Friday, August 9, 2013

Goodbye Passionfruit - Hello Adproval



Hello friends! I have a pretty important post for you guys today.. in terms of ad space on my blog and possibly add space on your blog! Passionfruit recently announced a pay subscription service for $ 9 month starting September 1st. So that means you will have to pay them to maintain your ads, sell ads, or even swap ads. Honestly, it pisses me off that for a majority of smaller blogs who are doing mainly free swaps will have to pay $9 month. Yea.. I am not doing it.


So in my quest for something different I found Adproval. It pretty much is the same as passion fruit ( free version ) but you can customize the colors of your ad store ( you know the buttons and info that someone interested in sponsoring you would see ) to match your layout. LOVE THAT!


Adproval takes the same as pasionfruit.. They take a flat, fair, and consistent 10% from every paid transaction through our service. From this we cover all payment fees, meaning no more than 10% is taken from each transaction And opposed to Passionfruit.. you get PAID RIGHT AWAY!

From what I have heard, Passionfruit is overwhelmed with the free Swaps.. You know, using their servers and such for freebies. Well, while I do understand that in my opinion they should have it like many of the others - A free limited service - with the option to upgrade. OR they could always limit the amount of monthly swaps for each customer. 

You do have the option to just manually take care of managing your ads. Most of the time this is a big pain in the butt which is why I like services that help. I do know that Passionfruit plans on not taking that 10% if you are a paid member but what happens to the blogger who makes no money a particular month? They just pay the $9 for nothing? A lot of smaller blogs just can't do that. I won't do it. Not when there is another free services that does the exact same thing. And who knows, Adproval might run into the same problem as Passionfruit due to the free swaps.. but I am moving over to them until they change things. 


And What's even better from the Adproval website.. 

COMING SOON!
Adproval is excited to announce the addition of featured posts, giveaways, reviews, and social media love to our line up of sponsorships that you can offer for sale on your blog. These allow you to use your unique voice to add revenue streams to your blog without cheapening your message. We want it to be easier for you to make money from your blog because we realize that making money isn't what it is all about

So I won't be making the switch until the last week in August. If you are a sponsor through Passionfruit on this blog, I will manually put your ad back up myself and keep note on how long it is suppose to be up. But new sponsors and swapping friends will be using the Adproval system! 

I hope this helps some of you guys who don't want to pay that $9 per month with passionfruit. I just like to take my extra money and sponsor blogs that I love.. not services that can be found for free. 

If you have any questions be sure to leave them below and I will be happy to help!
xoxo

K Jaggers

5 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to look into this before the free Passionfruit expires...

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    1. I think its the best option if you don't want to pay for it!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this; I refuse to pay passionfruit. I will be looking into adproval!

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    1. Me too! Glad to help! Have a wonderful evening!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, Kisha!

    I'm Matthew, the founder of Adproval. I'm glad to answer any questions anyone may have :)

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