Blogging is still not very mainstream as a profession, but it has come along since we first started this blog almost 3 years ago.
If you think ‘blogger’ equals someone who just rants and raves or swears and disses about life in general, you really don’t know what the word entails now. But read any post here and you may realize the amount of research and work that goes into delivering a single blog post.
While platforms like Blogdash have brought it in for bloggers in the West, the idea of blogging as a professional activity, using bloggers as brand advocates, and actually compensating them, is new in India.
Today I am going to talk about Blogmint, a platform that brings bloggers and brands together in a manner that is fruitful to both sides.
Here is a brief glimpse at how the whole Blogging Vlogging works!
- A blogger creates a profile and connects their social accounts and blog feeds.
- A rank is assigned based on industry standard parameters like Alexa ranking.
- Brands create campaigns clearly stating the kind of blog they are looking for, their requirements and other conditions.
- Bloggers apply quoting any price they feel is adequate.
- Once the brand accepts, a topic is assigned to the blogger. The blogger submits content and receives comments on it. This editing cycle occurs directly between brand and blogger.
- Once the article is accepted, the blogger publishes it on his/ her property.
- The brand rates the content, allowing bloggers to improve their rankings.
The Blogmint team offers any assistance needed through this end to end process.
Since we believe in following a structured process here at rightmixtech, we are highly impressed by the way Blogmint handles things.
What I Would Like to See at Blogmint
As a blogger, here are some enhancements I would like to see at Blogmint –
- Some kind of reporting dashboard where bloggers can pull reports about the status of their assignments or payments.
- Mutually agreeable text that the blogger is allowed to mention indicating that a post is sponsored. This allows the bloggers, especially those bloggers who have an international audience, to do their due diligence. Whether regulation is enforced today or not, this is highly desirable in order to conform to global standards.
While we are on the topic, I would like to make it clear that this is not a sponsored post. I am writing this just to share the platform with fellow bloggers.
Now for some bragging – I am fortunate enough to be part of the Blogger Dream Team, a list of 11 bloggers selected out of 900+ by celebrity sportscaster Harsha Bhogle. Looking forward to great things with Team Blogmint.
Have you ever used a similar platform? What has been your experience? Please share below and get the conversation started.