What is IZEA?
IZEA is the leader in Social Sponsorship. IZEA created the first social sponsorship marketplace in 2006 and supports the largest sponsorship ecosystem in the world through IZEA Exchange.
IZEA connects creators who blog, tweet and post with leading brands who sponsor them. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership.
IZEA social sponsorship tools include over the years Sponsored Tweets, Staree (an image & video sharing platform), Social Spark and now the evolved IZEA Sponsorship.
IZEA Partners can apply to use the IZEA Exchange system to buy or sell through one platform.
How to use IZEA Sponsorship
IZEA Sponsorship Marketplace connects social media content creators with the world’s biggest brands. Creators get paid to blog, tweet, and take photos and videos. Brands engage and activate leading social creators.
Some key features include:
- Supports Blogs + 10 Social Networks
- Text, Photo & Video Sponsorships
- Disclosure Engine
- Two-way Bidding
First, you need to sign up to IZEA.com, where you can easily connect with your Facebook or Google+, or by creating an account with your email and password.
Brands can sign up as “Advertisers”. Blog and social media creators can sign up as “Creators”.
I use IZEA Sponsorship as a creator. There are 3 plans to choose from: Free, Standard ($1/month) & PRO ($5/month). I opted-in for the PRO Account, which gives me unlimited bids per month, a $25 cash out threshold, $1 early cash out fee and priority support.
Setup your account, by adding your social media connections. You can add connections to your blogs and YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Foursquare and WordPress accounts. For each connection you can specify your interested topics, target audience and asking price.
Every day you will receive new opportunities to apply for, based on your customized social media connections. Bids can range from $1 to $400-$500, depending on the type of offer. Average bids range from $10 to $50.
You can bid for an opportunity and, once the advertiser approves it, you can start writing a review, sending a post, taking a picture or recording a video, per the advertiser requirements. With the 2-way bidding system, advertisers & creators can negotiate the price, then accept or reject the bid.
Once the bid is accepted by the advertiser, the content you created is posted to your specific social media account. Every accepted bid you complete will be added to your account. You can cash out with PayPal.
My experience with IZEA
For the past years I used IZEA services starting with Sponsored Tweets, then Staree and, since this fall, I use extensively IZEA Sponsorship, with a PRO account.
I had a great experience with IZEA Customer service; my questions were answered professionally and in a timely manner.
I appreciate IZEA services since the beginning, as it helped me to make extra money, get some good contacts and always find great opportunities. Getting the extra money just in time for the holidays will allow me to get some gadgets & gifts for my family.
As another example, last week I had a great email interaction with Michelle Nunez, the IZEA coordinator for Burger King Holiday offer. She gave me the needed support & details that allowed me to complete my participation in this specific opportunity.
I am very excited to participate in IZEA Sponsorship. Every day I look for new opportunities. I love to write reviews, but also to take pictures or test an advertiser product.
You can do the same and earn some extra money while having fun!
Sign up with IZEA today!