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Working With Brands: My Experience

9 April 2017

I have never done any sort of advice posts or general chit chat about blogging before but I have been blogging for three and a half years now so I thought I might share a little insight into my experience of working with brands, from how to work with brands and what its really like from my perspective.

When Should I Start Working With Brands?
You might of not long started your blog or you may have been blogging for a while, regardless your wondering how to you get to work with brands for your blog. First of all, it doesn't happen overnight! You cant start a blog and expect to be working with brands the next day, you need to put time and hard work into your blog. Get people reading it, share it on social media, make it look professional otherwise brands won't get any benefit in working with you.

How Do I Work With Brands?
There is a few ways of doing this, firstly there are simple searches you can do 'bloggers wanted', 'bloggers required' on twitter which brands use daily as and outreach when looking for bloggers, they always instruct you to either email or tweet them back.

Outreach Programs- these are great, they basically are a platform where you create a account and numerous brands post when they are looking for bloggers for certain campaigns. My two favourites are The Blogger Program and Bloggers Required you should take a look at them if you don't already use them.

Approaching brands yourself, this is sometimes a controversial topic some agree with it some don't, but I don't see the harm. If you've established yourself quite well on your blog and social media then there is no harm in emailing a brand if your think its suitable to your blog. Make sure your professional and friendly and try to find the correct email for example if a brand has a pr or press email then use this.

My Experience
I have used all of the above methods to contact brands and all have worked for me and I have managed to work with some great brands in the past. Personally the outreach programs are my favourite as you don't have to email first and feel that feeling 'should I email', 'am I good enough?' but then I have worked with some of the best brands from me putting myself out there and emailing them. Once you start working with brands, more brands with contact you and honestly that is a great feeling. Also don't forget we all get knocked back from time to time so if you get knocked back by a brand don't take it too personally you may just not be suitable for them or meet the requirements to be able to work with them, don't forget they must get a lot of emails.

I hope these few tips help you!
26 comments on "Working With Brands: My Experience "
  1. I always think should I email or comment back! I have done so a few times and great throngs have come of it! So, I agree with what you've said go for it! You never know what you can achieve

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/my-little-star-boutique-jewellery.html?m=1

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    1. Exactly, you don't know unless you try!

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  2. I've tried the hashtags on twitter and receive a few responses from brands but I'm going to try the Outreach programs and see if that works better for me! Thanks for this info! xo

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    1. Im sure it will, outreach programs are great!

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  3. This is a really helpful post, especially for the newbies. I would definitely link this to the ones who ask me similar questions. :) x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  4. This is so helpful!! The outreach programmes are my favourites too!

    Love, Melissa x
    www.lovemelissax.co.uk

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    1. Deffo the best way to get to work with brands!

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  5. This is such a great post ❤️ I know that when I first started my blog an article like this would have been super helpful 💕

    poppymayy.co.uk

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  6. Great post so helpful for new bloggers! The Blogger Programme has got to be my fave!

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  7. This was really interesting to read! I love to know more about peoples experiences working with brands and it's always helpful to get a few tips! I don't think there is anything wrong with approaching brands as long as you're polite and not rude about it, some really good collaborations can come out of it x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  8. I found this super helpful, I am starting to get a bit of brand work here and there so it's great to read your experiences - thank you! x

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  9. Emailing is a great way of working with brands, definitely has helped me a lot and has opened up a lot of opportunities x

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  10. Really helpful tips there, I've never been confident enough to reach out to a brand myself, may have to look at the other options! X

    Olivia / describingolivia.com

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    1. The outreach programs are really good for this!

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  11. Really helpful tips helena! I agree that if you think a brand is a good fit for your blog why not send them a little friendly email and get your blog on their radar. I also find having your contact information easily accessible on your blog/social media really helps!

    Danielle xx
    | Danielle Levy |

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    1. Yeah thats something I didn't think to put on there, alway having a contact me page is a bonus!

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  12. I'm currently in this position whether I should contact somebody or not to work with.
    This is really helpful.
    btw can I just suggest bigger font for your blog? :D

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram

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  13. Such a helpful post and I believe every blogger should trust their own instincts too when it comes to working with brands. x

    ♥ Jadirah Sarmad | Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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