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How to make money as a blogger: 20 great influencer database agencies

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Last updated September 2018.


How to monetize your blog with database agencies?

When I started this blog, I had no idea I could make money from it. I just wanted to share Charlie’s journey with people and help others who are going through the same struggles as us. After a few months, I started getting contacted by brands and blogging agencies and realized it was actually possible to make a living with my blog. I started filling out applications in hope of being accepted into influencer networks. These marketing agencies are basically middle men between influencers and brands looking to advertise.

My favorite agencies for bloggers and influencers

1 – Linqia

A click-based agency. You get paid per click. I get offers from them a couple of times per month. Some of my blogger friends get offers from them every week. I’ve worked with brands like Cottonelle, Wente, Kleenex, Dove, Happy Family, and Sprout through them. Sign up here —> Linqia

I was Linqia’s influencer of the month in March 2018. Check out my interviews with them —> 

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2 – Social Native

Great for beginners. It’s Instagram and YouTube collaborations. Pay depends on your following and other factors too, and I got my first job within a week. I’ve worked with brands like Panera, Perrier, Yankee Candle, and Kit Kat through them. Since June 2018, they added a draft approval process and it’s honestly been a bit of a pain in the butt. Their guidelines are getting more and more specific and my posts get denied half the time. Great if you’re having a slow month and you need extra money. Sign up —> here

3 – Get Heartbeat

This is an awesome platform for beginner bloggers. Your rate depends on the number of followers you have on Instagram. I got three campaigns with them during my first week. Sign up here —> Heartbeat

Note: The rates are VERY low but you only have to leave your post up for 72 hours and most of the time the image is provided for you. Easy money. I don’t use them anymore because of their rates but many of my friends do.

4 – Massive Sway

I love them! They have amazing opportunities for mommy bloggers. If you’re a mom, you’ll love that they work with brands like Disney, Enfamil, ErgoBaby, Huggies, Boon, and OXO. The campaign managers are super friendly and helpful. They’re definitely in my top 3!

I wrote a blog post for them, sharing my photography tips —> 

Photography tips for bloggers

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5 – Influencer Central

Another great agency who’s gotten me work with brands like Pampers, Amazon, Tai Pei, Nabisco, and Purell. They have a lot of opportunities for parenting, lifestyle, and food bloggers. Their rates have been on the low side lately (about $300 for a blog post + social media amplification).

6 – Izea

Sponsorships for everyone. Name-your-rate opportunities. Sign up here —> IZEA

7 – Clever

This is the agency through which I used to get most of my jobs. I’ve worked with brands like Colgate, Clif, Nokia, V-tech, HEB, Maxi-Cosi, The UPS Store, VTech, Dove, and Stouffer’s through them. The pay is fair and the campaign leaders are friendly and professional. One of my favorite agencies to work with.

I was Clever’s influencer of the month in August 2018

Meet Clever’s Influencer, Eileen Lamb

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8 – SoFab

So many great brands on Social Fabric. Great for food bloggers too. I get about 4 campaigns a month on SoFab. The pay depends on your reach but they’re definitely in my top 3 best agencies to work with as a blogger!

9 – Buzzhole

I’m new to this network. Looks promising though. Sign up —> HERE

10 – Activate by Bloglovin

Lots of offers. Great for food and fashion influencers. They have a variety of offers for fashion and food bloggers. Also great for mom influencers. They have a lot of name-your-rate campaigns. I don’t get a lot of work with them but you might!

11 – Everywhere Agency

This is the agency through which I got my first job with Carter’s, and I’m attached to them for that reason. They send a newsletter with offers once a month. I also worked on three campaigns with Oshkosh. The pay is always fair and prompt, the campaign leaders are friendly. I love them!

12 – Pollinate Media Group

For bloggers who have over 20,000 views per month on their blog. Limited opportunities but worth joining. I worked on a campaign with Pop Secret.

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13 – Obvious.ly

I love Obvious.ly. It’s very straightforward. Collabs mostly consist of 1 Instagram post in exchange for a product. They work with brands like Google and Sephora. You also have the opportunity to earn money after completing several campaigns.

14 – Acorn Influence

Their rates are usually fair. They email you when a campaign matches your brand. Lots of different brands. I’ve worked on a campaign with Aveeno through them.

15 – SheSpeaks – BlogHer

Great for mom-bloggers and lifestyle bloggers alike.

16. Popular Pays

Download the app on your phone. They have a lot of opportunities and they’re all name-your-rate. I’ve had good and bad experiences with them. You usually need to submit three photos and the brand decides which one you post on social media.

17 – Tap Influence

I’ve worked on two campaigns with Pampers through them. They email you when they find a campaign that matches your profile.

18 – RevInfluence

Many awesome brands here. Product collaborations and sponsored posts. I’ve worked with brands like Zevia, Hello Fresh, Displate, and Perfect Bar.

19 – Sni.ps

I’m new to the agency but it’s very promising. Sign up here —> Sni.ps

20 – Takumi

Their rates used to be awesome but I haven’t gotten a job with them since February 2018 so I don’t know what it’s like now. Download the Takumi App on your phone.

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There are other agencies for bloggers and influencers too like Intermix, Fresh Press Media, and MavenX, but I don’t know much about them yet.

How about you? Which are your favorite agencies to work with for influencers?

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Danica Kombol
    2017-07-31 at 4:57 PM

    Gee thanks! We love the love and we love working with you!!!

  • Reply
    Megan
    2017-12-09 at 8:40 PM

    Checking out all of these! Hopefully I will be able to avail of these opportunities even though I live in the UK

  • Reply
    Jesica Cockerham
    2018-03-06 at 3:42 PM

    Thanks for sharing this! As a blogger, I’m always looking to grow and evolve. I appreciate your thoughts and wisdom!

  • Reply
    Christy B
    2018-10-13 at 11:39 PM

    Awesome ! I’ve had success with Activate. I look forward to trying some of the others.

  • Reply
    Kerry Williams
    2018-11-11 at 11:36 AM

    Thanks for sharing this! It’s fab to learn which platforms are best for beginners from someone who has actually used them.

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