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How to Land More Collaborations in 2021!

Gosh, it’s been nearly two years since I wrote this post about how bloggers make money, and already I have so much to add.

At the time I was knee-deep in affiliate programs and blog sponsorships. Since then and after joining many platforms that bring brands and influencers together, my opportunities (and cash) have multiplied month after month.

“It has always been my goal to either inspire, educate, or entertain with Chicks and Salsa.”

Many collaborations come through to my email. MOST I hustle for. The rest I get matched for on one of the platforms I am going to highlight below. Just as I did before I wanted to share all the platforms on which I have successfully landed paid and gifted collaborations with companies I love.

Here is a list of platforms that I highly recommend creating profiles on to get matched with companies looking for people JUST LIKE YOU. No audience is too small, engagement numbers are equally as important.

Once you have created your profile, it is easy! You just apply to campaigns you are eligible for or interested in and wait to hear from the brand.

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Here they are:

I have worked with L’Oreal, Aveeno, Coola, GUIDE Beauty, Spa Science, KRIS Wines, and more via Aspire IQ.

I have worked with Hand in Hand, Hollywood Browzer, CVS, SIJO, Good To Go, and more via Cohley.

I can’t say enough about how much Fohr has taught me! They have excellent influencer-forward education that they share on a weekly basis on their YouTube channel. I also suspect that many of the emails that come to me with opportunities, come via Fohr.

I am new to this platform but they recently ran a campaign with BVLGARI and I was part of their KISS Nails campaign.

CLEVER has many awesome opportunities and works with many big names and familiar brands, however, I have been unable to land an opportunity with anyone yet (here’s to 2021!)

I discovered Shopping Links when we met with the founder at ThinkTank in Chicago in 2019. Since then they have partnered up with high-end brands like INTERMIX, NYDJ Jeans, Double Icon, and more!

MAVRCK recently partnered up with Express for their Winter Campaign, sadly, I was not part of this.

To learn more about affililate programs, please refer to my earlier post.

Denim Collaboration

For a referral to RewardStyle (it will help you get in), please email me chicksandsalsa2@gmail.com

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As always, Your chick,

Rina

Chick Picks:

Gift Guide for Girls Ages 9-12

As a mom of two girls (ages 9 and 10) with totally different personalities, I am sure there is something on this list that will help make shopping for you a little easier this year.

We all want to do something for our kids to lighten things up this year. Books are always my go-to when it comes to gifting (my girls are currently obsessed with this series), but this year in particular the girls and I really got into crafting to help pass time at home.

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In particular, the hot chocolate bombs are the perfect stocking stuffer and with video games ruling my #momlife this year, a Roblox gift card is just perfect too!

For my artsy one, a tie dye kit and pottery set have been on her list forever!

I hope that this post was helpful. I know we all need ideas!

A while back, Sonia and I reviewed some games that also make for a good time with family and friends. Check them out below!

Your Chick,

Rina

Sweet Dreams: The Best Bedding Solutions

Being married to a Sleep Specialist means hearing a lot of advice about phone usage before bed, ideal meal times, and of course suggestions about bedding. After my recent pajama collaboration with Cozy Earth, I couldn’t help but wonder if their bedding was as soft as their pajamas.

Bamboo Sheets

I ordered a set of bamboo sheets from them and began researching what bamboo fabric actually is. Derived from the pulp of the bamboo plant, bamboo fabric is said to be the world’s softest and most breathable fabric (featured in Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things) and after wearing it and sleeping on it for weeks, I have to agree (to learn about how it is made, click here).

Cozy Earth Pajamas
Cozy Earth Short Pajama Set (CODE: CHICKS50 for 50% off)

The sheets are not measured in thread counts like traditional sheet sets but feel like an ultra-soft and silky sateen. If you like the feel of mico-fiber sheets, then these sheets are NOT for you. These are super soft, lightweight, and breathable. I am not a night sweater, but people who are, swear by bamboo fabric.

This is a non-sponsored review of Cozy Earth bedding. Afterall, after finding the best sheets in years, I had to share it with all of you! If you are interested in trying out their collection of pajamas, loungewear, or bedding be sure to use code CHICKS50 for 50% off your order.

Bamboo Sheet Set ON SALE (Code: CHICKS50)

Pillows

Of course, a post about bedding would be remiss if we did not talk about pillows. Finding the perfect pillow can be a struggle, but I recently discovered a brand that will work for every single type of person out there. Luxome has a customizable pillow that you can create in your home to the height and firmness that you desire. I got one for me and of course one for the hubby and after customizing ours, they looked totally different. He prefers a flat but firm pillow (I call it a pancake-like pillow), I prefer a taller memory foam type feel. With the inserts provided by Luxome, you can truly make the perfect pillow in minutes.

CODE: RINA20 for $20 OFF

CODE: RINA20 for $20 OFF

I know that neither the sheets nor the pillow are cheap, however, I tend or splurge on home items like this that I use every single day. This combination for your bed is truly life-changing. So if you are looking to try something new that is vetted and on sale, check out these products and let me know what you think!

Your Chick,

Rina

Always Cooking with the Always Pan!

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I have been crushing it in the kitchen lately thanks to the Always Pan by Our Place. This purchase was fully influenced by ads I kept seeing on Instagram, but truly, this one is so worth it!!

I am not exactly someone who loves to cook. The whole idea of making a mess really turns me off to the whole thing. The Always Pan was a tempting purchase for me because it promised me fewer dishes. It has delivered on that promise.

Code: COOK15 for 15% OFF

The Always Pan

The size of the Always Pan is perfect for cooking EVERYTHING from omlettes, to chicken keema, to pasta, to daal (lentils)! Even after 20+ uses, the pan looks brand new and cleans up in no time.

This is honestly the MOST EXPENSIVE pan I have ever owned, but sometimes you really do get what you pay for. If you are in the market for new dishes, as I was, check out the Always Pan and be sure to use code COOK15 to save 15%!

Your Chick,

Rina