Media Kit


Small Footprint Family is the website of Dawn Gifford—a “green” mom, author, eco-preneur, and locavore foodie located in San Diego, California. She is the primary author on the site, and editor for all contributing writers.

Content on SFF includes gardening and homesteading education, tips for reducing one’s environmental footprint, avoiding toxins in the home, research and commentary on environmental issues, whole food nutrition (including gluten and grain-free recipes), holistic health, and earth-conscious parenting and home life.

Small Footprint readers include people interested in:

  • eco-friendly living and “green” products,
  • environmentally-conscious politics,
  • environmentally-conscious parenting,
  • alternative medicine and nutrition,
  • organic gardening, homesteading and sustainable agriculture,
  • local and whole foods, including pasture-raised meats, eggs and dairy, sustainably-harvested seafood, artisinal, heirloom or traditionally prepared whole foods, and
  • families and individuals who avoid dairy, gluten, soy, and other food allergens.

You can follow Dawn’s frequent tweets on Twitter and daily postings on Pinterest and Facebook.


  • 250,000 average page views a month, and rapidly growing
  • 100,000 average unique visits a month, and rapidly growing
  • Over 4,250 newsletter subscribers
  • 35,764 Facebook fans
  • 11,680 Pinterest followers
  • Named one of 30 Top Mom Blogs by The Safest Line.
  • Featured on the Best Green Blogs Directory and The Green Mom Review.

Banner ads, sponsored posts, text links, and giveaways are available at the following rates:

300x250 Banner Ad, Top of Sidebar
This 300×250 ad runs at the top of the blog and homepage sidebar, above the fold. It is limited to one sold at a time.

Duration: 30 days
Price: $250

300x250 Banner Ad, After Paragraph 2
This 300×250 ad runs after the “More” tag, or roughly paragraph 2-3 of each blog post.

Duration: 30 days
Price: $300

728x90 Banner Ad, Masthead
This 728×90 ad runs on the masthead, next to the logo.

Duration: 30 days
Price: $300

Sponsored Post
Partner with Small Footprint Family to identify the message and voice of a unique blog post promoting your brand or product. The post includes up to 3 backlinks to the relevant urls of your choice and 2-3 photographs of your product. Your discount coupon code is welcome as well. Each post is promoted through Facebook, Pinterest, and email.

Please note that SFF writes all post content and will only endorse a product or service that is in accordance with the mission of Small Footprint Family that we have TESTED and can wholeheartedly recommend.

In other words, the sponsored post must be related to natural health, real food or eco-friendly living in some way.

Price: $500

Giveaway + Follow Up Post
This is a great way to build your newsletter and email marketing lists while also growing your social media reach. Small Footprint Family will write a post introducing your product and the accompanying giveaway. Entry options can include subscribing to your newsletter and following your Twitter presence. (Facebook and Pinterest follows are no longer permitted.)

When the giveaway has ended Small Footprint Family will write a second post announcing the winner and encouraging readers to take advantage of any coupon codes or special offers provided by your company. Up to three relevant backlinks to pages of your choice are included in the initial post. Each giveaway is promoted through Facebook, Pinterest, and email.

Price: $250

Sponsored Text Link
Place a text link to your site within a RELEVANT post. This link will remain for 3 months, and is subject to approval.

Please note your link must be to a product or service that is in accordance with the mission of Small Footprint Family. In other words, it must be related to natural health, real food or eco-friendly living in some way.”

Duration: 3 months
Price: $150

If you’d like to advertise with Small Footprint Family, contact us here!


All of the opinions shared on Small Footprint Family are those of the post author solely. Please know that we would never recommend a product, website, or service unless it is something that we actually use and love. It is our goal that readers are able to trust that what is published is always real, honest, and true.

NO amount of money will ever affect our opinion on a subject. We will always be thorough and honest when reviewing products. We will gladly turn down offers that do not fit into the mission or philosophy behind Small Footprint Family.

Thank you for your interest in supporting a healthier planet through Small Footprint Family!