Sverve!

If you enjoy following other bloggers, you probably know all about Bloglovin‘, Networked Blogs, Blogher, etc, but you may not know about Sverve.

 

I joined Sverve a few months ago because it was recommended to me by a friend. We are all trying to find ways that our blogs can “produce” for us (without costing our readers) and in my case, I was hoping to do some type of monetization within the year so that after this divorce becomes final, I can have an income stream (however small) that allows me to stay at home with my kids, and still be their 100% of the time medical caregiver.

Well, so far, Sverve hasn’t really been that for me. (I’m always telling y’all the truth!) I have made a few dollars (and I mean a few, like TWO) with sponsored share tweets etc, BUT Sverve has been a far greater resource than I thought it would be- and THAT is why I am sharing it on the Living With Juvenile Arthritis blog. (that’s your cue to stay with me another few minutes!)

Before I talk about WHY I am promoting Sverve, let me back up a minute. I have other online resources that I use regularly. Facebook has been an amazing resource to me as a JA mom, I have found community pages and private groups that have helped me foster online relationships with other moms/caregivers that would have been impossible in “real” life. If I have a question, that is where I go. Chances are 50 other moms have been through the same exact thing, and can give me their take. When I want to do serious medical research, I use sites like Pubmed, Medline and Google Scholar. But Sverve fills a different niche. Yes, it has potential to monetize, but since it’s not as much “fit” for me in their campaigns, I have been choosy, and thus only earned $2. What Sverve HAS done for me is give me a unique portal to explore other blogs that fit my interest with very little work.

Sverve has a great category system, where bloggers classify themselves. I can search for other bloggers based on those classifications- the ones that match mine (like Juvenile Arthritis, Pediatric Rheumatic Disease, Parenting Chronic Illness etc) THEN I can follow those users/bloggers/posters with the same interests/focus. The great thing is that I don’t even have to follow the blog per se, I can open Sverve, and right there waiting for me are descriptions of the latests posts with thumbnails of what I chose to follow! Pretty neat right? That way I dont have to get lost in Christmas shopping, New Year’s resolutions or 20 other yummy recipes that I find (like on pinterest.) Its focused on what I choose, and I use this one really to focus on JA. If I want more, I just click!

Best thing though? Even though I have been signed up for months, I have had no yucky spam or unwanted emails because of it. I think of it as a very targeted bloglovin/networked blogs tool that occasionally gives me a chance to make pocket change too.  And in the meantime, I get to see blogs and posts that I might not have come across through other venues that are very specific to our Juvenile Arthritis/parenting chronic illness issues. Win-win.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Sverve, give it a try- its free, and if you don’t like it, you can always delete your account later. I’m glad that I gave it a chance, and I think that if you do, you might like it too!

(click the link below to head over to my page)

http://www.sverve.com/dashboard/9944

If you would like to endorse me while you’re there, that would be wonderful too….but enough of the shameless self promotion. I hope you go over, give it a try and see what you think!

Have you tried Sverve? Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

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  1. Hi Kim. I just found you on Sverve and endorsed you in several areas. Best wishes.
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  2. I love Sverve, I was chose for a local campaign – got to taste food! – and I loved it!! That’s the only campaign so far, but hey, it was cash!
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    • I have been surprised how Sverve has been so much more for me than just a monetization site- its like a less social version of facebook, and a more focused source of info than twitter- the fact that I can choose to earn from it is even better! I hope that others give it a try…

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