I am now accepting fall sponsors. These spots typically fill quickly because more shops are looking to advertise in preparation for Christmas. Contact me early to schedule the best time slots for your feature post.
After reading the general information below, please email me at PiecesByPolly(at)gmail(dot)com for my full sponsorship agreement which includes a few more details. In all cases, I reserve the right to extend sponsorship only to sponsors that fit the scope of my blog.
1-Month Contract - $10 a month for a 100x100 pixel button in my sidebar
3-Month Contract - $25 includes:
- 100x100 pixel button in my sidebar
- Introductory Post written by me introducing you as a new sponsor
- Opportunity to do a guest post (written by you) and/or a giveaway sometime during your 3 month contract period.
I believe the most effective advertising comes from word of mouth (or word of blogger). Most of the products I’ve bought online were because I saw or heard someone who’s opinion I value use a product and tell what they loved about it. I wish I could offer this level of sponsorship to everyone…but since my blog primarily contains my own ideas, tutorials, and random bits about my life, I can actively promote only a limited number of businesses while staying true to the original scope of my blog. I limit sponsored posts to no more than one a week. Therefore, not only do I choose only exemplary shops for premium sponsorship, they must offer products that I am truly excited about, and have fairly immediate plans to actually use. Therefore, Premium Sponsorship is limited. If I’m not able to extend premium sponsorship to you, that doesn’t mean I don’t love your products…just that I wouldn’t be able to immediately use them in my home, and I’d love to have you as a standard sponsor. Also, I may be able to offer you premium sponsorship in the future as I plan for new projects and themes or have more space come available.
Rates for premium sponsorship are similar to those of standard sponsorship, but the payment generally involves the trade of goods and/or services, so I can personally recommend them to my readers. Generally Premium Sponsorship includes:
- Larger Button – 225 pixels wide
- Button location above that of standard sponsors
- Introductory Post introducing you as a new sponsor
- Post with a review of your product. Depending on the type of product, this may include a tutorial showing something I have made using your product.
- Periodic product placement in "Show my Sponsors some Love" section that appears at the bottom of posts. I try to match these products to the topic in the post when possible, so frequency of including your products may vary depending on the type of project being posted.
- Opportunity for you to write a guest post (tutorial, recipe, tip, etc) and/or a giveaway if you choose.
Blog Disclosure Statement:
Pieces by Polly is a personal blog written and edited by me, Polly Carlson. It’s sole purpose over the last year and a half as been to offers free tutorials and tips for crafts, cooking, homemaking, mothering, and pre-schooling. I do have a small shop which I occasionally mention on my blog which makes very little money and is more of a hobby. I have recently begun to accept sponsorship in the form of cash or products in exchange for advertising space in the form of buttons in my sidebar, introductory posts, and posts highlighting how I have used a sponsors’ products.
Pieces by Polly abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The opinions I share are my own and will not be influenced by any compensation received. I will not pretend to love something if I would not buy it. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content. I debated for quite a while about whether or not to have sponsors, and ultimately decided to go accept paid sponsors as a service to women (and men) out there who need help getting word out about their shops and products. The fee for advertising is really for my time maintaining the site and time spent writing the posts…I am not paid for my opinion or the content in them.
I am not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you have any questions about this Disclosure Statement please contact me at PiecesByPolly(at)gmail(dot)com.
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