This is a question I get asked a lot but I don't blog for the free samples and I do buy a lot of products myself. So here are my top tips on how you may be able to get some free samples.
1. Don't start your blog and request samples - you need to grow your blog and your audience you need to promote and follow other bloggers so you can get an audience. Nobody's going to give away samples if nobody's going to see your review.
2. Start small - Don't start by emailing Mac or Benefit these are huge companies who want bloggers with large followings. You're better off looking for smaller companies who may need people to basically advertise for them.
3. Think about what your writing - Most of my samples I get I had to work for I'd spend a long time typing up different emails linking all my blogposts to show off my work. You need to sound professional.
4. Offer to pay for postage - This isn't essential but sometimes I offer because it's polite these companies are giving you free products which are from their business the least you can do is put the offer there.
5. Request samples you are interested in - Don't message a company of you have no passion in it, it will show in the blog post and be a let down.
6. Follow the guidelines - If a blog wants to have there link shown 3 times make show you do it, the only time I won't do something is if I don't believe in it for instance 'make sure you tell everybody how great it is' That is something I will not do no matter what the brand is.
7. Don't be disheartened - Sometimes companies have enough bloggers and they don't need anybody else always make sure you reply to these emails because they may need you some day.
8. Join Networks - Google blog networks there is many out there such as 'Brandbacker' and ' The Blogger Network' these are great to sign up for because the companies put up what they need and you can apply for as many as you like.
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