After some avoidance, we have decided to add some basic advertising to the site, in an attempt to help to cover its running costs, such as web hosting, business cards, flyers and so on.
Some Google and Amazon ads have been added.
At present, all advertising will be placed at the bottom of the front page of the site, as content MUST take priority.
However, if enough people show an interest in placing an ad, we may consider adding a local business directory linked in from a more prominent position on the front page.
If you own a local business and are interested in placing an ad on the front page for a nominal charge (£5 for 3 months), please get in touch. If you are NOT interested in placing an ad at this time, but would be interested in being included in a local business directory, let us know too!
Any monies raised from advertising will be directly used to run the site. At the moment, the site is hosted on Sas’s personal web space. Ideally, we would like to move it to it’s own. This would cost around £11 a month plus the cost of the domain name (less than £3). We would also like to produce some business cards, flyers and posters to help promote the site throughout the area.
Any remaining monies received through advertisers will be donated to local charities.
Let us know what you think?!