I find that most people want advertising space on blogs for free, or next to rock bottom prices. They want to spend what they would for parking at a public lot. As if, they can pull in for a few hours - park their car, or ad, and pay $10.00
Maybe it's the business side of me, and I over estimate myself as a "mommy blogger", but ten bucks isn't worth turning my site into an advertising agency. I am contacted several times a week, by people wanting to "pay" me for plopping their business here on Pink Moss, or do "a free guest post". As you see, I haven't taken their offer. I spend hours a week putting together posts. I have blogged for three years consistently, building a friendship online - and a trust with you, that random businesses don't have.
To me, that is worth something.
Am I wasting my time, trying to stand up for all the mommy blogger's in blogosphere?
Someday, I may have advertisers on my blog - but they will understand the relationship that you and I have built. I will have to like their product, and what they have to say, before I share it with you. And, they will pay me more than the cost of a sandwich and a diet coke, to be here. After all, we as mother's are the ones that control 85% of consumer dollars. Online businesses are just starting to figure this out. What can I say? Women ROCK, (and like to spend money :)
What do you think is a fair price to put an add on a blog?