This post is a little different in that it's a little for my blogger babes, but if you're a non-blogging reader or have wondered about starting a blog there are still some gems in here for you too. As always, you can feel free to scroll through the outfit photos and shop or pin the look at the bottom of the post.
A little about VENNDY
What is venndy? Started by a group of female entrepreneurs, VENNDY is a platform designed to help you curate your favorite products and services into stories, while discovering new ones from your friends or favorite bloggers.
VENNDY is a user-generated content platform focusing on contextual connectivity."
VENNDY allows you to save products and services into 8 different categories: fashion, living, and beauty just to name a few. You can then curate these saved "VENNS" into stories, whether its a closed outfit story that only you can add products to or a shared "Office Inspo" story that friends can add their favorite finds to as well. VENNDY comes with a chrome extension that lets you save and curate products as you're shopping online.
VENNDY is a little similar to Pinterest, but with a few key improvements. First, your VENNs (or saved products) have space for a lot more information. You can rate products & services, select the product description to be saved with your VENN, and add some personal notes. The categories are similar to boards, but things are much easier to find because of the ability to add subcategories, like 'shoes' or 'tops' for fashion.
I tend to use pinterest to hoard every and any idea, where my VENNDY is a more curated list of my actual favorite things. The two aren't mutually exclusive though - you can also pin your VENNS and Stories right to Pinterest from your VENNDY Dashboard.
You can learn all you need to know about VENNDY HERE
VENNDY PERKS for Bloggers
I use VENNDY to create shoppable stories for each of my blog posts. This gives my followers a place to shop all of my favorite products in one place.
VENNDY has a unique proposition in that it can be a place where I can curate all my affiliate content in a way that is more shopping-focused than a blog post"
VENNDY is also an amazing way to monetize my blog. When I save a product, there is a spot to add an affiliate link. The real perk to VENNDY is that it helps you to monetize your blog from day one by using affiliate marketing. While it might take months or even a year for your blog itself to gain traction, VENNDY is a shared platform - which means readers might initially come to the platform because of another blogger, but they'll see your content and discover you.
VENNDY lets you put reviews and blog posts into a marketplace of reviews, which helps readers easily find what they are looking for and shop it.
The biggest advantage is being able to combine links from different affiliate programs (and even non-affiliate links) into one carousel for a post."
You can easily create a product carousel (like the one at the end of this post) and link products or services from anywhere - from your favorite sites or affiliate links. This also means you don't have to stick to just one affiliate program. You can use links from places like ShopStyleCollective, Amazon, & RewardStyle all in one shoppable carousel.
Ready to give VENNDY a try? The good news is entering the giveaway (below) will help you signup and start using the platform, plus you can win some prizes while doing it!
HOW TO ENTER:
1. Sign up to VENNDY
2. Download the Google Chrome Extension (once you receive email with link to it)
3. Upload at least 8 items to your VENNDY
4. Curate at least 1 story
5. Love at least 3 stories
6. Love at least 5 items
7. Ask to join The VENNDY Club on Facebook. (It's a FB group where you can ask questions and connect with other members of the VENNDY community)
8. Fill out THIS Google Form - this helps to serve as a checklist to you and a way to verify your entries!
- The curators of the 3 stories who get the highest number of Loves by the other participants at the Closing Time will receive a $75 AMAZON GIFT CARD.
- The curator of the Story with the highest number of Loves will also get a 1:1 Blog Consultation with Summer.
- The 10 bloggers who uploaded items (product, service or place) who get the highest number of Loves by the other participants, as of the Closing Time, will get the "But First, Brunch" T-Shirt from my line! (US only).
Giveaway campaign runs from Thursday, August 10th - Thursday, August 24th at midnight EST!