Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Advertising

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I wanted to give you readers a heads up on things here. I have had many, many, many friends, readers, and *ahem* my husband telling me over and over again for years that I should have advertising on my blog. I have slowly added simple things. I am now branching out into a whole new world.

I have recently had two good friends really push me for advertising, and with their help have come up with a plan. I don't think it will be detracting from what the blog provides to you. This will start up in 2013. 

I have had many companies over the years contact me to advertise on this blog. I have always ignored them. Recently, a good friend wanted to advertise and I thought it would be a worthy advertisement. She even helped me figure out logistics. I thus decided to open up advertising on this blog.

I hope you as readers know that my desire in writing this blog is not now nor has it ever been to get money. I started this blog as an easy way for me to help people. I was writing out the same things over and over again and thought a blog would be an easy way to share the same answers to the same issues. I have always had readers telling me to find ways to make money through this blog. After a couple of years, I started my first feeble attempts at adding some revenue to what I am doing. 

I have always been hesitant to attempt to make money through this blog because I want the readers to know that my motives here are just to help readers. I could happily strip away any money-making ability and I would still put as much time into this blog as I already do. I really just want to help babies, children, moms, dads, and families. I do think, however, if I can make some money without it becoming a hindrance then why not? 

If you are interested in advertising on this blog, please see the Advertising/Marketing tab at the top of the page for details.

Thank you all!

19 comments:

Danielle said...

That's very exciting! Congrats on your new business endeavor. I love your blog. :)

Caroline said...

For as much time and energy that you put into this blog, I'm glad you will be making some money for it!! I've so appreciated your blog over the years--thank you!!

Kellie said...

As much effect you put into this i'm glad you will be getting some reward for it. . Thank you for all you have done for our family.

Kylie said...

I'm sure you dedicate a lot of time to this blog. It is definitely fair for you to make money off of it. I doubt it will affect your readership.

Alex said...

Congratulations!

Stephanie said...

Definitely the right choice! You shouldn't feel badly AT all. We are all just so thankful for your help :)

Kristin said...

'bout time! Congrats :)

celestevy said...

I think this is great. You put a lot of time and energy into your blog, therefore I think you should get something in return for what you are doing. God bless you and your efforts.

Kate said...

I think this is a good move - you put so much time, effort and love into this blog - your many grateful readers are more than happy for you to make some revenue off it! :)

Kelly said...

Appreciate all you do through this blog!

J Isaac said...

You won't lose me. Thanks for all you do!

Brandy @mannlymama said...

Just thought I would point out a great tool for blog ads. PassionFruitAds. It makes it so easy and hands off for you!

Good for your for making a little money. You do a lot of work here! Thanks for all that you do/have done!

Kristy Powers said...

I second Kate and the others!

Stephanie said...

That's great! You put so much time into this blog, I'm glad you can get a little something in return. I'll keep reading!

BobbieMum said...

I'm glad to hear it! My husband has always said you should have advertising, so he was happy too :) thanks for all you do!

Hank said...

Valerie, I am so glad to hear you are going to make this move. People understand that this sort of thing takes time and that time is very valuable. You deserve to get compensated for all the hard work you have put into building this wonderful resource.

Gwyn said...

Good for you, congratulations!

Plowmanators said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support!

Brandy I will look into that--thanks!

Chloe's Mommy said...

I am a new mom of a four month old-a BW follower from the beginning. I found your blog when my LO (Chloe) was five weeks-it has been and still is a blessing to our family. It is clear that you put a lot of time and thought into your blog. You absolutely should benefit from putting your hand to the plow and not looking back! My husband and I are very encouraged by your works. Congratulations!!

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