Blog Post Sponsorship and Product Reviews

Blog Post Sponsorship and Product Reviews

Due to increasing requests, Harmony Natural Living will begin offering Sponsored Posts on occassion. Harmony Natural Living believes in full transparency and following FTC guidelines. Guest Posts and Sponsored Posts will be clearly disclosed. All posts must be relevant to the focus of Harmony Natural Living mission. The following guidelines below take effect November 10, 2010 any guest posts dated prior to November 10, 2010 may not fall into these guidelines.

What is the difference between a Guest Post and a Sponsored Post?

Guest Post:

A guest post is free of charge. The post may not promote your business, it must be relevant content (healthy living, green living, etc). No links relating to your site may be contained in the post content itself. Any links contained in the site must be in reference to the content, business or person you are referring to. I go by the policy if you mention Harmony Natural Living , link to Harmony Natural Living , it’s good practice. You must include an image to use with the post. I will review the content and discuss any changes to the text before posting.

Your guest post will include a byline about the author. In the byline you may include a linkback to your own website.

Sponsored Post:

A Sponsored Post promotes your business or product. It can be in the form of a review/giveaway or simply a text post. The post must still be relevant to the site (healthy living, green living, etc). A sponsored post can include in-post links to your web site, product or social networks and you are welcome to offer my readers a coupon code for your product or service. You may also include your own selection of keywords to add in the SEO, they must be relevant to the content. You must include an image to use with the post. I will review the content and discuss any changes to the text before posting. Full disclosure will be placed the byline to state that yours is a sponsored post, review or giveaway and that I have been compensated in payment, product or services.

The cost of a sponsored post is as follows:

Review or Giveaway Post:
No actual monies are exchanged for a review and/or giveaway post. Your product is the compensation. The combined retail value of the product you send to review and winnings for my reader must be $50.00 or more. The giveaway can be a product you send to the winner or a Gift Certificate for the winner to spend on your products. Do not send me the giveaway – only the review product – the product you send me to review will not be returned.  All opinions in the post are those of Harmony Natural Living, you may include any facts or links, but you may not influence the review of the actual product.

If you are only doing a review post then the product must have a retail value of $50.00 USD or more, if it is less I ask you to purchase an advertising spot to compensate me for my time.

Sponsored Post:

The cost of a sponsored post, written by you is $50.00, the post may include up to 3 sponsored links, an image and keywords of your choice upon request.

Harmony Natural Living reserves the right to refuse any guest post, sponsored post, review or giveaway. All content MUST be relevant to the site content.

I look forward to working with you to help promote your green business and products. Contact Harmony Natural Living at any time with any questions or to set up a sponsored or guest post.