Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Low-Down on Sponsoring

Good Thursday Lovies! I'm taking this time on Free Fallin' Thursday to get your input on Sponsoring! Since I'm a newby in the bloggy blog world, I need more information.... which is why I'm turning to you all :) Here's what I know (or what I think I know), and where I have a few questions. Hope you can help a sista' out!

So I definitely know about sponsor swapping, which I've started asking few lovely gals about for the month of April (be on the look out for some April Sponsors Swapping!). I'd love to start my list going on my sidebar and promote some of your awesome blog buttons!!

Another form of sponsor is... guest posting?! right?? Where one gal comes to my hood and writes a post as my honored guest!

Andddddd, something else I've read about are giveaways. Obvi this is when you get your peeps to either comment, follow you, or whatever it may be to support you, and in exchange you give some sort of item away.... right?

My question to you is, do you have any tips and or suggestions of what's worked for you and what hasn't worked for you? I'd love to hear your experience!!

Also, if anyone is interested in sponsor swapping, guest posting, or anything else to exchange some lovely words, holler at me!! The smallest things in life make me super happy, so getting started with sponsoring is something I am tickled pink about!

Happy Thursday my friends!


Molly said...

I am so glad you posted this. I definitely want to learn more. Oh btw, I tried to comment like a million times yesterday but Capture wasn't working for me. I loved that bouquet!

Molly Sloan said...

I'm going to start to work on a button I think. I'd love to button swap, but I'm really waiting on a new blog design so it looks better.
I've also gotten good feedback by asking on facebook if my friends who are crafty would like to give something away on my blog.
Another sponsoring technique is people pay like $10/mo to just have their button on your blog, but that's usually a little easier for people with businesses and such. Let me know if you have any suggestions, google adsense just isn't cutting it for me!

Meghan @ Shine On said...

Yay!! I would totally be interested in guest posting, and I'd love to do a guest-post swap, so you could write one for me. =)

Keep Shining,

Beverly said...

No worries girlie.. email me when you're up and running and ready to do some swapping action!

I definitely have heard about charging a monthly SMALL fee like that too, but will have to wait later in the game to get on that level ;)

Can't wait to see your new design soon!

Beverly said...

YES! Let's swap it out :)I'll email you and we can hash out some details!

Happy Thursday chickee!

Beverly said...

You did?! I wonder what happened yesterday, but just glad you're able to comment today! That bouquet was gorg!!

Meghan @ Shine On said...

Thanks lovely!! Just a FYI - I couldn't reply to your comments. I just did a post on how to enable your e-mail and I'd love for you to do that!! =) It's super easy and will make it all so much easier. Yay!!

Emily said...

Hey girl. You are welcome to guest post on my blog for a Tuesday Travel Diaries, if you're interested. It's a nice way to introduce yourself to a new pool of readers.

My opinion is that if you pay to sponsor on another person's blog, make sure their blogging style and audience is similar to yours {or what you want yours to be.} Also, make sure you like the way they promote their sponsors {group post, versus individual, do they rotate the ad placement throughout the month, etc.}

I did a giveaway on my own blog, just to test it out. I probably only gained 3 followers that way. So it's better to host a giveaway on a large blog, I suspect. However, I'm a bit leary of this because I want people who actually *read* my blog, and don't simply follow to win something.

Hope that helps! I think we're all learning together :)

Beverly said...

This is EXCELLENT advice about finding sponsors... to make sure their audience is similar to yours... never really thought about that! THANK YOU!

And I totes agree with you... I hope people don't just follow to win giveaways, but to actually read my crazy rambleness ;)

And I am SOO interested in guest posting on your Tuesday Travel Diaries!! I'll email you and we can discuss it further ;)

Thanks for helping out and sharing the scoop! Xoxo

The Sweet Life said...

Don't forget about me for Swap Sponsoring in April....I'm def interested. Yah!!

Kara said...

I'd love to swap if you're interested! :)

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