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Welcome to the Homeschool Helpdesk Sponsorship Program

If you are looking to expand your marketing reach to a highly engaged homeschool audience, then you’ve arrived at the perfect spot.

We want you to succeed! Here’s how we can work together…

 

OUR SPONSORS RECEIVE GENUINE MARKETING SUPPORT

Homeschool-Helpdesk-favicon Website visibility. Banners embedded in our site tell homeschool families you’re serious about them. Following Google best practices, each of our banners is restricted to a maximum of three advertisers per spot and we keep total site advertising to a minimum so your brand gets seen, not ignored in a blur of ads.

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 Social media excellence. The Homeschool Helpdesk Facebook Page has over 500 engaged followers. As a sponsor and supporter of the homeschool community, we will promote your business on our page as a homeschool sponsor during the entire time of your sponsor commitment. These blasts are rotated during high visibility hours to make sure your message and support are known in the community.

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Email marketing. Homeschool families wake up every Saturday morning to find our Saturday Short N Sweet email. It’s always there, dependable like clockwork and never interruptive or spammy. It’s one of the best-loved parts of our service by both our audience and advertisers! You’ll reach people who want to read your message.

 

“Thanks Kate! I love these newsletters. Hope you are having an awesome summer”. – Marissa O.

“Thanks for all you do to keep us informed of homeschool events!” – Debi P.

“Love your Homeschool Helpdesk – couldn’t live without it!” – Korina DZ

 

HOW TO BECOME A HOMESCHOOL HELPDESK SPONSOR

hh-inline-email-adOPTION ONE | EMAIL TEXT ADS: New for 2017, we now offer sponsors the opportunity to share your brand message, special promotion, or homeschool discount directly with subscribers of our Saturday Short N Sweet email news. In-line text ads are one of the most effective ways to gain exposure and engagement as they “flow” right in-line with the newsletter messaging. This ad format actually gets MORE engagement than a pretty, full color ad you see in some emails. People tend to “tune-out” to picture ads in an email format, yet will read a text ad because it “flows” with the rest of the email content. A key to getting engagement is offering something unique or special to the homeschool community – perhaps a free demo class, an urgency to register before your class fills up, or a discount off your services. These types of “call-to-action” messages convert into customers.

Introductory pricing: For 1Q 2017, we are offering TWO sponsorships spots per newsletter. Price: $45 per Saturday Short N Sweet email or $125 for the entire month ($50 savings!). Contact Kate at Kate@Homeschool-Helpdesk.com to become a Saturday Short N Sweet email sponsor.


OPTION TWO | WEBITE BANNERS : Website banner ads offer frequency and recall for your product or services. Banner ads show the community your on-going support. We are frequently asked which businesses in the community are either operated by homeschool families or support homeschool families. Show the homeschool community that your business cares by running a sponsor banner ad. Best practices for continual awareness and engagement are to change your ad every so often so viewers see a fresh message or new offer. We can help you build your banner ad and guide those best practices if you don’t already have one.

New pricing! For 2017, we have simplified our banner sponsorships so our supporters get even more visibility. Click on the banner option shown below to begin banner advertising. If you need a banner created for your business, contact Kate at Kate@Homeschool-Helpdesk.com

 

Please note that our audience routinely visits our site 45% Desktop, 45% Mobile, and 10% Tablet. The TOP visited pages are the blog and site users will visit a minimum of two pages before exiting.

DESKTOP LEADERBOARD BANNER (PRIME EXPOSURE!)

This 728 x 90 banner runs above the fold on the home page and throughout the site pages.

It is live on both desktop devices.

There are only ever 2 banners in rotation at any one time (3 advertisers per slot max).

$65.00 – 30 days
$270.00 – 180 days (30% discount)
$480.00 – 360 days (40% discount)

Click Here to Purchase a Leaderboard Banner

 

MOBILE LEADERBOARD BANNER (PRIME EXPOSURE!)

This 320 x 100 banner runs above the fold on the home page and throughout the site pages.

It is live on both mobile devices.

There are only ever 2 banners in rotation at any one time (3 advertisers per slot max).

$65.00 – 30 days
$270.00 – 180 days (30% discount)
$480.00 – 360 days (40% discount)

Click Here to Purchase a Leaderboard Banner

 

BLOG MEDIUM RECTANGLE BANNER [TOP VISITED PAGES!]

This 300 x 250 banner runs at the top of the sidebar on each blog entry.

It is live on both desktop and mobile devices.

There are only ever 3 banners in rotation at any one time (3 advertisers per slot max).

$30.00 – 30 days
$150.00 – 180 days (20% discount)
$240.00 – 360 days (30% discount)

Click Here To Purchase Blog Medium Rectangle Banner

 

BLOG MEDIUM RECTANGLE BANNER POSITION 2 [TOP VISITED PAGES!]

This 300 x 250 banner runs at below the top banner in the sidebar on each blog entry.

It is live on both desktop and mobile devices.

There are only ever 3 banners in rotation at any one time (3 advertisers per slot max).

$25.00 – 30 days
$132.00 – 180 days (20% discount)
$216.00 – 360 days (30% discount)

Click Here To Purchase Blog Medium Rectangle Banner

 

SITE PAGES MEDIUM RECTANGLE BANNER

This 300 x 250 banner runs at the top of the sidebar on all category pages of the main menu and their child pages.

It is live on both desktop and mobile devices and is visible on over 200 pages.

There are only ever 3 banners in rotation at any one time (3 advertisers per slot max).

$25.00 – 30 days
$132.00 – 180 days (20% discount)
$216.00 – 360 days (30% discount)

Click Here To Purchase a Medium Banner in the Site Pages

 

BANNER FAQs

Click on the links above to purchase the banner placement of your choice. You will be able to choose how long to run the banner and upload your artwork. We manually review each banner before putting it live to not only protect the integrity of the site but also to ensure our audience is right for you.

What Can I Advertise?

You can advertise anything you like within reason! Our audience loves anything to do with homeschooling, education, classes, field trips and cool products for kids so bear that in mind.

We reserve the right to reject and refund any advertiser.

How Many Banners Are In Rotation?

This is dependant on the ad zone you choose. Please see the ad zone break down above for full details.

Important Note:

The Homeschool Helpdesk follows Google recommended best-practices for banner advertising, which assures you that you will get the best opportunity for visibility and CTR. We are up front with our site viewers that an ad is indeed an ad and we include a disclaimer statement for any advertising shout-outs we do. Why? TRUST. We want our site viewers to trust our content and our intent and that goes for the advertisers we select as partner businesses.

What if I don’t have a banner?
Contact Kate and we will create a fantabulous banner for your business!

Do you accept flash animation or sound?
No, we do not. Best practices in banner advertising is to create ads that do not distract, but actually compliment the color scheme and style of the site you are advertising on. If a banner is “loud” in color or animation, viewers immediately tune out. Yet, if your banner is complimentary it becomes part of the website content framework and if the message is well-written and valuable, your banner will be actively engaged with, clicked on and appreciated!

 

HELPFUL STATS

There are over 1,000 registered homeschoolers in Alachua County and that does not include the multitude of homeschoolers who choose to homeschool through private, umbrella schools.

The Homeschool Helpdesk is the only one-stop resource for homeschoolers in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Our web stats include over 4,200 page views per month with a Facebook audience of 560 homeschool families and growing! The Saturday Short N Sweet email publishes every Saturday and goes out to 285 Gainesville-area homeschool families.