It’s that time of month again.
Oh my GOD! NONONO. NO! Not that. It’s advertising time!
Time to welcome my sponsors to the site and encourage you to go click on their buttons and buy stuff! Except in the case of Your Money by Design. She will instruct you on how NOT to buy stuff.
Please join me in welcoming back …
Remember way back when when I explained to you how advertising on blogs works? I’m gonna recap the facts here for a second because things have changed!
As you can see, I have kept a few of my little Etsy ads. Those are the ads above that are seen on the right side of my blog. They’re the little square ads. People who have small business and Etsy shops can buy those ads from me directly. They pay me $50 a month and their ad goes up. The end.
I used to also have Google Ads. Other than one tiny ad at the end of my posts, I’ve gotten rid of the Google Ads. At this point you’re either thinking a) Hmm … I wonder what we should have for dinner tonight … because this post is boring you to tears. Or b) But Karen … I’ve seen ads … you still have ads. In fact if I look directly to the right … I SEE AN AD! They’re everywhere! Hmm … I wonder what we should have for dinner tonight.
And you’re right. I do still have ads, only they aren’t provided by Google Adsense anymore, they’re provided by a fancy, highfalutin advertising agency out of New York City or San Francisco or somewhere. Haven Home Media is an agency that gets advertising for home/design based blogs like myself, The Nester and Centsational Girl. (if you’re not familiar with these two ladies you should check their blogs out … I’ve been following them for a while now and I love them!)
I just added the word penis in, in case you were getting bored.
Basically how it works with Haven Home Media is they go out and look for the advertisers, then they sell the advertisers, Swiffer for instance, ad space on my website for which I get half the profits. 50/50 split. My money is made by the number of pageviews I get each day. In essence the amount of people who see the advertisement. Clicking is still good, mind you. Feel free to click.
So my new goal in life, coming in right after learning how to do the splits, is getting more people to look at this blog of mine.
So as I’m sure you remember, last month I begged you for cash. Even though I still desperately need cash (for one thing if I had more money I could hire someone to train me to do the splits) I’ve chosen to ask you for something different this month! Just to mix things up a bit.
What I’d like from you this month is some help. I’d like you to promote my blog. Tell a friend. Email a post to someone. Put it on your Facebook page.
One easy way to help me promote my blog is to use that thingamabob at the bottom of each and every post. You see the thing that looks like this?
Well if you hover your mouse over it the blocks pop up and let you share my posts with Delicious, StumbleUpon, Tumblr and Twitter! You literally just click on the button to share my post with whatever social media website you want. (it only works on the actual thingamabob at the end of the post not this mere picture of the thingamabob)
StumbleUpon is the most coveted Social media website because once your post gets “Stumbled” you have the potential to get tons of views! Literally thousands. I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m not *entirely* sure about how it works but it’s a GREAT tool. Go look at the StumbleUpon site and see how addictive it is! You just sign up, check off whatever categories interest you, and then click the Stumble button. StumbleUpon automatically presents you with some of the best posts and pages on the Internet that pertain to what you’ve indicated interests you. If YOU like something as you’re browsing the Internet, you can choose to “Stumble” it and it’s added to the StumbleUpon roster. I’m making it sound kind of dull but it’s not … trust me. Go try it. And once you get StumbleUpon figured out Stumble my posts! Only the ones that you think are StumbleUpon worthy! And then feel free to explain to me how it all works.
(This particular post is probably NOT StumbleUpon worthy by the way. Other than you and I, nobody really cares about what I’m talking about in this post. My Fire pit post? Definitely Stumble worthy. Or my Tie Die Beets? Definitely Delicious worthy. You get the idea. Share the good content!)
Feet. (some people have a foot fetish)
And if possible, if I could be so bold as to ask … try to remember to do this. And not only today. In fact, if everyone were to do it today it might be Social Media overload. Just keep it in the back of your mind throughout the upcoming month. Make it a bit of a habit if you will. If you truly think a post is good, once you get to the end of it just click on one of the buttons to share it. Or like I said, if you want to be all archaic, you can simply email a link of it to a friend.
It would mean a lot to me. Yes indeed it would.
Have yourselves a truly great weekend!
p.s. If it’ll make you feel better, here’s the donate button. Just in case. 😉