You may have noticed the subtle “Your advert here” image on our homepage and be wondering if we’ve gone all commercial. Well, we’ve been asked by some local businesses if they can advertise on Tongwynlais.com. This isn’t something we’d considered in the past because we don’t fancy spending time trying to sell ads when we could be writing news and articles.
We realise that advertising is vital to small businesses though and that community groups could benefit from extra funds. So if we can use the site to help local businesses and our community then why not give it a try?
We’re going to run a trial for 6 months and see how it goes. Money generated from the adverts will go towards the cost of running Tongwynlais.com and the rest will be given to community groups for the benefit of the village.
We want to work with advertisers as partners, to help each other out. In addition to a reasonable fee, we’ll be encouraging businesses to offer residents special offers or promotional goodies to give away. Hopefully this will help grow our audience and benefit everyone.
Our first advertising partner is Heath Windows and Doors. They’re a local business whose owners live in the village and they’ll be providing a special prize to be given away on our Facebook page in December. So if you haven’t liked our page yet, now’s a good time!
How does it work?
If you’re a local business and want to advertise on Tongwynlais.com, the first thing to do is get in touch. We offer 3 services:
1. We can list your business on our business page for free.
2. If you have an interesting business that our audience would like to read about, we may write an article for the site. This service is free too.
3. If you’d like to have pride of place on our homepage and have a banner advert then get in touch so we can have a chat. There will be a charge for these adverts and we’ll create bespoke banners that fit the site’s look and feel.
The adverts we host on the site are simply images with a link to the advertiser’s website. We aren’t part of an advertising network and there’s no data collected other than the number of clicks the advert receives. If you buy a service or product from our advertisers, please tell them we sent you.
What do you think?
Please let us know in the comments below or on Facebook|Twitter.
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