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A Good Ol' Fashioned Blog Button Swap

Let's face it, I'm not the best marketer. I hope they teach me some tricks in my graphic design program, because it really doesn't come naturally to me.

My previous blog's address had been getting decent traffic, but not nearly enough to warrant anyone actually paying to advertise there.

Sad, but true.

I had visions of passive income floating in on it's own accord while I lay back, relaxed, and dreamed up the next great blog post to put up.

Alas... life is not always that simple.

I figured though, with a new blog address should come a fresh start. So how about we go back to basics and have a good ol' fashioned blog button swap? Could be fun!

Here's how it'll work:
  • You subscribe to my blog and I'll subscribe to yours.
  • We'll exchange similarly sized buttons to post on the sidebars of our blogs.
  • Guest posts and other such things are optional since this is a free deal.
Buttons on my blog are first come, first serve! I'll re-up each month, so you'll get a chance for a better one if you don't get what you wanted this month. 

Button sizes I am looking for:
  • 300x200 LARGE button -- 3 available
  • 300x100 MEDIUM button -- 6 available
  • 150x100 SMALL button -- 12 available
Perhaps someday when my traffic is higher, I'll try again to have paid advertisers, but in the meanwhile, I think this is more my blog's speed. 

So... if you are a creative blog or small business who is looking for a swap, don't look any further! Contact me if you have any other questions and let's get swapping! desertrose0601 {at} gmail {dot} com


  1. That's a great idea. I am in the same boat too. I'd like to promote you in my blog - how about featuring you? and you do me to yours. I don't know how to put the buttons yet, but eager to learn if you do know. Take care. May the NEW YEAR2012 bring you much success. Dita.


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