LinkVehicle – Get Paid for Blog Posts

LinkVehicle is a SEO Advertising Company that connects advertisers with bloggers. They have large companies such as WalMart, Macy’s, Gerber, and many other brand name companies looking to pay for posts from bloggers. They are also branching out into other social media activities. I haven’t yet started working with them, but it looks promising. You can sign up as a publisher with LinkVehicle here.

Looking for Miami and San Francisco Bloggers

 Referred Media has a big promotion on the horizon! Shell and the Fuel Rewards Network™ will be offering an exclusive campaign, specifically to those bloggers who have readers in the Miami or San Francisco regions. Shell and FRN are giving away 25,000 free Fuel Rewards Cards that are preloaded with gas savings.

They are looking for more bloggers that have influence in the Miami and SF markets!  If you are in either of these areas, just sign up with ReferredMEDIA here to participate.

Free Eyewear for Bloggers at Firmoo

Firmoo is offering FREE eyewear to bloggers in exchange for a review.  I haven’t worked with this company personally and companies that have horrible grammar on their web site always make me a little leery, but it appears they are not US-based and didn’t employ someone to do good translations.)  Anyway, you can see all the details at on their Free Eyewear for Bloggers page.

If you have experience working with them, please tell us about it in the comments.

Free Christian Books for Blog Reviewers

If you’re interested in reviewing Christian books, Ambassador International is currently accepting applications for their blogger review program. New releases including children’s books, devotionals, fiction and more available for qualified reviewers!

Sign up by visiting the Ambassador International Facebook page and clicking on “Are You a Blogger?”

Enter to Win a $200 BlogHer Scholarship

If you are planning to attend BlogHer ’12 in NYC and would like some help with your costs, Makobi Scribe is offering a $200 BlogHer Scholarship to one lucky blogger.  To enter, you must have been blogging for at least 5 months and already be planning to attend BlogHer.  Get all the details and enter here.

Blog Sponsored Post Opportunity: Lego Summer Brickation

Lego is looking for Mom or Dad bloggers in the Myrtle Beach, SC, Traverse City, MI, Branson, MO and Tahoe, CA areas to spread the word about the Lego Summer Brickation. The free experience allows children and adults to enjoy hands on fun, building and creating with LEGO bricks and products. The LEGO Summer Brickation features different activity areas where families can enjoy everything from building games and challenges to brick building tips, and evenphoto opportunities with life size LEGO models. Each area provides a fun and new way to experience LEGO first-hand.

They are looking looking for local bloggers to help get the word out about these fun and interactive events. Participating bloggers will receive a LEGO brick prize pack to keep, and one to give away, as well as $50.

If you’re not yet a member of GigCoin, you’ll need to create an account and then you can apply here:

Myrtle Beach, SC, Deadline: May 28 apply here
Traverse City, MI Deadline: May 28 apply here
Branson, MO 65616 Deadline, July 1 apply here
South Lake Tahoe, CA Deadline, July 1 apply here

Register Your Blog with the Wholly Guacamole Guac Squad

Interested in working with Wholly Guacamole?  Register your blog with the Guac Squad™ and you’ll receive regular notifications about coupons, special promotions, contests and more.

SocialSpark – Get Paid for Writing Blog Posts – Set Your Own Price

Set Your Price. Choose your Advertisers. Sign up for SocialSpark!If you are looking for sponsorship to actually PAY you for some of the great posts you are writing for your blog, check out SocialSpark.  With SocialSpark you set the price you want for your posts, review offers from advertisers, do your writing, and get paid!

The set up is great because you only need to write about products and services that interest you – you’re never required to accept any offers.  Sign up with SocialSpark and get started today.

FREE Printable Blog Planner

If you find that you have trouble staying organized with your blogging, you can get a FREE printable blog planner to help you be better organized and accomplish more. The planner gives you space to plan projects, to-do lists, track stats, keep track of ideas and lots more.

Use Flickr to Find FREE Images to Use in Your Blog Posts

To grab and keep a reader’s attention, it is always important to add photos or images to your blog posts.  However, if you’re not a photographer with you own stash of photos to use, this can be tricky.  You can subscribe to stock photo sites, but you will be spending money for the pictures you use.

One great and easy-to-use source of free images is Flickr.  BUT, you can’t just grab any Flickr image and post it on your blog.  To find images you can use, click on the Advanced Search option in Flickr.

On the Advanced Search page, enter the type of image you are searching for.  Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen where you will see this logo and click on “Only search within Creative Commons-licensed content”. If your blog is a nonprofit, that is all you need to do, then just hit search. However, if you blog for profit, you will also need to select “Find content to use commercially”. You will then find images that you can use in your post.

Once you find the image you want, click on the “Share” button and then copy the Grab the HTML/BBCode to use in your post.

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