Excited to have the adorable Kelley here today to share a little about what she knows!
Hi Southern Lovely friends! My name is Kelley and I blog over at the Grant life. I have been a huge fan of Linsday's adorable blog for a long time. Love love love her!
I'm a momma to two blonde haired, blue eyed babies and I run a little online store called loveables. I love diet coke, How I Met Your Mother, twitter and anything with sugar. Throw in a rainy day where I can snuggle with my babies and I'm a happy lady.
I've been blogging for a little over a year now and I absolutely love it! The blog world is full of so much love, support and genuine friendships. One thing I enjoy doing is promoting fabulous blogs and shops. A few months I began offering paid sponsor spots on my site and it has been so much fun! I'm not an expert but I wanted to share what I know about accepting sponsors on your blog/site.
1. Have time to promote
I suggest waiting to accept sponsors until you have the time to promote.. not only the sponsor but your site as well. The more visitors to your site the greater the exposure for you and your sponsor.
2. Have similar content
Its best to accept ads from sites with similar content. People visit your site because they enjoy your posts.. its best to promote sites that you know your readers will enjoy.
3. Set Expectations
Share your stats with your potential sponsors which lets them know how many readers you reach each month. Also, tell them if you include any extras in their paid spot. I.e. - social shout outs, giveaway and guest post options.
4. Establish and online presence
Its an added bonus when you are involved in other social outlets that will help drive traffic back to your site.
5. Have a common interest
Establish not only a working relationship but a friendship as well. [This one is my favorite!]
6. Stay organized
Keep up with your sponsors needs and help them as much as possible. I created a simple sponsor checklist that helps me stay organized.. and Im sharing it with you today!
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I hope you enjoyed my sponsor printable and my tips on accepting sponsors! If yall get a chance be sure to stop by my blog, enter my giveaways, link up to my party or just say hello! Thanks again to Lindsay for having me on her amazing site!
This is very helpful Kelley, thank you for sharing with us! And I really need that printable. :)