We’ve talked about the benefits to homeschool friendly companies working with homeschool bloggers, but what are the benefits to the blogger?
*Great products for your homeschool – Companies are often quite generous in letting bloggers try out their products. They want you to use them and love them so much you tell everyone you know about them. From there, it becomes the kind of word-of-mouth marketing every company dreams of. In return, you have a great product to use in your homeschool!
*Supplemental income for your family – Homeschool companies and bloggers alike are realizing trading products for a review isn’t always the best way to do business. Many companies offer affiliate programs where the blogger uses a unique code that links to the company’s site and for every purchase made from that link, the blogger receives a commission. This is particularly beneficial when you have purchased a great product and want to tell others about it on your blog.
In addition, many companies are willing to take out ads on blogs as they begin to realize bloggers often drive the online marketplace and deserve to be paid for the time it takes to promote a company.
*A chance to support something you believe in – Whether we like it or not, we live in a world that is plugged in and does a tremendous amount of conversing and purchasing online. When you find products that deserve attention, the best way to get the word out and support the fantastic companies that make the things that enrich our lives is to use your blog and social media know-how. You are not only helping your fellow homeschoolers to find products, but you are helping support the homeschool business world, which is often run by moms and dads just like you!