After a lot of thought — and yes, a strong desire to see a bit more profit off this blog — I’ve decided to do some sponsored posts.
I’ve avoided doing them in the past. I tried one the first year that I blogged. I felt weird about it afterwards and have steadily avoided them since.
Also, I don’t like that most sponsored posts are guest content. I’m a control freak/writing snob.
I’ve let other people’s content on my site a total of three times (not including the Freebie Friday lists, which are just links).
The only time I’ve been completely happy/comfortable was my mom’s. But she’s a) a better writer than me and b) the one who made me a writing snob. So she doesn’t count.
But given our financial situation, I think it may be best to at least stick a toe in the water. I just want to assure you that I’m not going to go crazy with them.
Any sponsored post will have to be:
- Something that actually applies to readers’ lives
- A product or site I believe in
- Labeled a sponsored post
- Written by me
I’ve turned down three offers in the past four months because at least one of those standards wasn’t met.
That said, I have finally found one I’m comfortable with, and I’ll be posting it in the next week or two. Hence the heads up.
I guess I just don’t want you to guys to think that I’ve sold out… more than I actually have, anyway.
Do you guys mind sponsored posts? Are there any specific topics you think would be helpful?