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Best influence networks for bloggers: Travel & connect with brands

posted by Liza 10th February 2017 12 Comments
the complete list of influence networks for bloggers (best influencer networks for bloggers)

In this post, I’ll tell you about some of the best influence networks for bloggers and the perks of using them.

It’s not a secret that almost every blogger wants to see results of his/her work: it could be high traffic, engagement, endorsements, and compliments. However, work on the blog is actually- money and time consuming and eventually everybody will want more than just comments and likes on their blog /social media. Because c’mon, you spend a couple of hours a day boosting your social media presence, repinning posts on Pinterest, visiting all the blogger Facebook groups and commenting there regularly, not saying about actually producing your own original content! This sounds really tiring, but it’s true. There is so much work behind every single blog! Moreover, bloggers need to pay for hosting, domain and different tools and services, e.g. for Pin scheduling tools for Pinterest. Eventually, every single blogger wants to start making money from the blog. Not everyone succeeds transforming a hobby into a full-time job and get paid like 2000 dollars a month, but getting at least 50-200 dollars a month (which would cover all the costs of hosting, domain, some beautiful WordPress Theme, various tools) sounds pretty much fair to everyone.

What if you haven’t made any money from your blog yet? Don’t worry, you’re just like 80% of travel bloggers. That’s why I wrote this post about the best influencer networks for bloggers.

In case, your blog is still young and doesn’t have a solid subscriber base, or neither impresses anyone with less than 1000 page views a month, it’s really hard to persuade some brands, hotels, tour operators, to give you something for free. It’s also impossible to earn money with advertising or write sponsored posts (all this requires really high traffic). Lying about your traffic doesn’t sound good either (don’t do that, please).

So what can you do? Most travel bloggers do nothing. They say monetizing the blog in not for them and they continue blogging as their hobby. Okay, doesn’t sound so bad. But I guess you’re here because you want to earn something, yes?

 

the complete list of influence networks for bloggers (best influencer networks for bloggers)

Focus on your Social Media

In this case, you need to focus on your Social Media. Getting followers on Social Media is actually way easier than getting them to subscribe to your blog (if almighty Google seems to put your blog on the 20th page of search results, how will the people find you?). I actually managed to get more than 35000 followers on all my Social Media channels just in one year. Want to know, how? I’ll write a post about it sooner or later, stay tuned!

In case, you already have some fair Social Media following (and you can get it in 3-4 months), you can start signing up to various influence networks for bloggers. What can you call “solid” Social Media following? Well, I would say you have at least 5K on Twitter and 7-8K on Instagram.
However, if you have 7000 followers on Instagram and zero comments under your photos, most probably, you won’t get any offers. What plays a really big role now is engagement. Brands want to be sure, that your followers actually trust you, communicate with you and ask you questions. If your comments only consist of “Nice, Aww, This is good and Well done”, you won’t get any far with the influence networks for travel bloggers.

 

List of Influence Networks for bloggers

When you have at least 7-8K followers on Instagram and 5K on Twitter (and pretty good engagement) you can register on various Influence network websites. What is an influence network? Well, it’s a website, which sort of connects bloggers to advertisers. Every single influence network is different and has different rules. I can’t say it’s easy to be matched to the advertisers via influence networks for bloggers, but it’s worth giving a try. There are some networks, where I have been registered for ages (and my social media following doubled during this time) and I still haven’t got any offers, but there are some others, like Buzzoole, where I got my first offer within the first day of registration.

 

Buzzoole

That’s a network, where I got my first offer almost immediately (I’m not saying I’ve accepted it, but anyways). There’re great possibilities for earning credits and exchanging them for Amazon vouchers.

 

Inspire.me

Inzpire.me got me so far the biggest deal – a lovely watch. It’s extremely fast to set up and easy to use. They also have a great referral scheme, so it’s worth to check this network out.

 

Webfluential

https://webfluential.com

Webfluential has a great and easy to use interface. You can set up your Media Kit and indicate, what’s your posing price for any of the Social Media Networks you have.
 

Linqia

Linqia is another nice influence network for bloggers. You have to review the opportunities and apply for various campaigns yourself. Sounds a bit tiring, but is worth trying.

 

Cooperatize

As you see, there are really many influence networks for bloggers. Cooperatize is one of them. I signed up recently, so I haven’t got any deals yet. Maybe you’re luckier than me, so go on.

 

Interfluence

This network is a bit weird, and I haven’t yet figured out how to make it work for me, but maybe you’ll be more successful. Just set up your profile at:

 

StarNGage

In this Network, you have to apply to campaigns yourself. This also includes free samples for testing and various paid campaigns.

 

The Circle

The interface is smooth and easy and in this influencer network, you have to pitch to brands and contact them yourself.

 

Well, there are many more Influence Networks on the Internet, it’s one of the fastest growing trends nowadays, so they keep emerging all the time. I’ll be keeping an eye on the newest Influencer Networks for Bloggers, so stay tuned and don’t forget to visit this post from time to time.
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12 Comments

Diana - MVMT Blog 10th February 2017 at 8:02 pm

I’ve used Cooperatize and it’s been great! I’ve found the offers on there to be fitting to my travel niche and the process is very streamlined. Would highly recommend. Great list here!

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Liza 10th February 2017 at 8:22 pm

Thanks a lot for your comment, Diana! Great to know, that Cooperatize is good 🙂

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Michelle 10th February 2017 at 9:15 pm

This list and information is absolute gold thank you for sharing it! I’m a newbie to travel blogging and you really just saved me so much time from having to find out about these myself without even knowing what to look for! Thanks again.

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Jamie 10th February 2017 at 9:20 pm

So super glad to have found this! I think this is the next best step for me, but I just didn’t know which sites to sign up for! I’ve heard great things about Linquia… Which would you say is your favorite? Thanks for the fab post, love! xx

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Kellie Mogg 11th February 2017 at 3:38 am

Thanks for the great resource list! I’m still working on my social media game but hoping to be in the ballpark soon!

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Kat 11th February 2017 at 7:35 am

This is such a helpful post! Especially for someone like me, who is not yet informed about how everything works 😉 Thanks so much for sharing, x

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Alina 11th February 2017 at 7:43 am

Thanks for the list of influencer websites. I have been just searching for them 🙂

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Andrea 11th February 2017 at 12:29 pm

Amazing job here, Liza! Im so happy to come across this inspiring post, it’s a great help for newbies.. like me 🙂 Im going one-by-one through them now! thank you for sharing, all the very best

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Alice Chen 11th February 2017 at 12:53 pm

I’m a total newbie and didn’t even know these existed, so thanks for sharing!

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Nancie 11th February 2017 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for the informative post. I’ll have to check some of these out.

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Lara @ Find Your World Girl 11th February 2017 at 5:52 pm

Exactly the information I was looking for, thanks so much for putting this together! Do you find that influencer sites are more effective than approaching brands organically?

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Ashwini 11th February 2017 at 7:12 pm

Such a informative post! Bookmarked ! 😀

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