We love to work with people how are passionate about what they do. It does not matter if that is an online magazine, outdoor adventurers, a hostel, restaurant or local tech start-up. We want to work with people who get that excited glint in their eye when they pitch their idea.

So read on to find out how we can work together… we would love to hear from you.

Travel and Lifestyle writing

Apart from the fabulous articles here on The Colour of Sunshine, Monique has been working as a freelance writer since 2014. You can view her regular contributions at Hello Giggles, Weekend Notes and Fruitpicking Jobs  Australia. Monique is accustomed to review writing from her time managing Midsumma Festival. She is passionate about travel, culture, arts, public events and living a nomadic lifestyle. Monique loves to learn about new initiatives and help support grass-roots groups through her writing.

Chilli is also an accomplished writer and has a knack for breaking down the complicated into bite-sized pieces. She is fluent is Spanish (her native tongue) and also English.

We are open to content creation for your online magazines, travel blogs, hard-copy publications as well as business websites such as hostels, hotels, tour companies and cafes.

We are open to a range of writing opportunities and like to partner with an organisation or group achieve a common goal.

Press trips and sponsored reviews can also be arranged.

Feel free to contact us with your pitch.

Display, affiliate and social media

Our readers are young and active. Google analytics tells us that the one third of our audience are between 25-34 years old and one third are 18-24 years old. They are interested in hiking, travel and sports. Our readers are primarily from Australia, followed by the USA, UK, Chile, Germany and Canada. They are both travellers and aspirational travellers.

Site Statistics 

Monthly Unique Visitors: 1,700+

Monthly Pageviews: 4,600+

Average Visit Duration: 2:45

Social Media

Facebook Page Likes: 270+

Instagram: 860+

We’re open to most types of advertising, so long as your brand is aligned with ours and we feel that your content would truly be beneficial for our audiences. Feel free to contact us and let us know what you have in mind.

Hospitality, customer service & more

We are both hospitality professionals. As a team, we can run front of house and a kitchen. Our individual specialties are:

Chilli

  • Chef, cooking, food preparation and presentation
  • Menu building, costing and supplier management
  • Customer service
  • Social media integration for hospitality business’

Monique

  • Front of house management / reception
  • Customer service
  • Event management and production
  • Budgeting, planning, bookeeping and reporting for a range of industries

In Melbourne, we have each held and excelled in management positions as well as the recruitment and training of new staff. Monique and Chilli are both methodical workers who enjoy a happy and efficient work environment. We both have experience in implementing efficiency systems and procedures as well as modifying existing policies. You can learn more about our work history through the About Us page or through our Monique’s and Chilli’s (Anai’s) Linked in profiles.

We are interested in roles which allow us exposure to new environments, in new places, and offer a great work/life balance.

Please feel free to contact us with any opportunities you may have.

Long and short term sits

We are experienced housesitters, and have been invited back by one homeowner (so we must have done something right!). You can view our AussieHousesitter Profile here. We have looked after dogs and chickens, new houses and one built in 1901! We love the company of four-legged friends for long walks and jogs and enjoy getting to know a town intimately.

Some testimonies from homeowners we have sat for:

Monique and Anai took care of my two fur babies when we went on holidays in October 2015. They were absolutely wonderful, both my boys were very sad to see them go and were very well looked after. The house was taken care of and in perfect condition when we returned. I have no hesitation in recommending them and you will not be disappointed. Very trustworthy, lovely girls. Happy to do a phone or email reference also‘. Homeowner Cairns, Australia

We had a very enjoyable experience in having such careful people taking care of our house, our gentle old dog and our two opinionated chickens.  As we were well out of contact and half a world away, it was very important to us that we had house-sitters who could use common sense and be reliable – Monique and ‘Chili’ delivered in spades.  They sent updates from time to time, which kept our minds at ease.  Our house was well taken care of and we returned home to a clean home and happy pets  – probably the most telling thing was that our dog, who usually turns herself inside out in her excitement when we return from a holiday, was only moderately happy to see us – she obviously had a lovely time with ‘the girls’.  Since returning, there have been are no nasty surprises coming to light.  All is well!  We would definitely be happy if they wanted to come and stay again!‘ – Homeowner Townsville, Australia

We are open to both long and short-term housesits worldwide. Please feel free to contact us if you have an upcoming housesitting opportunity.

Who will you be working with?

Bio: We have been travelling since April 2015. In that time we have travelled to Chile, spent 6 months on a camping tour of Queensland, Australia and are about to embark on the next stage of our journey: Central America! We run this website as a way to promote independent and budget travel. We are not rich, and never really have any plans of rolling in cash, but we manage to live a comfortable life on the road and want others to know they can do the same.

You can learn more about Monique and Chili, the girls behind The Colour of Sunshine at our About Us page and read some of our most popular posts below.