Saturday, December 29, 2012

Rolling Out a New Sponsorship Program for the New Year!

It is about to be a brand new year, and I feel it is time for some changes to my blog sponsorship program, friends.  I have learned so much from my past 4-5 months or so of taking on paid ad spots on my sidebar.  And what I have really learned is that I need to simplify and streamline!  
I don't know about you all but I don't enjoy clutter on my sidebar (not that I would consider any of my past sponsors as "clutter"- they have all been amazing!). But you know what I mean...  You happen upon a new blog and there are like 20+ ads (some you have to squint at to actually see) on their sidebars and their pages taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R to load.  

In the coming year, I am not only interested in making a few extra bucks.  I am interested in establishing and nurturing actual connections with other bloggers and small shop owners.  

So, here is how it is going down for ad spots for Frugal Foodie Mama in 2013.  There will only be two different ad spots available for purchase- The Apple of My Eye (In-Post, 600 x 75) ad and my A Peck (200 x 200) ad spots.  There is only one The Apple of My Eye ad available each month & it is currently booked through the end of January.  There are 5 total A Peck spots- 4 of these are already claimed and queued up for January 1st (regardless of what Passionfruit is claiming on my Sponsor Page :P).  So, yep there is only ONE of these spots left for January!!  You can snag it for $2 off today through December 31st with the promo code hello2013.  You can also use this code to book A Peck ad or the Apple of My Eye spot for February 1st and still get your spot for 2 bucks off.  But only through December 31st. ;)
**Update- The one January ad has been purchased!  You can still use the promo code to get $2 off a reserved spot for February! 

My two other ad spots- Frugal Foodie Friends & the Friendship Bread- are FREE with certain conditions.  Please see my Sponsor Page for details on both of these ad spots.  

I will be doing away with the monthly group giveaway option for the most part, although each of my sponsors will have the option of a solo guest post with or without hosting an individual giveaway.  Occasionally, I will decide to host a group giveaway for a blogging milestone or a special occasion, and my current sponsors will be able to opt into these if they so choose.  (But don't worry- I am not doing away with giveaways on my blog!  There are plenty of those coming in the New Year, folks! ;) )

Okay, so you might be asking why you would want to sponsor Frugal Foodie Mama in the New Year?  Instead of trying to toot my own horn, I will let some of my past sponsors do that for me... ;)

"The only ad I did that was worth it was on Carrie's (Frugal Foodie Mama's) blog.  She is awesome at promoting her sponsors each month by sharing some of their posts/giveaways, giving shout outs, etc." ~ Annie from MontantaSolarCreations

"I really enjoyed working with Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama.  She was super attentive and worked very hard to promote not only my shop but my blog as well.  Before I would even think to ask Carrie to promote something, she would have already tweeted, facebooked, pinned or even blogged about it. She's been so great to work with and has become a friend to count on!" ~ Kim from Singledou[b]t & City Girl Creations

"Carrie is an absolute pleasure to work with, and she made my first ever blog sponsorship a wonderful experience!  Carrie doesn't deal in cookie-cutter promotions; she tailored her posts to suit my needs and goals and those of my shop.  I couldn't be happier with her work and I look forward to working with her again in the future." ~ Amy from Rational 
Designs

"I have absolutely loved working with Carrie & sponsoring Frugal Foodie Mama!!  Her site is one that I know month after month I am going to renew my ad with! She is amazing at helping promote your blog & is always available to her sponsors! You are more than just a logo on her sidebar, she takes time to get to know you!" ~ Jaime from Mom's Test Kitchen

Ready to get on board with me in 2013?  Then hop on over to my Sponsor Page!
Remember- get $2 off the Apple of My Eye or A Peck reserved ad spots for February with the promo code, hello2013! :)  But only until the clock strikes midnight on New Year's Eve!