My name is Christina Gleason, and I pal around with a lot of Internet marketers. As a happily married mother of one, I’m happy to help marketers and PR folks get the word out about their products and services that are useful for me and my family. Well, in THIS House – formerly known as Cutest Kid Ever – is a PR OK blog. (And we all know that “mommy bloggers” are a coveted demographic… Though we prefer “mom bloggers,” or better yet, simply “bloggers.”) My husband and I are both 30-something years old, and our son is 7 years old, as of August 2012. There are no babies and no little girls in our house.
We like food. We like dining out, so gift cards work, too. We like toys and movies. We like electronics and computer software. We’re trying to get healthier. We could really use a vacation. I do like playing dress-up. I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and I also have what my son has… TJ has Asperger’s Syndrome. Anything that could make our lives better or easier with these things in mind would be beneficial. We are on a budget, so experience opportunities are very welcome, too.
Why would you want me to review your products on Well, in THIS House?
I happen to own my own copywriting company, Phenomenal Content LLC, so I know my way around writing a good review. As a matter of fact, Viral Conversations asked for my permission to use two of the product reviews I completed for them as an example of what their advertisers can expect from their reviewers. I’m good. I’m honest. I’m thorough. And even when something doesn’t go over very well, I try to find something positive to say or a way to frame it to let people know why a product may not have been a good fit for my family, but it may fit better with others. If I have nothing positive to say, I’ll let you know that, too.
I promote my reviews to my Twitter followers as well as my blog subscribers. I always disclose when I have been received compensation for my reviews, so we’re in accordance with FTC guidelines. I also abide by Google’s rules for sponsored reviews by adding the nofollow tag to my links, so you don’t need to worry about getting a search engine penalty for “paid links.” You can check out my previous reviews if you’d like.
I do not get thousands of visitors each day, which apparently makes this a “small blog.” But studies have shown that small blogs show more ROI than big blogs in marketing campaigns.
Review and Giveaway Pricing
I am a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My reviews and giveaways are handled in a very professional manner, and my time is billable. Your marketing department should find my rates competitive.
- I do not charge for reviews as a general rule unless there are specific requirements for the post. If you want editorial control, it is not a review. In that case, it becomes an advertorial, and must be paid as such.
- $50 to include a giveaway for my readers. Though my billable hourly rate is $100, and giveaway maintenance often requires more than an hour of my time, this is a special rate.
If you are a small business owner, my rates are negotiable. I am a small business owner as well, and I am willing to help out my fellow businesswomen (and men) who have much smaller budgets. Please be sure to tell me why I should believe in your product if you wish to approach me about this – and don’t insult me by sending me a form letter.
If you are instead interested in having me create content for your company website, please visit Phenomenal Content for my copywriting and ghost blogging rates.
How to get your product reviewed on Well, in THIS House
Email me at twilightsun at gmail dot com with the subject line “Read Your Product Review Policy on WiTH.” DO NOT JUST SEND ME A PRESS RELEASE AND EXPECT ME TO POST ABOUT IT. Please give me a detailed description of the product or service you would like me to review. Let me know if you would also like me to run a giveaway – when the giveaway is over, I will provide you the contact information for the winner so you can ship the prize directly to them. Please provide a link to your website so I can find out more about your products. If I think your product would be a good fit, I’ll get in touch with you to let you know my mailing address so that you can provide a sample item or items for review and my PayPal address so you can remit payment. Sample items will not be returned; you are responsible for shipping and handling costs. I conduct all business via email, so please do not request a phone call. (Remember that anxiety thing I mentioned above? It extends to the phone.)No tag for this post.