Getting Personal: Collaboration with Sponsors!

Thursday 23 May 2013

Today I want to talk to you about collaborating with sponsors. A lot of bloggers do it, and we don't even notice. I know there can be a lot of anger from other bloggers, and readers towards bloggers who accepts sponsorship, particularly those who accept sponsorship that is unrelated to their blog. However I think, 'Why Not?'. Yes I love blogging, it is my hobby, and it keeps me sane, but if I can get sponsored content on top of writing about whatever I like then of course I want to do that!

For the past month or so I have been collaborating a lot with Total Media. In exchange for putting links on my posts I can get vouchers, or even product from the company. I have a contact who sends me the latest collaborations and I can simply say 'Yes', or 'No' depending on whether I want what the company is offering, or whether I think they fit my blog etc. Now I know there are going to be some of you out there that will criticise my decision to take part in this kind of collaboration, but it's my decision. I don't see anything wrong with it, and I think more bloggers should be doing it! As long as it doesn't become massively obvious, or makes you write posts that are completely unrelated to your blogs content.

So in short I will continue to put sponsored content on my blog, shamelessly, and I implore other bloggers to follow my lead! I know our blogs are our babies, but why not get a little something every now and again for something that you work so hard on!

If you want to check out Total Media, click through to their Media Planning. Don't forget! Do not be ashamed to take sponsored content!
*This post is sponsored by Natural Balance Foods, check out their Natural Bars here.
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  1. I'm so glad you wrote this hun! I was recently approached via email by a company requesting a collaboration which I have said yes to. I did take the time and think about what I was saying yes to, what they were offering and of course I looked into the company and their products before making that final decision. Good on you for doing this! xx

    1. Thanks hun! As I said, Why shouldn't we get something ;)

  2. I totally agree, is there anyway of contacting Total Media? I would love to get popped on their 'list'

  3. I think this is a great idea! :)

    Kelly xo

  4. I don't have any issue with it either as long as it's something you or your readers are interested in! :) xo

  5. I totally agree with this! Good for you! Did Total media approach you or did you approach them?