Ask Design Mom — Selling Ads On Your Blog

March 23, 2010

Ask Design Mom Question:
Hello Gabrielle. Inspired by you and a few others, I have entered the world of blogging, and am wondering how you got started in it as a business? How do you get sponsors? What are typical rates? I know this is a lot of questions, but any information could be helpful.  Thanks for being such an inspiration to so many! Alisa Openshaw

Design Mom Answer:
Great questions, Alisa! I actually get asked this sort of thing frequently, and have hesitated to get into the details on my blog, because my content isn’t really business focused. But. Just the other day, Anna of ABDPBT interviewed me about this exact topic and she posted the article here.

Hopefully, if you’re a reader that’s looking to work with sponsors, the information will be helpful.

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1 Ashlea Walter March 23, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I’m one of *those* readers who don’t mind the ads. It’s true. Because you’ve already curated them, they fit well and I DO actually click through unlike on some sites where the ads are absolutely irrelevant to the content at hand. Keep on, keepin’ on.


2 Haydee March 23, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Wow, this post couldn’t be more perfect for me. I’ve been considering selling ads on my blog since I have an advertising background–but in print. I’m learning how to translate my print know-all to digital know-all. So I just bookmarked your article and can’t wait to read and learn from it. Thanks a mil.


3 Carrie Meadows March 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Perfect timing. Can’t wait to read the article!


4 Tiffany Covlert March 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Thanks for doing the interview. Very helpful information for someone that is new to blogging, plus I love the ads the relate to what I am reading. Thanks!


5 Leith Christensen March 23, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. I love reading your blog.


6 Kendra @ My Insanity March 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Thank you for that! It was very helpful!


7 Mommy X March 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Thanks for posting! Love the sharing of information for the benefit of all!


8 beth aka confusedhomemaker March 24, 2010 at 1:10 am

I wanted to say thank you for answering Anna’s questions & being so helpful.


9 CMN March 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

So having just read through Anna’s article at ABDPBT, I have one follow-up question… HOW do you get a count of # of Google subscribers? I thought that was a very interesting statistic and now I’m curious to measure my own blog. But I can’t figure out how to do it through Google/reader! It’s got to be easy though, right?



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