I can’t remember where I read it but there was an article on how to make money blogging. In the post there were several ways and I decided to give one a try: Tomoson. I signed up months ago and didn’t do anything with it. Apparently I was under the impression you sign up and they send you money.
Realizing last week I need to start making more money, I decided to actually open one of the emails that Tomoson sent me and see what they had to offer. For those of you that have never heard of Tomoson, it’s a site where companies post items they want “influencers” (i.e. bloggers) to do one or a combination of any of the below:
- Review a product honestly on your blog.
- Post a review of the product where it is sold.
- Mention the product along with pictures and/or video on one or many social media outlets.
- Take video of you unboxing a product and talking about it.
Now, we all want to make some cash and I get that but if you think your first review will result in actual money, you are mistaken. Well, it might, maybe I just suck and no one wants to pay me. Anyway, I’m just starting and the process is so simple it’s embarrassing. You do have to a lot for some time to set up your profile, add a nice picture of yourself (no duck lips) and enter what you want to be paid for mentioning product on social media.
Once your profile is complete, head on over to the campaigns that are divided into 4 groups: ALL, EASY APPROVALS, FREEBIES, %DEALS AND PAID. Now, before you rush to the paid tab, allow me to suggest something. Companies are going to want to see that you participate and have some experience under your belt. They know how many products you’ve reviewed because it’s on your profile. That being said, I recommend applying for the easy approvals for experience. I’ve applied to 3 and been accepted for all 3! I received my first item in the mail yesterday and I have 2 more on the way.
So tell me what you guys think if you try it out or were thinking about it! Reviewing items would be a nice compliment to my blog. I can only hope that the case of wine I signed up to review is approved. Keep your fingers crossed!
Sounds like a good plan. I haven’t tried to do this yet, but have been thinking about it for a while.
You should at least head over there and check out the stuff. There are some amazing things, including gadgets you could use for your kitchen! Let me know if you do!
Sounds like a good plan, I’ll be interested to see if you are able to make an income from something like this. Keep us posted!
I will. I received an awesome planner already and a anti-aging serum that made my face feel great. So far, so good!
Glad to hear it!
I’m going to check this out, and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you to receive that case of wine!
Yes, good thoughts all around! You’ll have to let me know if you sign up and review stuff! It’s pretty cool!
I hope you get some fun stuff to review☺
Me too! Some of it wouldn’t fit me at all but some of it is amazing!
You absolutely slay me: “I can only hope that the case of wine I signed up to review is approved.” Seriously, tho. Let us know how this works out! I can’t imagine anyone paying ME to review their products. Except sort of “backwards”. As in, if SHE likes this, don’t touch it with a ten-foot pole!
Yeah, it has been really cool so far. I’m applying for more things and I really like it. Some of the stuff is way out there and I would never agree to review or post on social media, such as poop imoji slippers but the wine? Pick me! Pick me!
‘Poop emoji slippers?!?’ Where do I sign up (kidding, sort of)
You’re just “asking for a friend”, right? LOL! They did look kinda warm though….
Ooooo interesting! Would I have to put a picture of my face? Or show my face in a video opening/reviewing it on my blog? I’m checking out this website haha
No but putting your profile pic in does increase your chances of getting hired for things they say. You can link your You Tube channel (if you have one) for unboxing items or you can exclude that and never be on video! Text me if you need help with it!
I set up a profile! We’ll see how it goes ?
Awesome! Good luck!
I’ve been blogging for almost a year and made a grand total of £0 !! Mind you income wasn’t the purpose when I started – but it would be nice at some point. Not sure where to start so I’ll check this one – ta much x
Your welcome and I hope you do make some $$. I’ve been blogging since November 2015 and I too have made $0. That’s why when I see all of those get rich quick posts about blogging, I want to throat punch them!
Haha. Throat punch ?
I like that you were able to add a fist! I need to figure out how to do that!
I just started doing some review posts. My rule is to only highlight things I would use anyway, like books. And I like having a personal story to go with THE THING, so the post is not THE SELL. Looking forward to your upcoming posts.
I agree! That’s why I would never review the poop imoji slippers or baby products when I don’t have a baby. I have a wine aerator coming in sometime and see that totally fits me! I’m excited to get it.
I’m not a big fan of random item reviews, but if they’re offering wine I can definitely get behind that idea!
Just like I thought! Free wine? Yes please!