At some point in your blogging “career” you might start thinking about how to make money off of it. It’s a dream to be able to quit our jobs and live solely off of our blogs, right? For me, I just wanted to be able to make enough to offset the costs of running a blog – domain name, web hosting, themes, etc. My blog had grown so much that I finally felt like I was in a place where I could seek out sponsors.
When I found out about Passionfruit Ads, I liked what they had to offer. Simply put: they do the work for you. All you have to do is fill out a profile, define the type of ads you are accepting, and put a few lines of code on your site (don’t worry, it’s super easy). Then your blog is listed in the Marketplace where you can find similar bloggers to sponsor and they can do the same for you. If you sell an ad, PFA will take a small cut. It really doesn’t get any easier than that.
Recently PFA announced that starting September 1, they’d start charging a monthly membership fee to use their services. While many bloggers were upset that they might have to start paying (especially if they just stuck with free ad swaps, like I was), the fee actually comes with a ton of extra options like more ad types: now you can specify if you are hosting an ad swap or are looking for paid ads, sponsored posts, social media mentions, etc. And you get unlimited use of all of these things! So instead of PFA taking a cut of every ad sale, you just pay $9 a month.
I may be in the minority, but I’m super jazzed about all these features! I love that I can come up with various campaigns for sponsors as well as seek out similar bloggers. I feel like I’ve made so many new blogging friends since I started using PFA and we’re all so supportive of each other! You also get stats. I love stats! I love seeing where my ads are making an impact to either continue a partnership with someone or seek another way. And another perk? It’s all so easy! I think the membership fee is worth it to get all of these features and I highly recommend it to any blogger who is looking to get sponsors for their site.
Want an even better incentive to try Passionfruit Ads? I’ve teamed up with them to give away FIVE Annual Membership to Passionfruit Ads! Yes! Five lucky readers will get to use Passionfruit Ads for one year, for absolutely free!! If you win and you’ve already purchased a membership, then they will give you a refund.
So, how do you enter? Simply enter through this Rafflecopter widget. The only required entry is to leave a comment answering this question: “What’s your blog about?” (I’m looking for new things to read!) You can gain extra entries by following me on Twitter and Facebook, but they are not required.
You must have Passionfruit Ads installed on your blog by September 1 to be eligible to win. Winners will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and announced tomorrow, Monday, August 26!
PS, interested in swapping ads? I have a few free spots left! Click here for more information.