Newsletter classifieds are like newspaper ads—short, text-only blurbs. Promote your website, products, podcasts, books, services, freebies, workshops… whatever you want!
Rates and info: The Side Blogger newsletter goes out every Monday to 9k+ subscribers. You can choose from two options: a short ad (150 characters) for $97 USD, or a long ad (300 characters) for $127.
How to place an ad: Choose a date (always a Monday) and the length of your ad. You’ll be asked to provide the blurb and a link during checkout.
Character counts are strict. Short ads must be 150 characters or fewer. Long ads must be between 151 and 300 characters. Use lettercount.com to count the number of characters. No need to count URL characters as they’ll be hyperlinked.
Please note: I reserve the right to reject an ad without explanation. In such cases, I’ll issue a full refund.
Choose the date and length of your ad:
$97 – $127
Frequently asked questions:
How can I purchase an ad in your newsletter? See the dropdown menus above for the dates and length of the ad. Select from the available options and then click the “buy now” button. This will take you to the checkout page where you’ll be asked for your name, email, ad text, ad link, and payment details.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) requesting for 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.