I love writing for SocialSpark. You see offers from advertisers that are interested in working with you. You show the brands that you are interested in return and they may just pick your blog to write up paid posts for them. I did a post yesterday: NECTRESSE™ Sweetener review & CopyCat Pizza Hut Pan Pizza recipe that was a paid post thanks to SocialSpark. I have had much success with getting opportunities from SS and it’s a good money maker for my blog. I also not only get to write posts but I also get opps where I get to sample products for free. The NECTRESSE™ Sweetener is an example. I also have some NoNonsense products on their way to me for review. Some opps require photos to be added to posts. The first time I tried adding pictures I had no clue what I was doing. I tried what was explained to me by social spark and even watched their instruction video a bunch of times and still got the big red X in my post where my photo was supposed to show up. I was running out of time so I submitted my post without a photo and of course the post was denied for payment because there was no photo. I explained to them I could not get the photos to show up and they returned me to the how to video they have.
If you are like me and have trouble getting photos to load to socialspark posts or you do the opps with photos but would like an easier way to get the photos to show up then I have an easier solution for you! Photobucket and HTML!
- Upload the photos you’ll need to an online photo storing/sharing site such as Photobucket.
- Look for the box for the particular photo you need to use and copy the HTML code link that photobucket has listed for that photo.
- On your SocialSpark page where you are typing up your post for submission click the HTML Source button so that your post is showing its self in html mode instead of the visual mode. Copy and paste the html code of your photo in to the post and click the source button a second time to go back to visual mode and you can adjust the size of the photo, etc.
- Finish up your post and submit that bad boy for payment.
I hope this helps save others some time and headache with getting their posts submitted on time.