Please have a look over these helpful FAQs
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Q: I’m a brand or editor that would love to work with you. Do you accept samples or do sponsored posts?
A: Yes, Shaunda Necole and The Soul Food Pot are available for freelance writing and recipe development and open to sponsored posts, giveaways, product reviews, brand ambassadorships, ads and more!
I always disclose sponsorships and brand partner relationships with a disclaimer at the beginning of the post.
Honesty and transparency are very important to me, so freebies or compensation will never “buy” a positive review.
I welcome the opportunity to promote brands, products and services that align with my mission and only promote products I think you’d like too!
Q: Do you accept guest posts?
A: For guest post consideration, please send an email with your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I really like your site! Who do you use to host your blog, and who designed your site?
A: Thank you! I have a WordPress site, and WordPress is the framework that I always recommend for bloggers at all levels!
I started with Bluehost and used them until my traffic reached over 20,000 page views monthly. Then I upgraded to non-shared hosting by WPX to prepare for monetizing my site with Mediavine display ads.
If you’re just starting, Bluehost is the way to go! It’s the best in price, service is great and the easiest option for beginning bloggers. (Plus, they give you your domain name for free if you decide to host with them!)
I currently use Pipdig’s theme Lavorie, on both my sites, TheSoulFoodPot.com and ShaundaNecole.com. However, many of my pages on this site are custom-designed by my web design team, Pinkpops Design.
Q. How about your pictures? Who’s your photographer?
Currently, I work with Hampton Road’s finest photographer, Latoya Henderson.
In Las Vegas, I’ve worked with the fantastic Kennedy Johnson Photography.
You can also purchase the custom Lightroom preset I created HERE that I use to achieve all of my wildly colorful photos!
Q: Can I use your pictures on my site?
A: Yes, absolutely! *But only if you do this.*
If you use one of my photos on your site, you must credit the photo with two links back to Shaunda Necole.
Here’s how to do that:
1. One link back to the specific post or page the image came from.
2. And a second link back to TheSoulFoodPot.com.
– You might say something like, “Get the secrets to make soul food baked mac and cheese at TheSoulFoodPot.com.”
Thanks for sharing!
Q: What about blog posts? Can I use your articles on my website or blog?
A: Thanks so much for asking. I’m happy you want to share my posts!
Unfortunately, at this time, I do not allow republication of my articles or posts without prior consent since my posts include a mix of sponsored and contractual content (Learn more about my sponsored brand partnerships and how I get paid to be me! –> HERE).
– However, you are welcome to link to the article or page without reposting the content.
– For example, rather than copy-and-pasting the article’s content, you might say something like, “I love The Soul Food Pot’s quick & easy recipe for soul food collard greens in the Instant Pot.”
Q: How about your recipe nutritional information. How accurate is it?
A: Good question! On this site, I use WP Recipe Maker for my recipe cards.
Here’s my recipe & nutritional information disclaimer:
All information shared on thesoulfoodpot.com, including nutrition information for recipes, is intended for informational purposes only, and should not be relied on as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or healthcare professional.
The writers and publishers of thesoulfoodpot.com are not nutritionists or registered dietitians, and statements within this site have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Q: Do you have a comment policy?
A: Yep! And it’s simple. I love your comments!
My favorite thing is hearing from you! Please leave as many respectful, kind and relevant comments as you like!
Still have questions? Please email email@example.com.
Thanks so much for your questions and comments. I’m so happy to have you here!