Welcome to my travel blog Solo Travel Story,
If you are a brand or PR and would like to work with me as a travel content producer, this page will provide you with my legal disclaimer. In the following, you’ll find my requirements and T&Cs outlined and I’m sure we can find a way of working together.
I’m a PR and brand-friendly blogger and accept samples related to travel & lifestyle. I’m happy to write about your products, but I will only include them on my blog if they are suitable for my readership. To provide transparency, all samples and gifts are marked with an * in addition to “AD” or “sponsored post”. All opinions and views expressed on Solo Travel Story are 100% my own.
My schedule is irregular due to life/work commitments, but I aim to post 1x a week. This provides four slots per month. If these are used up by the time of contact, your coverage will be added to the end of my publishing list. To form an objective opinion, I will try and test a product for at least a month. It is at my discretion when I publish a post and I will not accept time pressure from your side.
My blog is a private travel and lifestyle blog. It targets a female audience, aged 25 to 35. I write my own posts which are inspired by my life and the things I care about. I do not publish any press releases and announcements as they appear to be spammy. I’d like to try and recommend products/services which is hard to do from an image. This kind of content is pretty dull and of little value to my readers. That’s why I do not cover press releases, create wishlist posts or take part in competitions where I can potentially-maybe win something.
Please DO NOT get in touch if …
- You want to talk about SEO or campaigns without any form of compensation. I have enough inspiration for my blog and Solo Travel Story is not a free advertising space.
- You want me to publish an infographic or work on a wishlist post. I do not do this. It is dull and boring content and of low quality. It won’t drive any traffic to my blog or will be beneficial for your sales in any way.
- You want me to produce content without any form of compensation.
- You have an opportunity that could potentially-maybe win me something, or worse a maybe/perhaps/let’s see promotion on your Social Media (that has lower stats than mine).
- You want to advertise on Solo Travel Story. I don’t offer advertisement space on my blog for now.
I’m a Europe-based travel blogger and do not cover press releases, announcements, wish list posts or infographics.
Advertising & Third Party Content
For now, I don’t offer any form of advertising or accept third-party content or guest blogging.
Compensation & Rates
I’m an experienced writer who shoots and promotes all of her content herself. Blogging including writing, shooting, and promotion take up most of my time. It takes hard work, dedication, and commitment to grow a blog’s profile organically and engage readers.
I interact with my readers and strive to constantly improve my blog. Alongside interaction, I run a monthly extensive research and audience analysis. Please understand if you want me to talk about your product(s) then you’re gonna have to give me a hand. I do not consider and publish without any form of compensation. From multiple past experiences, I have realised that it’s the blogger who is always at a loss, not the brand.
I work on a gifting basis plus additional fees in return for a blog post and links if you’d like me to create content for your brand or client (Jan 2021):
- 1x Tweet £5
- 1x blog picture £10
- 1x blog post basis fee £70
- £2.50 per line (f.ex. a 300-word piece covers approx 17 lines = £42.50)
I do not support Kickstarter Campaigns.
- A substantial piece of coverage (at least 3-4 pictures and 1000+ words)
- Quality written text
- High-res images, I shoot with a Nikon D5300 DSLR and Olympus Pen EL-7 camera
- Honest opinion
- Fully SEO optimised
- No Follow Links to your website and social media, videos
- Promotion across my social media accounts (Twitter only)
- Interaction & engagement of target audience/blog comments
- Recommendation and reference
Blog Stats, Social Media Influence & Audience Profile
Please note, that I’ve migrated my blog in March 2021.
July 2023: 10k monthly page views
Audience: International (UK, USA, GER), females aged 30-35
Brands I’ve Worked With
e.g. Coast, Megabus, Debenhams, Ladbrokes, Paperchase, Champneys, Ben & Jerry’s, Onitsuka Tiger, Paperblanks, River Island, David Clulow, LV Insurances, John Lewis, Fitness First, Magnum, Thomas Cook Airlines, Kayak, Hotels.com, Hamburg Marketing, Traverse, TIC Brno
All products used on this blog are bought by myself unless otherwise stated. Products that have been gifted to me through PR agencies and brands will clearly be marked with an *. It is important to me to provide transparency and an honest opinion in order to write and share my reviews. Opinions are 100% my own and I’d like to stress that I don’t take any form of payment or sponsorship from the brands I’m working with.
Solo Travel Story is a private travel and London lifestyle blog. I’m not a professional photographer. ALL pictures published on this blog are taken by me or otherwise stated. ALL pictures taken by me, are watermarked and my personal intellectual property. I DO NOT send my pictures to you for free.
NONE OF MY PICTURES ARE FOR SALE. YOU HAVE NO PERMISSION TO USE/COPY/SPREAD MY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WITHOUT MY EXPLICIT AND PRIOR WRITTEN AND SIGNED PERMISSION.
In the rare case, I give my photos away IT IS BY LAW that you have to credit me fully as the photographer. If I see any of my pictures used by you without any prior permission or knowledge from your side, I will refrain from ongoing collaborations with an immediate effect. I do not work with brands that don’t respect my copyright, and infringe and violate my hard work. Any breach will also be reported immediately to my lawyers, I make no exceptions.
Plagiarism & Copyright Infringement
I strive to make my blog professional and disregard brands and individuals who actively attempt to tarnish my reputation. I feel very strongly about ghostwriting, plagiarism and copyright infringement. If I see anyone violating my hard work through any of these, I will report this illegal behaviour straight to my legal team. I’m flattered you would like to publish my work on your blog, but please have the manners to ask for permission first.
Last updated: 30/09/2023