Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member:  Kaila O’ Neill

Founder & Owner of: Makeup by Kaila

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer


Imagine how great it would be to be paid and sent free products just for having a blog! Well I’m here to tell you, it’s possible! There are hundreds of bloggers out there who have turned their small blog into a career-and who says you can’t do that!? One very important aspect to begin turning your blog into a full time job is sponsorship!

What is sponsorship?

Companies will either pay you, or send you free products to promote their brand.

What brands do this? 

Mostly every brand you have ever heard of will or have sponsored someone at some point. It is a great way for them to reach new buyers and also make connections with the blogging community.

So, how do I get a brand to sponsor me?

The most important question! In order for a reputable brand that you would actually like to promote to sponsor you, you have to have an active, large following. If you get 10 page views a day, it may be hard to find a sponsor just because there isn’t much in it for the brand. You can still reach out to brands though! But if you have this large and active following, reach out to the brands! How are they supposed to know you exist if you don’t introduce yourself?! When you contact them, be sure to include your full name, blog name, what kind of sponsorship you’re looking for, and be sure to be professional!

A brand contacted me! What now?

Congratulations! Sometimes a brand will tell you what they would like you to do. Occasionally they may even tell you exactly what to write. But if this isn’t the case, you can do a whole post review their product or just casually throw their product into a post you are already working on!

I got sent a product and I hate it..

Never EVER promote a product you don’t like or use to your readers. If they go out and buy it and feel the same way you do, they won’t trust your opinion and may even stop reading your blog. If this happens, contact the company and tell them how you feel. They may ask you to send the product back.

The most important thing to remember when working with brands is that they are people too! You can’t expect them to give you a 90% commission on items your readers buy, they need to get something out of the deal too. Never be afraid to ask a brand to work with you, the worst thing they could say is no thank you! I hope my tips and information helped you! Happy blogging!


Article Credits: Kaila O’ Neil

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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39 Comments
  1. mylifeasishan 4 years ago

    I learnt a lot from this thank you 🙂

  2. Alexa Goins 4 years ago

    Really informative! Will keep this in mind.

  3. ashleycablog 4 years ago

    This helps me a lit. I hope one day this will help me make my blog more successful 🙂
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  4. Pinkpuff Clouds 4 years ago

    That was great! Please check out my blog! And if you like follow for a follow back:)

  5. Aricouture 4 years ago

    Everything you said was spot on. Great post!?

  6. thottie 4 years ago

    Just want to say that I really appreciate how short and to the point these blogs are.

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  7. theyounggentlemanweb 4 years ago

    This is amazing ?

  8. A tongue that Blah ? 4 years ago

    Thanks for posting a learning and new content.?

  9. Thanks. I’ve been wanting to do this and the information is helpful.

  10. Her Unicorn Island 4 years ago

    Long to go for that?
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  11. beautybee1 4 years ago

    Love this thanks so much

  12. theblondecloset 4 years ago

    Thanks for the tips!

  13. Jazzy 4 years ago

    cool nice advice

  14. GiltsandGlamz 4 years ago

    Very helpful post and very clear, thank you ?

  15. Bhavika 4 years ago

    What about when brands contact you but don’t include how they will pay you/option for free products? How do you deal with it so you can gain something from it?

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      kailaoniell 4 years ago

      Just ask! Remember that a partnership should benefit both you AND the brand, and you both deserve to know how you will be rewarded.

      • Bhavika 4 years ago

        I don’t know how to ask a lot of the times and when it might sound like a little too much. Could you draft up an email which you could possibly send out to brands for me in a post?

  16. Alitzah Stinson 4 years ago

    Really enjoyed your post! I really agree with not posting about products you don’t like yourself! 🙂

    -love from http://www.alitzah.com

  17. daniviloblog 4 years ago

    Great advice!!!

  18. whatrivawore 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this!
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  19. sophisticatedhomes 4 years ago

    Thank you for the post. We are not even at the 10 views a day regularly yet, so I think it may be a way off for us.

  20. cthroughmyeyessite 4 years ago

    very useful article thanks

  21. Prasenjeet Gautam 4 years ago

    The most important thing that is ,Your offer or content is really beneficial to get a sponsorship.
    Thanks for sharing

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  23. Naftali chirchir 4 years ago

    The post was very informative, I am looking forward to adopting the Ideas in the near future! Thank you for taking the time to write this post! to add on what have been said, I think it make more sence when we promote something that is in line with our niche!

  24. Eugenia 4 years ago

    This is very useful advice. Thank you.

  25. stylenjamie 4 years ago

    Reblogged this on .

  26. Very helpful post with clear and concise pointers.. ? Thank you so much..

  27. Gasfive 3 years ago

    good article.

  28. Smiling Notes 3 years ago

    This is really informative. I have recently started working with brands and I feel it’s really important that you need to be authentic when speaking about brands on your blog as you don’t want to turn off your audience. Just because you get something for free and you end up not liking it, does not mean that you should recommend it to your readers.

  29. Prashasti Patel 3 years ago

    Thanks for this info. ??

  30. trendsandrelations 3 years ago

    Thank you for the tips- I’ll definitely try to act on them!

  31. yummycookbookblog 3 years ago

    Very useful post.Thanks for sharing

  32. ramblingsofalazygirl 3 years ago

    Yeah it feels so good working with good reputable brands, check out my reviews ??

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