This post brought to you by IZEA . All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s hard to believe next month is my blog’s third anniversary! You’ll never become rich blogging, but working with companies is fulfilling and a total blast. Being on the East Coast, working with a blogging campaign made me think back to the first ad company I worked with…IZEA.
I remember being amazed that I could get paid for telling my story about a product I totally loved! The simplicity of writing for IZEA was exactly what I needed in the beginning and the reason I still love working with them. Whenever a campaign that is a good fit for my blog becomes available, I get an email with a link to the specific requirements and pay. If I choose to accept the offer, I wait a day or two and if the campaign chooses me then I have three days to write the advertisement and all the expectations are neatly typed up for me. (Even though it’s super easy, I have been distracted with life and not hit submit before the time ran out and IZEA staff has always been incredibly nice to help me out — love them).
As amazing as IZEA has been, it’s getting even better! For the past year IZEA has been quietly working on a completely new platform, designed to help bloggers get more sponsored content opportunities with top brands. With the new IZEA, we’ll be able to connect all our social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube and blogging platforms) in one place. There will be sponsorship opportunities ranging from Tweets to Videos and everything in between – all from the first and biggest company in the space. While I use SocialSpark, the platform I use to make money is for bloggers (if you’re a blogger you can sign up here), the new IZEA.com is for anyone with a social media account!
Pre-registation is available so you can sign up to receive a #Purple Ticket to gain first access to the system! And just in case you wondered, here are some of my favorite recent IZEA campaigns!