Monday, January 24, 2011

Sharing the love


 Hello and happy Monday morning to you all!  I'm here with a very exiting update.

After I changed things around in the ol' blog layout the other day, it really got me thinking about what my blog is and what I want it to be.  And this is what I've decided:

I want my blog to be a place where I can help others be successful at the things they want to do.  

The most recent way I've decided to do that is to revamp the way I do advertising on my blog.  So I've been hard at work creating new sponsorship contracts and I think you're going to like what you find. 

They're now very reasonable and flexible for those just starting a new business as well as highly promotional. 

And in case you're looking for some advertising that's a little more substantial, there's a contract that will allow you to really go all the way. 

And--a promise to you readers-- all this without my blog turning into the all-advertisements-all-the-time monster.  Talk about a win-win-win, right?  :)

So here's the basic run-down...
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Want to get in on some sweet advertising for your small business?

I believe blog sponsorships are most effective when the blog author can regularly and honestly say, "I have this product from this shop, I use it, I love it, and I'll tell you why."  So, in order to promote your business in this genuine way, I like to trade sponsorship for products from your shop, rather than earnings.  This makes advertising for your business comparatively cheaper for you because you are able to share your products with me at-cost (rather than paying pricey advertising fees) and it allows me to try your products and then tell my readers how much I love them! 

Readership Stats:

Followers: 277

as of January 22, 2011

Subscribers on Google Reader: 412

as of January 22, 2011

Pageviews*: Daily (average): 800
Monthly: 20,139

*This information was collected from Dec. 23, 2010 through Jan. 21, 2011

My readership has been steadily growing since May 2010.  Actually, it's been steadily growing since I started my blog back in 2007, but my tracking information had a glitch and restarted back in May 2010.  :)

Sponsorship Contract Opportunities:

All contracts must begin at the beginning of a month and will end at the end of the corresponding month.  (For example, if a 3 month contract began on Feb. 1, it would end on the last day of April.)  So if you're interested please contact me as soon as possible so we can get everything set up and ready to go for you next month!

1 month contract:
  • You send me 1 item from your shop.
  • I will write about what you sent me during the month in a post on my blog, with a link to that item in your shop and your shop homepage.
  • I keep your button (150x150 pixel of your logo with a link to your shop) up on my sidebar as a sponsor for one month.
  • Your button will go at the bottom of my sponsor's section.
  • You can renew this contract as many times as you like.  :)
3 month contract:
  • Same as 1 month contract, but for 3 months.
  • Your button will go in the middle of my sponsor's section.
6 month contract:
  • Same as 1 month contract, but for 6 months.
  • Your button will go at the top of my sponsor's section.
  • Only 6 month sponsors are eligible to host a giveaway on my blog.
Special Circumstances:

If you'd like to be a sponsor, but are unsure whether your business fits into what I've described above, please e-mail me at kathleenann08@gmail.com and we can discuss alternatives.  

For all the juicy details, e-mail me at kathleenann08@gmail.com.


*Note: You can also access this information at any time by clicking on the "Advertise" tab in the yellow bar above.

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If you're at all interested in being a sponsor, I'd love to hear from you.  

Please don't hesitate to e-mail me!   (And please be sure to e-mail me directly about sponsorship--no inquiries in the comments please.)

I really hope this way of having sponsors will serve as a benefit to both my sponsors and my readers by sharing wonderful products and wonderful shops with my readers and promotional advertising to all you sponsors.  

I'm so excited to open up this new chapter in my blog.  And I'm so looking forward to all these fun new opportunities.  :)

And, just as a reminder, all those wanting to start sponsorships at the beginning of February will need to get in touch with me so we can finalize everything before the end of January.  So let me know soon if you're interested! 


Happy Monday!

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