After a few days of guest posters, you’re stuck with me again for our very.last.post.
Some of you may have a goal of monetizing your blog – or at least to get some free stuff to justify all of the work you put into it.
For those of you newer to blogging, you may see lots of other bloggers doing giveaways, writing reviews, talking about how they were “presented with a unique opportunity to try out such-and-such.” It seems as though they are all part of some supersecret special inner circle that you’re not.
But it’s actually pretty easy to get in on this game if you want to. Now, I don’t want my blog to be all about giveaways and reviews. But I like doing them under the right circumstances. So here are ten great resources to help you connect with companies who have a story to tell. It’s in no way a comprehensive list, but it’s a good launching point!
Ten Great Resources for Getting Product Review Opportunities!
Pitch It To Me: this is a Ning site that connects PR companies and bloggers. It’s also a blogger community site, so you can list giveaways, ask questions, find blogger-friendly companies to work with, and much more.
POP Alerts at MomFuse: MomFuse is an online magazine and resource area for moms. They offer information, giveaways, free samples, and more. Their POP Alerts system lets you sign up to receive email notifications of new PR pitches that MomFuse receives from blogger-friendly companies.
MamaBzz: hooks up mom bloggers with product blog tours. This site focuses primarily on books and children’s products. The “blog tours” are done online, with several bloggers posting reviews of a product on the same day.
The Product Review Place: this Ning site not only exposes you to PR pitches, but they provide places to post giveaways, memes, and ask for follow for a follow, if you’re into that sort of thing. PRP is a very large and active site and you can have emails sent to you when new pitches are posted.
Business 2 Blogger: this site allows you to sign up to receive email notifications of new PR pitches, some of which are paid, and others where you would receive a product sample. The opportunities range from books to baby products to Etsy items and more.
Twitter Moms: TwitterMoms has lots of resources to connect bloggers with each other, and they also have a RAMBO alert, which is a notification service of upcoming review opportunities, benefit programs for mom bloggers, Twitter parties, or opportunities of special or economic interest.
Healthy Blogging: connects green, fitness, health care and healthy living bloggers with PR companies who market products in this specific genre.
BzzAgent: allows you to participate in brand review opportunities and talk about your experiences via social media networks. These opportunities are not paid, but you often receive product samples. There are also no requirements that you post on your blog. In fact, many of the reviews that are written reside on BzzAgent’s site.
Buzz Paradise: this site also connects bloggers with brands and allows bloggers to try out brands and products via a variety of activities including samples, participation in events, and the like. There are also opportunities for paid reviews.
SocialSpark: SocialSpark is a paid posting and product service for bloggers. They have specific link and posting requirements and if you meet the requirements and are accepted into the opportunity, you get paid.
If you know of others that you’d like to tell others about, please leave a comment here!