Freelance aka Sell Sword
The Geek Lyfe is looking to expand our coverage both nationally and internationally! In order to do this we are opening up a method to work with freelancers so they can attend a convention, supply them with a press pass, and in return they bring us back photos and a review of the event! That way the freelancer saves money and we get assistance with coverage!
How the process works:
-You’ll want to join our official Discord server: https://discord.gg/pFcsdwR
-In public chat say your brand name and request to become a ‘Sell Sword'(Which is our official geeky name for freelancers internally) or ‘Freelancer’
-When granted the role you will be given access to our dedicated channel where you can request a pass to a convention.
-If the convention is not already being covered by our staff or another Sell Sword then you are good.
-We request the press pass. If denied, we’ll help financially with a single pass up to $50.
-You cover the convention providing us a selfie with the badge, 20 photos of the con per day, and a written review due 2 weeks after the end of the convention! You also have to abide by our convention etiquette, which is reasonable.
If someone consistently provides coverage for us as a freelancer then we may extend an offer to become staff resulting in first dibs, product review opps, paid opps, etc. If they choose to stay a Sell Sword then they are favored over other Sell Swords who are applying.
(NOTE: High profile conventions such as SDCC, E3, Blizzcon etc. are for Staff only.)
THE BAD STUFF
We’ve unfortunately been burned in the past be various folks who take passes are late, never provide content, or provided far less than what was agreed upon. Which makes our outlet look unprofessional to the convention who granted us their pass and can hurt business relationships.
If you are late on submitting content, then it is a 3 month ban. If someone completely ghosts us then it is a permanent ban.
There are redemption methods for those who want to re-establish their relationship with us but TBH just don’t even consider working with us if you have even the slightest suspicion of not doing right by us.
If you have any questions feel free to ask! We are looking for anywhere besides AZ for convention coverage!
The Geek Lyfe Staff
Currently The Geek Lyfe has content creators on staff including writers, photographers, editors, and more. I should warn you now that none of us get paid a dime for everything we do. We put our blood, sweat, and tears into this website because we believe in bringing fellow geeks content that will inspire or entertain them for the better. Through different methods we do bring in some small amount of money but this gets turned around and spent on new equipment or convention costs for staff. I will note that we have been recognized by most conventions as Press and have been given badges.
We are looking to bring on content creators from anywhere other than Phoenix, Arizona. We do have staff in California and in the UK but their numbers are small and could most definitely use more help. You’ll be expected to create a piece of content(Video, Article, Twitch, Interview, Review etc.) at least twice a month, attend meetings as often as you can, and help out if you are able with events in your area. A working PC or Mac that has access to semi good internet would be ideal that way you can attend Discord meetings.
If you’d like additional information or would like to reach out to us for an interview, feel free to email us at Darthmexican@thegeeklyfe.com with information on yourself and why you believe you’d be a great fit to be on staff.
The proper subject line for this would be Application – <Your Name> – The Geek Lyfe.
Cosplayer of the Week
We are always looking for awesome cosplayers to feature on our website and welcome everyone! Our requirements for Cosplayer of the Week are as simple as having an active social media page, having more than one cosplay completed, and being a positive member of the community. We frown upon costumers who publicly shame others in any way, shape, or form. As long as you are chill, we would love to feature you for all our fans to see!
To submit your Cosplay profile, email us at Darthmexican@thegeeklyfe.com with your social media account(s) and a few photos so we can use them for the article with photography credit. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can with our questions!
The proper subject line for this would be COTW – <Your Cosplay Name> – The Geek Lyfe.
Helping spread the news about how wonderful our fellow geeks are is a major foundation of our website! If you are interested on having your business, event, or anything reviewed or covered you can email us about it and pitch us why we should be interested! As long as your content is in no way oppressive, illegal, or anything in between we’d be more than happy to spread the word! Just to clear any minds, The Geek Lyfe does support content creators of the adult nature whether it be Suicide Girls, Cosplay Deviants, Hentai artists etc. As long as it is relevant to geeky interests, it’s cool with us!
If you’d like to purchase ad space on our website, we are open to the idea. Feel free to email us at Darthmexican@thegeeklyfe.com and submit your pitch and we’ll go from there. The proper subject line for this would be Promotions – <Your Business Name> – The Geek Lyfe.