Would you like to review products for us and have an opportunity to grow your blog following? We invite you to apply to join our blog team! Timberdoodle currently has an open blog team, meaning new bloggers may be added to the team all year long. If you have a blog and would like to be considered for the team, please read the following benefits and expectations and then fill out the application. Regrettably, due to the cost of international shipping, we will need to limit our team to those with US mailing addresses. Thank you for understanding. We are specifically looking for established blogs about homeschooling, learning, parenting, and family life, though we will consider other types of blogs. If you are just starting out as a blogger we encourage you to spend several months posting regularly and building your following before you apply.
BENEFITS TO REVIEWING FOR TIMBERDOODLE:
- Be part of a team of bloggers to learn and grow. Members of our blog team will be invited to join a closed Facebook group for the purpose of networking with other bloggers. We can share tips and ideas as well as cross-promote one another’s blogs.
- Free or discounted product As items are available for review we will let you know via the Facebook group, then choose one or more bloggers from among those who offer to review the item. You’ll never be sent an item you didn’t request. (Review products will usually be individual items not full curriculum kits.)
- Get promoted Your review posts will be cross-promoted on the Timberdoodle blog, Timberdoodle’s Facebook page, Pinterest and Instagram. Links to your posts will also be shared with the publisher or vendor and sometimes they even cross-promote them. This is a great way to drive traffic to your blog.
Please note that being added to the team does not guarantee that you will be chosen for a specific number of reviews.
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR BLOGGERS:
- Respond to emails in a timely manner. We won’t be nagging you, but if you have an item out for review we need to be able to contact you.
- Let us know when you will post your review. Life happens. We understand that. You may need to reschedule a review. No problem! Just be sure to let us know.
- Post a review of every item received even if it turns out to not be a good fit. We want honest reviews, not necessarily positive reviews. Of course, we would expect you to be gracious. You can say something like, “While this wasn’t a good fit for my family, it might work well for yours.”
- When mentioning the product, please use the coded link we provide so we can track the traffic your post brings to our site.
- When mentioning the product, only link to Timberdoodle, even if you mention the product in a non-review post later. Sometimes the products we carry are available at Amazon, and a lot of bloggers use Amazon affiliate links to help monetize their blogs. We understand that. However, if we have provided the product to you for free we would expect that you will help promote our site, not Amazon’s, for that particular product.
HOW TO INCREASE YOUR LIKELIHOOD OF BEING CHOSEN FOR REVIEW PRODUCTS:
- Fulfill the above expectations.
- Have great pictures. Show your children using the product. (You could show their hands or the backs of their heads if you are concerned about privacy.)
- Share links to your review on social media.
- Participate in the Facebook group by helping cross-promote others’ blog posts on social media.