Media Kit | The Savings Wife

Friday, July 6, 2012

Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in working with me, The Savings Wife.

My name is Melissa Hellmann.  I am a happily married, 36 year old mom of 2 boys and 2 Girls. I also have a cat. I have served as organizer and director of  two mommy groups though with each over 84 moms that met regularly on a weekly basis. I also hold a BSN. I  play bass guitar and I am very active in my church community. I have been using website programming since high-school and have always been computer savvy.

I am also a  review blogger and my website,,  is growing daily!  I have done many reviews to the specifications of the companies represented, many of them are large and well known.  I would love to review all types of items that are family friendly.   I have a large social media following and all posts are sent out thought all my social media sites.  I am very familiar with SEO and the use of keywords.  My opinion is a trusted source for my fan base and  in my blogging  and local community. I am a member of multiple blogging networks and Blogger groups.

Please continue reading for information on conducting reviews, giveaways, and other advertising options.

The following are the stats for The Saving Wife
Although I have much more to offer outside of these stats, they are posted here for your benefit.  These stats are also going up each month as my followers and page-views increase.   If you would like more information that what is provided here please contact me via email.

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Monthly Visits: 20,000+ (updated December 2013)
Monthly page views: 40,000+ (updated December 2013)
Twitter:   6000+ fans (updated December 2013)
I also have Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and more.  The links to these pages are found at the top of my page.

The Savings Wife offers a variety of options for advertising as well as reviews and giveaways. To see these options please read below.

I am open to doing product reviews that are family friendly.  There is no charge for this service for products over a $25 value.

What I need From you?
  • Full Sized Sample of Product. In order to do a review, I do require a full size sample of the product. Upon completion of the review, the product is mine to keep. Reviews will be posted within 4 weeks of receiving the product as to ensure time to actually use it and form a opinion.  If you would like your reviews on a specific date please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your time frame. All reviews will adhere to the FTC guidelines for disclosure.  
Giveaways are a great way to promote your product and/or  also raise your fan base.   If you would like a review along with the giveaway I can make that accommodation.  All giveaways will be run through raffle-copter.  Rafflecopter will randomly select the winner from all the entries provided. The only mandatory entry information is name and email.   I will add extra entries that promote your social media sites.  As soon as the giveaway is over the winner will be contacted for additional shipping information.   I will forward this information on to you.  It will be your responsibility to ship the prize to the winner unless you are enclosing postage necessary to mail the prize.

What I need from you? 
  •         Designated time frame? If you don't know I can suggest one.
  •         Links to your social media sites you want promoted
  •         Who to send winner information to.
  •          Prize details: (do not send me the prize)
Sponsored posts:
If you would like a sponsored post using keywords and links to your company on my blog  please feel free to contact me.  You are free to write your own post or I can write one for you using links or keywords you specify. All posts will be a permanent part or  The Savings Wife and will be shared within my social media sites.   Please contact me for pricing.

Banners/ Text ads
The Savings Wife offers advertising on a monthly basis. Prices vary by location and size. See advertising guidelines below in regards to what is acceptable. Please contact me for pricing and/or you can purchase ads here.  All Placement and sizes available.

Advertising guidelines:
All ads will be reviewed prior to publication. This is a family friendly blog and all ads need to abide by this standard. No foul language or graphic images are to be posted on the advertisement. Also, all landing pages must be family friendly. Ads will not be accepted if they are deemed to be offensive in any way towards race, gender, sexual preference, etc. Ads need to be grammatically correct and be ready to publish as is (unless it is a sponsored post that we have previously discussed me writing) I will not do any editing. Spam ads will not be tolerated. I will periodically check the ads and if any are found to not be within the standards of my blog, they will immediately be deleted and there will NOT be a refund. I will contact you with a reason as to why it needed to be removed and you will be given the option to fix the add and apply again. If there is a second offense, you will no longer be welcome to advertise on this page.

All ads will run for one month in the desired location. Prior to the end of that month, you will be contacted first with the option to renew. If you chose not to continue, your ad location will be passed on to the next advertiser.

Payments are to be made via paypal to or by check or money order to Melissa Hellmann.  Payment must be received and cleared prior to ad posting.   Please contact me to receive address information.  

Prior Work:
Here is a link to view my prior reviews, giveaways and sponsored posts.  Each one is done by the companies specifications and requirements so they will be different in content and layout.   Please let me know if you have any specific requirements.  I will try my best to accommodate you.

Disclosure Policy:
This policy is valid from 06 July 2012
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
 The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network. Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.
 The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
 This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.

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