Partnerships2019-03-08T21:45:39+00:00

Apply to Join HOI as Partner

A partnership is a subscription service designed to take your blog business next level. Make website, traffic, and business moves you struggle accomplishing on your own.

  • Get premium hosting built with traffic, speed, security, social sharing in mind. We take care of your site, so you can focus on what you do best: content creation & promotion.
  • Access our tech team of 7 website, marketing, and business development experts. Stop stressing about SEO, technical issues, and not knowing where to focus. Tinker and try new things to make more money.
  • Access our private Slack and Facebook groups. Mingle with 10 other blogging experts in small group settings for easy, powerful collaboration.

Team up with all techies and creatives to smartly protect and grow your business. Focus more on the things you care about like your creative works, business goals, family life.

We’re recruiting to add a few excellent partners to the group. Pricing starts at $500/month.

The blogging sweet spot

Our Story (why we should partner up)

Spring 2017: Some really good bloggers (Lindi, Randi, Mariah, Tauni and others) shared with us the real life struggles with their blog. Traffic issues, site issues, hosting issues, to name a few. Things you need reliable, affordable, expert help with. Things that even a great consultant or agency alone can’t figure out for you. Inspired by their stories, and excited at the idea of solving unique problems, we started House of Ideas as a family business and passion project with a truly unique partnership model. 

We’ve since built and continually improved the HOI partnership subscription service. Today, we’re most proud that almost a dozen excellent partners trust us with their content, their blog, their business. We’re here to serve you, the true blogging professional and entrepreneur with real skin in the game, overcome your biggest challenges. If you also can see this as a win-win-win situation, let’s talk!

Become a Partner

We’re looking for the perfect 12th HOI blogging partner. If that’s you, apply today for pre-qualification, and we’ll contact you shortly.

We Believe in You

You could be doing so much better! No offense, but we really believe that. The numbers don’t lie. Your creative superpowers should be bringing you even more traffic, more annual income, and more business opportunities than you’re getting today. We’re here to do whatever’s necessary to make that happen, so that you can focus your energy on content, collaboration, branding, and other big picture decisions.

We also believe in the powerful impact of your work on parents, teachers, and kids at home and in school. We want larger audiences around the world to see, use, and benefit from your ideas.

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Industry-Leading Benefits & Perks

Website Improvement Services

We make your blog robust, fast, user-friendly, and more magnetic to visitors from the major platforms on the web.

PRO Hosting

Access premium hosting and custom plugin configuration tailored for your blog needs and goals.

Speed

You can’t just fire up a plugin, site speed is complicated. Let our experts take care of it for you.

Security

Our tech team has enterprise-level experience. We protect your site from hacks, viruses, Viagra links, and other 2019 cyber risks.

Bugs

We fix your site quickly whenever it goes down. We also help fix the biggest site issues that are costing you traffic or income.

Backups

Your site gets backed up daily.

Mobile Audit

We identify major problems and solutions to improve user and search engine experience on your mobile site.

Traffic & Influence Benefits

How we help you get you more traffic and visitors from giants like Google, Pinterest, and Youtube, as well as your brand and influence on major social networks like Youtube and Instagram. 

Your Blog

The most important place we focus on to grow your audience and earnings. We optimize your site for SEO, for social sharing, for email list building, for your printables shop, etc. Your traffic and business goals decide how we improve your site.

Google

We put you in a position to get lots of search traffic from Google, Bing, and Youtube without doing any harmful SEO work that hurts your traffic or personal reputation.

Youtube

We’re deeply studying and sharing insights on Youtube Analytics (Creator Studio), Youtube SEO, and building an audience. Get better at video creation, promotion, and channel subscribers.

Instagram

Get better at Instagram blogging, to tinker with viral giveaways or contests, to find sponsored work from brands.

How We Really Help Your Overall Business Go Next Level

We help facilitate routine and time-efficient collaboration between partners without adding too many new tools, or processes, or work on their plate. We teach you just enough shortcuts on the technical stuff to make you more dangerous. We do what we can to boost your dollars earned from ad, affiliates, and brand partnerships. And, we constantly tinker with other newer, higher-paying forms of monetization. 

The Numbers

We measure and share key performance numbers with you on a monthly basis. The good and the bad, so you’re always aware of your strengths, weaknesses, and areas of opportunities.

Smart Calendars

Build out editorial calendars backed by keyword data, and in alignment with your personal brand / expertise.

Annual Earnings

Ask us how we help you make more money, and get a high ROI on your HOI investment.

Think Tanks

Access our private Slack channels, and Facebook group, in order to easily collaborate with the HOI team and with our blogging partners.

Become a Partner

We’re looking for the perfect 11th HOI blogging partner. If that’s you, apply today for pre-qualification, and we’ll contact you shortly.

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House of Ideas Partnership F.A.Q.

Here are the most popular questions and concerns most bloggers ask about.

General Partnership

Yes.

Full payment in the first 3 months guarantees you a 20% discount for the year.

Yes, if you pay in full in the first 90 days, you get 20% off for the year.

Anum Shah leads business development and partner support, Raj Shah guides technical and digital marketing, Katie Dixon and Colin Cronin do a little bit of everything, Hassan Najfi does SEO, Wendy Siegel writes for HOI, and Bill Pollifrone and Blaine Jester provide WordPress engineering and tech support.

You work with Anum the most, but you work with just about everyone at different phases.

Everything you see above, and any small, big, or random issue we come across. You also get enterprise tools and data not mentioned above to inform everything we do together.

We don’t provide any graphic or web design work. We don’t fix ad-network related issues. We don’t do any paid advertising for you on Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc. We don’t provide any photography or copywriting services for your blog. We don’t manage your social media accounts. We don’t do any SEO link building outreach for your blog.

We can make recommendations to get you to the right place, but we don’t perform any of these for you.

You can keep your current host, but keep in mind, you could miss out on full website optimization.

With our PRO Hosting, we provide you the tech support, fast site speed, robust security, and daily backups, and whatever else we need to do to foolproof and future-proof your site from harm.

Strong. In more ways than one.

If you measure and define ROI by improvement in traffic, in earnings, in blogger collaboration, in data-driven content creation and promotion, in quality tech support, in strategy and execution of your business goals, in tinkering with (and actually making money from) new, additional income opportunities, and in other important blogging matters, then you should see a strong ROI, year after year.

Bloggers who measure ROI only in the form of increased ad earnings will probably not be a good fit for HOI, and will not see a strong ROI.

If we don’t think we can prove you a strong ROI, we’ll let you know upfront.

We partner with people with whom we can form excellent long-term partnerships with. If you decide HOI isn’t for you, we’ll respect your decision, and help you transition. If you’re paying monthly, you have to pay for the remaining months in full.

Once we start the work, we can’t offer refunds.

Every partner agrees to an annual subscription. You can pay monthly, or in full in the first 3 months.

Sorry, but we don’t honor refund requests. Our promise is to do all the things we’ve mentioned here that we’ll help you with.

Website / Hosting

Your site will look mostly the same.

Your URLs will be configured to use proper HTTPS, or to fix other 404, and redirect issues.

100% yes. There’s simply just too much opportunity to take advantage of that can make a dent on your traffic, influence, and earnings.

10 or more most months. Sometimes 20 or 30 hours for complicated matters.

Professional work takes time, which makes it very expensive or daunting for most bloggers to want to invest. We believe we’ve come up with a more realistic, effective, and affordable way.

Yes, but only if we’re hosting your site.

Moving a site completely off of one hosting provider, and onto another.

Yes, for a very short period of time, you may notice the site down while DNS settings update.

This has happened, but this is rare. We’ve developed much better processes at smooth migrations. Even if your site goes down, we only migrate during off-peak hours, so income loss is virtually unnoticeable.

Every partner agrees to an annual subscription. You can pay monthly, or in full in the first 3 months.

Sorry, but we don’t honor refund requests. Our promise is to do all the things we’ve mentioned here that we’ll help you with.

Traffic / Influence

Expect technical and business audits. Expect new plugins configured for you. Expect improvement in traffic and earnings. Expect to collaborate more. Expect to do things just a little bit differently when publishing new or updating old posts. Expect to more confident about your business.

We start with audits, and then do most of the work. We’ll need your help with some things too.

Follow some guidelines. Avoid others. Keep us informed of big changes in your industry or your own business goals. Whatever it takes to reciprocate and build a strong partnership.

Your site will look mostly the same.

Your URLs will be configured to use proper HTTPS, or to fix other 404, and redirect issues.

No doubt. There’s simply just too much opportunity to take advantage of that can make a dent on your traffic, influence, and earnings.

10 or more most months. Sometimes 20 or 30 hours for complicated matters.

Professional work takes time, which makes it very expensive or daunting for most bloggers to want to invest. We believe we’ve come up with a more realistic, effective, and affordable way.

Business Development

Yes and no. Let’s talk more about this in detail.

We have a rigorous process in place to qualify partners whose websites have a proven record of high-quality content, whose websites are free of negative SEO, and whom we (or our existing partners) trust to form strong long-term partnerships with.

When you submit your application below, this qualification process begins and we make a decision after we have a conversation over the phone with you.