Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sponsorship Progam + Swaps

 After reading this post from The Life Of Bon, I knew I needed to work on building a stronger sponsorship program for my blog. Below are some changes to things and I really hope you guys stick around to sponsor this blog.
Here's the sad truth: Passionfruit is charging for their services now.
Even though they are charging, I have decided to keep Passionfruit because I've simply loved using it over the last year and I don't know how I could just start over new. This means I will be spending money just to have the services. It has became a lot for my little blog mostly because I host swaps and I'm not currently making much off of my blog or ad sales.
Don't fear, I will still be hosting swaps. Swaps will be approved at the start of each month and I will only allow 7 spots now. In the past I have given out discount codes for free swaps on larger sizes but I cannot afford to do this anymore. The ONLY spots you will see be free other than swap sizes are during giveaways. I will be offering discounts always and if you want to purchase an ad (all the profit goes towards my therapy) then you can use the code "happyaugust" for 20% off any ad.
Speaking of giveaways, Each month all my sponsors have the change to join in on a giveaway, I haven't always been the best at keeping up with this but now I promise I will be. Each giveaway will run the last full week of each month. I ask that you giveaway something that is valued at 10$ or more. I hope that each of you want to join in because giveaways bring a lot of traffic your way, plus new readers. If you don't want to join in, you don't have to but I really encourage it.

For this month, The giveaway will be from Aug. 25-31. If you want to join in please reply to this email with what you're giving away, two links you want to use + a photo of you/what you're giving away.Please please have this info to me BEFORE August 23rd, 2013. I understand this is short notice but I hope that you all can still join.

If you are the XL Sponsor of the month, you have the choice to have a solo giveaway each month. You can giveaway something yourself or have your friends join in OR you can do a guest post. I ask that the guest post be original and fit my blog. Please have this post to me so I can make it go live on the 15th of each month. If you bought your ad too close to this time, we will work out another date for the post to go live. 
I hope these changes make things so much better for the people who sponsor me. If you're interested in sponsoring me, please check out my sponsor page + don't forget to use the code "happyaugust" to get 20% off


  1. GIRL. I've been thinking about the exact. same. post. She really hit the nail on the head about sponsoring and how if you're gonna do it, you gotta do it right. I'm going to start paying for passionfruit after this month, but I think it's worth it. Hopefully I'll make enough to split even and can continue growing my blog. Can't wait to continue swapping with you!

    1. It really hit home. I was like "I'm being a terrible blogger." I really am so glad she wrote it and I totally encourage everyone to read it. I love passionfruit and I think that if I can make the money, it will be worth it. My blog is still small right now so I don't make a lot from it but I'm still going to pay for it.

      Thanks so much!


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