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    Do the 5 dollar write blogs for you really work

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    You may find this quote quite enlightening:

    "Crowdfunding

    FACEBOOK IS KING!

    Facebook drives 3x more traffic to a campaign than Twitter does and generates almost 30x more traffic than all the blogs combined."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Choco0912 View Post
    I'm curious... how much of the content on blogs are organic vs. paid. How often do bloggers generally write about a product because they really just liked it vs. being asked and paid to write about it.
    Bloggers with credibility write about a product they think is interesting.

    There are online marketers who have paid posts but generally they do not have a good audience that will actually back your crowdfunded product. This might be good for SEO, or to have an article that you could publish on huffington post

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    I was literally just googling this question about an hour ago and didn't find anything as valuable as what you just said. Thanks a lot! That helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Liddell View Post
    You may find this quote quite enlightening:

    "Crowdfunding

    FACEBOOK IS KING!

    Facebook drives 3x more traffic to a campaign than Twitter does and generates almost 30x more traffic than all the blogs combined."
    I think this is the prevailing wisdom, but it hasn't been true in my case. My two most reliable and profitable traffic generators (besides email and close friends) are small, niche bloggers. They are perfectly targeted for the crowd that I'm seeking. It doesn't hurt that I advertise on their blogs, but the blog posts they write are the most effective at driving traffic.

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    That's really good information thank you

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    Crowdfunding for the Arts

    Do you find that crowdfunding for the arts more difficult then is you were making something more concrete? I plan on going to the South African Fringe festival and I'm working with a entire South African crew. I was wondering what your thoughts on this are. Thank you. Brenda
    Quote Originally Posted by kathyroller View Post
    “How can I get bloggers to write about my crowdfunding campaign??” I’m asked this question alot. Why? Bloggers have a great influence and reach in this age of the internet. They hold their audiences with their brilliant words and stunning pictures. If you’ve thought about using bloggers to help increase the reach of your crowdfunding project, you would have been thinking RIGHT! The problem is, getting the attention of the bloggers AND then getting them to actually write about your campaign.

    As a blogger for over 10 years, I can tell you that my time is NOT cheap. If I’m working on the computer, even if it’s at home on the couch while Housewives is playing in the background, I AM WORKING. I do volunteer, but at my leisure. You wouldn’t believe the amount of emails bloggers get to “please review this, write about this, try this”. AND..MOST of these requests are asking for these services for FREE! So, how can you make YOUR request stand out AND get published?

    First, take your time to research some bloggers that ALREADY write about the niche in which your campaign is aligned. For instance, if you’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for your son’s basketball team, you PROBABLY wouldn’t want to reach out to bloggers that only write about food. You WOULD, however, be searching for blogs in your same city, blogs that talk about families, and sports blogs.

    Ok…I told you to “reach out” to bloggers. What does that mean? It means, start reading their blogs! Follow them on all the social media channels that they promote. Retweet them, leave comments for them, pin them. All these things will get YOU noticed.

    Should you only go after BIG bloggers? You can…but, don’t overlook the small blogs. Some smaller blogs actually have a better relationship with their readers because they are small.

    Sending emails will PROBABLY get you no where. That doesn’t mean that you can’t email bloggers…but, if you don’t already have a relationship with them AND you’re asking them to promote you for FREE…it will MOST LIKELY NOT HAPPEN.

    Add value to their site. Can you write a post for them, adding value to their site(not just a plug promoting you)? Giving expert advice to the blogs’ readers…OR…tie in your campaign someway in a theme that they generally talk about (or have in the past). Even if they just mention you in a link, that’s something. What are you providing them (what’s in it for them to write about you or to even link to your campaign)?

    Think about all those things BEFORE you reach out to bloggers.

    (full blog post https://moveyourmountain.org/blog/ho...ding-campaign/)

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    Really good post! Wish I'd had it at the front end of my campaign. It takes serious time to hit all the blogs and comment and such but THAT is good time spent. Don't try to buy your way to a successful campaign. Build relationships first.

    Thanks for this post!

    Doug
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    Brilliant post, really useful information here. I have found that emailing and asking straight off almost always results in no reply. However if you take the time to write about their blog and why you like it first, and build up a relationship before asking, the chances of getting a post written are much higher.

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    Great post! Frequently, big influencers will try and charge you. Weigh up the pro's and con's as if it's a shortcut to reaching over 20,000 potentially interested parties, it might be worth a few bucks.

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