So I recently posted a sponsored post & I had a few emails with questions about how it came about etc, and once I got the opportunity to tell my readers & fellow bloggers about it in another sponsored post (this) I thought i'd pair the two together!
How did you get to do a sponsored post?
I got an email one afternoon from ebuzzing.co.uk explaining what the site is about and offering me the opportunity to write a sponsored post, I was in work just scanning the email & I have to say the word 'buzzing' made me think it could be a 'specialist' kind of site so I kind of ignored it until I got home from work. Once I read it properly & checked out the website I understood ebuzzing.co.uk allows you to display videos and publish articles about brands that you like, when you want, whilst earning some extra cash.
Why do sponsored posts?
I personally have a full time job and currently work about 45 hours a week so don't particularly benefit too much from the money gained what I do find it useful for is to give back to my readers and use the money for giveaways like my current Nars giveaway. I wouldn't personally do reviews of products that are sponsored because we all know where that leads, whenever I am offered to test a product I am 100% honest & always say when its been sent I think if I added I was being compensated readers would be less likely to believe what I would say, however letting readers know about offers that are occurring etc and getting compensated for it to give back to them I think is acceptable.
How can I write sponsored posts?
ebuzzing is a completely free service to join and although they approached me you can simply register with them & start picking campaigns to write about, what I like about ebuzzing is that you have to state that the post is sponsored and they give you a few bullet points about what they want you to include in the article and the rest is up to you they don't demand you write particular phrases & say everything is wonderful they really encourage yourself to shine through in the article you're writing.
What I love about this service is you really can pick & choose, they've offered me a few other things to write about & I haven't taken them up because I don't think they're relevant to my readers & although the benefit is with you that you get the chance to win things with the money I gain I don't want to ram content that you're not interested in down your throat.
I personally would love to see loads of different brands get involved with ebuzzing, like I said not to test out things & get paid to write the results but places like Boots & Superdrug would benefit greatly with ebuzzing campaigns. To be able to show up & coming offers that will be in store would be so useful. For example Boots 3 for 2 offers I always seem to miss them & buy my cosmetics about a week before they re-appear, if they used blogs to tell their customers when the offers take place it would be great & i'd certainly hold off buying my bits until they were on offer, I don't know about you lot!
So ultimately what I would like to know is your opinions on sponsored post?s & these kinds in particular. Would you prefer none at all & less giveaways? Or do you think its acceptable to just write about offers not specific products & be compensated. I am really interested in some feedback because hey if you all hate the idea & I lose you all as followers there's no point me earning the money to hold the giveaways is there now!!
Hope you're having a lovely day & if you're in the UK loving the little dusting of snow on the scenery!