Media Kit

 

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A Brief Overview of Saved By Grace:

Saved By Grace is a blog that was started with the intention of connecting to others about the newest household products, recipes, food products, Christian Living articles, health, beauty, fashion and everyday living. It has grown to so much more than that to include a focus on diabetic living, frugal living and more. Saved By Grace was started by Christine Tolhurst as an outlet to the “outside world” in 2011. As a chef turned stay at home wife, she needed a place to connect with others. Christine is a 30-something  married mother of one pre-teen daughter, living in Washington state with her cat and family. She and her family enjoy traveling, fishing, cooking, reading, and taking in the great outdoors.

I LOVE to do reviews! More and more consumers are turning to blog reviews of products before making a purchase and to find out about the newest items available on the market! Want a piece of the action? Talk to me! I love to work with awesome companies, large or small and do partnerships!

Contact me at borntimestwo@hotmail.com

 

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Why should you advertize with me?

Did you know that according to a recent survey, women make up 85% of all consumer purchases? This includes everything from groceries (where they make up 93% !)  to cars! My readership on Saved By Grace in nearly all women between the ages of 20-50, the largest consumer category. Every month, thousands of moms just like me are looking at this blog for ideas of how to do their makeup, new recipes and even what to purchase. You are missing out on these eyes seeing your product! Plus, advertizing on Saved By Grace is very low cost compared to many other ways to get the word out there. I offer the following ad types and most of these are customizable for you!

      • Side Bar Ads: These can be large or small and located above the fold (where people see it before even scrolling!) and below the fold. Prices range from $35 a month to $50 a month with deep discounts for paying for several months at a time!
      • Sponsored content. These are posts that tell my readers about your company and it’s products in an organic and natural way. These are PERMANENT ads on my blog. I do not erase them unless it is requested that I do by you. I get many people finding out about new products through my sponsored posts. I even have articles that were published a year or more ago that get search engine attention, still! Please note, these will always include a full disclosure per the FTC guidelines.Prices vary depending on how long the article is and how many links included. Prices range from $50- $150.
      • General Blog Sponsorship: Want your name at the bottom of my posts as a sponsor for a period of time? I do many posts that are not reviews of other companies. These “evergreen” posts can include a link to your company as a sponsor of my blog. At the end of a post, I will write, “This post was sponsored by XYZ company.” and a link to your company will be included. Prices range from $10-$40 depending on how long you want to sponsor my blogging.
      • Blog Conference Sponsorship: Want to be the star on my blog? The best way to do that is with a Conference Sponsorship! There are several tiers to choose from to fit many budgets. Sponsorship to a conference helps you because I make you the leading brand on my blog while I train to be the best I can be in my field! See my Sponsorship page for more details!

 

Reviews and Giveaways on Saved By Grace:

In order to effectively do a review, I require a product be sent to me to review and use. If you choose to also include a giveaway, your company would be given credit for sponsoring the giveaway, but I would handle all the details. I will set up the giveaway, pick a winner, contact the winner and forward the info to you for shipping. Please do not ship prizes here for giveaways.

The review product will not be returned.

Please note, I only accept full sized products with a retail value of $50 or more. My readers expect me to fully test a product so I can give an honest and unbiased review and that is very important to me. Please discuss before hand the size of the product you are sending as “sample” can mean different things to different folks. I can do a review of a product less than $50, but there will be a fee associated with it.

Please forward me any information you would like included in the review. I would like to spotlight your product and company as accurately as possible, so any information you have about your company or product really helps me do so.

There is no fee to do a review, however, the product sent must be worth at least $50 (either one product or a mix of products), unless it is a book or other type of media, BEFORE shipping costs. There are exceptions to this rule, please discuss prior to sending your product.

For giveaways with reviews, there is no fee for me to run a giveaway, but if you are not sending me a product to review, I will charge a small fee of $50. This is because giveaways require a lot of promotion and time on my part and if I am not reviewing a product, I ask that I be compensated monetarily for promotion. Giveaways typically run 1 week-10 days, but there can be changes made to accommodate your company’s needs.

For reviews, all links will be no-follow as per Google’s guidelines for paid links.

I give my 100% honest opinion, according to the FTC standards.

Most reviews are posted within a month of myself receiving the product. Often they are posted sooner. If your review is time sensitive, please discuss beforehand so I can accommodate you.

Please read my Expanded Review and Giveaway Policy for a breakdown of all policies.

 

Book Review Policy:

Currently, I am no longer accepting submissions for book reviews.

I review certain types of books. I do not, under any circumstance review novels or fiction. This is mainly because I do not read these types of books and do not enjoy them so I could not offer a fair review. I do however review the following types of books:

~Self help
~Medical/health related
~Christian living
~Parenting
~Home-Making related “help” books
~Cook Books

Most non-fiction I will consider.

I do have a 10 year old daughter here who DOES enjoy some types of YA fiction. Please pitch me and I will see if it is a good fit.

In order to review a book properly, I ask that you expect to wait several weeks for your review to be posted. This is because I review several books at a time and need to give my attention fairly to all of them. I also may choose to do a single post with books I am currently reading and reviewing.

 

Some Stats About My Blog:

Due to other bloggers having their stats stolen by dishonest bloggers in order to obtain review products, I have decided to make my stats private. For my stats, please email me at borntimestwo@hotmail.com and I would be more than happy to send you my media kit with my stats. I am sorry about any inconvenience this causes. I have accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, G+ & Pinterest. I use Google Analytics for stats.



Affiliations:

I work with many media outreach outlets. These include:

  • Tomoson
  • Social Spark by Izea
  • Purex Blogger
  • Clever Girls Collective
  • Trash Can Bloggers
  • Business2Blogger
  • MomSpark Media
  • One2One
  • Crowdtap
  • Massive Sway
  • Sverve
  • SoFab

 

What others have said about working with me:

“….Chrissie’s professionalism has made the experience as flawless as possible. Thank you, Chrissie!

~Tyra from Braquel’s Bathroom

 

Consulting Services:

I also do consulting services for other bloggers just starting out. I am not super tech savvy, but I can help with media kits, getting started on social media, and general blogger questions and concerns. My rate is dependent on what you need help with.

For businesses, I can help put together some online events such as twitter parties as well as find you other bloggers to work with and help reach more people throughout social media. I also can run social media accounts for your company. Please contact me for more information.

 Awards, Training and Partnerships

Saved By Grace was awarded a grassroots award given to up and coming blogs by other bloggers called the Liebster Award. I have worked with some larger, well known companies such as Newman’s Own Organics, Mohawk rugs and flooring, Tasteful Selections, Roland Foods, Vlasic, Philip’s-Norelco,  and Suave.

I have taken several online courses in SEO, Advertizing and Marketing on Social Media as well as will be attending The Blog Workshop’s Online Conference in May 2013.

Choosing to work with and/or advertise with Saved By Grace is a wonderful option and you can be rest assured that this blog is my primary focus. I not only write a post about your product, but I also make sure it gets promoted several times a day on twitter and Facebook as well as other social media platforms for a period of time. Also, your post will be a permanent fixture on my site as I do not delete posts made for this purpose, unless requested to.

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