Joel has nearly 20 years of experience with managing websites, blogs, online communities and social media profiles surpassing upwards of 700,000 fans. He has broad travel experience covering 6 continents. His online fundraising success covers over $300,000 raised in half a dozen campaigns run ind...
I was told by my doctor that I needed to take better care of myself at the end of 2016. My numbers were not where they needed to be so I had a choice to make. Keep treating my body like a trash can or fuel it like a car. That’s when things began to change. The things that stressed me outside of my health haven’t changed. I still work too much trying to get the bills met. I don’t get enough sleep (thank you, two children in the under 5 crowd). I don’t get to hang out with my friends nearly enough.
Influencer networks are an essential part of any bloggers income stream at some point in their career. The sponsored posts don’t always find you. Sometimes you have to find them. Here are several networks I’ve worked with in the past and a few I haven’t. I’ve had great experiences with many of these. Some pay more than others. Just search out what fits you and your blog. Stay happy. If blogging isn’t fun, why do it? None of the links below are referral links. Are you part of other Influencer networks?
Let’s face it. 2017 was shit for a lot of people. I won’t go into details, but anyone who reads the news knows what I’m talking about. Beyond having my beautiful second child I wasn’t so impressed with what the year brought. Right now, I’m choosing to take a positive look at the near-ish future and say 2018 will be better. I don’t know how much. I just choose to do what I can to make it better than 2017 was for me.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".