A while back, I had the bright idea of posting a singles ad for a friend of mine who couldn’t get a date on the front page of Seattle Sportsnet. What better place to showcase a local sports fan than to other local sports fans, right?
Ultimately, that ad never went up at the behest of the friend, but such endorsements are something I’ve been pondering for a while now.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been pimping too many products lately. Frankly, I’ve been turning down a good deal of potential advertisers due to a number of different reasons. I don’t like the products they hawk, I don’t like their approach with me, and I don’t like the weak sauce money they’re offering up. I appreciate the sponsors I do have and have had, but that’s not to say that I’m willing to sell out for anyone or anything. In fact, it’s the opposite of that. I’d rather not have to worry about selling out to anyone, just so I can run this website with all the vigilante badassness of a true renegade.
Which brings me back to the singles ad I had contemplated for a friend.
After planting the seed of inspiration in the back of my mind, my bright idea has flourished into full-blown action. I’ve decided to offer up free ad space on these pages to anyone who can convince me that whatever it is they’re advertising is worth my while. Yep, it’s as simple as that.
This can be non-profit, for-profit, doesn’t matter. You can sell yourself, a friend, a thing, a product, a company, an idea, whatever you want. You can advertise your Facebook profile if you want, your Twitter account, your blog. It’s up to you. The only catch is that you have to sell this thing on me first.
Why do I want to advertise this? What is so special about your thing that I would want to advertise it for free?
I will admit that I’m easily swayed by funny/amusing stories. If you have a funny/amusing story tied to your prospective ad, I’ll probably buy in much easier. At which point, if I like what you have to say, your ad will appear for as long as you’d like it to appear over there <—— in the left-hand sidebar.
Keep in mind that thousands upon thousands of people each week read this website, not to mention the thousands of Facebook friends and Twitter followers who keep close tabs on what goes on here. So you’re advertising to a fairly large group of people. It’s an unprecedented deal that could revolutionize marketing.
If you have an ad you want me to pimp, get working on it. All I ask is that you limit the ad to a couple sentences, keep it all text-based (no pictures), and provide me any links you want to have in your ad.