The second in my JupiterResearch blogging series is coming up later today, but I thought I'd mention my new sponsorship drive in the meantime. Basically I've set myself a goal of being self-employed in blogging-related activities by the end of this year. This will primarily be from writing (not just on R/WW), but also probably consulting and software design.
My strength though is writing - and thoughtful, analytical writing at that. Exemplified (I hope) by all the hard work I've been putting into R/WW over the past 6 months.
Up To 25% From R/WW
So to get me kick-started on my self-employment goal I'd like to try and earn some money from Read/Write Web - perhaps up to 25% of what I need to go full-time with blogging activities, perhaps less. I doubt it'd be much more than that.
For R/WW sponsors or advertisers, I am particularly targeting Web 2.0-style companies who want to reach influential, smart, decision-making people. And yes my dear readers, you can take that as a compliment ;-)
I have a couple of things in mind:
1) Obtaining a sponsor specifically for the Web 2.0 Weekly Wrap-Up. This would involve a banner at the top of each Wrap-Up article and perhaps a "proudly brought to you by..." mention. Nothing inside the editorial though.
2) Permanant sponsor banners in the right-hand gutter. NB I may need to think about re-designing my blog, as the 3-column design can be restrictive.
Any thoughts about all this? Feel free to let me know in the comments below. Plus of course if you'd like to be a sponsor, send me an email :-)