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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  48. Really great tips! Sponsored posts can be a hard thing figure out. Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  49. I had to turn down quite few sponsor's request. Because after I checked their reviews online I am not feeling right to promote them just for money or free produce due to their low rating. I have the responsibility to protect my followers those companies. As a blogger, we have inference and we have the responsibility to tell the truth.

    Grace
    http://colorandgrace.com

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  50. Thank you so much for the tips dear!!

    http://fashionwalkinbrussels.blogspot.com/

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  51. thanks for this post :) Loved to read it! The tips are great!

    http://lovelyattitude.com

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  52. Such an interesting post! Thanks for the advices, really helpful post!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  53. Very good advices, especially the last one!

    My blog - > culore.blogspot.ro

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  54. Loved this post and definitely agree with you! Tbh I avoid payment posts, but feel more than happy to review physical products if I like them and would buy them myself! :) x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  55. I totally agree, great post
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  56. Great tips! I have really been insulted by companies wanting me to do posts for free or as little as $10. It's crazy! I'm surprised they even ask
    Dresses & Denim

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  57. Hello from New Orleans! Such an honest post and I could not agree with you more! Thanks for sharing!! Sending you much love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.net

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  58. Great tips :) I haven't done any sponsored posts yet but I will definitely keep these points in mind when I do xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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  59. Good advices. I'm really happy that i stoped by your blog. Keep up the good work.

    http://andreiraduica.blogspot.ro/

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  60. You are super gorgeous!, Love this look on you ! xo
    Can we follow eachother ? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo

    http://gorishelena.blogspot.com/

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  61. Thanks for this honest post, Ive always wondered about how sponsored posts worked.

    -Liz
    themakeupleague.blogspot.com

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  62. Great tips. I'm yet to write any sponsor posts but your pointers will come in handy when an opportunity arises.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  63. Great tips! Thanks for sharing! I believe this will help me a lot.
    Xo
    Jeanie
    www.thefashionlotus.com

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  64. Totally agree with you point!
    xx
    http://fashionpeekaboo.com

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  65. I definitely only take sponsored content if it's a good fit for my blog. One thing I've learned is to get payment first as some will try to mess you around...xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  66. Fantastic post! It was really useful and interesting to read. I can't wait to read more in the future x

    http://increddyble.blogspot.co.uk

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  67. This was an interesting read and I learned a lot:) Thanks for sharing!

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