Many people who have followed my site for years know that I have been using the various IZEA platforms since 2008 when I first started blogging. IZEA themselves started back in 2006 and is the largest sponsorship ecosystem in the world partnering with bloggers to find brands to work with and help showcase while giving brands additional mediums to get more exposure to their brand. What I love about IZEA is that they were always paying attention to and following Google Terms of Service regarding sponsorship and were the first of any of the platforms I used to require disclosures before even the FTC started requiring them, as well as making sure that nofollow was a standard for all sponsorship links.
IZEA has been working with bloggers and online personalities for years and recognized early on that Social Media was becoming more established as a way to reach audiences for brands and offered platform sponsorships for social media properties before as well. Well now IZEA Marketplace goes 1 step further consolidating all of IZEA sponsorship programs into a single platform that is flexible enough to aaccommodateall the major social media channels while being adaptable enough to integrate with future ones.
Tumblr bloggers for example can integrate, as can personalities and people who only use Instagram or Facebook without having a WordPress or Blogger blog. Heck, you can just be doing YouTube and integrate your YouTube channel if you want to get brand sponsored opportunities to do vids on products and brands you love too.
If you haven’t tried the IZEA network yet then I highly recommend you sign up with IZEA and see what they have to offer, it is a great way to get yourself recognized by brands, partner with brands you already know and follow and earn a little bit from your online social properties as well as help establish you if you are a blogger or social media personality looking for endorsements, brands and more.