This Blogging Network Rocks! Markerly’s Blogging Network

Today’s Creative Blog is my day job. My day job that started as a hobby 7 years ago.  While meeting new people and asked the ever so typical question of “So what do you do?“, I usually would just stick to my job title that I’ve had the past 30 yrs. Fitness Professional. While that always brings a certain reaction, especially since I’m now a chubby fitness professional, they at least have heard of it and somewhat understand what it is.

Keep reading……because you’ll have a chance to win a $250 American Express Gift Card!

But when you say “I’m a Creative Lifestyle Blogger” or “I work in Social Media“, they often look at you like you’ve got two heads.

Believe it or not, a LOT of people still don’t know what a blog is. GASP! Once I explain, they immediately are interested in how I make money blogging.  As I start explaining, sponsored content via ad networks, DFP, PR agencies Influencer Marketing and campaigns, I can see their eye glazing over in confusion.  It’s a hard concept to grasp unless you have a bit of working knowledge in the social media world.

Markerly is one of my favorite ad networks!

We bloggers are approached daily by many people who want exposure on our sites. Once you’ve received a high mark from the Google Gods as in a PR rank (I’m a 5!) the more valuable your site becomes. The more powerful your blog is, the more powerful their link would be if placed on your site. So you can imagine the pitches we get……mostly wanting free exposure.

Many of us had to learn to be business women FAST.

Somewhere in the past 7 years, Ad Agencies figured out the power behind bloggers and the value we bring to a brand. With many popping up, it’s always nice to find an ad agency that runs smoothly, pays well, pays timely, and has brands that align with your blog audience. I was recently contacted by Markerly and was offered a few campaigns. They quickly became one of my favorites. It’s no fuss, straight to the point and you get paid within 48 hours. I LOVE THAT!!!  I mean who doesn’t like getting paid quickly?

If you’re a blogger, I’d look into Markerly. Sign up is easy.

  • Markerly is a full-service managed network with 24/7 blogger support
  • Markerly gives you heat maps of your entire post so you can see what people were clicking on. (shown below)
  • Markerly pays bloggers within 48 hours of the post going live.
  • Work with brands like Levi’s, Super Bowl, TruMoo, eMeals etc.
  • Get free products to review like wine from companies like Last Bottle Wines and Invino or cool earbuds from Jaybird.
  • Markerly’s network is open to anybody to join that has over 10,000 page views a month or an average of 3 comments per post.

It’s the full package and so far, I’ve been very pleased.

Are you a blogger? Even if you’re just starting out, Markerly is great for new bloggers receiving 10,000 pageviews a month. I’ve said it before a million times…….I love how the internet and blogging has really opened up a platform for women especially to showcase all their amazing projects…….who knew you were all so talented! I think it’s even more impressive that stay and home mom’s can do what they love, and still contribute to the family income. Check out Markerly and see if it’s for you.

How about a chance to win a $250 American Express Gift Card?



This post is sponsored by Markerly. After working with them a few times and seeing how please I was, they have asked me (hired me) to share my opinion. 



Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





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  1. Debb Lou says

    I love sponsored content … I don’t have a blog site; however, I do have a facebook business page … what can they do for me???

    • says

      I believe they are only offering sponsored content on blogs, but you may want to shoot them an email just in case.

    • says

      Thanks Laura! You’ve been a loyal reader for years, so this comment means a lot to me. Offering sponsored content is a balance for sure. Glad to know you enjoy them.

  2. mckenzey says

    I would rather have sponsored content…it is so annoying to have to close out of pop ups. With the sponsored content you can just choose not to read it.

  3. says

    What a great post. My blog meets the criteria you mentioned and Markerly sure sounds like a great group. I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for sharing with us all!

  4. says

    hi laura

    Not enough traffic and readers don’t always comment but getting there(most of my trafic comes from my couponing post but no comments and my other post get the comments) will save this post for later contact thanks for sharing love your blog

  5. Marilyn Richardson says

    I love sponsored content worth reading myself! I don’t care for pop-ups at all as they are annoying!

  6. says

    Wow! I’m going to look into Markerly. They sound like a great group. I don’t mind sponsored posts. I think that bloggers who have developed a strong following (like you), have readers who trust their opinions. Ever reviewed anything you didn’t like?

  7. says

    I love sponsored content. It seems more conversational and comfortable while pop-ups are pushy and seem almost “rude” sometimes. (I’m new here but I’m so glad I found you!!)

  8. says

    Sponsored content is a great way to learn about new products and companies that fellow bloggers I LOVE also enjoy working with. Checking out Markerly, thanks Kim!!

    xo, Tanya