Offbeat Home & Life is not a hobby or a personal blog — it's part of a small business, with a staff of editors and developers to pay. We've heard repeatedly from our readers that they don't have money to spend on our sponsors' products, and these banners address this need — now you can support Offbeat Home & Life just by reading.
These banners are what's known as a "CPM" ads, meaning that we make money based on how many people see the ads. You don't need to click them (although by all means do if you're interested). You don't need to buy anything. All you need to do is disable your ad blocker for our website, and let the ads show up.
Yes, we know some of the banners are a little obnoxious. We know that they're not the awesome indie brands that we love featuring as sponsors (and will continue to feature as sponsors!). But if banner ads are what it takes for us to pay the bills to ensure that we can keep publishing Offbeat Home & Life, that's what we'll do.
If you ever see a banner ad that strikes you as objectionable or just TOO obnoxious, email us right away with a screenshot. We can filter bad ads out.