Are you a representative of a company within the travel industry looking to market your brand online? If so, Living the Dream is for you!
Living the Dream was founded in 2008 and is a leading resource dedicated to helping travelers plan their trips around the world, learn how to travel blog, and take control of their finances via lifestyle design.
As of early 2019, Living the Dream receives over 85,000 monthly page views (total) and has over 65,000 fans on social media.
Living the Dream has strong presence on search engines for casual travelers researching the world's top destinations and also has a large following across several social networks (our primary focus networks in 2018 are Instagram and Pinterest).
For our 2019 Media Kit, featuring site statistics, demographics, and more, click here.
- We do not accept unsolicited guest posts. This page is in regards to our advertising options. Sponsored articles start at $2,000 with advertising credit included, and all outbound links are nofollow. This is non-negotiable. Please read our FAQ section at the end of this post for more information.
We are available for custom campaigns to promote your destination or brand, including the following:
- Press Trips / FAM Trips
- Experience Based Reviews
- Product Reviews and Giveaways
- Photography Acquisition
- Social Media Management / Takeovers
- …and more!
All of our campaigns are created custom to suit your marketing goals. To discuss the above opportunities further, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our upcoming 2019 travel plans include South Korea, Greece, Boston, Syracuse, Sonoma, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Richmond (Virginia). Our 2020 travel plans include the Maldives and Norway. We are also based in Pittsburgh, PA, and travel the US/Canada periodically as well. Jeremy is available for FAM/press trips both domestic and international on short notice.
If you are looking for direct promotion via traditional advertising, please refer to the below options.
Advertising Options with Living the Dream
We have many packages available to help market your brand and we tailor every package to meet your target audience and campaign goals. Packages available include:
- Custom Post Placements
- Display / Banner Advertisements
- Product Reviews and Giveaways
- Travel Sponsorship
- Public Speaking Engagements
- Consulting for Brand Development and Social Media
Display / Banner advertisements are exclusively administered through our media network, Mediavine.
To purchase display advertising, please click here. For all other campaigns, please email inquiries to email@example.com.
For all sponsored post feature requests, our rate for a one-off article begins at $2,000. Please keep this in mind if you contact us. We do not accept alternatives such as credit, in-kind, or goodwill in lieu of payment.
We've been blogging professionally on Living the Dream for over ten years and in that time have developed our expertise in the areas of WordPress, Web Programming, SEO, Photography, Social Media Management, and B2C marketing to name a few.
Jeremy is the primary author and operator of Living the Dream and works on the site as his full-time job. Angie is a contributing author and photographer.
The following are our answers to the questions we recieve almost every day. Please read these prior to emailing as odds are good you'll be asking one of the below.
Why are your rates so high? Living the Dream is one of the largest travel blogs in the world and receives nearly 100,000 views a month from travelers looking specific advice (85%+ of our traffic comes from Google). Not only does our content reach a large audience, we produce our content to reach the right audiences as well.
Our rates are also at a premium in order to minimize the number of partnerships we accept in order to provide our full attention to our partners at any given time.
Will you accept $25, $50, $150, or $200 for a post? No. We will not negotiate with you if you ask for a 90%+ discount right from the start. Our starting rate for discussion is $2,000 for one-off sponsored articles.
Want to join our influencer network? No. But if you have a specific campaign that we are pre-approved for you are more than welcome to email us. We do not join influencer networks to help you pad your numbers for potential clients. Please be aware if you email and ask we're going to tell you exactly why these networks are a scam.
I have no budget, what can you do for me or my client? Outside of FAM/press trips, nothing. If we want to work for free we'll do it ourselves.
Will you be an affiliate for my product? If we have written a review on your product, yes, we'd love to. If we have not featured your product (even if we have featured your competitors), we are not interested and will offer our advertising rate. After working on an agreed upon advertising package, we would be happy to include affiliate links to track conversions.
What about reviewing our product without an affiliate program? Like the above, we will charge our advertising rate for all reviews. However, we can offer to reduce our rate proportional to the cost of your product (e.g. $100 off for a $100 product) if it is a fit for our marketing goals.
Do you sell dofollow links? No. All links are nofollow per Google guidelines. Posts are clearly disclosed as Advertisements per FTC guidelines. Asking us for anything otherwise will tell us what kind of business practices you engage in, and we'll decline even if you agree to our rates.
Do you place gambling, casino, etc. links/articles? No. Even with nofollow tags, we will not place content for questionable 3rd party services. This is a travel and lifestyle blog, and we only host travel and lifestyle content. If you ask, we'll quote you a rate to buy our site as this is what you'll need to do in order to get this kind of content hosted. Last quote for this was $2,500,000 if anyone is interested.
Do you charge for press/FAM trips? We have a complimentary package for FAM trips if given full editorial control over coverage. We charge based on a deliverable model for set publication quantities, topics, deadlines, video production, or image licensing. Please email us for more information. Jeremy is available for opportunities only as Angie still works a day job with limited PTO.
Do you accept guest posts? No. We do not accept unsolicited guest posts under any circumstances. 99 times out of 100 the guest post request is a hidden advertising pitch to get a brand mention for free or, more likely, a dofollow link. This is a bad practice to get around a blogger's advertising policies that needs to stop. If you are a real blogger looking for a guest post, and not a company/PR firm looking to get around our advertising rates, you should be aware of the standard procedure for this kind of request.
What about infographics? No. Infographics were barely interesting 10 years ago and they're even less interesting now. Please stop sending them.
Do you want to change your ad network? No. Mediavine is the best. You can buy display advertising via our sales page on Mediavine. All of our programmatic display advertising runs through them exclusively.
Will you make an exception for me? Our [product/item/destination] is amazing! We are happy that you think your client or product is special, but please don't ask. We quote everyone the same rate card.
Additional Sites in Our Network
To discuss possible partnership opportunities on Living the Dream or any of the other sites in our network, please contact Jeremy at (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can talk about your business, advertising packages, and how we can help reach your marketing goals!