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Now Accepting 2013 Christmas Gift Guide Sponsor Spotlight Applications


It's hard to believe that Christmas is just a few short months away! We are well into the fall season and for me, that means I get started on my Christmas shopping. I try to avoid the stress and financial strain of last minute shopping and I’m sure you do too. Personally, I love to find good deals on line and have them shipped directly to me or to a loved one.
Because of that, I’d like my readers to know about some great on-line businesses that they can go to for their Christmas shopping. Last year, if you recall, I did a few product reviews for sponsors, but this year I decided to do Sponsor Spotlights. Each Sponsor Spotlight will have a brief description about their company and I will share with my readers a couple of my favorite items from the company. One will be a lower priced item and one will be a higher priced item.  I’ll also share any promotions and specials that the sponsor is offering.

Wondering what sponsors receive in the Sponsor Spotlight?
Each sponsor will receive their own spotlight in my 2013 Christmas Gift Guide tab at the top of my blog. This will include a 250x250 pixel image or logo, up to 3 links to your shop and an individual Facebook post shout out featuring just your company.

In addition, I will be promoting the Christmas Gift Guide on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest until January 17, 2014.
Curious what your ad will look like? Here’s a sample for you!


 
To sum it all up, here's what a Sponsor Spotlight will pay for:
  • Alphabetized listing of your shop
  • 250x250 pixel graphic ad or logo
  • Shop description and URL of choice
  • One Facebook individual post per sponsor
  • A linked guide on my top and side bars until January 17, 2014
  • A blog post in mid-October focusing on all participating sponsors
  • Social media promotion of the guide throughout the 3 months

How do I Secure a Spot?
I am accepting applications for Sponsor Spotlights until October 12. The early bird pricing of $35 ends on October 5. After that, sponsor spotlights will be $40. Late applications will be accepted until October 15 or until spots fill up.  Spots are limited so be sure to sign up quickly to get yours!

I would love to feature shops that fit the following categories:
  • Handmade items such as clothing, scarves, cloth diapers, jewelry, healthy baked goods 
  • Home d├ęcor (such as framed art, wall clings, prints, card, etc.)
  • Natural/organic skin and body care
  • Organic baby and children care products
  • Non-toxic baby and children’s toys
  • Homemaking items (cookbooks, calendars, aprons, kitchen utensils, etc.)
  • Natural skin and beauty care
  • Fair trade certified coffees and teas
  • Beeswax or soy candles with non-toxic scents
  • Any organic/eco-friendly items
  • e-books (homemaking, gardening, children’s, etc.)
  • Anything you think might fit with items I like to promote on Purposeful Homemaking
The Christmas Gift Guide post featuring all sponsors will go live on October 17, 2013. After that, the gift guide link will be available for readers on my top and sidebars from October 17-January 17.

To apply to be a 2013 Christmas Gift Guide Sponsor, simply complete this online form.


A special offer for all sponsors...

For all gift guide sponsors, I am offering a 20% discount on sidebar advertising for up to three months. You may choose which month you want your advertising in or for an even greater deal, choose to advertise in all three. This kind of advertising places you on my sidebar as well as a featured spot on the bottom of most of my posts.

Discount pricing is reflected below:

125x125 Button on sidebar: $12 for per month or $32 for 3 months
125x250 Button on sidebar: $20 per month or $56 for 3 months
250x250 Button on sidebar: $28 per month or $80 for 3 months

If you have any other questions I’d be happy to help!

Thanks so much for visiting Purposeful Homemaking. Please take a moment to "Like" me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and Pinterest or stay connected with Google Friend Connect so you don't miss a thing!


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Current Sponsors

Halifax ISA-Individual Savings Accounts
Usborne Books-excellent books for children of every age
Mary & Martha-Meaningful Entertaining...Made Simple

doTerra-certified pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils

4 comments:

Deneen Troupe-Buitrago said...

Mary & Martha Coffee is better than fair trade. We know the roaster who visited our Conference who has gone to Honduras to meet the Missionary & the Natives who grow the coffee. We are directly spreading the Gospel while improving the lives of the Native Hondurans:)

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

wow! That's awesome!! Can I count on you for a sponsor spot? :)

Liza said...

Would you accept Thirty-One?

becky@purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Absolutely! I LOVE 31 :)

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