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Sunday, 18 October 2015


I made a quick announcement earlier this month. Hidden and quick since it mainly focused on Fright Night. In that post, I said I would further elaborate on it later. To talk about the most taboo topic for bloggers. The dreaded, the terror, the horror. More frightening than all of the SFX looks found on the internet. 

Ads.

Someone's running away with fingers in their ears.




The decision to incorporate advertisement and sponsorship into Hey Bash was conscious and deliberate. It’s a step in this spiral staircase.

Hey Bash is a personal blog first, where I can write and post how I please. Perhaps that's why I declined generous offers that provided free clothes, or sponsored posts. It would admit that Hey Bash would be growing and evolving into something else. It would become a job. It took a while for me to accept this, and my objectives changed. 

I decided to start blogging ‘properly’ in early February. Joining the community and calling myself a blogger was a huge step forward. I was happy when bloggers enjoyed my posts. I was even happier when companies emailed me to work with them. Fear got the best me though, so I declined. I still decline most that come my way. 

The thought of working as blogger intrigued me though. It would intrigued any broke teenager. And like any broke teenager would, I turned to my parents. Both entrepreneurs and bosses in their own field. They agreed improvements were essential first then integrate through phrases. Get a domain for 20 bucks, a nice header and theme, and then try out as a business.

I waited for a good time to embrace this business side of blogging. Once I turned eighteen, I organized my jumbled thoughts and decided to start in October. There were limitations I had to resolve. Particular problems with PayPal and how to incorporate advertising seamlessly.

That said, this is the package plan I came up with!

SOCIAL COMMOTION

No blog action, just promotion!

You will receive:

  • 1 Instagram photo posted on @bashhharry with links to your brand/blog
  • 3 Shout-Outs on Twitter

THAT PERFECT POST
600 word article

For businesses wishing to promote their products or bloggers endorsing themselves. It includes an in-post feature and social shares.

You will receive:
  •  A detailed 600 word post about your business/blog. This post will be shared on Bloglovin, Twitter and Google+.
  • 3 Shout-Outs on Twitter, promoting your brand/blog
  • Customized photos that you have the right to use (if products provided)
  • 1 Instagram photo with links to your website/account (if applicable)


BABY BUTTON
150 x 150

For advertisers who want to gain exposure on a budget. The most affordable way to promote your brand/blog!

You will receive:
  • A 150px x 150px banner will be shown under the ‘Sponsors’ header. Shuffled and rotated accordingly to maximise visibility.
  • A mention and 140 character description about your blog/brand on the 'Meet the Sponsors' post at the end of the month. This post will be shared on Bloglovin, Twitter and Google+
  • 1 Shout Out on Twitter, promoting your brand/blog  


BIG BEAUTIFUL BANNER
300 x 250

Featured advertisers will have prominent space as the main sponsors of Hey Bash.

You will receive:
  • Your 300px x 250px banner will be shown in the right-hand sidebar under the ‘Friends’ header. Rotated to maximise visibility
  • Detailed 100 word piece about your brand/blog on the 'Meet The Sponsors' post of the month. This post will be shared on Bloglovin, Twitter and  Google+
  • 3 Shout-Outs on Twitter, promoting your brand/blog




I think to myself this sounds reasonable but the voice in my head tells me I’m a terrible person who shouldn’t be blogging at all.

I still don’t know as I’m typing this post. But like everything in life, you attack head on and just pray you don’t get mauled. So please don’t maul me. 


Since this is a beta test, I am still figuring things out. I am not disclosing the pricing here though. Just send me a quick email to provide you with not only the price, but detailed information and a media kit as well. More information is provided on my Advertise page right here!

So as a celebration, I have another announcement. For the whole month of November, the first FIVE to email for ANY package will be FREE. Whether you're a blogger or brand or even an alien. You are not exempt and alway welcomed.

What? Bash, that's crazy. I know but I am too.

All you have to do is email me at bashharry@heybash.com and we can get started talking!

So what do you think? Do you have any tips on how to do this? Seriously, I'd love to know! 

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