Access to our internal communication system where we chat, ask questions, and post updates. (Business in the EWC is conducted via our Slack team. Slack is an web and mobile platform that replaces group email messages. If accepted to the EWC, you should be available to check in on Slack at least once a week.)
Monetization opportunities and guidance: Connect with ethical and sustainable brands and be paid fairly for your work! Learn about affiliate linking and other marketing modes.
Creative and business advice from dozens of top-performing bloggers, Instagrammers, podcasters, Youtube personalities, and more
Educational workshops and the opportunity to get paid for sharing your expertise
Keep up with all the ethical and sustainable news, plus get ideas for your own content
Promotion of your work on the EWC’s social media channels
Camaraderie and networking opportunities with like-minded creatives from around the world (collaborations, event invitations, friends to visit and get tips from when you travel)
Profile listed on this website
Ethical Writers & Creatives badge to add to your website
Reciprocal syndication: Get your content onto top sustainable blogs, plus get free quality content for your own.
Automatic access to all of our NYC events and NYC member meet-ups
Guidance and financing for throwing EWC events in your own city
Self-directed writers, bloggers, podcasters, vloggers, photographers, graphic designers, influencers, and other creatives (If you are a brand or retailer with a blog, please apply for partnership here.)
Regular publishing on sustainable or ethical topics for at least one year.
Self-directed (day job excluded) work must have at its core a mission to make the world a more sustainable and ethical place
A majority of published work – whether it involves articles, styling, photography, or graphic design – must promote sustainable and ethical concepts. (The EWC leadership does not define exactly what sustainable and ethical content looks like, but judges applicants’ work on a case-by-case basis.)
A basic level of demonstrated professionalism and aesthetics
High-quality writing, thoughtfulness, and good design
A minimum reach of at least 500 unique visitors a month to your website; 10,000 Instagram followers, or equivalent on another platform such as a YouTube channel, podcast, etc.
Over the past year that I've been with EWC I've learned so much from the other members on how to monetize my blog, where to find the best resources, how to interact with brands, and more ... On top of the practical benefits of the community they've publicly created there are the private benefits as well. The community chat room has become my number one resource for bouncing ideas around, clarifying confusion, finding products, embracing new ideas, and learning. I would wholeheartedly recommend EWC to any writer or creative who is interested in growing, whether it be personally or professionally.
—Holly Rose of Leotie Lovely
EWC has given us access to brands who would not have considered us before. This is because being part of such a network provides the professionalism and organisation we require to succeed. It has also aided us to share ideas and support each other in a fair, open and collaborative way.