Please note: I do NOT accept sponsored posts written by third parties, nor am I currently accepting guest posts. Please do not send me pitches for posts.
Why Work With a Blogger?
When it comes to the online world, people do not follow Twitter profiles or Facebook pages or even websites. People follow people. And that’s where working with an established blogger can be beneficial for you and your brand.
A good travel blogger not only writes about destinations, reviews tours, takes brilliant photos, and kicks ass on social media — he/she does all of this while also letting his/her unique personality shine through in those posts, reviews, photos, and even tweets. By being open, honest and “real,” bloggers have the ability to build relationships with their readers that go beyond stats and numbers of followers.
Add to this the fact that travel bloggers offer coverage before, during, and after an experience, and the question really should be “Why wouldn’t you work with a blogger?”
Let Me Promote You
At age 29, I have thus far visited 35+ countries on 4 continents around the globe. I have camped in the jungle in Guatemala, been bungee jumping (4 times!) in New Zealand, traveled through Eastern Europe by train, played a concert on the Great Wall of China, road tripped across the United States, and snorkeled with sharks in Belize. I’ve been on cruises, gone backpacking solo, and done guided group tours. I’ve stayed in questionable hostels, upscale hotels, and on stranger’s couches. I’m up for trying anything once, and I write honestly about all of my travel experiences — whether epic or mundane — on my blog.
2016 Travel Plans
Tentatively, my upcoming travel plans include:
May/June 2016: Africa
September 2016: The UK
October 2016: Europe/Russia
November/December 2016: North America
If you represent a travel-related company in any of the areas listed above (or even any others!), please get in touch to discuss possible sponsorships — I can help promote your brand to thousands of readers, subscribers, followers, and fans!
How Can We Partner?
I am open to working with travel companies of all shapes and sizes that would be of interest to my readership. Partnership/sponsorship possibilities can include:
- Travel gear reviews
- Day trips/tours
- Multi-day tours
- Individual attractions
- Adventure activities
- Unique food experiences
- Transport partnerships
- Press/familiarization trips
- Instagram takeovers
- Brand ambassadorships
Sponsorships can range from a review of a day tour all the way to on-going travel arrangements throughout the course of my adventures around the world. The above list is, of course, not all-inclusive, and I would be happy to discuss any other partnership ideas that might work for your brand.
A brief look at some of my past partnerships:
- Partnership with Intrepid Travel — A Dangerous Business has partnered several times with small-group adventure travel company Intrepid Travel. Each tour results in social media coverage during the trip, as well as a variety of content (blog posts, photos, video) created post-tour.
- Partnership with Busabout – I have worked with Busabout in Europe twice now, including spending a month traveling on/promoting their hop-on, hop-off network in Western Europe.
- Innovation Norway / Visit Norway USA press trips — I’ve worked closely with Norwegian tourism boards twice, first to plan a 10-day trip around Norway in May 2015, and then again to plan a weeklong winter adventure in Northern Norway in February 2016.
- Great Coast Road Trip – In May 2014, I worked with Coast Hotels and Zipcar to participate in a leg of the #GreatCoastRoadTrip in British Columbia with another travel blogger.
- Blogmanay campaign — In December 2012, I was one of 21 international travel bloggers invited by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, VisitScotland, ETAG and Edinburgh Festivals to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, to experience/take part in the country’s annual Hogmanay New Year’s celebrations. Highlights included participating in the Torchlight Procession, as well as the Loony Dook.
- O Solar Mio! Media Trip – In March 2013, I was invited by Travel Manitoba and Frontiers North Adventures to travel to northern Canada to partake in winter activities in Churchill, Manitoba.
Who else I’ve worked with:
What I Can Offer During Partnerships
If we partner up, here are some of the things I can offer as part of my coverage:
- Social media coverage during trip/experience (including mentions on Facebook and Twitter, Instagram photos, Snapchat stories, and use of a hashtag if appropriate)
- An agreed-upon number of blog posts after the trip/experience, complete with photos
- Photo and video content (at an extra cost)
Want to learn more? Please contact me to see examples or discuss possible partnership opportunities with A Dangerous Business at email@example.com.
Current stats as of July 28, 2016:
Average monthly visitors: 115,000+
Average monthly page views: 175,000+
Alexa traffic rank: 187,242 (global); 69,153 (USA)
Twitter followers: 23,500+
Facebook fans: 30,500+
Instagram followers: 18,000+
Newsletter subscribers: 2,000+
Google PageRank: 4
Klout score: 72
To learn more about my readers and website stats, please download a copy of my media kit.
In accordance with ethical blogging practices, all reviews/promotion hosted on A Dangerous Business in exchange for a travel experience will be 100% truthful and include a sponsorship notation in the footer. I will not talk badly about your competitors in any review, post, or discussion under any circumstance.
Looking for something more than a partnership? I can offer that, too.
Freelance Travel Writing
As a travel blogger with 5 years of online writing experience under my belt and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, I am in the position to offer writing services to any travel-related websites or publications.
Whether you are looking for original content about somewhere I have traveled to, or you need a research-based piece written about a specific destination, I can provide you with unique copy — often with photos included.
Thanks to my journalism background, you can be assured that said copy will be unique, well-written, and delivered by any deadline you set.
Social Media Consulting
Since I have been blogging for years, this also means that I have been utilizing social media for years. I have built up followings of thousands on both Facebook and Twitter, and also am knowledgable about Instagram, Pinterest, and StumbleUpon, among other social networking/sharing sites. I can also consult with you on newsletters.
I wrote my master’s thesis on the topic of using social media to build relationships with customers within the travel industry, and so have both the experience and expertise to help YOU out with your own social media campaigns.
If you run/work for a travel company that would like to have more of a presence on social media but don’t know where to start, please get in touch. I may be able to help!
Before I was a travel blogger, I worked as an editor at a small daily newspaper in Ohio. If you need an experienced editor to take a look at your website, publication, or other sort of content in a timely manner, get in touch. I have edited everything from news stories to travel blogs to book chapters in the past.
**To discuss rates for any of the above-mentioned services, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertisers on A Dangerous Business can reach a wide audience of travel-minded readers, who are interested in engaging stories and useful information about travel as a whole. That audience is expanding daily.
A Dangerous Business is willing to discuss a variety of advertising options on this site. A few examples of available advertising options are:
- Reviews – of products, services, attractions, tours, hotels, books, and more.
- Branded content – for example, posts or links within a post.
- Social media amplification – on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Ads – banner ads or text.
Rates are competitive, but negotiable. Please contact A Dangerous Business for more information, or to discuss rates.
Note: I do NOT accept sponsored posts written by third parties. Please do not send me pitches for posts.
The Fine Print
Any sponsored content published on this blog will include a disclaimer and/or disclosure notice, identifying it as such, in line with FTC guidelines.