I wanted to let you all know of some changes happening to the Inspired Bride effective next week. In addition to our new contributing writers‘ posts beginning, the Inspired Bride is now going to begin accepting sponsored posts in two forms: sponsored giveaways, and sponsor profiles.
This was a really hard decision for me, and I want to be upfront and honest with you about it. The reality is that while I do make some money off of the Inspired Bride, it’s not even close to fully compensating me for the hours I put into it – which often nears (if not exceeds) an additional three work days each week. While I’ve always felt uncomfortable about selling post space on this blog, I’ve come to find that it’s something I have to do to sustain this blog.
Please know that I am fully committed to keeping the editorial voice of this blog intact. I am personally limiting sponsored posts of each kind to once a week (so there will be at maximum two in a given week), and sponsored giveaways to once in a calendar month. In addition, any advertisers interested in purchasing a sponsor profile space will have to meet a minimum ad buy in order to qualify, so the sponsored post area doesn’t become a free for all. All sponsored posts will be clearly marked as such, not only because the FTC requires me to – but because it’s always been very important to me to make to a sponsor’s presence known to you, even though in the past they weren’t paying for it.
Thank you for understanding my decision. If you interested in learning more about our advertising program or have any questions about it, please contact us through our ad page.