FAQ

Advertising on Offbeat Home is a little bit different. This FAQ should answer all your questions about how it works…

The big picture

Who can I reach by advertising with Offbeat Home?


Here are our numbers as of January 2014:

  • 650k pageviews a month
  • 310k unique visitors a month
  • Top 10 city markets are New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Sydney, Seattle, Melbourne, Portland, Austin.

Can anyone advertise with Offbeat Home?

No. Unlike many web advertising venues, we actually care about how our advertisers' campaigns do, and we won't accept an advertiser's money unless we truly believe you'll make it back from our readership. We are proud to proud to say that every single business who's purchased an advertorial has made their money back.

We're extremely selective about who we feature in offbeat advertorials. This is part of the service we offer to the readers of offbeathome.com — we act as an editorial filter, which is a benefit for both readers and advertisers. Readers find vendors, products, and services aligned with their values. Advertisers, meanwhile, receive the added credibility of editorial recommendation and don't waste their money on a campaign that isn't going resonate with the readership.

Is paid placement the only way to get my business on Offbeat Home?

While business owners are always welcome to submit their work for editorial consideration, we receive many of submissions each week and we can feature very few. Paid placement is the best way to ensure you get on the site in a timely fashion, and the best way to make sure we focus on promoting you and your business.

I'm doing a contest/giveaway — will you promote it?

Yes, but only as part of paid advertorial campaign.

How much does placement cost?

Check out our rate sheet.

Learn more about specific placement


Still have questions?
We're always here to talk over your questions! Email us.

We want to answer all your questions about the nitty gritty of how we do things. Click below to learn more about…

  • Banner ads (Where do banners ads appear? Can you do direct links? What size are the ads?)
  • Advertorials (Who can buy an advertorial? Who writes advertorials? How can you help me sell specific products?)

Policy stuff

Can I change the image in my existing text or banner ad?

Yep! Each week you'll receive an email with a link to your Advertiser Dashboard, which includes both your statistics as well as a way to update your banner or text ad.

Can I update an old advertorial?

Yes, but there's a fee associated. Once your advertorial is published, the text is considered locked (barring egregious errors). We can make updates to an old advertorial if you purchase a new advertorial. Please understand that this is an issue of scale for us: since we work with hundreds of businesses, it's simply not feasible to provide updates without a fee.

My ad isn't getting as many clicks as I want. Can I get a refund?

No. We do not guarantee clicks. We'll ensure that your ad gets within the average number of impressions, but we are not responsible for how your ad performs. Purchase at your own risk.

Whew, got all that?


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