Monday, January 3, 2011

Open Call For Submissions and Sponsors



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If you've been a regular reader of my blog for any period of time, you may have noticed a bit of a format change in the recent months. I've gone from one post a day to 5-8, and I have started to include more Giveaways/Interviews and Product reviews. Paper*Cakes Finds approaches it's 2 year anniversary in February and I want 2011 to be a fantastic year! My goal is to be more organized, professional, and to share the best content I can find!

I am looking for Sponsors, Artists to Interview, Guest Posters, Giveaway and Review submissions, and more!


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Giveaways

I'm hoping to always have at least three giveaways open. Giveaways are always done with an artist interview and feature. If you're interested in doing one, it's a great way for both of us to get a lot of promotion! Giveaways average around 100 comments usually, sometimes less and sometimes double that depending on the draw that particular artists pulls.


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Reviews

In 2011 I will be accepting items to review. I will try out items and post about my experiences with them :) I will post photos and share them with my community of followers both on the blog and on twitter/facebook. I will only be taking items relevant to the interests of my readership.


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Sponsorship

I'm changing sponsorship a little for 2011, I have new rates and a few more options. There will be four Sponsorship options;

250x125 ad - $50 / month - one spot only

125x125 ad - $30 / month or $50 for two months - up to 5 spots available

50x125 ad - $10 / month - up to 5 spots

Post Sponsorship - Feature your etsy items or banner at the bottom of all posts - weekly $15 or monthly $50. This option gets you the most exposure because it will show up in feed readers.

*All* sponsorship spots come with the option of a giveaway / interview as well as me regularly tweeting your links to my 14,000+ followers and working hard to promote your brand or shop! If you're interested in sponsorship, please email me at spikernub @ hotmail . com and I can give you more details or answer any questions.

I also want to make it more aware that in order to be featured in my weekly Flickr Friday mosaic, please upload photos into the Flickr Group Here. To be chosen for the daily Flickr Four, you must be in my contacts. You can add me here. I may be a bit slow to respond due to volume but I will get to you!


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Guest Posts

I'm looking for guest posters to put together posts about.. well.. almost anything! Home decor, DIY, shopping, etsy/dawanda/artfire, tutorials, cool photos... anything that you think would fit in well with the PCF feel.


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Plans for 2011 for the Paper*Cakes..

I will have two shops this year. One for jewelry/accessories/vintage/art and another for supplies and tutorials. I will be offering online classes as well hopefully. Watch closely for updates! I can't wait to be back in business!

The blog will become more interactive, and more fun. I hope to become the #1 indie shopping resource out there. I am hoping to set up a Canadian shopping directory as well as archive all of the past interviews, add more DIY tutorials, and more.

Don't forget you can contact me any time on twitter as @papercakes or email me @ spikernub at hotmail . com

xo lovelies! happy 2011~

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Hi Chelsea! I just found your beautiful blog! I think I may be participating for a submission in the near future. I'll email you sometime :)

visualinfluence said...

awesome! I may be interested in participating in some way! good luck in 2011!

Pepper Glenn said...

This sounds awesome, love all your links. Looking forward to this coming year and watching your blog grow!