Media Kit: SL&Co + Freelance Options
About the blog:
Simply Liv & Co. is a community to inspire slow, mindful, and ethical living curated by Olivia Youngs, a young wife, mom to two toddlers, coffee connoisseur, and ethical fashion advocate. I love working with brands that create ethical products, promote sustainability, and embody a "less is more" mentality. Think we'd be a good fit? I'd love to work with you and get your product in the hands of my (equally passionate) readers!
**Update: I've recently begun my journey towards full time freelance work in addition to my endeavors on this blog. My hope is to provide my writing and social media experience to brands with a passion for ethical living and simplicity, helping them find their target audience and create engaging content. Does that sound like you? Read on for pricing and available hours.**
Analytics & Follower Data:
SL&Co. readers are:
- Primarily women aged 24-35
- Young moms, newly weds, or young women figuring out their direction in life
- Passionate about making change through their everyday choices
(Numbers are updated every 30 days, and increase each month.)
- Unique Monthly Page Views: 15k
- Monthly Visitors: 8k
- Top Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada
- Email Subscribers: 550+
- Brand ambassador
- Product Review
- Brand Launch Coverage
- Banner Ads
- Guest Posts
Blog Packages & Rates:
After a long period of accepting product as payment for promotion/reviews, SL&Co. now charges a *small* fee for sponsored content. Since the brands I work with all promote fair wages and mindful living, I believe compensation for the work bloggers do is important (word of mouth is a powerful advertiser, as you know!) This blog, along with my freelance work, is my full time job and each partnership helps to support our livelihood.
However, I also know that running a business doesn't always allow for an extensive marketing budget, and so I intentionally keep prices affordable.
I've worked incredibly hard to build an engaged audience that trusts my opinion. The website's stats grow by leaps and bounds each month, and in hopes to make the effort that goes into creating quality content profitable for both the brands I partner with and myself, I now charge a fee for the content I create.
Package 1: Product Review ($90 + Product) *Booking for Winter 17-18*
Includes a dedicated blog post featuring your brand and product(s) + 3-5 social media shares.
Package 2: Themed Post ($50 + Product)
Includes a blog post featuring your product (+ write up of your brand) alongside 2-3 other brands in a styled round-up or outfit shoot.
Package 3: Brand Ambassador ($200+ for three month partnership) *New booking begins in November*
- We will work together in a long-term partnership including at least 3 blog posts covering various aspects of your brand and products.
- Benefits include increased brand recognition through frequent mentions and posts, decreased blog post price, multi-faceted looks into your brand for readers, flexibility with post dates and topics.
- Includes sidebar ad for the duration of our partnership
Package 4: Start-Up Spotlight ($60)
Perfect for brands in their Kickstarter or fund raising phase. Features a discounted write up/interview featuring your brand and social media shares.
- Note: brands must provide their own photos if there is no product to review.
Package 5: Social Media Only ($45 + Product)
Includes 1-2 dedicated Instagram/Facebook/Twitter post with tags to your brand.
If you're looking to hire a contracted writer or social media manager, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (or fill out the form below).
With more than three years professional writing experience for large online publications, building my own blog and audience from scratch in two years, and a passion for writing and communicating, I think we'd make a great team. You can view my professional resume here.
Single Guest Post: $30
The guest post can be on a topic of your choosing or one of my own imaginings- all of my pieces are well researched, and can be customized to fit your brand/website's target audience.
Ongoing Ghost Writer/Copy Writer: $25/hr+ (please email to discuss further)
With at least a three month contract, I'll take the reins as your website's content creator. Together, we will create a publishing schedule to help engage your readers and provide them with helpful/inspiring content on a regular basis.
Social Media Manager: $25/hr+ (please email to discuss further)
With at least a three month contract, I'll put the skills I've learned growing my own brand on social media to use and take charge of posting, scheduling, copy writing, and promoting your brand's social media outlets. (Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest are my jam, but Twitter is okay too ;).
Copy Writer/Social Media Manager: $40/hr+ (let's just chat over email, shall we?)
All of the above at a sweet, discounted rate.
"Olivia has curated an incredibly engaged and focused audience. If your brand values ethical fashion, minimalism and a heart-centered approach to community, Simply Liv & Co is a worthwhile investment. Working with Olivia made us believe in the power of 'micro influencers'."
- Dara Elliott | Founder, Brevity Brand
"Working with Olivia has been a wonderful experience and a great referral source for us. She was very accommodating on timeline, allowing us to get on her site quickly and still align a later product launch with her story on our brand. We love her tone – very personable and friendly – and that her blogs plots her personal journey. So happy to be among the awesome companies on her Affordable Ethical Fashion list and can't wait to work with her again!"
- Olivia Amter | Co-founder, ENAT
"Olivia was wonderful to partner with to help promote the launch of our Amazon Dash Button for Ethical Bean Coffee. She researched our brand above and beyond what we discussed for the campaign and the content and photos she put together was just what I was looking for and more! I'm looking forward to working with her again."
- Lauren Archibald | Marketing Manager, Ethical Bean Coffee
*Since SL&Co. centers around being fully authentic and honest, all products/brands require approval. I will only promote brands whose mission I fully believe in.
Thank you for your interest in working with SL&Co! I look forward to hearing from you.
(Please email me at email@example.com with any questions or to negotiate- I'm a real person here, and believe in flexibility.)