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Curious how to pitch to brands? These collaboration proposal & rate card templates make it easier to land paid collaborations -- and earn more than your base package!

 Access to the templates + tutorials is $19 each or both for $30. To purchase both, buy one and you'll be given the option to add the other at a discount *after* checkout.  Due to the digital download nature of this product, there are no refunds.

Note that these templates are also included within my Brand Pitch Bundle (which also includes pitch templates + a list of 101+ brands that work with bloggers) as well as my robust How To Work With Brands (& Make Money) course.

Brands That Collaborate With Bloggers

If you're interested in working with brands as a blogger, it's important to know how to pitch.

One thing I've learned over the years:

Listing your rates directly in your media kit can lead to you leaving money on the table.

a better strategy?

Using a rate card and custom proposal, which can help you...

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Go from trying to get paid a flat fee to earning *much* more than your base rate.

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Be more collaborative with the brands you work with — which leads to more mutually-beneficial and lucrative campaigns.

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Gain valuable insights straight from the brand about what they expect you to charge.

Access to the templates + tutorials is $19 each or both for $30. To purchase both, buy one and you'll be given the option to add the other at a discount *after* checkout.  Due to the digital download nature of this product, there are no refunds.

Brands That Collaborate With Bloggers

What You'll Get

Working with brands on paid campaigns is one of the main ways I earn an income through Jessie on a Journey.

Over the years, I've learned a lot about what works — and what doesn't — when it comes to pitching brands.

What I'm sharing here are two of my greatest assets when it comes to landing a brand blogger collaboration.

The Rate Card Template comes with:

  • An editable Rate Card in Word Doc and Pages formats
  • A 23-minute video tutorial sharing:
    • What a Rate Card is and why you should use it (including real pitch examples!)
    • Instructions on creating a Rate Card using the editable template
    • A look at my own Rate Card (including my rates and packages)
    • Guidance on setting your own rates
  • A list of my personally recommended tools, plugins, and resources for creating a profitable blog
  • Premium support via a private *Student Lounge* Facebook group

The Custom Proposal Template comes with:

  • An editable Custom Proposal that can be customized in Canva
  • A 25-minute video tutorial sharing:
    • What a Custom Proposal is and why you should use it (including real pitch examples!)
    • Instructions on creating a Custom Proposal using the editable template
    • A look at my own Custom Proposal (including my rates and packages)
    • Guidance on setting your own rates
  • A list of my personally recommended tools, plugins, and resources for creating a profitable blog
  • Premium support via a private *Student Lounge* Facebook group

Access to the templates + tutorials is $19 each or both for $30. To purchase both, buy one and you'll be given the option to add the other at a discount *after* checkout.  Due to the digital download nature of this product, there are no refunds.

Want more resources for landing a blogger collaboration? 

These templates are also included in my Brand Pitch Bundle as well as my How To Work With Brands (& Make Money) course, outlined below.

Brand Pitch Bundle

 This robust bundle of resources is aimed at helping you more easily work with brands on paid campaigns. It includes:

 

  • My powerful *Anatomy Of A Good Pitch* template (including an example pitch that uses the formula!)
  • A powerful implementation workbook (showing you what to do before, during and after the brand pitching process!)
  • Bonus brand pitch templates (so you always know what to say!)  
  • A recorded Q&A session answering popular questions from the community (and sharing behind-the-scenes tactics on how to profitably work with brands!)
  • A video sharing my #1 tip for confident pitching (it's a game-changer!)
  • A mega list of over 101 tourism boards and brands that work with bloggers (so you don't waste time pitching those who don't!)
  • A written pep talk (gain the confidence necessary to positively pitch companies and collab with brands!)
  • An Instagram strategy implementation workbook (to help you increase engagement!)
  • Case studies containing email exchanges between myself and the brands I've worked with (so you can really see how pitching brands works!)
  • A pitching brands checklist (don't hit "send" before checking all the boxes!)
  • A private Student Lounge (so you can get your questions answered!)
  • An editable Custom Brand Proposal (with a video tutorial on how to best use it to land paid campaigns!)
  • An editable Rate Card (again, with a video tutorial on how to best use it to land paid campaigns!)
  • And more!

Here's a visual of what you get inside the Brand Pitch Bundle:

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a master list of 101+ brands and tourism boards that work with bloggers/influencers

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an Instagram workbook to help you easily craft your IG strategy (and implement it!)

TRAVEL BLOGGING COURSE

brand pitch templates + case studies showing exactly what I say to land brand campaigns

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A bundle workbook + strategy checklist to ensure you don't miss a step

working with brands questions

A Q&A session answering questions from the community on how to profitably work with brands

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Access to a private discussion forum so you can get any and all of your questions answered

Access to the bundle - including the Rate Card and Custom Proposal templates - is $59. This includes lifetime access and a 7-day money-back guarantee.

Just want the templates?

Click here to snag the Rate Card Template for $19.

Click here to snag the Custom Proposal Template for $19.

How To Work With Brands (& Make Money)

This in-depth course takes you from creating a blog that brands want to work with all the way through landing paid campaigns. Modules include:

 

  • Module #1: Creating A Blog That Brands Can't Wait To Work With
  • Module #2: The Important Pages You Need On Your Blog
  • Module #3: Types Of Brand Partnerships
  • Module #4: Working With Brands As A (Profitable) Affiliate
  • Module #5: Getting Found By Brands
  • Module #6: How To Pitch Brands
  • Module #7: How To Land A (Paying) Press Trip
  • Module #8: To Charge, Or Not To Charge
  • Module #9: How To Impress Brands (& Pitch Long-Term Partnerships)
  • Module #10: Using Budget-Friendly Facebook Ads To Amplify A Campaign
  • Module #11: Course Addendums
  • Module #12: Case Studies

Course bonuses include:

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    • Instant access to Ditch The Daily Grind: How To Turn Your Blog Into A Profitable Business (a $199 value!)

    In this course, you’ll learn a step-by-step strategy for growing a community around your brand and turning your readers into happy customers (because we’ll also go over creating your first product with ease!)

    • A list of 60+ influencer networks (a $20 value!)

    Start getting noticed by brands today. This list is regularly updated, too!

    • 24/7 support

    As a student of How To Work With Brands (& Make Money), you'll have access to the student Facebook group, behind-the-scenes discussion forums and a direct email line to me.

    • Lifetime access & free course updates

    As a student in How To Work With Brands (& Make Money), you can be sure you always have the most up-to-date information. Guaranteed.

Access to the course - including the Rate Card and Custom Proposal templates - is $249. This includes lifetime access and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Just want the templates?

Click here to snag the Rate Card Template for $19.

Click here to snag the Custom Proposal Template for $19.

Success Stories

Since this is a brand new offering I don't yet have testimonials for the editable templates; however, here are some reviews from happy students of my courses so you can get to know my style as well as the quality of the content that I create:

 

Retha Charette

I did it! I landed my first paying gig as a blogger!

My photographer/boyfriend and I will be heading to Lake Placid in Upstate New York in two weeks for three days of exploring. Thanks for the tips and confidence, Jessie!

- Retha Charette, Travel Blog Prosperity

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By using the tips and tools in this course, I landed my first sponsored product with just under 1000 page views this month!

I started my fitness and healthy lifestyle blog four months ago and I had my eye on a brand I wanted to partner with but I told myself it was too soon. Surely I would be turned down with my modest amount of views. Despite my insecurities, I convinced myself to send the company an e-mail but I didn't know what I should say. Jessie on a Journey’s “How to Work with Brands (& Make Money)” helped me take actionable steps. I immediately set to work using her tools to contact this brand. We e-mailed back and forth a few times and when I saw their reply in my inbox, I knew it was the email that would tell me, yes or no. I held my breath and told myself it would be a no (I have been turned down in the past). My face lit up as I read the e-mail. I couldn’t believe it. They agreed to partner with me! By using the tips and tools in this course, I landed my first sponsored product with just under 1000 page views this month! This is my first big win for my blog and I couldn’t be more excited! Even though Jessie is a travel blogger and I am not, her tips and tools are easily transferred to my fitness niche. I plan on continuing to use the tools I learned in this course to cultivate a wonderful relationship with this brand so that there will be more exciting partnerships in my future!

- Jackie Mit of Jax Fit Life

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I'm learning more about the behind-the-scenes life of being a travel blogger and content creator that other successful or veteran travel bloggers keep to themselves!

The provided resource list alone is invaluable, as are the recommendations for travel events, press trips, photography classes and so much more. As bloggers we wear many hats, from content creators to editors to website troubleshooters to photographers, and the resource list introduces you to helpful digital apps and tools you've probably never heard of. I would absolutely recommend this masterclass! I know that not every newbie blogger has the funds to invest in classes, but this was an investment and I'm glad I took the plunge. It's been very useful!

-Kemi Ibeh, How To Land Paid Press Trips As A Travel Blogger 

It's working with brands, but it's really so much more than that. It's really how to create a successful blog.

- Lance Longwell, How To Work With Brands (& Make Money)

My favorite lesson from the course was definitely Module #7, Landing Paid Press Trips. I have so many notes! Now I have a clear idea of, once I get that offer, how to go about approaching the situation in a confident manner. This course was amazing!

- Cristina Luisa, How To Work With Brands (& Make Money)

- Sky Fisher

My plan was to watch one module of Ditch The Daily Grind every few days; but once I watched the first, I couldn't stop. 

I literally spent an entire day watching each module and following along with the worksheets. I kept a note of everything I needed to change on my blog and it was the most productive day I've had in a long time, as far as making progress on my blog. I've had Sky vs World for a while now, but have never been able to keep up with it consistently. Something was always missing and I could never figure out what it was. But finally, thanks to Ditch The Daily Grind, I figured it out. 

Jessie walks you through all of the most important parts of turning your blog into a business, starting with building your brand. The advice from that particular section was enough to make Ditch The Daily Grind worth buying for me and it just got better from there. There were so many things included in this course that I had never seen suggested anywhere else, even though I've read more “how to” guides for blogs than I can count, and Jessie offers monetization techniques and suggestions that I would never have considered before. I now have a business plan, a social media strategy, and a game plan for turning my blog into a true business!

- Sky Fisher, Ditch The Daily Grind

I’m just starting to use your techniques, but [the course has] already really given me the confidence to go out and pitch brands to ask for money... Empowering me with confidence and knowledge, and knowing where to look later on if I need help.

- Charles McCool, How To Work With Brands (& Make Money)

Now I’m looking at [my blog] as how I can set it up as a brand. And I found many useful resources — the [course] resource list is huge! I found so many plugins and brand networks that I’d not even heard of!

- Soumya Nambiar, How To Work With Brands (& Make Money)

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I just wanted to let you know a couple of things that I've accomplished in the last three weeks:

  • Signed up with Ezoic and am getting a steady income!
  • Posted an article about Amalfi Coast hotels, and had my affiliate income blow up. I’ve got about €200 worth of bookings!
  • Pitched an article idea to a large blog and am getting paid for it!
  • Accepted an offer from another blogger to ghostwrite for them at €200 a time!
  • Was offered a London travel experience in exchange for a review and social media shout-outs!
  • Pitched to and am going to work with an airline in reviewing one of their services!

I've reeeeally enjoyed the past couple of weeks! 😀 Thought I'd let you know so that you can see a student getting some success!

- Nicky Cade, Travel Blog Prosperity

Hi, I'm Jessie

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I started blogging in 2011, and since then have grown a profitable (and fun!) business that allows me to travel the world -- and get paid doing it. 

I'm not talking just free trips here. I'm talking actual money that allows me to earn a viable income doing what I love. 

A little bit about me:
  • I've worked with renowned brands like Qantas Airways, Mastercard, South African Tourism, Marriott, Tourism Australia and many more.
  • I've been featured in top publications like USA TODAY, CNN, Business Insider and AOL Travel, as well as a web series with Bravo and a featured guest on BBC Travel (TV).
  • I've spoken at notable conferences like the New York Travel Festival, iSugar and FindSpark.
  •  I've been coaching bloggers -- both those just starting out and those who've been at it for a while -- since 2014. Each year, I help hundreds of bloggers turn their websites into dream businesses that let them comfortably live a location independent lifestyle. 

Ready to start working with brands as a blogger?

 Access to the templates + tutorials is $19 each or both for $30. To purchase both, buy one and you'll be given the option to add the other at a discount *after* checkout.  Due to the digital download nature of this product, there are no refunds.

Note that these templates are also included within my Brand Pitch Bundle (which also includes pitch templates + a list of 101+ brands that work with bloggers) as well as my robust How To Work With Brands (& Make Money) course.

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