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Posted Jan 18 2011 12:42pm

I want to start by saying THANK YOU for all of your sweet birthday wishes yesterday! I did get a Polar watch from the bf so I can do a better job tracking my workouts, and my Mom got me a sewing machine so I can take my crafting to the next level! :) Pictures to come!

Making money blogging is something, regardless of your niche or goal, most bloggers want to attain. I frequently get emails asking me how/where I find product reviews, paid posts, sponsorships, etc. In my survey (please take if you have not already), it was clear that many of you are bloggers and are in fact looking for blogging information as well.

Today I thought I would share some of my favorite resources for finding these opportunities:

Mom Spark Media : No, you do not have to be a Mom to participate in this one! I joined MSM this past summer and I absolutely love it! There are lots of paid, product, and partnership opportunities for bloggers, along with a fun community, and blogging courses! While it does come at a cost, $5/month or $40 for the year, you can cancel any time and I have not regretted joining at all!

Clever Girls Collective: This is a great community to be a part of as well. CGC is free to join and if you are accepted, it basically puts you on a mailing list of paid, product, and partnership opportunities for bloggers. While CGC isn’t as much of a “community” has MSM is, they have fantastic partnership opportunities with some great brands, it costs nothing, and they do a great job of touching every niche.

Business 2 Blogger : I literally just signed up for this one today so I can’t give an honest review of it yet, but I thought I would still let you know about it in case it is something you want to try. There is no cost to sign up, but you do need to put a banner, button, or post about their service on your site after 30 days to stay in the program.

As far as product reviews go, start by asking some of your favorite brands or brands that you are curious about if you can review their product on your site. This typically means that they will send you the product for free for you to review. It is very important for you to disclose anytime you receive something for free (FTC cracks down on this apparently). Once you start doing product reviews, other brands will start proactively approaching you for it.

Are you a member of any community like these? Do you monetize your blog? Do product reviews? Why or why not?

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