blog business

Ask yourself some easy questions…

  1. Do I have a passion?
  2. Do I feel valued when I earn money?
  3. Do I enjoy trying new products?
  4. Do I feel creative?
  5. Do I like sharing my experience and knowledge?
  6. Do I have fun taking pictures?

And now some harder ones…

  1. Do I live in the U.S. or Canada?
  2. Do I have more than 2,500 accumulated social media followers or unique monthly visitors?
  3. Do I post on my primary channel at least 1x/month?
  4. Do I have an RSS feed (blogs only)?
  5. Do I talk about subject matter related to lifestyle, fashion, beauty, food, parenting, home, garden, travel, active living, technology, weddings, pets, sports, or business topics?

If you answered yes to all the hard questions, plus yes to most of the easier ones, then I’ve got great news for you!

If you didn’t answer yes to all the hard questions, are there any you could work on and answer “yes” to in a few months? I really hope so because you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity.

People are getting paid $5,000 – $15,000 to share 1 instagram post???

You’ve probably read online that some Instagrammers or YouTubers make big bucks promoting products.

instagrammer makes money per post

You’ve also probably wondered how these big brands are contacting these social network hall-of-famers (or the other way around).

You may have even sought out companies yourself in search of that brand willing to pay you to post content but fell short when you couldn’t find anything like that.

Does any of that sound familiar?

Well, for me (Michael), that rings loud and clear.

My Marketing Experience

I’ve spent years doing SEO, website design, and website development; I know my way around websites and the Internet. But when I built MakeItVegan.com, I didn’t have a solid plan to monetize (mainly because I didn’t like my options: Google Adsense, Selling Something, or Affiliate Marketing).

Google Adsense is the wrong way to advertise because you’re sending people away from your site. I thought about selling an actual product, like a recipe book but didn’t have anything ready to go.

I knew I could do affiliate marketing where we could earn a few dollars every time someone clicked our affiliate link and purchased a Breville juicer or Vitamix… but those methods don’t guarantee a profit.

We needed a better way to make money as we built our brand.

Let Me Introduce, Linqia

As fate would have it, we ended up finding that “better way.”

linqia logo

Linqia (pronounced LINK-eee-yuh) is a platform that joins businesses to “influencers” and allows smaller brands (like you and Make It Vegan) to make some extra money trying and reviewing certain products.

So far, my favorite thing about Linqia and the brands it promotes is the fact that these companies want us to be honest in our reviews, not just make up some fake story about how great their product was even if it sucked.

To date, we’ve tried and reviewed two products, guacamole and coconut oil/coconut sugar, and were fully reimbursed for the purchase of these products and the number of clicks we generated.

From these two products, we’ve made about $190 total and had a ton of fun in the process!

Interested in Linqia? Here’s How It Works

Linqia looks awesome, doesn’t it?

Do I Qualify to Become a Member?

If you said yes to all of these questions, then most likely you’ll be accepted into the Linqia program:

  1. Do I live in the U.S. or Canada?
  2. Do I have more than 2,500 accumulated social media followers or unique monthly visitors?
  3. Do I post on my primary channel at least 1x/month?
  4. Do I have an RSS feed (blogs only)?
  5. Do I talk about subject matter related to lifestyle, fashion, beauty, food, parenting, home, garden, travel, active living, technology, weddings, pets, sports, or business topics?

Join Linqia Today »

What to Expect

If you’re accepted into the Linqia program, you’ll have access to a campaign dashboard, along with relevant campaign info like a personalized sharing link, content about the sponsoring business, and other materials to help you build your review.

linqia campaign dashboard

As you can see, we’ve made $110.40 (which doesn’t include the reimbursed $80 for the products we bought).

Tip: Read up about the brand you’re marketing and be sure to ask questions if something doesn’t make sense.

From inside your dashboard you can also see many of the other influencers, their blog posts, and how many link clicks they’re generating. The number of clicks an influencer generates per campaign can range from 10 to 6,000 so even if you’re only getting 20 clicks per campaign, there’s a lot of room for improvement.

Linqia FAQ

What if I over-perform on my campaign milestone?

If you exceed your campaign milestone, you’ll earn your full budget for the campaign. Any over-performance is averaged in to increase your next Linqia campaign milestone and budget. Once you’ve participated in 3 Linqia campaigns, we calculate your new campaign milestone by taking the average of your performance in your most recent 3 campaigns. This gives you the opportunity to always earn more in subsequent Linqia campaigns.

How often will I get campaigns?

You can expect to receive campaigns about once a month based on a number of factors, including vertical, reach, age, social channels, whether or not you have children, have talked about competitors, and percentage original content. If you would like to check in on the opportunities available, please send an email to Community@linqia.com or find us on Facebook and twitter.

What if I under-perform on my campaign milestone?

At Linqia we do our best to set an achievable milestone for your campaign. We understand campaigns receive different levels of engagement due to varying factors. If you don’t meet your milestone for a campaign, you’ll earn the percentage of your budget that correlates to how many clicks you received. This does not impact your ability to receive future campaign opportunities and it does not impact the frequency which you will receive campaigns. In order to set up your next Linqia campaign for success, we average the clicks you did achieve into your next Linqia campaign budget, effectively lowering your milestone to a more achievable goal for the next campaign.

How and when do I get paid?

Linqia issues payments within 7 days of the campaign concluding via the PayPal email address listed in your Linqia account.

If you think everything above sounds good and you could perform well, then I highly recommend joining Linqia today to start earning money reviewing and sharing product content!

Start Making Money With Linqia »

If you end up joining (or are already a member), let me know in the comments below how your experience with Linqia has been!

Wishing you great success,

Michael

Make It Vegan