Have you ever noticed, that I don’t have any advertising on my blog? There is a reason for that. I don’t mind looking at advertising when I visit other blogs, in fact, quite often I enjoy them. It’s a fun way to hop around and check out other fun sites, or products.
I find that most people want advertising space on blogs for free, or next to rock bottom prices. They want to spend what they would for parking at a public lot. As if, they can pull in for a few hours – park their car, or ad, and pay $10.00
Maybe it’s the business side of me, and I over estimate myself as a “mommy blogger”, but ten bucks isn’t worth turning my site into an advertising agency. I am contacted several times a week, by people wanting to “pay” me for plopping their business here on Pink Moss, or do “a free guest post”. As you see, I haven’t taken their offer. I spend hours a week putting together posts. I have blogged for three years consistently, building a friendship online – and a trust with you, that random businesses don’t have.
To me, that is worth something.
Am I wasting my time, trying to stand up for all the mommy blogger’s in blogosphere?
Maybe probably, but mommy bloggers are worth more than that. Most settle for a tiny fee, just wanting to bring in any money….and I understand why. They figure, if I’m going to spend so much time, I may as well get SOMETHING out of it, and I don’t blame them. I just know what our business pays for a billboard on the freeway, or a tiny add in a random magazine *lots* and I guarantee there are loads of mommy bloggers out there that have a bigger audience than some of the magazines we pay to put our business add in.
Someday, I may have advertisers on my blog – but they will understand the relationship that you and I have built. I will have to like their product, and what they have to say, before I share it with you. And, they will pay me more than the cost of a sandwich and a diet coke, to be here. After all, we as mother’s are the ones that control 85% of consumer dollars. Online businesses are just starting to figure this out. What can I say? Women ROCK, (and like to spend money 🙂
What do you think is a fair price to put an add on a blog?