Dear potential sponsor,
Thanks for your interest in partnering with Simple Homeschool!
I love working with companies who have something unique to offer the homeschooling community. To me it feels like a win-win-win–something that benefits your business, my own family, and my readers!
Simple Homeschool began in 2010, so it has a history of over than a decade and has built up a strong community of readers. These readers have grown to trust me, and they have an interest in the resources I write about and recommend.
This space is considered one of the most reputable and long-lasting homeschooling sites online, whose visibility and credibility offers sponsors brand recognition and an official stamp of approval.
To figure out if a partnership between us would be mutually beneficial, the first step would be to read the following post about the vision/mission of the blog and make sure it connects with what you’re looking for:
Next, here are details that would be helpful to know about Simple Homeschool:
- More than 35,000 email subscribers
- More than 160,000 Facebook followers
- More than 11,000 Instagram followers
- More than 10,000 Pinterest followers
- More than 8,000 Twitter followers
Leaderboard Ad (Flagship Sponsor) 728×90 pixels:
(CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
- 4 months: $1600
125×125 square button:
(CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
- 4 months: $800
Each sponsorship includes:
- your graphic, uploaded on the site
- a text link in the RSS feed footer (this appears in emails and feedreaders below each new article on my site)
- a mention as a Featured Sponsor in my weekend links post (2 mentions in a 4 month sponsorship)
- a mention & link on my Facebook page (2 mentions in a 4 month sponsorship)
- a mention as a Featured Sponsor on the Simple Homeschool podcast (1 mention in a 4 month sponsorship)
- a mention alongside other current sponsors in an e-blast to my email list (1 mention in a 4 month sponsorship)
- optional extra – monthly resharing of posts from your Facebook page to my own:
“Looking at our FB Insights > Posts stats over the last year, it is rare that we can crack 1,000 impressions. We are a small company, and the impressions we get are proportional to the amount of followers we have.
When a page like yours shares our post, everything scales incredibly high. Also I have been told that FB is really saturated right now, and it is harder to break through to an audience. We just closed out a sale, and we outperformed what we were expecting. It can’t be a coincidence that the amount of sales came right after you shared the post.
We are also getting more leads signing up on our mailing list, and that is our primary goal from advertising with SHS. In the end, we got our 2nd highest impressions for a post ever – regardless of if we boosted it or not – after you shared.”
I’m happy to add this as an optional benefit to sponsors up to once a month at no extra cost; I just need someone from your team to email me the direct url of your Facebook post that you’d like me to share each month when you have one!
NOTE: Recent algorithm changes have made it difficult to get certain status updates “seen” on Facebook. Now I use a portion of sponsorship fees to “boost” your sponsor mention there, helping to get your work in front of more eyes.
Here’s what some of my sponsors have had to say about working with me:
“We love working with Jamie and SimpleHomeschool. In the last year, SimpleHomeschool has consistently been one of the top websites to direct families to the Sparkle website (per Google Analytics).
But more than that, Jamie finds delightful ways to share what we are up to, and she highlights how our offerings meet the needs of homeschooling families.”
~ Lisabeth Sewell McCann, Sparkle Stories
“Looking at Google Analytics, we get the exact same average time on page and bounce rate with you as with other banner ads we’ve placed, but we get TWICE the clicks from the Simple Homeschool ad…” ~ Shawn Barrieau, My Fun Science
Previous/current sponsors include PBS, Oak Meadow, Signing Time, Math-U-See, Great Homeschool Conventions, Sonlight, Time4Learning, and many more!
Interested in sponsorship?
If any of the above sounds like something that could benefit your business/company, I’d love to consider partnering with you!
Just email me: jamie(at)simplehomeschool(dot)net and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have as we determine if a partnership would be a good fit.
I’ll get back to you just as soon as I can! I love connecting with sponsors like you and sharing your genius with my wonderful readers.
On behalf of my family, thank you!