Reviews, Advertising, Giveaways and Guest Posts

Are you the owner of a company that makes products that are useful to Preppers?  Do you sell things such as food for long term storage, survival gear or other products that foster self-sufficiently?

Backdoor Survival Would Like to Work With You

There are several ways to work with Backdoor Survival and to get your products out there to those in the prepping and survivalist community.  Before I tell you how we can work together, here is a little bit of information about my audience.

Our audience is about 50% men and 50% women, equally divided.

Backdoor Survival has over 22,750 subscribers and social media fans.

Readers of Backdoor Survival are a loyal bunch.  They return daily to read new articles and interact with each other via comments and feedback.  They are focused on preparing for the unexpected, be it a natural, manmade, or economic disaster.  And above all, they seek to embrace a stylish, yet sustainable and frugal lifestyle by embracing the tenets of thoughtful preparation.

As of April 24, 2014, the Backdoor Survival Alexa global ranking is 43,447 and the US domestic ranking is 10,665. The average number of page views per visit is 10.3 and the average time on site per visit is over 10 minutes.  This means that visitors stick around for awhile and see your ad on each and every page!

In addition, Backdoor Survival is currently in position #5 in the Survival Top 50 and #1 in the Top Prepper Websites.

There are a number of ways for you to reach the Backdoor Survival audience.  You can purchase a sponsorship ad or request a product  review and sponsor a giveaway.  You can also submit a book to feature in one of the Backdoor Survival Book Festivals.

Or, if you have something else in mind, you can contact me with a creative idea of your own.

Advertising on Backdoor Survival

I presently accept ads that are 200 px x 200 px in size.  These ads are in the Backdoor Survival side widget which appears on every page on the website.  Ads are rotated once a month, when the bottom ad moves to the top of the stack.  In addition, new advertisers are featured in the Sunday Survival Buzz along with a personal note from the advertiser to my reader.

I also have some caveats when it comes to ads on Backdoor Survival.

I do not accepts ads for info-products or online courses.  No exceptions.

All ads must be placed for an initial three month period.  After the initial three months ads are scheduled and billed on a quarterly basis unless special arrangements are made in advance.

I do not have the time or interest to chase payments.  Payments must be made on or before the start of the advertising period.  No payment means no ad.

The advertising rates on Backdoor Survival are reasonable and the ads are designed to be displayed with each article and post page, day in, day out.

Reviews and Giveaways

Backdoor Survival is open to receiving proposals of products to review (minimum value $80) with a subsequent giveaway. This is a great way to garner interest and excitement for your product, but there are a few rules and caveats.

I must be allowed to review your product in an open and honest manner.  The review will represent my own opinion and will describe the suitability of the product for Backdoor Survival readers interested in family preparedness and self-sufficiency. 

Reviews will range in length from one or two paragraphs (mini-review) to a full post.  This nature and scope of the review will be at my discretion and is dependent upon the item itself and scheduling constraints.

All reviews must also include a reader giveaway sponsored by you.  This will guarantee that my readers stay focused on what I have to say.  The last thing I want to do is be perceived as someone who will put up a review in order to get free stuff.  As it stands, I purchase many products out of my own funds for review purposes.  You will set yourself apart as a company if you are willing to step up and give your product to one of my lucky readers.

The minimum value of the review and giveaway item is $80 although I will occasionally make an exception, especially if you are an advertiser.  Please contact me to work out the details.

I do not accept compensation for reviews.  Please do not offend me by offering.

If, after I have tried your product, I feel it is not suitable for this website, I will let you know.  In that case, I will not post a review.

Reviews for advertiser and sponsor products will be given a priority on the editorial calendar.

Important:  It will take from two weeks to three months to get your review and giveaway scheduled.

Guest Posts

The content on Backdoor Survival is 100% original except  when I curate quality articles from other responsible and credible authors in the Prepping and Survival niche.  I do not accept guest posts of any type so please do not ask.

Getting Started

Does this sound good to you?  If so, please contact via email or via my contact page and we can get the ball rolling.