My name is Laura (aka Lupin), I'm a designer, maker and crafts writer living near London, England. I blog regularly about all my crafty and creative adventures, and also sometimes write about my life and the lovely, colourful things I buy from Etsy and from indie designers and retailers. I love sharing lots of free craft tutorials with my readers, and I review lots of craft books too.
Fancy promoting your shop, blog or business here on my blog?
Sponsor ads on Bugs and Fishes start from just $5 for 30 days. I currently run my ad program through Passionfruit which is super easy to use!
My blog has a regular following, with over 4,200 followers via Google Friend Connect and over 1,200 followers via Bloglovin', but I also get a lot of new visitors finding me through links from other sites and through search engines. Over the past 6 months (May-October) approx 65% of my traffic has been new visits. In October my blog had over 103,000 page views and over 36,500 unique visitors (see below for more info about my blog's traffic).
I give a shout out to all new sponsors on my Facebook page (which currently has over 4,800 Likes) and I include all current sponsors in a blog post once a month (on or near the 15th) so your ad will get seen by people who follow my blog via RSS who might otherwise not visit my blog itself and view the sidebar ads.
You can check out the available ad sizes and rates below (all prices shown are in US Dollars but you can pay in your local currency via Paypal), then just click on "buy now" and pay via Paypal or your credit card. If the ad space you want is currently filled don't worry - your ad will go live automatically when the next space becomes available.
Buy 3 consecutive months (90 days) of ad space and get 25% off! Just change the quantity to 3 during checkout, and enter the promo code 90DAYS to receive your discount.
I'm making a few changes to my sponsor ads from January 1st - click here for details.
Please note: All ads must be static - GIFs or other moving ads will not be approved. I reserve the right to refuse ads for products/companies that I feel are totally inappropriate for my blog (like ads for diet pills, etc). The 90DAYS 25% discount code only applies to purchases of 3 consecutive months or more. If it's used for any other purchase, the ad will be rejected & refunded.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch!
My 2012-13 blog stats (via Google Analytics)
Nov 12: 218,000+ page views, 69,500+ unique visitors
Dec 12: 181,500+ page views, 58,500+ unique visitors
Jan 13: 105,500+ page views, 32,500+ unique visitors
Feb 13: 76,500+ page views, 26,500+ unique visitors
Mar 13: 79,500+ page views, 26,500+ unique visitors
Apr 13: 64,500+ page views, 22,000+ unique visitors
May 13: 60,000+ page views, 21,000+ unique visitors
June 13: 50,000+ page views, 18,000+ unique visitors
July 13: 49,500+ page views, 18,000+ unique visitors
Aug 13: 61,000+ page views, 22,000+ unique visitors
Sept 13: 71,000+ page views, 26,500+ unique visitors
Oct 13: 103,000+ page views, 36,500+ unique visitors