We’ve undergone a few changes. I’ve always been a bit lax when it comes to selling ad space on Inked. I was really clear when I started this blog that I wanted to retain a tight hold on any advertising space that was up for grabs. I wanted complete control over who was putting their ads on my blog and I didn’t want to overrun my readers with poorly written posts about products and things that I don’t believe in.
None of this has changed.
A few things have however. Money makes the world go around. Like it or lump it… we are all stuck with the reality. I’d rather swap ad space for fresh fruit and veg or electricity or rent or internet or whatever, but until I can find a community (read: happy commune of my dreams) that supports this, I need dollars to support Bo and I and to keep food on our table and gas in our car.
So here’s the scoop. Inked has been hooked up to BlogHer’s advertising network, soon a blue bar will appear at the very top of the screen, it’ll be small and unobtrusive. I did A LOT of research before I decided who to go with. There are a few different ad campaigns around but BlogHer is a wonderful website, it supports women and writing and honesty and truth and love – all things I’m all for. So I’m happy. It’s not obtrusive. It’s simple. It’s not selling sex or drugs or weird things that I don’t believe in. So it’s all good. You’ll forget it’s even there… so will I.
Now, for our sponsors. Things have become a little more “real.” I have signed up to work with passionfruitads who will essentially organise my ad space for me. You pay them, they take a cut and they keep it all neat and tidy and on time. Which is awesome cos neat, tidy and on time is something I’m admittedly shocking at. For now, this is the way we will go until I get my space (read: head space) organised.
For those of you interested in our press kit for advertising purposes, one will be made available in the next week or so. For now you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for our latest stats.
These ads are currently open to anyone. Any product. Any company. But there is a catch. I get to veto all ads before you, the reader, ever see them. Tasteful, beautiful ads are important to keeping Inked at the high standard you are used to. Ads that do not meet the Inked in Colour standards will be refunded and will never hit the live homepage.
It’s simple really. And easy… And reliable.
There are three different sizes of ads with some cool new features and options that will help us to help you. Love for love right?? Get in early and get an (even better) deal. You can find all the info on our sponsors page along with links to buy immediately and get your blog/company/product up on our sidebar today!
Now, to celebrate Inked “growing up” (we are ONE year old now after all)… I’m offering a discount of 15% on all ad space for the next week. Just use the discount code THEBIGONE.Ads are open to be purchased today – so don’t delay! Spots are limited!
Oh and if you do want to swap food/electricity/internet/rent/etc for ad space… I’m totally into it. You can still send me an email at email@example.com any time and we can sort something out.
Thank you for your love and patience friends.