PR / Advertising / Sponsors

I am a media-friendly writer and this is an ad-friendly site, provided the opportunities align with the tone of Let Me Start By Saying…

MEDIA

If you would like to discuss topics that I cover on the blog or Social Media, please contact me though the form at the bottom of the page. I am comfortable in front of a camera and happy to be a part of interesting, intelligent, humorous dialogue. I’m also open to print opportunities as well.

My experience thus far includes a short clip on The Dr Oz Show, an interview on HLNtv, and being on a panel for the HuffPost LIVE discussion about Elf Shaming (for my holiday-focused site ElfShaming.com).

ADVERTISING/SPONSORSHIPS

Who should advertise here?
- Etsy Shops
- Blogs looking for more readership
- Small businesses
- eBook authors/self-published authors
- Online communities that want to increase membership
- Charitable organizations
- Anyone looking for more exposure through my Social Media reach

This blog gets 25,000+ visits a month. My readers tend to be women, mostly parents, ages 25-44 years old. Between this blog, Facebook & Twitter & Pinterest, I have well over 15,000 regular followers.

My blog Let Me Start By Saying earned me the title Circle of Moms Top 25 Funny Mom in 2011 & 2012, and has received attention from sites such as Babble, HuffPostParents, NickMom & BlogHer.

I have a weekly column at InThePowderRoom, write regularly for Mamalode, blog at Huffington Post Parents, am the opening essay in the best-selling motherhood humor anthology I JUST WANT TO PEE ALONE, authored a fiction anthology of my own called Part of My World: Short Stories, was published in the humor anthology Fifty Shades of Funny: Hook-Ups, Break-Ups and Crack-Ups, and plan for eventual world domination.

All Social Media points back to here, where your ads/sponsorships or Blog Buttons should be duly rewarded.

With your purchase of a “Sweet Spot” Ad, I will provide you with:
- Top billing in the Sponsors section of my sidebar
- Promotion of your sponsorship at least once a week via my Facebook Fan PageTwitter & Google+ accounts.
- Promotion of your blog/service/product/store via Pinterest Pins I create.
- I will work with you to ensure I am promoting the aspects of your business or blog that you want to gain exposure to.
- Mention and link in my weekly round-up blog post.

With your purchase of a “The Button” Ad, I will provide you with:
- Second billing in the Sponsors section of my sidebar
- Promotion of your sponsorship at least once a week via my Facebook Fan Page, & Twitter.
- I will work with you to ensure I am promoting the aspects of your business or blog that you want to gain exposure to.
- Mention and link in my weekly round-up blog post.

If you would like to purchase an Ad/place your Blog Button in my sidebar for 30 days, please select one of the options below. Passionfruit Ads will walk you through the very easy process.

I offer a substantial discount if you purchase an ad up front for 6 months. Contact me through the form below for details.

The 2 sizes I offer are:

Ad Design Tips:
- If you do not already have an image the size of the Ad Spot that you want, you can easily create one on a free photo/image editing site like PicMonkey.com.  Simply resize your image to the dimensions listed & adjust the design as desired.

- It helps to have your store/product/service/blog etc name in a clear, large font and a short tagline that makes readers want to click on your ad.

Here’s what my Advertisers had to say:

I thought I might generate a little traffic for my humor blog with an ad on Kim’s website.  What I didn’t realize is that she ALSO promotes my posts to her Facebook and Twitter followers every week – which has brought HUGE traffic to my site!  When I saw the results, I immediately offered to marry Kim and carry her babies.  Still waiting for her response – in the meantime, I’m still advertising with her!
~ Darcy Perdu of SoThenStories.com

Go for the Sweet Spot! Kim is a generous and creative promoter,
and manages to make the process both easy and fun for her lucky sponsors.
Kim’s intimate and honest rapport with readers
lends true value to sponsor shout outs.
As the car dealer always wants me to say: “Highly Satisfied.”

~ Peyton Price of SuburbanHaiku.com

Let Me Start By Saying was the first blog I ever advertised on,
and I’m so glad  I took the chance. Buying an ad spot
on this blog was a great decision for me.
It was easy, affordable, and has definitely
brought more attention to my Etsy Store.
Kim is always finding ways to get my store
more attention on  Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
It was absolutely worth the investment!  Thank you, Kim!
~ Kelly of MyPrettyChicBoutique

As a newer blogger-having my ad on your page
helped me drive more new readers to my blog. 
And your weekly promotions were great too…
~ MaryAnne of Forever-51.com

Placing an ad with Let Me Start By Saying
was a very easy and reasonably priced!
~ Julie of Jag Candles 

Follow me on Facebook & Twitter for posts with Promo Codes offering discounts on these ads…you never know when they’ll pop up.

I am always available by email if you would like to talk about other opportunities offline. Custom Ads are always an option. Fill in this form and it will ping me right away.

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