Saturday, August 1, 2009

Interested in advertising on our blog?

The Lettered Cottage blog was created in May of 2008 as a creative outlet and a place for us to document our renovation and decoration adventures.
And although we still write this "diary" so that our senior-selves will have something to look back and laugh at someday, we're currently being read by over 250,000 unique visitors per month too.
(But I try not to think about that when I'm shooting a video with no make up on, or with hair dye in my hair.)

Our blog is our playground, and passion pushes our swing!


Over the past couple of years we've had the opportunity to meet lots of inspiring folks. And we've been a part of some exciting press opportunities because of our little "cottage that could" too...

Blogger "Blogs of Note" (December 2008)

Washington Post "Blogs to Watch" (February 26th and April 9th, 2009)

The Nashville "Tennessean" Newspaper (April 11, 2009) (June 2009) (September 2009)

Christian Broadcast Network (November 2009)

Cottages & Bungalows (September 2010)

Home Improvement Magazine (May 2009)

The Nest Magazine (Winter 2009)

The Nest Magazine (Spring 2010)

The Nest Magazine (Summer 2010)

Flea Market Style magazine (Premiere Issue)

One of our dreams is to photograph and style homes for magazines, so we hope to add many more mini magazine covers to this list in the future!


Who is our audience?

The folks that read our blog are a creative bunch.
They want to be educated on the latest and greatest in home improvement techniques and decorating ideas. If they write their own blog, they're also eager to share their experiences with everyone in Blogland. So not only are most of our readers looking to learn about new products and procedures, they're also eager to spread the word about the items and ideas they come in contact with.

Our readers are decorators, teachers, gift-givers, writers, designers, artists, homeowners, renters, and people seeking inspiration.


Testimonials from folks that experienced positive results after being mentioned on our blog:

My little Etsy shop, Coastline, would not be where it is today (or nearly as successful) if it wasn't for your blog. The exposure I gained through your wonderful blog is beyond measurable and I can't thank you enough. It truly was a gift to be a part of The Lettered Cottage. Thank you so much Layla & Kevin for all your support and inspiration! It was so great working with you and I am forever grateful."

- Grace Sorensen, owner of "Coastline" on Etsy


"Our experience with Layla, Kevin and The Lettered Cottage has been extraordinary! When they featured items from our shop on their blog, the response was phenomenal. We immediately saw the hits on our website skyrocket, and so many of their readers started viewing and following our blogs. Honestly, the exposure through their blog "put us on the map!" Though we have an established following at our brick and mortar store, our online presence was in its infancy when we first met Layla and Kevin. Being a part of The Lettered Cottage has been a huge part of our blossoming internet sales. What we also find so remarkable is the community of people their blog introduced us to. They have such a loyal, kind and enthusiastic group of followers who are such a pleasure to do business with. Honestly, we really can't say enough positive things about Kevin & Layla and The Lettered Cottage blog! Our relationship with them is rewarding, productive and inspiring!"

- Lori, owner of


Dear Layla and Kevin,

I want to thank you both for the opportunity to sponsor "The Lettered Cottage" blog. As a reader of your blog, I love your sense of style, your love for your home and each other, your wit and your positive, humble attitudes. I really believe that is what sets your blog apart, not just that you create such amazing beauty in your home but also that you are so down to earth that readers get the feeling that they can also do it. As a sponsor of your blog, I appreciate how hard you work to promote yourselves, your blog and as an extension of that, my site as well. Each time I see The Lettered Cottage on television, in magazines, and on major decorating websites I know that there will be that many more potential customers also being introduced to my website through yours. My products and your site are a perfect match. Your readers are my "target audience", people who love their home and want it to reflect their personality. Customers who have found my site through your blog often comment on your latest project. It gives customers and I a connection that we wouldn't have otherwise, we both love TLC! I look forward to continuing our professional relationship and the friendship that has grown from it as well.

- Eileen, owner of


I first "met" Layla in May of 2009 when I was just beginning to consider where to advertise. I immediately fell in love with the simple style of the Lettered Cottage. I could envision RedLetterWords products in lots of the different rooms Layla has designed. I was thrilled when the blog sponsorship became available! Hits from The Lettered Cottage have been huge and I have received lots of orders from Lettered Cottage readers as well as wonderful emails from them saying they love my prints and are bookmarking for future purchases! It is wonderful working with Layla and the Lettered Cottage!

- Dee, owner of


Just a short note to say, that thanks to you, I had an amazing day yesterday. The response to your blog post about my Disc Hangers resulted in many orders. I will offer free shipping to your readers 'til the end of the year.
You're the number 1 blog on's "Lifestyles" category for a reason.
You have a happy sponsor- thank you Layla.
Kind regards,

Stanley, owner of


Want all the details?

There are two places you can advertise on our blog.

One, is in our Sponsors section, located in our sidebar at the top of our home page. An ad spot here is $80 per month. If you decide to advertise here, we will need a 125x125 pixel .jpeg, .png, or .gif from you.

(Giveaways: We reserve giveaway posts for our Sidebar Sponsors only.)

The other option is in our "This post was brought to you by" spot, which appears at the end of every blog post we write in any given week. The rate for this space is $60 per week. Everyone will see an ad in this spot, whether they visit our blog the old fashioned way, or subscribe to it through Google Reader or by email. If you like the idea of advertising here, we will need a 100x500 pixel .jpeg, .png, or .gif from you.

If you're interested in purchasing an ad spot on our blog, please send an e-mail entitled "SPONSOR" to
Please let us know which spot you're interested in advertising in in the body of the email. Thank you!


If you dont' have an ad button, but would like to get one, I would be happy to work with you to create an ad that will reflect the look and feel of your business. I charge $28 for the design of a 125x125 or 40x300 sized ad.

Thank you for your interest in advertising on!

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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