As a blogger, it's probably likely that at some point in your time of blogging that you've looked at other bloggers and wondered how they found about such fabulous opportunities that they get such as working with brands. If you want to take your blog to the next level and are looking for new opportunities to grow your blog, I've collected a few of my favourite websites and blogger networks that I enjoy using. I have been lucky enough to work with brands over time and of course sometimes you will be contacted out of the blue to review products but in case that seems to be drying up lately, here's what I use to help get my blog a little extra work. I know that blogging isn't just about the free things and opportunities and my favourite posts to write are the ones where ideas have popped out of nowhere but I can't deny that it's a bonus!
This website is super easy to use. It's free to sign up and you'll need to create a log in and a profile to share information about your blog. If you sign up to the newsletter, you will recieve a weekly email with the top blogging assignments they have on offer each week. I find the newsletter the best way to catch up with the opportunities as it can be time consuming to keep checking back on websites to see what has been updated. When you see an opportunity that you'd like to sign up for, you'll need to complete a sign up form and write a quick cover letter explaining why your blog is a good fit for the brand. Bloggers Required have worked with some awesome brands such as F&F, Premier Inn, Treaclemoon, Papa Johns, Superdrug and many more.
Type The Hype is a relatively new blogger network which works with some amazing high end brands such as Elemis, Kersastase, Results with Lucy, Chelsea Boutique & also fashion brands such as Apricot and Chi Chi. You'll need to sign up to the network, again making a profile for your blog. All you need to do is visit the 'assignments' tab where you'll find lots of opportunities to choose from and you can apply for as many as you like. When you apply, you'll need to write a quick cover letter to explain why you are applying before you submit. It can sometimes take up to two weeks to hear back for your application and so far I havent been lucky enough to work with them - but I'll still be trying!
This is a Facebook page I keep up to date with on a regular basis. Lots of brands regularly post opportunities such as sponsored posts or blog reviews and all you'll need to do is reply to the facebook post or contact the relevant person if they've put up an email address to contact. It's also good to interact with the other members for a general chat and blogging tips and it's also a good way to promote your blog posts in the relevant sections.
These are my top visited blogger networks, but there's also a few others to get your teeth stuck into!