Since setting up Free Time with the Kids I’ve been lucky enough to work with some fantastic local and national businesses to review and promote their attractions, services and classes. I firmly believe in working closely with companies to build ongoing relationships, not purely just one-off reviews or ads. Over the past few years I have worked with several brand new companies and helped maximise the impact of their launch. I’ve worked with existing companies to promote specific events and activities as well as on-going promotion of their main business.
Free Time with the Kids officially launched in August 2018. I now have almost 9,000 followers on the Facebook page, plus a Facebook chat group, Instagram and Pinterest pages. There is also a regular newsletter that goes out to subscribers. The website receives up to 40,000 hits per month. Because the website is focused on family activities peak traffic is immediately before, and during, the school holidays. The summer and Christmas holiday periods are particularly popular times. The vast majority of my followers and website hits come from Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, which is my target market. My children are aged 3, 8 & 10 and so we visit and review a range of places suited for these age groups.
For more information regarding working together please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most common ways I work with local businesses is through gifted reviews. In exchange for free admission I review your attraction/class and publish that review on the website. The review will include a link to your own website and details such as costs, times (for classes and sessions), locations and facilities. All reviews that I write are written from our personal experiences and businesses do not get to see the reviews prior to publication. My review style is family friendly, honest and balanced. Once the review has gone live I would promote it across all my social media channels. If relevant I may also include a short video in my Facebook or Instagram stories. For evergreen reviews I would continue to share the review in the future as well.
I am now launching the Free Time with the Kids directory and I am keen to include local businesses from throughout the Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts area. There are two types of listing available in the directory. A basic free listing and an enhanced premium listing. The price structure for a premium listing is extremely competitive and discounts are available for bulk packages. I am currently accepting listings for under 5’s classes and activities in the Aylesbury Vale area. This will open up to additional geographical locations and sectors in the future. Here are some examples of the two listing options.
Discount codes and competitions
Getting value for money for my followers is a key aim. If you are looking to offer a discount code or run a competition then I’d be keen to discuss the best way forward. Please note all products and businesses must align with the main purpose of the page – great value ways of keeping children entertained and family days out.
There are several advertising options available to businesses. These include advertorials, banner adverts and affiliate links. We would work closely together to select the most appropriate page(s) for you advert and create a bespoke package.
If you’d prefer to work with me in another way then please do get in touch. In the mean time have a look around the website to see the kind of businesses I’m already working with.