Newsletter Classifieds
Newsletter Classifieds

Newsletter classifieds are like newspaper ads—short, text-only blurbs. Promote your website, products, podcasts, books, services, freebies, workshops… whatever you want!

Days: The Side Blogger newsletter goes out every Monday and Friday to 9k+ subscribers.

Ad specs: All ads must be 300 characters or less (text only). There are four (maximum) unique ad slots per newsletter. Ads appear toward the middle of the newsletter.

How to place an ad: Choose a date from the dropdown menu below, then click the “Buy now” button. During checkout, you’ll be asked to provide the blurb and a link.

Character counts are strict. Ads MUST NOT be more than 300 characters. Use lettercount.com to count the number of characters. No need to count URL characters as they’ll be hyperlinked. (If your copy goes over the limit, I’ll write an optimized version.)

Please note: I reserve the right to reject an ad without explanation. In such cases, I’ll issue a full refund.

Example: Here’s what a newsletter looks like.

Buy your ad here:

$147

Frequently asked questions:

How many ads do you run per newsletter? Four unique ads per newsletter, at most.

When do you send out the newsletter? Every Monday and Friday.

Can I use images on my ad? No; these are text blurbs only.

Should I count URL characters as well? No. All URLs are hyperlinked, so you need not count link/URL characters.

Can I update the text once I’ve completed the purchase? Please email contact@thesideblogger.com with your edits. Note that all edit requests must be made before 5 PM (US Mountain time) on the Wednesday before your ad goes out. For example, If your ad is supposed to go out on Monday, Dec 23, 2024, you must request all edits before 5 PM on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2024.

I do not have the ad text yet. Can I still purchase an ad? Yes. In the field where it asks for ad text and link, mention that you’ll be sending them later via email. Note: you must provide the ad text by the Wednesday before your ad is supposed to go out. For example, If your ad is supposed to go out on Monday, Dec 23, 2024, you must send the ad text before 5 PM on Wednesday, Dec 18, 2024. Email ad text and link to contact@thesideblogger.com.

Can I cancel my ad for a refund? Yes, but you must request cancellation by Wednesday before your ad is supposed to go out. For example, if your ad is supposed to go out on Monday, Dec 23, 2024, you must request a cancellation and full refund by Wednesday, Dec 18, 2024. To cancel, please email: contact@thesideblogger.com.

Will you send me the stats on how many subscribers clicked the ad? I don’t provide click-through data, but if you’d like to track clicks, you can create a free bit.ly account and track clicks on bit.ly dashboard.

Will you send me a copy of the email where my ad is placed? You can subscribe to my newsletter to see the ad for yourself, or, after the ad runs, you can send me an email (contact@thesideblogger.com) requesting a link to the email. I do not supply this unless specifically asked via email AFTER the newsletter goes out.

Can I purchase the entire classified section for a long ad? Depends. Please email with details for availability and rates.

Do you do partnerships or ad swaps? Not at the moment.

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This is what the newsletter classifieds section looks like. This image is for demonstration only. It shows text blurbs for classifieds, each separated by a thin horizontal line. This demonstration is showing four classifieds. A newsletter may have up to six. There's a header at the top of the classifieds, and it says "The Side Blogger Classifieds."
Demo classified section inside the Monday newsletters.