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  1. Hey Cori,
    Great post indeed 🙂
    Firstly, let me introduce myself. This is Naveen and I blog at along with some others. And this is my very first visit on your blog and would like to say, it is hell awesome on content and design basis.
    Now coming to the post, you have mentioned the valid reason for not getting any sponsored post. And I can relate it to myself. I am also selling guest post services so client always wants high-quality blogs which can benefit you.
    And the areas you have mentioned above, anyone really need to check before they approach a client so they can get approval for any sponsor post.
    Thanks for the amazing solutions for each and every problem. It can helps everyone from newbie to a pro blogger.
    Naveen Kumar recently posted…Music Paradise Pro App Apk – Download Free MusicMy Profile

    • Hi Naveen,

      It’s so nice to e-meet you and welcome to my blog!

      Thanks for your kind words about the content and design. I really appreciate that. 🙂

      Oh yes, I think a lot of us go through the rejection phase when we’re just starting out.

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. Thanks for coming by and for leaving a comment!


  2. Hello Cori,
    A great article, and I can easily relate to it. I too fell into the grind by signing up for every affiliate and CPC programs there are when I started my blog back in 2011. I realized there was nothing I was making out of it and was amazed when I used to read how other established bloggers made good money.
    It took some time to realize the mistakes, but then caught up in some other personal matters and had to ditch blogging.
    Now that I am back, I am trying to keep up the pace and build some content that will help me in the long term. Blog commenting is of course a rule of thumb for me and I do visit many blogs and leave my thoughts on their articles. It does help in building the interaction and getting to know others.
    Praveen Rajarao recently posted…Listen To My HeartBeat @ 148 bpmMy Profile

    • Hi Praveen,

      Thanks for sharing your story here. I can totally relate to you, too. 🙂 Looking back, I would have done things differently. Who knows, maybe I would have started making money sooner. I’m also amazed at the money some of our fellow bloggers are making and it only motivates me to keep going because I know there is potential for me to reach that level some day. As long as my passion is there, I’m all in for the long haul. 🙂

      I’m so glad you are taking things at your own pace. Buiding content and commenting on other blogs is definitely the best way to grow your blog. I wish you all the best!

      Thanks so much for coming by to read this post and for your awesome comment!


  3. Hi Cori,

    It took me about two years to figure out how to make money with my blog. I did all the correct “blogging things a blogger must do” I went to several blogs per day commenting and sharing. My content never pushed a sale at all. Instead I depended on my sidebar which went immediately to a company I was with. What a mess lol.

    After hiring coaches and learning how to market correctly on the internet, then and only then was I able to monetize my blog.

    I would have to say that I slaved over my blog and didn’t go any further except for visiting others in the past. Now it is switched around. I focus on my clients and my blog work is second to that. Make sense? 🙂

    Donna Merrill recently posted…15 Super Strategies To Start Or Increase Your Email List In Just 20 Minutes A DayMy Profile

    • Hi Donna,

      Thanks for sharing your story with us. I guess we’ve all had somewhat of a whirlwind start to our blogging journey, right? I wasn’t getting much traction on my content either until I learned how to do it the right way. 🙂 Thank goodness for our coaches and mentors!

      I totally get what you mean and that’s the direction I’m headed. I love my blog but eventually, I want this to be a secondary source of income and grow my virtual service business.

      Thanks for coming by to read my post and for your comment! Have a great weekend. 🙂


  4. Hi Cori,
    Loving all the tips 😉
    I am intending to do the 7-10 blog comments a day deal. Because I have been focused on guest posting and blogging on BFP but pulled back on the blog commenting pedal, for a minute. Methinks your post put me in the right direction. Thanks much 🙂
    As for sponsored posts I know that feeling of not getting ’em, feeling allergic to sponsored opps. Then more came my way. Building blogs that advertisers want to spread the word on takes time and energy. Be patient. Sponsored opps will find you.
    Triberr is awesome. Help a slew of bloggers. Promote them. Sweetness flows your way.
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…7 Tips for Writing Successful eBooks Quickly (Amazon eBook)My Profile

    • Mesowelcome Ryan! 🙂

      Unfortunately, blog commenting is the thing that gets pushed back when things get too busy for me, which is why I’m replying a couple days after your comment. 🙂

      LOL, allergic to sponsored posts is right – more like if my blog had the plague, hehe.

      Ah yes, the sweet karma of showing love to our fellow bloggers – can’t beat that!

      Thanks for coming by to ready my post and for your comment! Hope you’re having a great time in Tailand!


  5. Hey Cori,

    This time also I’ve found very informative post and I totally agree with you points. Most people what they do mistake – they apply for sponsored campaigns, when they know very well their post is new and it need some time.

    Commenting in correct manner on blogger’s content is always have better impact and always provide rich traffic to their blog. Eventually, thanks for exploring these beneficial facts regarding wonderful subject.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Hi Amar!

      I can totally understand a new blogger’s eargerness – I walked many a mile in their shoes. I should have waited – that would have spared me a lot of hurt feelings of rejections and who knows, perhaps I would feel more confident as a blogger.

      I agree with you about commenting on other bloggers content being the best way to impact our traffic and it’s more authentic.

      Thank you for always coming by to read my blog post and commenting. I’ll be by your place tomorrow! I couldn’t make time to get online today but I’ll be back to my normal schedule tomorrow. 🙂


  6. These are some fabulous tips. Thank you! I absolutely believe in the importance of supporting other bloggers. Support and community are key! I appreciate your helpful blog posts. Cheers!

    • Hi Aarika (beautiful name!),

      I am so glad you found this post helpful. I’m always ready to help a new blogger in their journey. I know how hard the first couple of years can be and I was so fortunate to find an awesome group of bloggers who really taught me about blogging and I just want to return the favor. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your sweet comment! Have a great week hun!


  7. Hi Cori,
    This was an amazing article. It was about how to boost traffic in addition to how to make money blogging. You and I both love Triberr and we blog about the same topics so I know these tips are valid. We are definitely like-minded bloggers.

    • Hi Janice,

      So nice of you to come by. 🙂

      I’m so glad you liked this article and thank you for your kind words, that really means a lot to me.

      Yes, I love me some Triberr. I’ve met some great bloggers through that platform – including you. 🙂

      I had thought the same thing when I found your article on Triberr. You can count me as a fan of your blog for sure. I’ll definitely be visiting more frequently. 🙂

      Have a great rest of the week!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…5 Reasons Why You’re Not Approved For Sponsored CampaignsMy Profile

  8. Thanks for sharing this information! I’ve never heard of Triberr, so definitely going to check it out. 🙂

    • Hi Brittany,

      I’m glad you liked the post. JetPack has so many features so there’s less plugins to install and the less plugins we have the better our blog performs as far as load time goes.

      I found out about Revive Old Post a couple years ago but it was never working for me. A couple of months ago I decided to install it again and it’s been working fine – thank goodness because I was missing out on the traffic and wasting time looking for older post to promote. 🙂

      Thanks for coming by to read and comment! Have a great day.

      Cori Ramos recently posted…5 Reasons Why You’re Not Approved For Sponsored CampaignsMy Profile

  9. Great tips! I’m a fairly new blogger still so it was helpful! It’s definitely a learning process and everyday I remind myself what I even started out blogging and that I need patience.

    • Hi Sherry,

      I can totally relate. When I started blogging I felt like I was in a rush to catch up with everyone else. Then one day I said, you know, I can’t beat myself up like this. I knew I wouldn’t make money overnight but I was working overtime trying to make it happen.

      Good for you to remind yourself to slow down and have patience. That’s going to take you a long way. 🙂

      I’m glad you liked this post. If have any questions about blogging, feel free to contact me, I’d be glad to help.

      Have a great day!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…5 Reasons Why You’re Not Approved For Sponsored CampaignsMy Profile

  10. All excellent tips! I love Hootsuite and Tailwind as well. I’ve been blogging since 2004 but just turned full-time around 2013, and I think quality content is still #1. Content is king! 🙂 So many new bloggers (not all, but many) are just throwing lists out there without quality writing or professional photos, and brands want to be represented in the best light, so they will go toward blogs who can provide them not only the audience, but quality content to elevate their brand.

    • Hi Marlynn,

      I agree with you there – it’s all about creating quality content, that’s where it all starts. We can have the most attractive blog but if we’re not putting anything out there but lists, chances are we’ll be overlooked for campaigns.

      Thanks so much for your input here. I hope your comment gets read because that is great advice. 🙂

      Have a great week!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…5 Reasons Why You’re Not Approved For Sponsored CampaignsMy Profile

  11. These are great tips! I haven’t applied for sponsored posts yet, but have been thinking about it…I will have to go over this list a few times to make sure I am ready! Thank you for sharing, this is really helpful!

  12. Hi Cori

    Very unique tips to make money blogging overcoming the main hurdles of low traffic and low engagement.

    I monetized my first blog after one month but got first earning after four months just because of my haste to earn money.

    Now blogging is not like it was in the past when most of the things were done on trial and error basis. Now a lot of workable strategies could be explored free to try the best one.

    I think blogging for money without a mentor is just like starting a business without having any experience or training. So the best way is to hire a mentor and learn more in lesser time.

    Thanks for sharing
    Mi Muba recently posted…7 Foolproof Ways To Make Money With A Blog In 2017 And BeyondMy Profile

    • Hi Mi Muba,

      Wow, how awesome of you to have monetized your blog after only a month. It goes to show when you really work for something you want, it can happen.

      You are so right, blogging has changed a lot over the years.

      I agree with you about needing a mentor. I don’t know where I would be without mine!

      Thank you for reading my post and for your comment! I hope you’re having a great week.

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

  13. These tips are very useful. I am a new blogger myself. Although I have got the request for the campaign but I decided to turn it down as it doesn’t suit my brand. Will work harder to link with the other blogger so that we can help each other.

    • Hi Anmaria,

      I applaud you for not taking the campaign just for the money. It’s so easy to accept a sponsored post for the money and experience but if it’s not in yout niche or the links are questionable, I would pass too.

      Good luck to you Anmaria. I think you’re going to do just fine!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

    • Hi Malissa,

      I’m glad you think this post will help newbie bloggers. I remember being in their shoes. But isn’t it an awesome feeling when your hard work starts to pay off? I wish you all the best with your blog!

      Thanks for coming by to read this post and for your comment. Have a great week!


    • Thanks Berniedette. I hope these tips were helpful. You can definitely make money blogging. When you decide to blog as a business, I’ll be here to answer any questions you have!

      Best of luck!


    • I’m so glad this post was helpful Ophelia. I’m sorry you’ve had some bad experiences with people. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have about blogging.

      Good luck to you and thanks for coming by to read and comment on this post!


    • Hi Bren.

      Girl, I was one of them. I mean, I knew it was going to take time to make money but I was thinking more in terms of a year and it took me longer than that to finally earn a decent income. Ah well, live and learn right? 🙂

      Glad you liked the tips gf! Thanks for coming by to read the post and for your comment!

      Cori Ramos recently posted…How To Be A Kick A** BloggerMy Profile

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