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I’m not going to dance around it. I use advertising and I sometimes publish sponsored posts on my blog. But it’s something that’s become pretty common, and I’m not ashamed of it because those nickels and dimes justify my time spent here, and the fact that my hobby can become more of a job sometimes.
Recently I started using Passionfruit Ads, a website that makes it crazy easy to sell advertising space on your blog. You come up with the options and the sizes, and passionfruit runs the whole show. Easy peasy.
I did a trial run last month to see how the ads would work. I put up a few ads for a few blogger friends, to see how easy it would be, and to see what kind of traffic they would get. My site gets about 35K hits a month, and the ads were getting about 1/4 of that since they rotate out. Overall, a good amount of traffic was sent to other blogs.
Here are the options for pricing. I also have the platinum and silver sponsor spots (without design) setup to swap with other bloggers’ ad spaces.
With each sponsorship level, you gain exposure to:
- More than 35,000 pageviews a month
- Around 1,500+ hits a day
- About 450 instagram followers
- 1,000+ Twitter followers
- 8,400+ Pinterest followers
(figures as of September 2013)
I’ve got a few ad options: small, large, large with a giveaway, and all those options with the added bonus of me designing your ad for you (that you can use elsewhere if you like). I will do a sponsored post if you would like to do a giveaway or sponsored post and / or your ad will go in my “way cool sponsors” section of my sidebar:
To sign up for advertising, all you have to do is go to the about tab at my top menu and click on sponsor chimes. I’ve got some really affordable options that will hopefully get you some traffic. You can also sign up to write a guest post or do a giveaway if you would like.
Anyway, I’d really love to get some more great sites on board with advertising. So if you’re interested, click through and see if we can work together. Email me if you are interested but prices are over your budget.
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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