Image Source: savagechickens.com Just a quick post to let you know that starting tomorrow we will be running some sponsored posts here on JAiB.  This is a subject I ‘ve thought about for a long while, and discussed with friends and colleagues before deciding that we ‘ll do these. Right off the bat, I want […]
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Site Stuff: A Word from Our Sponsors

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Just a quick post to let you know that starting tomorrow we will be running some sponsored posts here on JAiB.  This is a subject I ‘ve thought about for a long while, and discussed with friends and colleagues before deciding that we ‘ll do these.

Right off the bat, I want to mention that there will generally be only one (and maximum two)sponsored post each week, so please don ‘t worry about seeing any great amount of these.  Hit the jump for a quick rundown of why we ‘re going to run these and how they ‘ll work

What will sponsored posts look like?

All sponsored posts will be very clearly labeled, right within their post titles “ so that it is always very clear that they are promotional content, not standard editorial from our writers.

They will be kept very short “ generally around 100 words, a little longer if they include any special discount offers for our readers (which we will strongly encourage).

On some occasions, if we genuinely know and like a product, we may add a short endorsement line.

Why Are We Doing These?

Plain and simple – I ‘d like for this site to generate more revenue.  And, I would love to get to a place where it generates more money with LESS ads.  I believe this is one promising way to work towards that.

That will not happen overnight, or may not even happen at all “ but it is the goal.  More revenue, less ads on the pages.

I really hope in the end this may become a win-win for readers and for myself as the site owner.  In that eventually you should see our pages with less ads on them, while also seeing weekly promotional sponsored posts that will hopefully very often contain good offers for readers “ free promo codes, discounts on iPhone related products, and so on.

Ways to Support the Site?

Ha “ just in case any of you are thinking ‘Hey, less ads sounds good ‘ and would like to help us get there faster, here are some things you can do to help out:

— Just keep doing what you already do “ visit the site, add your excellent comments, tweet about our posts when you think they deserve it, share our good content on Facebook and wherever else you spend time on the web, tell your friends about us. 🙂

— Show our sponsors some love. 

Donate

— Hit that lovely Paypal Donate button in the sidebar and make a small donation if you feel the site helps you and merits it.

Ok “ that ‘s it for site stuff today. Look out for our first sponsored post tomorrow. I hope you all think this new initiative makes sense, and as always would love to hear your thoughts on it.

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