// I may earn money from the companies mentioned in this post. //
A few years ago, I posted a step-by-step tutorial about how to start your own blog.
Since then, people have been asking me about making money using blogging (or influencer) networks.
I'll be honest, there are lots of networks out there but these are the ones that I personally like an recommend.
My Top Five Favorite Networks That Pay New Bloggers To Post
I know which ones I've loved as a small niche blogger.
So today, I'm sharing my top five favorite networks that pay new bloggers to post.
Here's the ones I have used the most (and they are all free to apply):
Linqia is the easiest blogging network that I know of to get into.
It's campaigns are mostly Pay-Per-Click (which means that you only get paid for each time someone clicks on your specific tracking link) and starting off, you'll pretty much only get offers for Poise and pads.
But, if you can do those and max them out – you'll get more diverse options.
They have new campaigns regularly and a strict publishing schedule.
Socialix is a network that I've done a few campaigns with.
They're a good way to get some free product in exchange for a post.
You can pitch companies on your own or you can wait for offers.
Everything is negotiable.
Sometimes, I accept straight product and sometimes I do product + my rate.
They pay out immediately (the money is held in escrow and paid out by Socialix as soon as the sponsor reviews and approves your content and links).
Influence Central is a great starter network for bloggers.
At first, the campaigns will be few and far between.
You may need to do a couple for product + a reduced rate just to get your foot in the door.
After a while, the well-paying campaigns will start rolling in.
Sponsored Tweets by IZEA is great if you have a solid Twitter following (5,000+ followers).
People pay you to tweet!
Just a note:
These networks work best for beauty, fashion, lifestyle, food, and parenting (or mommy) blogs.
Those are just the brands and opportunities that they work with the most.
However, I know of multiple wedding, financial, and other niche blogs that have successfully worked with these networks on specific campaigns every few months – so don't hesitate to apply!