Do you allow sponsored posts on your site?
Yes, however, I am very picky (like a five year old and vegetables) about companies I work with. I have 2 main criteria.
- I need to have used (and liked) a product or service of the company who is paying for the post. I will only work with companies that I am comfortable promoting. If I have never used the service or product, nor anyone I know has and can tell me good things about it, I am not going to, in all good conscience, promote the company via a sponsored post.
- The post has to be about something that brings value to my audience of summer camp professionals. For example, if you sell dog toys and send me a post about dog training, I won’t be interested. Sure, I may have purchased your toys for my dog and love them, but that’s not the focus of my site. On the flip side, if you sell fishing gear and send me an article about how to set-up a camp fishing program while promoting your gear for that program, I won’t accept that either. Yes, an article like that would be on target for my audience, but never having used your equipment, I won’t promote it since I can’t vouch for the quality.
If you think there is a chance I have used your product or you can give me references of other summer camp or youth professionals that have, contact me.
How much do you charge for a sponsored post?
If you write it, between $250-$500. If I write it, between $450-$650.
Can I submit a guest post instead?
I do not accept guest posts from companies. If you’re another blogger and aren’t looking to link to a company or sales page of any kind, sure. I love guest posts.
My company or blog is geared towards parents (or hikers or people who camp in tents). Is this a good blog to pay for a sponsored post or submit a guest post on?
I’m so glad you asked. No, this is not the place for your post. I get daily emails from bloggers and companies looking to write a post about how to go camping or how to cook over a fire for two or how to choose the perfect summer camp. While there are those in my audience who enjoy tent camping and some who have kids of their own, outdoor enthusiasts and parents are not the intended audiences for this blog. It’s for ‘Summer’ camp professionals, people who work at summer camps.
I think I got it, but I have one more question.
No problem. Feel free to email me at [email protected]