That's right! I gladly handed out those cute little green packages, laid out a few brochures on the tables at the cocktail party and Twittered about their yummy goodness incesantly. You wanna know why??? Because they sponsored my sister and I (a.k.a. the Mom's Marbles crew) for the trip.
When I told people that we had been sponsored, the response was almost always, "How did you get a sponsor?!?!?" And I told them, "Well, I asked."
I've sent my "Could you sponsor me please?" letter out to a few different people but I figured I'd post it here so you all can get an idea of how it all came to be.
Thanks again for letting us sample your delicious Smashies! We had so much fun holding the contest for you, too!
My sister Mary Ellen (co-founder of Mom's Marbles) and I are heading down to Nashville on February 6th and 7th for the Blissdom Conference. We are currently looking for sponsors to make this trip possible. We would absolutely love to spread the word about Smashies to all of the talented women bloggers who will be in attendance.
Mary Ellen and I are currently seeking donations of $100 and above. We would be happy to hand out business cards, samples, t-shirts...whatever you would like! A large car magnet for the trip down and back would be fun too!
If you are able to sponsor our trip in any way, please let me know.
Thank you so much!
I will tell you that we did approach a few other companies who either couldn't or didn't want to sponsor us. But no biggie, because Smashies pulled through!
Now this isn't free money, so be prepared to make it worthwhile for your sponsors. Do a good job for them, and they'll likely keep you in mind for future projects!
So if you're thinking of heading to BlogHer this summer, think of all the people you have worked with before and start sending out those emails! The more you send, the better chance you'll have of getting your trip completely taken care of. :)