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’.
Sponsor spots are open to suitable businesses, products, services and websites (including blogs) with genuine relevance to The Painted Hive’s content. I particularly relish the opportunity to promote small businesses and blogs. In the interest of my cherished readers, my blog’s identity and my own personal integrity, to ensure places are appropriately filled, sponsors will be vetted and accepted at my discretion based on the following criteria; how well they relate to the nature of my blog, the level of value they can offer my readers, if they reflect my own personal taste/style, if they suit the aesthetic of my blog, how closely they align with my personal ethos, whether they are a small business or blog.
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.
Statistics at a glance…
Monthly page impressions: around 200,000
Monthly unique visitors: almost 100,000
Subscribers via RSS: over 9,000
Facebook likes: over 2,500
Pinterest followers: almost 7,000
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, and influential blogs like Centsational Girl and The Lettered Cottage, just to name a few (for a more comprehensive press list please view my Buzz page).
I view sponsorship as a mutually beneficial partnership. As such, your success is my priority. At my discretion I work to bring you additional exposure through occasional dedicated sponsor round-up posts and via social media.
I’m also happy to consider requests for 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 accessible to even the smallest of businesses.
The above prices are for small businesses only. Please contact me for options and rates for large businesses.
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).
I understand all businesses are different and am happy to be accordingly flexible. If you are interested in a more innovate advertising experience, such as an exchange partnership or even something completely experimental, please don’t hesitate to contact me with your ideas and preferences.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Small businesses: 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.
Large businesses: Please contact me directly for advertising options and rates.
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 staying genuine 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 businesses and blogs.
For the purpose of advertising on this blog, a ‘small business’ is any privately owned and operated entity with limited employees and a modest annual profit (such as Etsy stores, independent boutiques, personal blogs). A small business will be deemed so at my discretion.
The affordability of my sponsor spots does not reflect the quality of my content or level of monthly traffic (there are comparable blogs charging as much as ten times my rates). Rather, the fees are purposefully nominal to make advertising viable for very small businesses and to align with my own budget concious ethos.
I withhold the right to deny ads I deem irrelevant, unsuitable 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.
Compensation (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. That said, 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 businesses and blogs) 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 a concious effort to ensure all sponsor spots are filled by businesses, products, services and websites which; relate to the nature of my blog, offer my readers some value, reflect my own personal taste/style, suit the aesthetic of my blog, closely align with my personal ethos. Supporting small businesses and blogs is a priority.
In the interest of my cherished readers, my blog’s identity and my own personal integrity, I have, and will continue to, decline advertising opportunities (no matter how lucrative) I deem irrelevant, unsuitable or inappropriate.