- Passively wait for people to take notice of your great website
What you need for this a lot of patience and perseverance. By creating an awesome blog with excellent content, you will get more and more in the spotlight. Other bloggers, but also companies, will start to keep an eye on you. How to make money blogging should be a long-term questions, and you will most probably not succeed within your first weeks, months or maybe even years.
That does not mean that you should just give up. On the contrary, set yourself goals, and try to differentiate yourself from your competition.
You have to realize that bloggers companies are outreaching blogs and websites on a daily basis to gain new high-value backlinks. With several data tools such as SearchMetrics and Ahrefs, they will determine if it is worth to contact you for a guest/sponsored post. As long as you keep going and keep improving your work, the requests will come.
It is therefore imperative to have ways of contact on your blog/website. Make sure that visitors can easily find your email or phone number. It would be disappointing if you missed out on business, right?
Also, if you have the ressources, make sure you are aware of your Rankings, your Domain Authority and other attributes of your website. Usually, they have a big influence on the price that an external party is willing to pay.
Also make sure to have a great sales speech ready in case someone contacts you. Determine for yourself the terms and conditions, and make sure to clearly convey them to the interested party.
On a side note, always be careful with people who approach you out of the blue. When someone is contacting you for a sponsored/guest post, make sure to take a look at the following:
I’m sure there are more things to look at, but these are the simple basics. In any case, if you are in doubt, try to contact some other bloggers or feel free to talk to me about it. Join the blogging groups on Pinterest, Facebook and Google+ (and of course other platforms) to obtain useful information from other people. Most of the time, they are more than willing to help you with your queries.