The Small Print
8 November, 2015
Two Scots Abroad is now one year old! As the number of stamps on our passports increases, we also expand our site so I think it’s time to share the small print with you. Here is how we are saving money on the road.
And don’t you rock my world! A blog can’t do the following steps without having a dedicated and engaged audience. Thank you for reading our stories, commenting on our articles, liking our, and sharing your experiences over at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. You are our audience and we wouldn’t want to do anything to hurt that relationship. We entertain / you laugh – that’s how it works, yeah?
Since March, we have had the opportunity to work with heaps of exciting tours, hostels (a few hotels), restaurants and brands. We review our experience, share it with you through photos and quips on social media and articles here at Two Scots Abroad. In exchange, we get a couple of nights stay in hostels, a meal at a restaurant, the odd trip here and there, etc. Never ask a blogger – ‘what do you get for free?!’ It’s not free, we work our socks off representing businesses, it’s like billboard advertising, but via your laptop and phone, to a much smaller audience! Blogging wannabes, you may need a media kit to reach out (pitch) to businesses. For this, you need a dedicated and engaged audience! You’ll know when I am raving about a business, you’ll see our disclaimer at the bottom of the article. We only pitch companies which we feel is right for us (as a mature couple on a budget) which in turn is ideal for the Two Scots Abroad readers.
Affiliate links are like an e – high fives from readers to bloggers. By clicking on an affiliate link to a product or service, which the blogger recommends, the blogger gets credit. We do not have any affiliates at Two Scots Abroad at this moment in time.
We are now getting emails from media companies asking us to post either their articles with a client link or write an article which includes their client’s link. If I think it is of interest to you and they are willing to disclose then I may share the story. Unfortunately, some companies don’t want us to disclose that we are writing / posting on behalf of a client so you won’t see them on the front pages of Two Scots Abroad or in your newsletter. I do write for a company which allows me to disclose – Hipmunk.com. No shade, the writing is on the wall. These articles are informative and I enjoy researching them. I like a challenge to stop my brain from rotting on this career break!
No longer accepting sponsored posts (back to work!)
Many tourists and travellers ask us to use our own extensive travel experiences to make their trip the best holiday ever! We are into it, just email us with the details, we ask that you share our blog with your world in reciprocation. Even more businesses and bloggers ask us for our time too, bloggers we’re happy to send you in the right direct but we ask the same as readers, share share share! Businesses, we can look at your case on a one to one basis. Friends, if you start private mailing me via Facebook, please take my time into consideration! Check where we’ve been first please, there are no hidden secrets, no information left out of these posts that I slave over!
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As you can see, we are not making any money from Two Scots Abroad. That was never our intention. Craig and I are on career breaks from professions we actually enjoy. We just wanted to see more of the world before we made mini Gemma and Craigs. I can’t deny that it is saving us lots though and you can see who we partner with in our monthly travel budget articles.
Thanks for being there!