FAQ – Companies and advertisers

What advertising options do you offer?
How much do you charge to write an article? Do the costs vary whether it’s on your site or ours?
How much do you charge to put up a post we write ourselves?
Can we send you a guest post to publish that’s already been published elsewhere?
Can we buy a text link, please?
Do you charge for your product reviews?
Can we send you a product to review? How do we go about this?
Will we be able to check the product review before it goes live on your site?
Can you guarantee us a positive review?
We want you to write something nice about us! Can you do this?
We send you a free product to review and you didn’t like it. Can you take your review down please?
Can our company have straight/non-affiliate/follow links in your product review please?
How can our company get straight/follow links to us, from CaraSutra.co.uk?
Have you ever worked for a sex toy company?
Will you work for our company?
We want to hire you as a consultant, to give advice to our company. How do we arrange this and what are the costs?
Can our company run a competition at CaraSutra.co.uk?
We want you to tweet about our company/retweet our company tweets to your followers. You’ll do this for us, right?
Do you offer any discounts on the services you offer?
We want to stock your new bondage kit. Can you give us more information about it, please?

What advertising options do you offer?

I offer two types of advertisement at CaraSutra.co.uk, Premium Adverts and Standard Adverts. Premium Adverts are shown on the home page and every side bar within the site, Standard Adverts are shown on the sidebars throughout the site.

You can find out more about the advertising opportunities I offer at this page, along with the prices.

How much do you charge to write an article? Do the costs vary whether it’s on your site or ours?

My fee for writing an article for your company is £80. This is the same price whether the article ends up at CaraSutra.co.uk or is placed on your own site or blog. This price covers my time and skills writing the article, the fact I use my experience to optimise the article as best suited for the adult industry, any research I need to do in order to complete the article as well as any link placement (follow links) within the article itself.

I invoice prior to copywriting work, which reduces the amount of time I have to spend chasing companies for payment and also protects me against non-payers. My bank details are on the invoice; I do not accept payment by other methods such as Paypal, postal order or cheque.

How much do you charge to put up a post we write ourselves?

If you would like to write a post or article for publication at CaraSutra.co.uk, this is a guest post and I charge £75. The links in the article or post you provide can be follow links.

You will be invoiced prior to the article being published on the site, and payment must be cleared before I will publish the post. The invoice will contain bank details to pay to. Find out more about guest posts at the bottom of this page.

Can we send you a guest post to publish that’s already been published elsewhere?

No, thank you. This would count as duplicate content and I do not allow duplicate content at CaraSutra.co.uk. I require all guest posts and articles to be unique content for this site, whether prior to publication here or at any time afterwards.

Should I find that the same article has been published elsewhere after posting your content on this site, I reserve the right to not only remove your content but also may refuse to work with you again in the future. This is to protect my brand and site interests.

Can we buy a text link, please?

Yes, you may. Just contact me with details of where you would like the link placed and any other terms, and we can negotiate a fee for this service.

You will then be invoiced as with any other services, where you will receive full bank details to pay to, before the link is placed.

Do you charge for your product reviews?

No, I do not. I feel that charging a fee in exchange for reviewing a product gives an unfair bias, which is against the principle of product reviewing.

However, as I do not charge for product and sex toy reviews, my reviews are unbiased. You should bear in mind that my review will be an accurate, fair and honest representation of my opinions and experiences of the product. This may be positive or negative about the product or sex toy and I will not be influenced one way or the other. My reviews are not subject to company editing or adaptation at any time during the process, either before or after publication at CaraSutra.co.uk.

Can we send you a product to review? How do we go about this?

Yes, you may. I review any product I receive honestly and without bias. I will link to the company I received it from, although in my product reviews this may be an affiliate or nofollow link as my reviews are a non-funded service.

My address to send products to review to is:

Cara Sutra
PO Box 283
GAINSBOROUGH
DN21 9EJ

Will we be able to check the product review before it goes live on your site?

No, my reviews are not subject to approval or editing at any stage in the reviewing process. You can take a look at my other product reviews here if you are curious as to how a review might look.

Can you guarantee us a positive review?

I am sorry, I cannot guarantee a positive review for your product. My review will be honest and fair, so if I receive a sex toy or product which both works well and is great for me, my review will say so.

It could be that it’s a great product generally, but didn’t work for me, or a shoddy product but had some good features, or I just thought it was a dead loss all round.

That’s what reviews are for; readers and potential customers rely on honest reviews by product users like me to give them an honest opinion and reflection or personal experience before they invest in the item themselves.

If you’re not interested in getting honest feedback about a product but would rather invest in guaranteed, positive promotional copywriting for your company, please take advantage of my writing services.

We want you to write something nice about us! Can you do this?

Yes! I have many years experience writing promotional copy and relevant content for several adult industry companies. I am able to write on a variety of subjects, from an introduction to your company, sex and sex toy guides in relation to your business as well as content for your site* or blog.

Take a look at my copywriting services page here.

*Please note, I no longer write product descriptions. I have several contacts who are willing to write professional quality descriptions for adult and sex toy companies. Please email me.

We sent you a free product to review and you didn’t like it. Can you take your review down please?

Nope, no can do. My reviews are honest and a fair representation of what the product is like through personal use and experience and my readers have a right to know how I felt about it.

When you send me a product to review, there is always a chance that I won’t like it and that it won’t work for me personally. I will not take a review down simply because it did not meet with your expectations for a glowing review.

Can our company have straight/non-affiliate/follow links in your product review please?

No, my reviews will have the links within them that I deem appropriate, necessary and for the good of my site. If I am one of your affiliates, chances are I will use affiliate links to link to you. If I am not an affiliate, I will use nofollow links to link to you, as product reviews are a non-funded option I offer. Product reviews are not a ‘freebie’ or low-cost way to get a follow link on to this site.

How can our company get straight/follow links to us, from CaraSutra.co.uk?

If you would like straight/follow links to your company or products, please take a look at my professional copywriting services. My commissioned articles have follow links to the commissioning company, and I also offer advertising options which are straight/follow links to your website or shop.

Have you ever worked for a sex toy company?

Yes, I have worked freelance and in-house for adult companies in a full time position, which include ABS Holdings/Simply Pleasure and Sextoys.co.uk/Net 1on1 Ltd.

The roles covered include content manager (blog writer, product descriptions writer, metadata/optimised/SEO writer, buyers’ guides), digital marketing/social media/promotions manager, affiliates manager, fetish gear buyer, sex toy reviews/community manager and many more.

Will you work for our company?

Sorry,  but I am not seeking a full time role as part of staff for any adult or sex toys company. I am concentrating on the Cara Sutra brand and enjoying my work as a freelance writer and consultant to the industry.

We want to hire you as a consultant, to give advice to our company. How do we arrange this and what are the costs?

You can email me at any time to discuss advice and consultancy rates. My consultancy rate is £40 per hour – we can discuss the fee for your particular ongoing project by email.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Can our company run a competition at CaraSutra.co.uk?

Competitions gather a lot of traffic and interest and as such I plan my competitions very carefully. They cost £50 to be hosted and marketed at and by Cara Sutra.

If you would like to donate a prize to be given away in a CaraSutra.co.uk competition, please email me to discuss the terms. I prefer prizes to be sent to me, so I can photograph them – I find that this gets a better reception from my readers as they know there’s a ‘real prize’ waiting to be sent out to a winner, and I have built up the trust of my readers in this area.

All sponsors of competitions (companies who have sent a prize to be a part of a giveaway or competition) will be linked to from the competition post, and as such will enjoy referred traffic and visibility through this. It’s a great way to get your brand or website noticed by many people as well as establishing your reputation in the sex toy blogging community as a fun and generous company that they’d like to be associated with and help promote.

We want you to tweet about our company/retweet our company tweets to your followers. You’ll do this for us, right?

With several thousand followers, many of whom are industry companies and sex toy websites, I have many requests for social media shout outs. It would be impossible for me to maintain a genuine Twitter or Facebook stream as well as share every update from companies who wish it.

Also, I have worked very hard to build a large audience on my social media accounts and I am not willing to send my audience to your company or website for zero remuneration.

I do offer social media support to companies, whereby I will tweet about your company, share your facebook posts and like your updates, help to bring likes and fans to your social media pages etc. This service is now only available as part of a promotional bundle of services through CaraSutra.co.uk, which you can read more about at the bottom of my services page.

My social media support became too popular as a stand alone option for me to singlehandedly manage, but as part of a promotional bundle and combined with site advertisement and copywriting services you will be able to enjoy the benefits my social media support brings.

Do you offer any discounts on the services you offer?

I do not offer discounts on my stand alone services, however if you take a look at my promotional bundles you will see that not only is each item discounted but the overall price then enjoys another % discount too.

These superb value bundles also include social media support which is now exclusively available as part of a bundle.

Should we continue to work together on a larger project or ongoing consultancy basis, I am happy to discuss discounted services. You can contact me here.

We want to stock your new bondage kit. Can you give us more information about it, please?

Great news! The Fantasy by Cara Sutra bondage kit in black or red is now available to buy and to sell.

The bondage kit is a high quality, 8 piece kit which has already seen outstanding success from initial sales in 2014. Consistently favoured by customers over other leading brands in blind tests, it’s a positive sign for future sales and popularity within your store or on your website.

Email me for more information about pre-orders and price lists. You can also find out more information from thecarasutracollection.co.uk

– Cara Sutra