I'm linking up again this week for Live & Learn Thursday! I learned something really important this week.
One of the reasons I switched to Blogger last January was so that I could have the opportunity to have people sponsor my blog. I had sponsored others' blogs, and I wanted the chance to have that type of interaction with other bloggers. I did have a couple of sponsors: Ashley from A Party of Four (her blog was "Simply, Ashley" at the time) and Elizabeth from The Young Retiree. After their sponsorships were over, I didn't get any more sponsors, and then Passionfruit changed their policies, and I knew I couldn't justify spending money each month when I wasn't earning any!
Fast forward to a few months ago. I decided to set up an ad shop with PayPal and get going again, but I haven't had any takers.
SO I tweeted some of my favorite bloggers who offer sponsorships and asked for their advice. The general consensus was that I needed to include stats on my Sponsor page. I also decided to get back out there and sponsor a few other bloggers! One last suggestion was that I give away some spots to allow people to experience a sponsorship with me and encourage them to stay on after their "trial" is over.
That is exactly what I'm going to do, but first, let me show you my revamped sponsor page:
Looking for a blog to sponsor? I'm your girl! My blog is growing, and I'd love to help you grow your blog, too!
100 Followers via GFC
46 Followers via Bloglovin'
49 Facebook Followers
69 Twitter Follwers
2,814 Page Views last month
I am currently offering just two options:
Ice Cream Sundae $4.00
1 spots available/month
Featured Sponsor: Banner included in EVERY post
Size: 500 x 100 px
4 social media shout-outs/week
2 posts pinned to Pinterest
Baker's Dozen $2.00
3 spots available/month
Size: 200 x 200 px
3 social media shout-outs/week
1 post pinned to Pinterest
Please note: In order to place your ad on my blog, you will need to e-mail me after you make your purchase with the HTML code with the appropriate sizing for your ad. If you need help with this, please contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org