grace & grind partnership opportunities and writing services
Grace & Grind sponsorships, partnerships, and writing services

Partnership Opportunities. Digital Marketing. Consulting.

Let's get your brand in front of our audience!

We see your awesomeness and want to spread the word.

With a growing podcast that has over 1.7K plays and downloads and over 11.7K followers across our social media accounts, we're happy to share your products and services on our platform. Whether you need a one-time service or want to mix and match with a long-term plan, we're happy to create a custom package that syncs with your brand's needs and budget.

Influencer Marketing


$300 Influencer marketing is a fun and engaging way to introduce our people to your business in a manner that makes them want to use your products and services. We've found that Instagram is the best platform for influencer marketing and we’ll also send out an email dedicated to promoting your brand.




Sponsored Guest Posts


$500 Unlike pop-ups, these ads are crafted as articles to give a noninvasive, friendly feel. Sponsored guest posts naturally grab the attention of our readers and invites them to learn more about you in a truly organic manner. Sponsored guest posts automatically include placement on our homepage, distribution to all of our social media platforms, and are included in our editorial emails.




Static Ads


3 months ($500/mo), 6 months ($400/mo), or 12 months ($300/mo) Want to keep it simple? We can do that. Static ads are images placed on the homepage of our website in quarterly increments. They include your slogan or a short catchphrase and are linked to your website.




Sponsor


$1,000/mo for 12 months ($12,000); save 20% with a one-time investment of $9,600 With over 1,700 plays and downloads, The Grace & Grind Podcast is ideal for capturing the attention of our listeners and introducing them to your services or products. With only two ad placements per episode, you can rest assured listeners will remember what you're offering and how to get in touch. How It Works: The podcast runs from February through November and there are three types of episodes that go out each month: a one-on-one show with Wesley and Kharissa, a guided meditation episode, and an interview episode. You'll choose which type of episode you want to sponsor and your fully produced commercial will air on all 10 of those episodes. Commercials are placed either at the beginning of the show or mid-reel. Commercials for the guided meditation episode are placed at the beginning and the end of the show. What You Get:

  • a fully produced commercial on 10 episodes of the podcast (one episode each month)
  • two sponsored guest posts (one every six months)
  • 12 influencer marketing posts distributed (one post per month)
  • linked logo placement in the footer of our website
  • linked logo placement and business description on our website's Partners page
  • linked logo placement in the footer of our editorial and podcast emails (two emails per month)




Podcast Commercial


$500 With over 1,700 plays and downloads, The Grace & Grind Podcast is ideal for capturing the attention of our listeners and introducing them to your services or products. With only two ad placements per episode, you can rest assured listeners will remember what you're offering and how to get in touch. How It Works: The podcast runs from February through November with three episodes distributed each month. Your fully produced commercial will be placed either at the beginning of the show or mid-reel. Commercials for the guided meditation episode are placed at the beginning and the end of the show.





Some brands we've worked with include:

Dr. Stern

Brooklyn, NY

mad hippie

Mad Hippie

Portland, OR

balanced health

Balanced Health

Minneapolis, MN

Balance the Superfood Shot

Kansas City, Missouri

energy bits

ENERGYbits

Boston, MA

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NickiFit

Kansas City, MO

You run the business. We'll write the articles and manage your social media presence.

Are you in need of blog posts for your health and wellness business? At Grace & Grind, writing health and wellness articles is quite literally what we do.

 

Allow us to develop a content strategy that aligns with your brand's voice, adheres to SEO standards, and sets you apart as an industry expert. As a result, you'll establish credibility and trust with your audience which makes them more likely to purchase your products and services.

Social media is an ever-evolving game (thanks a lot, Mark Zuckerberg). We know how to stay on top of the trends while also making sure we remain true to who we are and we're excited to share those same skills to help you make the most of your social media presence.

 

From audits to full management, you can count on us to equip you with an authentic social media strategy that grabs the attention of the people you want to reach. 

Writing Services

Starter Plan


$500/mo for 12 months ($6,000); save 20% with a one-time investment of $4,800

  • 1 article per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestion with source
  • SEO article description
  • social media caption with suggested hashtags




Essential Plan


$800/mo for 12 months ($9,600); save 20% with a one-time investment of $7,680

  • 2 articles per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestion with source
  • SEO article description
  • social media caption with suggested hashtags
  • 1 partnership opportunity of your choice (excludes full partnership)




Professional Plan


$1,000/mo for 12 months ($12,000); save 20% with a one-time investment of $9,600

  • 4 articles per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestion with source
  • SEO article description
  • social media caption with suggested hashtags
  • 2 partnership opportunities of your choice (excludes full partnership)





Social Media

Social Media Audit & Marketing Plan


$300 We'll analyze your social media accounts on up to three platforms and provide a detailed report that outlines where you're shining, areas for improvement, and how to implement an effective strategy moving. You'll also receive a private link for scheduling a 1:1 follow up Q&A session to use anytime within 30 days of receiving your report. (Choose between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google My Business.)




Social Media Templates & Scheduling


$500 If you want to manage your own social media presence but need help with designing templates and scheduling posts, this is the perfect package! We'll set you up with:

  • 30 custom on-brand templates for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Pinterest (Facebook posts can also be used on Linkedin and Google My Business)
  • one year subscription to Canva Pro
  • free Later account for scheduling posts on your own
  • custom directory of 100 hashtags
Together, we'll decide which categories your templates will include based on your business needs. Categories include, but aren't limited to:
  • quotes
  • sales
  • testimonials
  • charts and diagrams
  • e-courses and e-books
  • games
  • checklists
  • carousels
  • informative/mini blog posts
  • how to's




Social Media Management


$500/mo for 12 months ($6,000); save 20% with a one-time investment of $4,800 If you're looking for a team to take on social media from design to execution, our social media management plan is a game-changer. We'll work with you to create a strategy that aligns with your goals and brand voice to ensure content is 100% authentic while also adhering to industry standards. No cookie-cutter options here. If you have a podcast, want to create an IGTV series, or if Reels are your thing, we'll collaborate to streamline those efforts. You'll receive:

  • 12 to 20 posts per month
  • posts on up to three platforms
  • quarterly reports





Packages

Starter + Social Media Management + Partnership


Writing Service:

  • 1 article per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestion with source
  • SEO article description
  • social media caption with suggested hashtags
Social Media Management:
  • 12 to 20 posts per month
  • posts on up to three platforms
  • quarterly reports
Partnership: Choose between 3 influencer marketing posts, 1 static ad (3 months), 1 sponsored guest post, or 3 podcast commercials. Pricing:
  • $1,100/mo for 12 months ($13,200)
  • a value of $1,450/mo ($17,400)
  • save nearly 25% more with a one-time investment of $10,000




Essential + Social Media Management + Partnership


Writing Service:

  • 2 articles per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestions with source
  • SEO article descriptions
  • social media captions with suggested hashtags
Social Media Management:
  • 12 to 20 posts per month
  • posts on up to three platforms
  • quarterly reports
Partnership: Choose between 3 influencer marketing posts, 1 static ad (3 months), 1 sponsored guest post, or 3 podcast commercials. Pricing:
  • $1,400/mo for 12 months ($16,800)
  • a value of $1,750/mo ($21,000)
  • save over 20% more with a one-time investment of $13,000




Professional + Social Media Management + Partnership


Writing Service:

  • 4 articles per month (400 - 800 words)
  • copyright free photo suggestions with source
  • SEO article descriptions
  • social media captions with suggested hashtags
Social Media Management:
  • 12 to 20 posts per month
  • posts on up to three platforms
  • quarterly reports
Partnership: Choose between 3 influencer marketing posts, 1 static ad (3 months), 1 sponsored guest post, or 3 podcast commercials. Pricing:
  • $1,500/mo for 12 months ($18,000)
  • a value of $1,950/mo ($23,400)
  • save over 20% more with a one-time investment of $14,000





You know what pleases both audience and algorithms? Authenticity. –Kharissa Forte

When you have questions about your business, Kharissa has the answers.

Before Kharissa Forte was the CEO and Editor in Chief of Grace & Grind, she had a successful career in media and digital marketing. Kharissa started off in radio while creating websites, social media campaigns, and blog posts for businesses on the side. Her unique skillset opened the door for her to move into a content management role at an agency where she developed an analytical understanding of the industry.

Unable to deny her entrepreneurial desires coupled with a passion for health and wellness, Kharissa decided to strike out on her own. Today, she uses her skills and passion for Grace & Grind. Yep, she created and manages the website and social media presence, edits the articles and videos, and produces the podcast.

Kharissa understands how intimidating media and digital marketing can be. She also knows that with the right project management strategy and a workplace wellness culture intact, you can stay on top of your game and prevent burnout. Get your business on the right track by booking Kharissa for a consulting experience. She'll meet with you and your team to share her insight on how to position your brand for success from the inside out.

Topic Options


  • workplace wellness
  • project management strategies
  • social media management
  • website design and theory
  • content (blog, podcast, videos)




How It Works


Choose the topics that you would like to meet with Kharissa about based on which areas you feel you need the most help. Your session will be two hours, so it's suggested that you choose no more than two topics. You'll pay for your session at the time that it's booked. Come with your questions ready and be prepared to take notes!




Qualifications


Press

Recognitions
  • Best Podcast (semi-finalist), Kansas City People's Choice Awards, 2021
  • 9th Annual NextGen Leaders Program (nomination), Kansas City Business Journal, 2021
  • Small Business Superstar, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, 2021
  • Best Local Podcast (nomination), The Pitch Magazine, 2020
Degrees and Certifications
  • Certified Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, 2019
  • B.A. Journalism and Mass Communications, UMKC, 2013
Experience
  • CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Grace & Grind, 2020 - present
  • Content Manager, Legalfit (formerly Big 6), 2018 - 2019
  • Radio Personality, Carter Broadcast Group, 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Producer, Entercom, 2015
  • Contributing Editor, Metro Voice News, 2013 - 2015
  • Collegiate Correspondent, USA Today, 2013
  • Copy Editor, UMKC U-News, 2009 - 2012