I’m sure everyone has noticed that Wee Folk Art now has ads. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t have to do that, but our pesky server thinks we should actually pay them for our increasing use of “bandwidth”… whatever in the heck that means! So, in order to continue growing Wee Folk Art and sharing our FREE crafty goodness with our global readers, we are accepting ads to off-set costs, and to add just a wee bit of income to our families. Basically, we have chosen to display ads rather than having our readers pay for content.
What kind of ads will be displayed?
Right now we have three kinds of ads: Sponsorship Buttons, Google Adsense Banners, and Amazon Links.
We will only accept sponsorships from businesses that have products that we feel might be of interest to our readers and that we value personally. You will find these ads in our side bar and occasionally promoted in a blog entry. We are also building a Support Handmade page in which small scale shop owners can post a banner image for a wee stipend. We are hopeful that this will give our readers an opportunity to discover new shops and companies that have products and services that they may have been unaware of. This will be a win-win situation for everyone! We highly encourage our readers to visit our sponsors’ sites. We believe that our readers will find our sponsors shops useful and lovely to visit.
You will also see some Google Adsense boxes and banners. These may include images or text and will appear above blog posts, below the main content, and may include a box in our side bar. The ads are generated by Google based on key words on our site and user’s browser history. We do not pick the ads. We do receive a small payment if you click through the links.
Finally, we are an Amazon affiliate and also work with other companies via Commission Junction. This means whenever we link to an Amazon product, if you follow the link and make a purchase, we receive a small percentage of the sale at no additional cost to you. Some other banners and ads on our site are also affliate links.
These small changes to Wee Folk Art will help us grow and maintain our site. It will also allow us to develop new patterns and curriculums at no cost to you.