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Sponsored not Sponsored

I wrote this blog post as an explanation to my followers (I really hate that term). I know it might not have been necessary, but I think it’s well deserved.  I want to clarify my new stance on the sponsored posts you might see on my Instagram feed, Instagram stories, snap chat, and this blog.  In the past I may have mentioned that I never took payment in exchange for posts, and for years, I didn’t.  I turned down lots of attractive offers, and in exchange, I was turned down for exciting opportunities because I didn’t have a media kit or a fee.  This made bigger companies that approached me think I wasn’t serious about projects,and they went with other people.  

I have full time jobs besides my family, and I honestly wanted to participate in campaigns for my favorite companies and brands that I was using anyway.However, I couldn’t find the time to reply to the daily emails, and I was always worried about missing deadlines (one thing I hate is to not pull through once I commit to something).  At that time, I had been working with a PR firm named The Moss- Tucker Group which represented a variety of companies,including some amazing toy companies I was sharing on my feed.  I took the liberty to start asking them questions about the things other companies asked for such as one-pagers, media kits, and post fees.  They were very helpful, and explained the value of a post and promotion.  I seized the opportunity to ask them to represent me, to say it was intimidating is an understatement, but I did it, and they agreed to!  Not to go into details and logistics, but basically, I forward any offers I get that I’m interested in, and they reply with the business stuff such as fees and timeframes.  They also make sure that I post correctly and on time,and that I understand what I’m being asked to do in exchange for product and payment. In return, they keep a well-deserved parentage of my payment.

I know lots of people on social media do all of this themselves and hustle hard after companies and campaigns (if you only knew how serious some of these insta-moms are about this kind of stuff, you wouldn’t believe it). I will not be quitting my day jobsto live off social media.  I enjoy social media and the perks that have come with it. I feel very blessed by the amazing opportunities and all the doors that have been opened for me and my children, but I have no desire to make this my new career path.  It’s a nice little cushion of fun income and gifts (who doesn’t love gifts!). I also love that I can pick and choose what and who I want to represent, and I promise you that I will never represent or collaborate with a product or company that I do not believe in.  Trust when I say I’ve turned down some very attractive offers (like 3 zeros offers) for weight-loss teas, waist-trainers, hair vitamins, and countless other products that I don’t care to use.  My children and I are not for sale, but I don’t mind getting paid if I love the project and it doesn’t take time away from the things that matter most to me.  So, if you see #ad #sponsored #gifted, please know I’m not trying to sell you anything, and I genuinely enjoy whatever I’m posting about. I’ll still fix your teeth, do your Botox,and sell you cute kid’s stuff because all those things are my bread & butter that bring the bacon home.  Well,now I’m hungry but never “thirsty” for insta-fame! Wink Wink!

XOXO Linda  

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9 comments

  • Diana on

    I love your posts and your blogs!! Y’all are my favorite family to follow! And you never come off as “pushy” in selling anything, well at least not to me. Blessings to you and your beautiful family!!

  • Claribel on

    Love your honesty. I been following your page since Elle was a baby. My daughter and I enjoy seeing all your beautiful IG post. Hopefully one day I’ll take a trip to Arizona to get me some Botox 😂

  • Ang on

    Linda, you’re such an inspiration (as always)! I love how real you are. Your followers love that about you as well and I know we will all support what you share. Keep doing you! 😘
    Hugs,
    Ang (CQC)

  • Whitney on

    Never doubted you! Always so genuine!! ❤️

  • Wendy Medellin on

    I love how honest and true you are to yourself and most of all your quote ( I’m hungry but never thirsty ) God bless you

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