Monday, February 18, 2013

Bloggers: Use Your Influence, Make Some Money

Blogging, blogging, blogging!  It's the funnest job I never knew I wanted.  Only because there was no such thing back when I was dreaming of what I wanted to be when I grew up.  My 6-year-old has recently been trying to talk me into being a lunch lady in the cafeteria at school.  She told me I'd still have plenty of time to come home and "do blogs".  I'm flattered that she thinks I could do it, but I did my time in hairnets years ago in college and, trust me, it wasn't pretty.

I truly didn't start this blog because of the potential income.  (I actually didn't even know back then that there was any.)  And I still don't blog for the money.  However, I have taken advantage of several opportunities that have come my way since I've been writing, and many of those opportunities have come through Social Spark.

Social Spark is a blog marketing platform that connects bloggers and advertisers for sponsored posts.  They send leads for sponsored posts, and I can choose to accept or reject based on what I believe is relevant to my readers.  

The arrangement has worked well for me so far, and now I like them even more since they recently chose me as their Influencer of the Month for January.  That's right, kids, Momma's got her name on a star.  

I'm still thinking about where I'm gonna display this baby.  I may have to come up with a special display case or something.

Yeah, I'm a little excited.

They even interviewed me and featured LTPLOB on their site this month! (Click here to read that.)

And then, if that wasn't enough, they asked me to be their Valentine.  Of course, I said yes.  After I saw the candy, I kinda have a crush on them, too.

So, clearly, IZEA/Social Spark knows how to treat bloggers well.

If you're looking for new opportunities to bring in a little advertising income with your blog, please let me refer you to Social Spark.  Click here to sign up and begin the process.  You'll be glad you did!

Set Your Price. Choose your Advertisers. Sign up for SocialSpark!

A big thanks to Social Spark for making me a star.  I'm truly honored!  


  1. So neat! Way to influence people, Julie! Love the pic of you and your star! :)

  2. Thanks Julie! I'm right at the point where I'm researching some opportunities like this for my blog. Heading to check it out!

  3. Congratulations on your award! And could you be any prettier?! Geez

    1. I totally agree on could you be any prettier...
      Congratulations on the award! Yay for you! I hope more good things come for your's one of my favorites by far!

  4. Hi Julie!
    I came across your blog through SocialSpark Hall of Fame. I didn't know they awarded a star, that's awesome! I look forward to reading more of your blog, as a fellow DIY-er and follower of Jesus Christ. Feel free to visit my beauty blog: Be blessed, Grace


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