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.
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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.
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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.