My name is Laurie and I am a work at home mommy to twin boys who are 4 and another little man, Nico who is 2 years! I have a BS in Criminal Justice and Home Economics! I was a high school Health Science and Family and Consumer Science (Home EC) teacher before i turned Mommy!!I am a Baby planner/ educator. I have a Masters in Education.I am located in San Diego, CA. I am married to my high school sweetheart and now use my blog to keep my brain happy! I love to review all products and show how great thing are in my blog reviews. I review all things myself and take the time to review them like i would any project my student gave me to grade!
The Momccupation is most definitely a PR-friendly blog! I spend a lot of time looking for sponsors for reviews and giveaways. If you have a product that is appropriate for our blog that you would like us to review, with or without a giveaway, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the details of how our giveaways work and what we expect from the company:
The company must send a product to me at their own expense.
I will try out and review the product. We normally try to get the reviews up in a timely manner, anywhere from 2-4 weeks, though there are times that life gets in the way and it might take us a little bit longer than planned.
We will only write good product reviews. If we find we cannot write a good review for your product, we will email you and let you know. We will not lie and make a good review when we are not impressed with the product. We only give our honest opinions. But we do not like to write bad things about companies, so we choose to just not write the bad reviews. If this happens, we are not responsible for sending the product back unless the company chooses to pay the shipping charges.
Products I love to review:
Cloth diapering products
Home cleaning, and green home products
Pretty much anything you have for me, i will review! This is a PG rated blog though!
We run our giveaways for 3 to 4 weeks. There are usually several ways to enter. We like to have a required entry that will ensure our readers actually go to the sponsor’s website and look at their products or information. Then there are several extra ways to enter, such as following us on Twitter and Facebook and subscribing to our blog, and then if the company is on any social networks, youtube, or has their own blog or newsletter, we have our readers follow those as well for extra entries. Also we allow our readers to tweet about the giveaway 1 time per day for extra entries. This helps spread the word, not only about our blog and giveaway, but also about the sponsor’s company. We also try to tweet about the giveaways daily.
At the end of the giveaway we pick a winner using random.org. We post the winner on our blog and email the winner to get their shipping information and any choices they might have about the product such as size or color if the sponsor allows that.
We will give the sponsor the winner’s shipping information, and the sponsor is responsible for shipping the winner’s prize in a timely manner.
In our reviews, we link to the company and product page several times. We also put a link using the company’s logo on our Sponsors page. If the company sponsors a giveaway with a product that has a value of $100 or more, we will link to them in our sidebar under a “Top Sponsors” section which will be seen on every page of our blog. If you sponsor with a prize valued under $100 but want to be in our Top Sponsors section, you can pay us $25 and we will feature your logo there for 6 months.
My readers range from men to women, mothers and fathers, families, grandparents and college students. Most have children between the ages of infants to teenagers.
Even more than doing product review alone, I love having the opportunity for one of my loyal readers win one of your amazing products!
Again, you will provide the item(s) cost free to the winner. And you will pay to ship directly to the designated winner.
I do offer giveaway-only options, but would definitely prefer to review the item first. If you would like the giveaway-only option, please contact me and make known right away that this is what you would like. I will write the review from what I see on your website and do the giveaway.
Please contact me via email email@example.com
This is new for my blog so a discount of 30% will be given to those who would like to advertise before June 2012
Advertising Rates :
(Long-term advertising discounts are available)
125×125 (higher placement) $30/month
125×125 (lower placement) $20/month
300×250 (higher placement) $90/month
300×250 (lower placement) $60/month
Text Link $15/month
One-time Tweet or FaceBook mention $5
12 Monthly Tweets or FaceBook mentions (1x/mth for 12 months) $30
Advertisement on Feed on every post (bottom of emailed Feed, emailed daily) $80
Review with accompanying giveaway is free
Review without accompanying giveaway varies – free to $10-$15(depending on requirements of length and number of links)
Sponsored post/advertisement fees vary (depending on length, content, number of links requested, specific wording requested, if a review is required or if you will be providing the content, etc.) between $10-50
For banners, alternative placements of ads, other ad sizes (which can certainly be accommodated), sponsored posts, reviews or additional Tweets and FaceBook mentions, please submit a request.
All advertisements are subject to approval.
Sponsored posts are accepted, if appropriate for the site (will be marked according to FTC guidelines).
The ad program used allows us to report the number views and clicks, so be sure to ask for those numbers at any time.
Payments must be made in advance, via PayPal, check or money order. No refunds.
Inquiries and pitches can be made directly to the media administrator, Laurie, at firstname.lastname@example.org