Wanna spread your virtual word?
Thanks for your interest in advertising with The Painted Hive.
The Painted Hive is an interior decorating blog passionately dedicated to sharing real projects, fresh ideas and evocative inspiration relating to all things ‘home’.
Since its launch in 2010, The Painted Hive has been featured in numerous notable locations, including publications such as The Design Cookbook (Barnes & Noble), Ideal Home magazine, Australian Country magazine, DIY Lifestyle magazine, Reloved magazine and Little One Baby magazine, along with on popular websites such as Apartment Therapy, HGTV, Fox News (online magazine) and Design Sponge, just to name a few (for a more comprehensive press list please view my Buzz page).
Current stats are around 1/4 million page views and almost 100,000 unique visitors monthly along with over 9,000 daily readers via RSS (and growing). The Painted Hive attracts a large global audience though the average reader is female, American and between the ages of 25 – 35.
Ad places are open to all businesses, products, services and websites (including blogs). Anyone can apply though in the interest of my readers (and keeping it real) places will only be awarded to legitimate businesses, products, services and websites with relevance to The Painted Hive’s home-based content. In addition, to help support small business, spots are also available to small and/or local businesses which may not necessarily relate directly to the home and garden realm though reflect The Painted Hive’s aesthetic and can offer my readers some value.
So what’s in it for you?
An ad in my sidebar will expose your business, product, service or website to thousands of prospective new clients each day. For its scheduled period, your ad will be prominently visible at all times on every single page of my site beneath the ‘Sponsors’ header in my sidebar.
I view sponsorship as a mutually beneficial partnership. As such, your success is my priority so I work to bring you the best possible exposure with additional promotion through occasional dedicated sponsor round-up posts and via mediums such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Each sponsor will receive:
Facebook: a post directly linking to their website from my Facebook page.
Twitter: a tweet directly linking to their website from my Twitter feed.
Pinterest: a pin directly linking to their website from my ‘Sponsor Appreciation’ board.
I’m also happy to include additional shout-outs through these mediums during your ad period so be sure to inform me if you have a special sales event or exciting new product to promote!
I regard having the ability to make a modest revenue from my blog as a privilege, I appreciate your support and in turn offer very reasonable ad rates.
Prices subject to change.
Custom sizes and durations are also negotiable. See below for further information.
SPONSOR A POST
Include your ad within the footer of one of my posts.
Please contact me for details and rates.
A dedicated post in the form of a giveaway is one of the best ways to obtain certain exposure.
Giveaways are free though you must first have a sidebar ad.
Products for giveaway are accepted at my discretion.
You may choose to offer my readers an exclusive discount upon entering a special code at checkout (such as ‘The Painted Hive’). This can create additional interest.
Do you have an awesome, quality product you think my readers will love?
Product reviews are free though you must first have a sidebar ad.
Products for review are accepted at my discretion and all views expressed will be my own.
CUSTOM SIZES AND DURATIONS
I’m more than happy to try and accommodate custom requests (including the negotiation of discounted rates for extended ad durations or ongoing partnerships).
Make it happen
You can purchase a sidebar ad with ease from my online store here. Simply select your preferred ad size and duration, complete the purchase then forward your ad image along with the link URL to me via email. Your ad will be scheduled to go live on the first day of the upcoming month.
Places are limited. In the event your desired ad is sold out in my shop, please contact me directly to discuss possible options.
All transaction are conducted through PayPal.
I understand all businesses are different and am happy to be accordingly flexible. If you are interested in a more tailored ad option (such as a discounted rate for an extended ad period or on-going partnership, a custom ad size or placement or the reasonable exchange of goods in place of monetary payment) please contact me directly to discuss further.
For any other enquiries or further information please feel free to contact me.
As mentioned above, in the interest of keeping it real ad places are awarded to legitimate businesses, products, services and websites with relevance to The Painted Hive’s home-based content and priority is given to small and/or local businesses.
I withhold the right to deny ads I deem irrelevant or inappropriate (this includes cancelling and refunding ads, minus PayPal fees incurred, purchased from my store). Additional shouts-outs through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are accepted at my discretion.
Prices are subject to change.
I do not accept:
Text links embedded within articles.
Commissions (monetary or otherwise) in exchange for ‘paid’ opinions.
For my readers
It’s important to note that I write this blog primarily to share projects, ideas and inspiration with my audience, not to make cash through ads, though I am in a fortunate position to be able to:
One: make some ‘pocket money’ to help supplement my husband’s teacher’s wage.
Two: support businesses, products, services and websites (particularly small and/or local ones) by offering them affordable exposure.
Three: introduce my readers to relevant businesses, products, services and websites they may benefit from and enjoy.
Four: cover some of the costs involved with self-hosted blogging to help make this site viable and keep it running.
I make an effort to ensure all sponsor spots are filled by businesses, products, services and websites which are consistent with The Painted Hive’s content, reflect my personal taste and/or can offer my readers some value. Supporting small and/or local businesses is a priority.