Guest Posts

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Last updated 28 September 2013.

When guest posts first appeared, the blogging world was a far simpler place and the guest posts usually took place between two bloggers that knew each other and agreed to write a post to appear on each others blogs.

There was no commercial intent and [Read on...]

Brand / PR Competitions & Challenges for Bloggers

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Last updated 24th October 2013.

Everybody likes a competition, but often the kind of competitions put together by brands are designed to offer them maximum benefit and exposure, at the expense of a blogger’s time, effort and the goodwill of their followers. In particular, we are talking [Read on...]

When a PR Sends Press Releases / Videos / Infographics – Ask what their placement budget is

Last updated 6 September 2013.

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Hardly a day goes by when we do not receive an e-mail from a PR telling us about their client’s HUGELY exciting new press release or video, telling us why it would be a great fit for our blog and free [Read on...]

Sample Disclosure/PR Pages

Updated 6 September 2013

As soon as you start getting approaches from PRs, whether or not you intend accepting these approaches or taking money for your services, it will save you a lot of time and effort if you draw up a page detailing your review, PR and disclosure policies and link to it from [Read on...]

Getting Paid Fairly for Your Work

Updated 6 September 2013

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A few notes on what you can and cannot get paid for.

Many bloggers simply do not understand what their time is worth (or fail to make the calculation that one free packet of oven chips costs like £2 and yet in exchange for [Read on...]

Running Giveaways for Brands

Updated 6 September 2013

Running Giveaways for Brands

You can do this for free, or get paid. Either way make sure you get something out of it for you.

I nearly always ask for sample product of what I am giving away for me. Otherwise I am giving the brand free advertising. Running a giveaway [Read on...]

Blogger School

Blogging is a very steep learning curve. Here at Blogger School, we aim to help bloggers to learn the skills they need to be successful.

We will tackle topics such as working with PR and brands, copyright, cookies, disclosure and any other topics we think may be useful.

We are very positive about working with PRs and brands. Blogger School was not set up to knock PRs - we know that both PRs and bloggers can gain a huge amount from working together - and we want these relationships to work better for the benefit of everyone.

Please feel free to leave questions for our blogging professors via a comment or send an e-mail to All e-mails will be treated as confidential, and all questions can be published anonymously.