Nice Girls Don't Talk About Money

To put my money where my mouth is, I’ve drafted a document that sits on my desktop titled, “TGR Income Statement.”

When any corporation contacts me for product reviews, product giveaways, advertising or publicity exposure I simply copy and paste this document into a reply email.

I’ve already decided. I don’t have to make a decision every time I’m contacted.

Women have been living with this myth that we shouldn’t talk about money or tell others what we’re making and charging. Which totally sucks – because we’re operating without adequate information. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life one of the secrets is to talk about money so we can get the support we need.

Jessica Gottleib and I exchanged letters after I wrote 10 Reasons Mommy Bloggers are Broke. She wrote back that I should double my fees and not do a review for less than $250. I immediately edited my letter. I thank her for pointing out my true worth.

Dear Marketer,

Thank you for contacting me about your product or service. I’m so glad to see you wish to participate in The Girl Revolution. It’s wonderful that you value girls and women and what they can offer in all aspects of life, including business and the economy.

The Girl Revolution has a very loyal and receptive audience. In marketing terms, they are Thinking Parents.

I would love to review your product, especially while it’s in the development stages. I’d also love to consult on effective and ethical marketing practices in regards to how it impacts children, especially girls.

I adore books. As an author myself, I want to see the publishing industry make money and do well. As a blogger, reviews are very time consuming and labor intensive. Therefore my regular rates apply.

My rates are $120 per hour for consulting and $250 per post. Each post gets one full day of exposure, including links on Twitter and Facebook pages.

Sidebar advertising and spokesperson opportunities are negotiable.

Thank you for contacting TheGirlRevolution.com.

Sincerely,
Tracee Sioux
Executive Director
The Girl Revolution
traceesioux@gmail.com

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