Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hooray for Sponsors!

When I first started blogging, I signed up for Google AdSense.  Why not?  I could make some money without lifting a finger.  I didn't care for some of the ads (like the ones for dating services that were plastered under my posts) and I wasn't thrilled with the way they seemed to clutter the look of my blog, but oh well, lots of websites have ads. 


I was coming up on my $100 earnings mark, the significant point at which I'd finally start getting checks in the mail, when my parents came to visit.  My dad had been clicking on some of those ads whenever he read my blog (not because he wanted to help me out, of course, but because he was genuinely interested in the ads, right Dad?).  Well, I guess during his visit he forgot that he was no longer in his own home on his own computer, and he started clicking away. From my computer.  The computer that I swore on my life to Google would never click on those ads.  Within hours, I got an email from AdSense kicking me out of their elite club, and my blog was wiped clean of any and all ads.


Well, a year has passed, and I'm ready to try the whole advertising thing again.  But this time, I'm doing it the right way...with sponsors!  I'm so excited to announce that I'm opening up ad space for sponsorship. 

My first sponsor is




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Whether you'd like to promote your business or gain readership for your blog, I'd love to hear from you.  If you're interested in purchasing ad space, email me at ontherollercoaster{at}gmail{dot}com for more information. 

6 comments:

  1. I did that ad sense thing too, thinking the same as you...but once I passed my $100 mark, I NEVER got my stinkin money! They made it impossible for me to get it, so I took it ALL off my blog. I didn't like it there anyways, but I thought I could make some fast, easy cash. As we both know, there is no such thing.

    Woohoo for sponsors!!!!! Congrats!

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  2. You know, I was looking into sponsorships. Obviously I need more followers. Once I get more attention to my blog, would it be alright if I could ask you some questions about putting ad space on my blog?

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  3. So... Would you recommend or definitly not recommend using that Google Adsense.

    I second that on what Goodnight Moon said .. Yay for sponsors :)

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  4. Congrats on your first sponsor! I don't know if I'll ever reach the $100 mark with AdSense, but right now, they seem to just be advertising groupon, and I'm ok with that, so I'm leaving it there.

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  5. Yayy! Yeah Google AdSense just screwed me over too. It seems that that is more often than not, the case.

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  6. I'm here from Relax and Surf :)

    Google is very picky about ad clicks. Sorry your dad inadvertently messed that up. I have read many posts here and there about people who didn't click, but still somehow Google took their advertising money anyway :(

    I can suggest you try to join sites like Pitch It To Me, a Ning Group. Visit review blogger sites and see what all their buttons are about and follow them. I have had good luck with Business2Blogger myself.

    Also, try SocialSpark and Blogsvertise.

    Hope that helps and yes, please email me questions. You can find my email via my blog.

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