How to become a Brand Ambassador

How to become a social media brand ambassador and a grilled shrimp recipe

How to become a Brand Ambassador

In this case study, learn how one blogger reached out to a brand to become a Brand Ambassador. In the world of online business, a “brand ambassador” is also often known as a: Social Media Brand Ambassador.

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Featured Blogger

I’d love to introduce you to Jordan from from JordansEasyEntertaining.  [pictured below]. She just recently completed my course The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts and has a wonderful blogging success story to share.

Jordan from Jordans Easy Entertaining

How to become a Social Media Brand Ambassador

Jordan and I met at a blog conference and wound up having dinner together at a nearby mall food court. Jordan shared her frustrations with me while we enjoyed our meals.

Jordan was applying for sponsored opportunities but wasn’t always getting accepted. I shared some ideas with Jordan and I encouraged her to take my course  The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts.

One Online Influencer’s Struggle

Now that Jordan has completed my course she describes her biggest challenge.

“My biggest struggle with getting sponsored work, was I didn’t really know how to pitch. I felt like I was throwing spaghetti against the wall to see what would stick. I never did research before pitching. After taking the course, I realized how many opportunities I had missed on out on because of this.

I had also never done a SWOT analysis on myself.  I wasn’t realizing my strengths and ignoring my weaknesses.  I’m good at photography but not so much with following up with comments.”

Research - The first step in the 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts

Ah yes, research.

Deep down ya’ll, I’m a nerd. I love to research. I love the process of discovery. Research is Step 1 in the 9 Essential Steps. If you want to check out a FREE training I created concerning some of the research I typically do, check out the SWOT Analysis Interview I created with Jenn from HousewivesofRiverton.

Becoming a Social Media Brand Ambassador

In one of our class discussions we talked about the ways Jordan could take her love of home entertaining and creating recipes to reach out to brands.  Jordan put what we discussed in class –> into action –> and landed a Brand Ambassadorship with one of her dream brands, Hamilton Beach. Jordan creates sponsored content for the brand and provides social media promotion.

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Jordan Shares What She’s Learned

“Through this course I learned how to be more valuable to brands with my sponsored posts. My story telling has become more engaging and I’m trying to give the brands more than they’ve asked for.

As for my brand ambassadorship, I reached out to the brand and I heard back within 2 days.

I know this course will help me in the future because I’m not afraid to go after working with my dream brands. I know I have something of value to offer to them.”

9 Essential Steps to Rock Sponsored Posts - an eCourse that helps online influencers earn an income from content marketing

The Course that Transformed her Business

Jordan is over the moon excited about how  The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts has helped her in her online business.

“I have a totally new approach for applying for sponsored posts and for writing them. The last sponsored post that I wrote was so loved by the brand that they paid to have it advertised on Facebook. That gave me a huge boost in traffic and set me up to look really good for future applications.

I had been working with only one Influencer Network before the class, and now I belong to 10. I know how to connect with the right PR people at the companies I want to work directly with and the best way to present myself to them.”

I am incredibly proud of Jordan and all that she has accomplished. She rebranded her blog and refined her messaging through this course, and I can’t wait to see what marvelous sponsored work she produces in the future.  Here’s a snapshot of her “hero” image for her brand ambassadorship – click on the image to read the full post. BTW – we cover photography tips in the course.

Make a Connection

If you have any questions, Jordan has graciously agreed to make herself available to chat. Please send her a message on her Pinterest page or reach out to her on Instagram.

You Need a Strategy

Developing a strategy for working with brands and small businesses is vital to a content marketer. If you’re an online influencer, it is possible to earn an income from your online business efforts if you align yourself with brands and small businesses that offer helpful solutions to your audience for their everyday challenges.

Hi, I’m Monica. I have an MBA in International Business, five years of online blogging experience, and over two years of running a profitable online business at HappyandBlessedHome.com. I love working with brands and small businesses, and I also enjoy sharing my insights with my blogging friends.  My goal is simple: to help you turn your passion into a profitable online business. 

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Register for “9 Essential Steps”

I struggled for two years before I figured out how to make an income with my blog. I am incredibly passionate about helping other bloggers get to an income making level much quicker. Jordan is one example, but all of my students have experienced success stories like Jordan’s in less than 90 days.

9 Essential Steps to Rock Sponsored Posts - an eCourse that helps online influencers earn an income from content marketing

Sign up for my course, “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts” and keep sponsors coming back for more.  In this completely comprehensive course I share every tool I use – plugins, spreadsheets, apps, lighting and camera equipment, research strategies, pitch e-mails, and negotiation tactics for working with brands and influencer networks. To date, I’ve pitched nearly 800 campaigns; and I’ve landed and created nearly 200 pieces of sponsored content.

Get a sneak peek at what is inside the course by downloading my FREE 7 Page Guide to the “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts.”

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Jordan for her willingness to share her success story with The6FigureBlog.com readers. The entire community wishes Jordan much continued success.

Other articles in the Blogging Success Stories Series

Get Connected

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Author: Monica Pruett, MBA, The6FigureBlog.com

Have questions? Send me an e-mail: monica[at]The6FigureBlog[dot]com

Monica Pruett owner of The6FigureBlog.com

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How to Work with Small Businesses to create Sponsored Posts

How to work with small business to create awesome content marketing

How to Work with Small Businesses to create Sponsored Posts

In this case study, learn how one blogger created a strategy to Work with Small Businesses to Create Sponsored Posts. In the world of online business, “sponsored posts” are also often referred to as content marketing or influencer marketing.

Blogging Success Stories How to work with small businesses to create Sponsored Posts from The6FigureBlog.com

Featured Blogger

I’d love to introduce you to Anna from PracticalandPretty.com [pictured below]. She just recently completed my course The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts. If you’re looking for a new way to generate income for your blog, you’ll want to read Anna’s story.

Anna from Practical and Pretty

How to Work with Small Businesses to create Sponsored Posts

In one of our class discussions we talked about the ways Anna could work with companies directly to generate an income for her blog. Anna’s blog is in the early stages. Finding brands to work with can be challenging for bloggers who are still working on growth.

In class we brainstormed ways that Anna could use her strengths to pitch potential brands and we came up with an effective list of ideas.

Did I mention that Anna has a competitive advantage? A super cute BABY!

How to work with small business to create awesome content marketing

The Course that Transformed her Business

As soon as our class meeting at The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts ended, Anna took action. She reached out to companies on Hubba and got paid to create her first sponsored post. You can read her sponsored post creation here: The Best Small Businesses for Baby Products.

I am incredibly proud of Anna and all that she has accomplished. She is fine tuning her message and reaching out to brands and other bloggers in a brave way. Here’s a snapshot of her “hero” image for the post. BTW – we cover photography tips in the course.

Blogging Success Story: How to Work with Small Businesses to create Sponsored Posts

You Need a Strategy

Developing a strategy for working with brands and small businesses is vital to a online influencer. Only an arrangement that includes cash payment can provide a blogger with the funds necessary to keep a blogging business afloat.

Hi, I’m Monica. I have an MBA in International Business, five years of online blogging experience, and over three years of running a profitable online business at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Out of frustration over the lack of business essentials provided to bloggers, I started this blog, The6FigureBlog.com.  My goal is simple: to help you turn your passion into a profitable online business. 

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Blogging Success Stories: How to Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post from The6FigureBlog.com

Anna’s Story

This is what Anna has to say about the transformation she’s experienced through “The 9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts“.

“Before I started the ‘9 Essential Steps’, I did not even know what an ‘Influencer Network’ was.

Now, I have been accepted to 6 Influencer Networks and I’ve started working my second sponsored post opportunity.

Monica helped me understand the importance of setting goals, and I reached two of my three goals just two months into the course. I am well on my way to reaching the third. I had a goal to increase page views, income, and land sponsored posts and I’ve done all three!

The most valuable thing Monica did for me was to give me confidence in myself and my blog so I can better craft pitches for brands and help them understand my value.

I went to a conference towards the end of the course and knew exactly how to approach brands to maximize my time with them. I also now know how to follow up with brands to get more sponsored work.

I cannot overstate the impact this course has had on my blog! The relationships, knowledge and opportunities have been incredibly valuable.”

Make a Connection

If you have any questions, Anna has graciously agreed to make herself available to chat. Please send her a message on her Facebook Page or reach out to her on Instagram.

Register for “9 Essential Steps”

I struggled for two years before I figured out how to make an income with my blog. I am incredibly passionate about helping other bloggers get to an income making level much quicker. Anna is one example, but all of my students have experienced an increase in income, or an increase in income earning potential in less than 90 days.

9 Essential Steps to Rock Sponsored Posts - an eCourse that helps online influencers earn an income from content marketing

Sign up for my course, “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts” and keep sponsors coming back for more.  In this completely comprehensive course I share every tool I use – plugins, spreadsheets, apps, lighting and camera equipment, research strategies, pitch e-mails, and negotiation tactics for working with brands and influencer networks. To date, I’ve pitched nearly 800 campaigns; and I’ve landed and created nearly 200 pieces of sponsored content.

Get a sneak peek at what is inside the course by downloading my FREE 7 Page Guide to the “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts.”

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Anna for her willingness to share her success story with The6FigureBlog.com readers. The entire community wishes Anna much continued success.

Other articles in the Blogging Success Stories Series

Get Connected

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Author: Monica Pruett, MBA, The6FigureBlog.com

Have questions? Send me an e-mail: monica[at]The6FigureBlog[dot]com

Monica Pruett owner of The6FigureBlog.com

Other topics of interest on The6FigureBlog.com:

How to Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post

Julie and Jodie from TheDesignTwins.com

Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post

In this case study, learn how two bloggers managed to Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post.

Oftentimes bloggers will agree to write a product review in exchange for product. While this may seem like a good idea in the beginning, it often backfires for the blogger.

Sustaining a blog is serious business, and a failure to create cash flow can often lead to an early retirement (and I mean – the website goes down).

This post is created as part of a series of Blogging Success Stories and is part of a long list of posts that offer FREE Tips for Online Influencers.

Blogging Success Stories: How to Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post from The6FigureBlog.com

You Need a Strategy

Developing a strategy for working with brands and small businesses is vital to a online influencer. Only an arrangement that includes cash payment can provide a blogger with the funds necessary to keep a blogging business afloat.

Hi, I’m Monica. I have an MBA in International Business, five years of online blogging experience, and over three years of running a profitable online business at HappyandBlessedHome.com. Out of frustration over the lack of business essentials provided to bloggers, I started this blog, The6FigureBlog.com.  My goal is simple: to help you turn your passion into a profitable online business. 

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Case Study

Let me introduce you to my friends: Julie and Jodie, two women who blog together at TheDesignTwins.com. Now Julie and Jodie are wizards on Instagram.

We met at a blog conference in February and both women experienced frustration over not being able to make an income from their blogging and Instagram efforts.

Julie and Jodie from TheDesignTwins.com

The Course that Transformed their Business

Julie and Jodie just completed my course “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts”, and in addition to now being paid for photography, several sponsored posts with influencer networks, and two new direct to brand contracts for sponsored work, Julie and Jodie have the perfect example of taking a product review and turning it into a paid sponsored post.

Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post

A few months back, Julie and Jodie took on the challenge of knitting a CHUNKY KNIT THROW using synthetic yarn provided by a small business. Their only payment for writing about the yarn and creating the DIY knit throw, was the yarn itself.

Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post - Chunky Knit Throw Case Study

The post went crazy with social shares on Instagram and The Design Twins sent traffic to the small business who had provided them with the skeins of yarn for the chunky knit throw.

There were a couple of challenges with this arrangement:

  1. An exchange of free advertising for product does not match apples to apples. A “product” is a one time expense to the small business owner, while the upkeep for maintaining a blog – things like domain hosting, anti-spam and anti-hacking protection, and costs associated with driving traffic through social media sharing is an ongoing expense to the blogger.
  2. The ladies tried contacting the yarn provider after the post went live and started driving big waves of traffic to see if they could become affiliates, but the small business said “no”.
  3. Competitors’ products, large skeins of yarn, could easily be purchased by readers on Amazon, but TheDesignTwins.com had no product page to link to. Thanks to –> the lackluster arrangement with the small business.

Applying What They Learned in Class

In class discussions at “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts” we talked about taking a “product review” post and turning it into a sponsored post.

The Design Twins took action, and with new knowledge from the course they were able to negotiate a partnership with a different provider of chunky yarn skeins.

NEW POST:  www.thedesigntwins.com/arm-knitting-made-easy/

Turn a Product Review into a Sponsored Post - Chunky Knit Throw Case Study - Wearable Blanket

The new arrangement:

  1. 4 new blankets valued at over $1000
  2. A generous affiliate payout program.
  3. A partnership with a new small business that will likely lead to more sponsored posts in the future.
  4. A generous one-time cash payment

I’m so proud of Julie and Jodie and their many accomplishments. I can’t wait to see what is in store for their massive following on Instagram and the growth of their blog.

Make a Connection

If you have any questions, The Design Twins have kindly agreed to make themselves available to chat. You can best reach them on Instagram.

Register for “9 Essential Steps”

I struggled for two years before I figured out how to make an income with my blog. I am incredibly passionate about helping other bloggers get to an income making level much quicker. The Design Twins are one example, but all of my students have experienced an increase in income, or an increase in income earning potential in less than 90 days.

9 Essential Steps to Rock Sponsored Posts - an eCourse that helps online influencers earn an income from content marketing

Sign up for my course, “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts” and keep sponsors coming back for more.  In this completely comprehensive course I share every tool I use – plugins, spreadsheets, apps, lighting and camera equipment, research strategies, pitch e-mails, and negotiation tactics for working with brands and influencer networks. To date, I’ve pitched nearly 800 campaigns; and I’ve landed and created nearly 200 pieces of sponsored content.

Get a sneak peek at what is inside the course by downloading my FREE 7 Page Guide to the “9 Essential Steps to ROCK Sponsored Posts.”

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to The Design Twins for their joyful willingness to share their success story with The6FigureBlog.com readers. The entire community wishes you much continued success.

Other articles in the Blogging Success Stories Series

Get Connected

Sign up to be a part of The6FigureBlog.com community and get a copy of my FREE Blog Planner –> straight to your inbox. You’ll also get updates with free tips and blogging resources. Never any spam. Just tips to help you build your business.

Author: Monica Pruett, MBA, The6FigureBlog.com

Have questions? Send me an e-mail: monica[at]The6FigureBlog[dot]com

Monica Pruett owner of The6FigureBlog.com

Other topics of interest on The6FigureBlog.com: