This post is for my blogger friends who are interested in working with brands and writing sponsored, authentic content. We are influencers, and brands want to connect with us and with our audiences. But it’s not always easy to find or make those connections. That’s where a blogging network comes in.
I recently joined Markerly’s blogging network, and I wanted to share my experience with you. Markerly is all about influencer marketing. They connect bloggers with big brands like Levi’s, the Super Bowl, TruMoo, and eMeals (I worked on that campaign) for sponsored content or review opportunities.
Some features I really appreciate about Markerly:
- Markerly notifies you via email whether you’ve been selected for a campaign or not. No waiting and wondering! I don’t get every campaign that I apply for, but I don’t ever have to wonder if anyone’s even looked at my application.
- Markerly pays via PayPal within 48 hours. Huzzah! I’ve waited weeks for payment before, but not with Markerly. You give them your PayPal email when you sign up, and your payment is deposited within 48 hours of submitting your URL, usually quicker. On the eMeals campaign, I got paid within 12 hours!
- Markerly is a full-service managed network with 24/7 blogger support. Any time I’ve needed to ask a question or request clarification, I’ve gotten a response almost immediately. I just took a look at my last email correspondence, and every email received a reply within 2 hours (and once within 7 minutes!). How many networks offer that level of responsiveness?
- Markerly supplies a heat map of your post so you can see what your readers are clicking on. Not only is this a neat feature for that particular post, I think having that insight into what my readers find interesting will be helpful for my non-sponsored posts too.
Markerly focuses on quality blog posts and bloggers with engaged audiences. Their network is open to any blog with more than 10,000 page views a month or an average of 3 comments per post.
Like what you’ve heard? Join Markerly’s blogger network! Signing up is easy. Just give them some basic data like your name, URL, and social media links. Report your monthly page views, upload a Google Analytics screen shot for the last 3 months, and that’s it!
Time for a Giveaway!
Markerly is so cool that they’re running a giveaway for a $150 American Express Gift Card! Enter in the little widget below. This giveaway is open to Canada and the US, and you don’t need to be a blogger to enter. Ends 2/15.
Disclosure: Compensation for this post was provided through Markerly.com. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own. Your experience may differ.