Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blogger Series #2| Are Blogger Networks worth it?

Saturday, October 04, 2014







This post continues our blogger series.. You can read the first one: How to start your own blog here I've seen so many blogger networks, and I thought I provide my insight on it. I've had a lot of people ask me how do I get products such as makeup, skincare, and books to review? Some of the products I receive come from blogger networks!

I will be posting another detailed post about receiving product reviews in the future. I've tried out many blogger networks in the past - those didn't work out for me but the ones listed below have. You can see the Blogger networks I participate in at the end of the blog on the right hand corner. These are the main ones I participate in. 


1) BzzAgent was the first network I joined even when I didn't have a blog. A blog is not required to participate in this network. You have to sign up, and complete several surveys - that can take upto thirty minutes to 1 hour. The higher Bzz score you have, the better. It took me a couple of months to get my first campaign from BzzAgent. Looking at your surveys, they invite you to participate in campaigns relating to you. You can always refuse if it doesn't appeal to you.

 I received items from several campaigns within six months Bic razors, Paula Skincare, Crest Toothpaste, and so on.  However, it is great if you're first starting out and aren't as busy!

2) Influenster  is another network that does not require a blog. Again, it contains taking many surveys and doing any product reviews to get your first vox-box. The vox-box is offered based on your surveys and reviews. You don't always get the box though, it can take a couple of months before you actually do. They are quite choosy. I mostly did skincare and beauty surveys. I have stopped recently, It is too much work to do little surveys everytime, and I don't have much time anymore.

I received my first vox box within three weeks. I received a care package of Aveeno moisturizers. You can receive high-quality products from Maybelline and many other brands.




3) IFabbo requires a blog. It is mainly beauty and skincare endorsements. You have to be approved for this though, you can't automatically sign up and gain access. If you have a good blog, even if small - it should be no problem getting in. I had to take a long survey ONCE, it was mainly about my likes, dislikes, blog, skin type and so on. It took about 15 minutes. That one survey gained me "1500 virtual coins" and with those you "buy" the products in their shop. Sometimes, their products are out of stock. I had to wait a few months so their inventory was back in stock. 

I gained moisturizers and skincare products from this. It is up to you if you would like to review them, it is not required. However, if you do review them - you gain more "virtual coins" and with those you can "purchase" more products from their shop. It's a point gain kind of network, it doesn't take too much work, mainly just reviewing the products you receive. It's quite fun and you meet a community of other bloggers as well.


4) Brandbacker is another great service to receive product reviews and paid sponsored posts. This works as campaigns, you request to join the campaign available, and wait to be approved. It usually takes less than 3 days to receive approval. I have gotten product reviews from Glamour Dolls, Kimble beauty, One Direction Makeup and even several sponsored posts! I've received hair products, makeup, and many more beauty products. You are allowed to set your own date as well, which is perfect.




5) NetGalley is an amazing source, for e-ARC'S (E-books Advanced Reader Copies) You just have to simply sign up and you are in. I have received over 200 books from this including titles such as, Wrecked, The Ship Of The Brides, The Rosie Effect, Tempting Fate, The Killer Next Door, Thief(The Scarab Beetle #1), The Other Half, The Summer I found You, and so many others. The reviews are not required, you do not have to review every single book you request. 

However, this network works with "ratios" The more reviews you have, the higher ratio you would have - you are offered more invitations and can be auto-approved for many titles by bestselling authors. 

You simply request a book, and wait to be approved. You can request many books at the same time! They have free e-books on here as well, that you can read right away. It usually takes less than 48 hours for you to have the book approved and added to your bookshelf, where you can download in whatever e-book format you would like. If you do not have a kindle device, you can read the e-books in PDF files or by using the kindle app(it does not require for you to have a kindle now.)


6) Bethany House is a great blogger program to receive actual physical book ARC'S. I like e-books, with just one click I can receive it right away. However, I love traditional hard cover/paper back copies so much more. By clicking on this link - it tells you information about it. Then you proceed to sign up, it doesn't really require approval but you must have  a blog. They usually sent newsletters at the beginning of each month to your email - you receive two separate emails from non-fiction to fiction books.

 You are allowed to select only book from each newsletter. You do have to review them though, it can jeopardize of receiving more books in the future. Its a great way to receive books free of no charge. 

You can check more book blogger networks at BakerPublishingGroup.


7) Revell Reads is another great Blogger Tour Program. You receive actual physical ARC's books. Just like the one above, you simply sign up and they send two separate newsletters: fiction and non-fiction. However, with this one you can request as many books as you like. Again, please only request if you will review the books. This is limited to U.S and Canada only. I have received several books from this.

Hope this helps x 

You can search more about blogger networks by simply googling it. Try "beauty blogger networks" or "book blogger networks" in the search engine. There's even fashion blogger networks as well. Try out some & see what works for you! What are some book and beauty networks do you participate in?
Thank you for reading as well. Leave your blog links in the comments & I'll be sure to check them out & follow :) Stay in tuned beautiful people ..  

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” 
― Theodore Roosevelt
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104 comments:

  1. This was a great post, I really liked your honesty in the post, I found this really useful :D
    thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aww anytime, I'm glad I could help out x Thank you so much.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this useful information. Will check out and sign up for these network.
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  3. This is such a useful post! Thank you so much, it'll come in so handy for me!:)
    I'm checking out some of these blogger networks now:)
    June
    The Journeys' of my beating heart

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  4. thanks for sharing doll!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  5. Thank you very much for sharing this useful post..... very interesting!!!!
    I'm already following you, keep in touch honey and happy sunday!
    Love, Paola.
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    1. Thank you lovely, hope you're doing great x

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog:)
    I like this post:)
    I am following you back with GFC:)
    Kisses
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  7. Very interesting and useful post! Thank you so much for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back now on ”GFC”
    Keep in touch sweetie! Hope you have a fabulous day ahead<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  8. This blog post was so helpful! It's a shame most of these are for the US only though!xx
    http://heyitshannaah.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw BrandBracker is for every country mostly though x You can search some more on google by typing "blogger networks."

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  9. I love BzzAgent is one of my favorite because you don't have to write a blog post for their products. Thanks for following my blog. I am following you back. www.chicfromhair2toe.com

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  10. This is an interesting post; never seen anyone write about it :) Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by. I've been your follower for quite some time now- you can find me somewhere among your readers :) xx Maja
    - http://modern-muffin.blogspot.com

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  11. What a great post, I'm looking into a couple of the websites you suggested already!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my Glossybox overview. New follower :)
    Tara x

    http://lovetarababii.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you hunnie, hope I helped you xx

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  12. This is a very good post. I was not aware of such blogger networks. Its perfect for someone who likes to review products. Wish there were such blogger networks for Indian bloggers as well.
    Happy Eid! :)
    We are already following each other.

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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    1. Agreed, I know about the Pakistani Blogger Swap - but I'm not sure I've seen any for Indian Bloggers. thank you love x

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  13. Your blog is great! I followed you, I hope you will follow me back!
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    Kissess <3

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  14. Awesome sharing, dear! Indeed a very helpful post especially for the starters! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  15. Great post! I'm not too sure if they are worth it either. It's nice to see your perspective! xo, Hayley www.dailydoseofdarling.com

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    1. Some are good, but most are just blah lol xx

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  16. Thanks for your comment the other day, and i followed you. I really liked it your blog, it has a lot of interesting things. Thanks for the follow
    xx
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  17. You are so honest and I love this!

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on gfc and bloglovin <3

    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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    1. Aw thank you gorgeous, I hope it helped you :) x

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  18. Thank you for this post and for your insight!

    Our Life is Beautiful

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  19. Hi dear
    Great post, so useful, thanks for sharing :)
    Btw, wanna follow each other?
    xoxo

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  20. thank you for following <3
    I follow you back!!!
    Love you <3

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  21. This post is very informative, well done ! I only joined Brandbacker so far among the networks you mentioned ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies
    Facebook / G+ / Bloglovin

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    1. Brandbacker works amazing! You'll love it :) I've gotten at least 8 campaigns from it so far.

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  22. Sounds like a great network, thanks a lot for this!

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  23. Hi! You have a great blog, I love your posts!
    And of course I followed you back :)
    xoxo

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  24. Great post! :D I already follow you ;)

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  25. This is such a great post.
    Thank you for all the information, I honestly didn't know about all this. Thank you dear.

    Love Vikee
    www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes - I'm surprised not many people know, there's lots more out there. Hope this helped xo

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  26. I love your blog, thank you for your comment!
    I follow you I would love to follow me.
    xoxo
    Carla from http://pink-fever.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you lovely & of course, following you :)

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  27. Great post, lots of info and I'm thinking bout these book endorsements right now thanks to you!
    xo

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    1. The book blogs are amazing! Best wishes x

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing, it's great to hear what people think about these networks!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  29. I've joined several networks - it's a great way to get compensation for blog posts!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  30. Very informative post gorgeous thanks for sharing
    And yes fir following
    Just followed you via GFC hope you do the same and stay in touch 😘
    X

    Varinder Makeupmeandyoyo

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    1. Thank you so much, keep in touch hun <3

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  31. Very lovely post. I am also a part of BrandBacker and love it a lot! Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm following you on GFC :)

    Louisa
    LA PASSION VOUTEE
    http://lapassionvoutee.blogspot.com/

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  32. Hi darling! this post is super interesting :) I'm also in some blogger networks but you listed a a few I didn't know about! i will join as well and cross my fingers to see if I get some cool products for review. Thanks so much for sharing! I invite you to visit my blog and if you like it let me know if you like it and would like to follow each other to stay in touch.
    XOXO

    Milu
    www.hellolupi.blogspot.com
    Hello Lupi Boutique is open!!! Come check us out on our Facebook page!

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    1. Aw you welcome hunnie, I'm glad I could help out <3 Thank you for the compliments :) lots of love & following you right away xx

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  33. Hello there, thanks for visiting my blog.
    Found out that I have followed you long time ago :)
    Thanks for reading my blog. I enjoy reading yours too :)

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  34. Thank you for this post, im chcking the Bethany House, sounds cool!

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  35. You've done a great job there, it's absolutely useful information. Thank You for sharing such a nice post! Gladly followed you with GFC, glad to meet you!
    Wish you a blessed day ahead!

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    1. Aw thank you so much, you're a sweetheart <3

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  36. Interesting blog :)
    Would you like follow each other ?
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  37. Great Post! Follow each other on GFC, Google+ and Bloglovin? If yes, follow me and i follow back as soon as i see it. Let me know with a comment on my Blog

    Keep in Touch xx Rabea from germany
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    1. Thank you hun, following you right now <3

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  38. Hola, he visto tu mensaje sobre seguirnos, usted primero y luego yo te seguiré. Saludos,

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  39. Honestly I'm not working with any blogger network. It's not that common here in Italy, you must ask for samples to pr agencies or the brands themselves. I'll look it up nonetheless. Thank you so much for the useful tips!
    Baci,
    Coco
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

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    1. Oh wow, hope I helped out somewhat though .. x

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  40. great post dear, Thank you for visiting my blog. I am following you now too :D

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  41. Great post, very well written and useful :)
    Just followed you back :)

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  42. This is so interesting! Awesome post dear. <3


    Kenny,
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    INSTAGRAM @kennydaily / BLOGLOVIN / FACEBOOK

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  43. Such a great post, dear, thanks for sharing usful information!
    And thanks for your comment on my blog. I follow you too and enjoy your blog already)

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    1. Thank you gorgeous, you're a sweetheart <3

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  44. Thanks for sharing theese sites!

    FOllowing you back;)

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  45. great post.will keep an eye on your blog from now on.you are an amazing writer.

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  46. i didn't know there are lots of websites like these!! cool, thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Yes, just have to search them & thank you :)

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