As a blogger, you may have seen blog posts with words like “sponsored post” “sponsored by” “I received [fill in the blank] as a result of my [fill in the ambassador program]”, etc on some of your favorite blogs. If you are anything like me, you might be wondering how those bloggers got started working with different brands and organizations. Today I’m going to share about an amazing opportunity to do just that.
If you are just getting started and attempting to work with brands, I recommend you do so through a group that will help facilitate that for you. One of the easiest ways to do this (and my favorite way!) is by joining Sverve. Sverve is an online platform for women to share their areas of expertise (i.e. running, blogging, eating :)) and at the same time get recognized via brands for that expertise.
Okay, so you’ve joined Sverve! Yay! Now what?
- Simply add up to 5 areas of influence on your profile (think carefully because you can’t change these! you don’t have to choose five at once. I currently have four and am debating my 5th!)
- Ask your followers to endorse you (endorsements are like “likes” on facebook or “favorites” on twitter – but they are really valued in the Sverve community and contribute to your Sverve Influence score)
- Share quality information on the Sverve platform like your latest blog posts and best tips
- Apply for brand campaigns
Okay, so I mentioned an Influence score — what’s that? Well, your Influence score is based on your reach on Social Media and Endorsements that you get for your areas of influence. As you gain more followers on social media, readers on your blog and endorsements on Svere, your score will increase. Be patient — this takes time. As you’ll see, my score right now is a 34 and I’m hoping to grow that to 50 over the next couple of months!
My favorite thing about Sverve is that in addition to finding awesome ways to work with brands, I’m able to connect with bloggers that I may have never found. Have questions, interested? Sign up here!*
*In the interest of full disclosure, this is an affiliate link and I will get a small ($2) amount of compensation if you sign up using this link. However know that I’m only endorsing Sverve because I truly think it’s awesome and that you will love the community and opportunities you’ll find there!