I started this blog in 2016 and never imagined where I would be right now, some months making more than my day job. This didn’t start as a way to earn extra income, but some amazing opportunities presented themselves along the way. I’ve worked with brands directly, small and large, and am a part of several influencer networks. Influencer networks are basically the middle man between a brand and an influencer. They scout bloggers and social media influencers to help create content for the brand to spread awareness about the company or specific product/service. Being a part of so many Facebook groups, I’ve noticed the same question over and over….What are the best influencer networks to join?
Here are a few of my favorites. The top two earn me the most income on a consistent basis.
Best Influencer Networks
Linqia – This was the first network I started earning income from and remains the top paying. Payment is based on click goals, but don’t be discouraged when you’re first starting out. Goals are increased after a few campaigns based on your past performance. It pays to over-exceed! Another reason I love them so much is because payment is made 10 days after the campaign ends. Quickest turnaround I’ve experienced!
Everywhere Agency (referral: Jaclyn Quinones)
Social Fabric – The most common thing I hear about SoFab is how to get accepted. Once you master your pitch technique for these campaigns you’ll do really well. Take the courses available in SoFab University to help with pitches.
There are sooo many influencer networks that you can join. My suggestion would be to join Facebook groups in your niche and get recommendations before you start with a network. There are some you may not want to be a part of mostly due to non-payment.
Tip: Create a 50/50 balance between sponsored/non-sponsored content on your site. The reason you may not get selected for some campaigns is because of having too high of a ratio.
Join Affiliate Networks
Another way to monetize your site is through affiliate links. One of the biggest mistakes I made was not monetizing my second most popular post on my site for an ENTIRE year! I could cry thinking about the missed income. Once I finally did monetize the post I have made money every single day since.
The most important thing to remember when you begin to enter into partnerships with brands is DO NOT UNDERVALUE YOURSELF. You may not have thousands and thousands of followers on social media or even a crazy amount of pageviews, but you’re still creating content for the brand; content they can use to sell themselves. Micro influencers can often be more valuable with the highest engaged reach than influencers with millions of followers.