I gotta be honest, it’s taken me a minute to wrap my head around this whole Sponsor thing (okay, more like a year). Quite simply, I’m none so fond of the way the advertising industry has so severely distorted, confused and overwhelmed our culture’s perception of what is important, worthy, even REAL, and I care to contribute to that about as much as I do logging in the Congo or the monopolization of Monsanto or Coca-Cola marketed as sacred to rural Chiapan farmers.
After a good bit of contemplation and over a year of “building my readership” (my excuse for not building sponsors), I’ve decided to take my own advice and change my story. My new one is much more exciting:
YOU — the artisans, craftsmen and conscientious entrepreneurs of our manufactured times; YOU, who give it your all even in the face of the big dogs in their big boxes; YOU, who make beautiful useful and useful beautiful at little or no expense to the planet and YOU who remain true to your gifts, forgoing the perks of a predictable paycheck — are no mere contributors to a corporate culture. You are the makers of Culture with a capitol C. You are the keepers of ancient trades, family traditions and age-old remedies. You are the restorers and the repurposers and the revivers of a throw-away nation. You are heros in the battle to reclaim culture from capitalistic confusion and the lie of “bigger is better,” and that I can wrap my head and heart around.
So, assuming you’re a cottage-industry craftsman with a badass product and you feel good about my work, too, let’s do some mutual back scratching, shall we?
Here’s what I have to offer YOU:
- 10,000+ conscientious, intelligent, against-the-grain dedicated readers every month (and rising).
- A front and center (okay, right-aligned) ad space toward the top of my page.
- A thorough introduction of your business and products to my readers (in a post dedicated to YOU).
- An affordable way to gain exposure, build a base of dedicated customers and boost your sales:
Here’s how you’ll be helping ME:
- You’ll be feeding and shoeing my family of six.
- You’ll be ensuring I am able to pursue my craft and dream of living abroad.
- You’ll be contributing to the endless possibilities of life lived outside the box and beyond limiting stories.
The nitty gritty: I offer one feature ad space per month, which includes a fixed position in the top right corner of each page. Small and large ads are rotated mid-month to ensure maximum visibility for all sponsors.
Sponsorship can begin during any time of the month. Your ad will be displayed within two days of payment and approval.
If your product, blog or business would benefit from exposure to loads of like-minded individuals and complement the overall vision of this blog, by all means:
- Contact me at the bottom of this page with a description, link to your website and sample ad (if you have one). If you need help creating an ad, let me know.
- Once you hear back from me, click on the PayPal button below to make your selection. You will be routed to the PayPal website to make it official.
Whether you found me, I found you or our encounter was strictly divine, I value this connection and am all about ensuring our mutual benefit.
I look forward to working together!