We released some exciting changes this morning.  We added extra support for product sampling campaigns and we also fixed a few bugs.

The bugs that were fixed:

  • Insecure content warnings on the cashout page
  • Points balance not automatically updating in the header section of the advertiser account page after making offers (previously you had to refresh the page, now it will update instantly)
  • Now allow editing of blog URL before it is reviewed so you can fix your typos
  • Now automatically deauthorize google analytics after a blog URL is edited

The new product sampling changes:

Advertisers:  If you would like to participate in a product sampling campaign, please contact our solutions sales team as this is not available yet as a self-service feature.
1 (877) 525-IZEA

Bloggers:  You can expect to see some new product sampling opportunities coming soon.  There will be at least one opportunity for pet owners coming up this month and even more to come after.  These are currently only available to bloggers who live in the continental United States.

All product sampling opportunities will be presented under the leads section.

When you respond interested to a product sampling opportunity we will ask you to verify your shipping address.  We don’t want to ship your samples to the wrong place.

Most product sampling opportunities only offer one product.  But if there are sampling options you will see a page that asks  you to select which product(s) you would like to sample.

If you are selected for the sampling campaign you will get an offer after responding to the lead.  Typically more time is allowed for submitting your post to these types of offers so that there is time to ship the products to you.  The account management team will be in direct contact with you if you get an offer.  You will receive any extra information from them via email and you should get reminders to submit your post before the deadline.  Advertisers can request to move the deadline so it is vital that you keep your email information up-to-date in your SocialSpark account and check your email regularly.

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  1. amiableamy said on 6.10.11 at 5:16 pm

    This is exciting! Looking forward to see more leads of product sampling!

  2. Jessica Cassidy said on 6.10.11 at 5:27 pm

    I cannot wait to see more leads especially the sampling. Thank you also for the payment. I do appreciated it.

  3. becca said on 6.10.11 at 6:23 pm

    how exciting

  4. Sarah said on 6.10.11 at 7:10 pm

    That's exciting! I can't wait for more leads...I've never had a product sampling lead, so fingers crossed!!

  5. veronica said on 6.11.11 at 3:13 am

    I can't wait! In anticipation, I will add a "Product Sampling" page to my blog! Three cheers for IZEA!!!

  6. dnbuster said on 6.11.11 at 3:53 am

    i cant wait!
    sounds like fun!

  7. Nidhi said on 6.11.11 at 1:53 pm

    I am getting so many leads but no offers... wonder why it is happening???

  8. Tingting Rimart said on 6.11.11 at 3:08 pm

    How can I qualify for product sampling?

  9. Colleen said on 6.11.11 at 4:40 pm

    This site just keeps getting better and better. Thank you so much. I am glad to be part of such an excellent group.

  10. Justin Germino said on 6.12.11 at 5:53 pm

    I love doing product sampling, always great when you can physically try the product.

  11. Holly said on 6.13.11 at 12:21 pm

    I love this. I do a lot of product reviews and this sounds like a lot of fun.

  12. Paul Salmon said on 6.13.11 at 3:01 pm

    I'm looking forward to product sampling. It will be great to have reviews of actual products instead of websites.

  13. Cozy Home Scenes said on 6.13.11 at 4:13 pm

    Sounds great! I feel I write better reviews when I can see the item in person before I write. Can't wait for the sampling opportunities.

  14. Amy @ A Little Nosh said on 6.13.11 at 5:23 pm

    Love this and can't wait to see the opportunities!

  15. Jennifer said on 6.13.11 at 8:51 pm

    I'm Really looking forward to some great offers!

  16. Leila Harpster said on 6.15.11 at 12:28 am

    So happy to hear this~ More Samples, More Opportunies.. Hurray!!!

  17. Jennifer Falbo said on 6.15.11 at 8:43 pm

    This is great!! I love product sampling!! Thank you!!

  18. Joan Penfold said on 6.16.11 at 1:41 am

    I have only done product sampling once and that was for my dog! I can't wait for more opps like that one!

  19. atoksoft said on 6.16.11 at 11:13 am

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  20. Julie Smart said on 6.16.11 at 7:19 pm

    How exciting... I can' wait

  21. sriram raj said on 6.17.11 at 4:07 am

    How exciting if it would have been for Indian bloggers as well. There are hundreds of advertisers competing for product sample adverts.

    Hope we get them soon. All the best for US Bloggers. Rock on

  22. Carrie said on 2.9.12 at 4:38 am

    I am looking forward to great opportunities to sample products

  23. Julie Bantin said on 3.10.12 at 12:37 am

    I love product sampling. When can I start? Seriously,I would love to do it. :)

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