BLOGGING IS OUR PASSION, TOO!

Just like you, we are passionate about blogging. The women behind The Hopping Bloggers are bloggers themselves, so unlike other blogger networks, we understand the hard work and dedication that goes into your blog – because we have lived it (and still are). We live, eat, breath, and sleep blogging. We want everyone to respect bloggers and see the value of bloggers, just like we do. That’s why we’re here to help.

What You Can Expect From Us

For some, blogging is a hobby, but for many it's a career. We know the hours you put in per day on your blog and social media. Our bloggers will always be treated like the professionals and creative geniuses that they are. We want to help nourish your passion with fun and exciting campaigns that you and your readers will love! We will take the trouble out of negotiating with brands by doing it for you. The days of being misunderstood and misjudged are over. The Hopping blogger specializes in marketing and hospitality. In other words, we’ve got your back!
  • Product Reviews – We only offer products from brands that we trust. Most are brands that we’ve worked with. Products will always be worth a $25 minimum value or will include a payment along with the review.
  • Sponsored Blog Posts – Our goal is to get you paid! We are negotiating contracts with brands to get bloggers within their niche paid. Don’t worry – you aren’t too big or too small for these campaigns. If your blog fits with the brand and you create quality content, then you will be invited to join!
  • Featured Bloggers & Featured Blog Posts – If you as an individual or one of your blog posts really stands out, then we will feature you on our blog (and maybe in our newsletter). We want to give credit, where credit is due. We are amazed at the talent we have here and we want to recognize it! Keep up the good work!
  • Hops and Opps – Following our usual routine (for those of you who are already familiar with The Hopping Bloggers), we will continue setting up monthly giveaway hops. Every once in awhile we will partner with brands for our giveaway hops in which we will be offering a few of you prizes for the hops. We will continue to set up giveaway opportunities for our bloggers – these are typically buy-in opportunities.
  • Social Media Campaigns – Along with Sponsored Blog Posts, we offer Sponsored Social Media Campaigns. We will be choosing bloggers within the niche that the brand chooses and bloggers that specialize in certain social media campaigns. These are compensated campaigns.
  • Tips & Advice – You can always find tips and advice for bloggers in the blog portion of our website. We will be giving away all of our secrets to success!

What We Expect From You

It takes two, baby! We expect a few things from you to help build successful relationships with brands.
  • Honesty – Please always be honest about your blog. We personally review each and every blog (posts from the last 30 days, newsletter, social media, etc.) before inviting them to a campaign. Please always be honest about your niche, social media followers, and blog traffic. We will not judge you – I promise.
  • Reliability – If you agree to a campaign or hop, we are relying on you to stand by your word. We expect you to follow the guidelines, be timely, and to always be professional. We take our work very seriously and expect you to, as well. We will no longer chase down individuals for posts. You will get a general reminder email (if needed) and then removed from the hop/campaign. We understand that situations happen, so we will remove you from a hop/campaign without question, as long as you send us a courtesy email at least 3 days in advance.
  • Professionalism – We expect you to remain professional at all times, as will we. Feel free to be yourself; we love your fun and unique personality! We ask that you speak to us and other members within our community with respect. We ask that you speak kindly to and about us, other bloggers, and the brands that we represent.
  • Creativity – We chose you because of how awesome you are! Your creativity is what we adore about you. Please never refrain from thinking outside the box on campaigns. We always ask that you follow campaign guidelines, but we want you come up with something fun! We will be visiting all of your blogs regularly. If we see a post we like – we may feature it on our blog!

THE LATEST FROM THE BLOG

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How to write a pitch letter that sells - from one successful blogger to another

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One of the most important things you can write as a blogger is your pitch letter. Learning how to write a pitch letter is pertinent to your success in working with brands. It is the first impression that the brand will have of you, and you want to sell yourself with it. Many bloggers struggle with this and hopefully these tips will help you create the perfect pitch letter and get those yeses coming!
August 8, 2016
4 sections to include in a successful blog media kit

4 sections to include in a successful blog media kit

That are 5 specific sections that you need to include in your blog media kit. You don't have to be a designer to create your own media kit. You can write everything out on a page on your blog. Either way, it's necessary to include the right information.
August 1, 2016
3 reasons why brand relationships are important for bloggers

3 reasons why brand relationships are important for bloggers

If there's one thing that I've learned from my two years of blogging, it's that brand relationships are very important. I've heard horror stories from brands about bloggers not following through with their commitments. There are so many reasons why brand relationships are important for bloggers. As bloggers, I think that we underestimate the power of brands. Believe it or not, a bad brand relationship can make you or break you.

JOIN THE BLOGGER DATABASE

Want to be the first to be invited for brand campaigns? Sign up for The Hopping Bloggers Blogger Database! We are going to be working with incredible brands on different campaigns and want to cordially invite you to join us! Our campaigns are going to be unique and geared towards YOUR specific audience. We will be handpicking bloggers for each campaign, so you will be paired up with a brand that will fit right into your niche!