Free Advertising November

September 23rd, 2011

Do you run an etsy shop? An up-and-coming blog? a craft-related business? a small photography studio? A digital scrapbooking or printables shop? If so, have I got a deal for you! In November I would like to help promote your business FOR FREE. In the past month has attracted more than 210,000 individual page views. The majority of readership is made up of Women 25-45 who have children, homes, and a love for crafting. If you have been contemplating purchasing advertising, but have been hesitant to spend the money, this is the perfect opportunity to see if you will get a positive response from banner advertising without costing you a cent.

So why am I doing this? Because I truly think that it’s important to support the community of independent crafters — especially right before the holiday season. I also want to foster a relationship with crafters and photographers who are trying to get their names out there and may be interested in possible sponsorships in the future. So what do you need to do? Simply send in your submissions so I can show off your goodies… it’s as easy as 1.2.3!

1.Choose one of these options:

A. 150×150 graphic ad on my side-bar
B. 150×150 graphic ad on my side-bar + your shop or product mentioned in a holiday shopping guide on my blog
C. 150×150 graphic ad on my side-bar + Product reviewed in a blog post

2. Email me the option of your choice – jenallyson {at} ** Please put the words “free advertising november” in the subject line.

3. Include in your email: (based on #1)

A. Shop name and link + 150×150 ad graphic
B. Shop name and link + 150×150 ad graphic + image(s) of your favorite/most popular items + shop logo.
C. Shop name and link + 150×150 ad graphic + Description and image of physical product. If it is something that I’d like to review/endorse, I’ll have you ship it to me (it will be mailed back to you if you provide the cost of return shipping)

4. Post about Free Advertising November on your blog (optional)

So there you have it! I am excited to see your awesome shops and blogs. Please take a moment to share Free Advertising November with your friends. If I get a good response this year, I’d love to continue to offer this as an annual event.


Here is the (not so) fine print:

The submission deadline is October 22th, 2011.

If selected, your 150×150 graphic ad it will be up on sidebar from November 1 – November 30, 2011.

Submitting your information does not guarantee that will post, review, or otherwise advertise your site. only accepts and promotes sponsors and products that I personally believe in and adore.

If your site or shop is not current or maintained on a regular basis it will not be considered.

If your site is corporate owned and operated it will not be considered.

If your site has offensive, distasteful, or illegal content it will not be considered. reserves all rights to what graphics, content, and products are promoted on this site. may contact you in the future regarding possible paid sponsorships.

If you submit a physical product for review, you will get your items returned to you ONLY if you pay for the return shipping. will not be responsible for any products lost in the mail. does not require anything in return for this advertising opportunity.

4 responses to “Free Advertising November”

  1. Wow, that’s so generous, thank you!

  2. Ali Anders says:

    What a super nice gesture!! I neither (a.) have enough followers to do the same nor (b.) am creative enough to have an etsy shop BUT think your blog is great and really enjoy reading all the stuff you do. Keep the inspiration coming!! 🙂

  3. Lori says:

    This is an awesome idea Jen! Can’t wait to see all the great products, I’m always looking for new Etsy stores. I may try to get something together for my photo buz too. Now I just need to convince the hubby that we need to fly to California and do a mini session for you, so you can “review” me.

  4. Sorry I missed out on this! My shop is just getting started. Maybe next year I can join in on the fun 🙂

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