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You may have noticed the 2 125x125 ads over on the top right of the page.  Back in November I joined this group called CMF Ads and have been very glad I did.  This past Friday they went live with their new advertising service.  Let me explain a little bit about the who, what, and why...


When my blog was less than 2 months old I was online searching on how to write a better blog, how to promote it, the do's and don'ts, etc.  I came across a couple of articles written by Ben Barden on his site called Top 10 Blog Tips. He had a couple of great articles on how often to write, and the importance of sticking to your niche. I left a comment and he replied back. We went back and forth a bit and he recommended I join the group and start participating in the forum. He was not pushy about it in the least, simply offering a helpful suggestion. Needless to say, I did stop by said forum and learned more about Ben as well as a great group of people that had already joined the forum, or have joined since. Ben is joined by Turnip from and Stan at as the three masterminds behind the project.


CMF Ads stands for Changing Marketing Forever. Basically, you join the forum, purchase credits, and use these credits to place ads on other members sites. Each credit costs $0.25. The current cost for an ad is anywhere between 1 and 10 credits. The purchased ad remains on the site for 30 days. You can use the credits you earn by people advertising on your site to advertise on others.

Part of what makes this system so affordable is ad space sharing. You will notice I have 2 advertising spots on the right. I am currently running 4 ads. Each time the page is refreshed the ads are also refreshed.

There are also tons of other extras such as viewing advertising history, and comprehensive statistics about all your ads.

One other great aspect is that you can choose to accept or deny a request to advertise on your site. So you will only be promoting sites that you review first and think are relevant to your readers.

You are also welcome to join and participate in the forum and not advertise at all.


Why should you check it out?

The group of people on the forum are terrific. Just like Ben, they are very nice and eager to help. If there are any problems the administrators will fix it almost immediately. I have posted a couple of technical questions and they were answered within minutes. I also had many members jump in when I requested a critique of my blog and all gave very thoughtful and helpful answers.

It is extremely cheap advertising and it's very simple to participate. It's an easy and affordable way to get your site seen.


Instead of a question today I will leave you with a task. Go check out CMF Ads for yourself and come back here and let me know what you think!  I guess that really only applies to anyone with a blog looking to advertise or join a forum.  For anyone else that actually made it this far, your task is to leave me the link to a site you consider a must-see.


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Hi Erin, thanks for the review. Glad you are enjoying the site!

I for one am extremely glad you joined, I'm not sure how long it would have taken me top find you and your blog! :) Great review Erin!

You're welcome, Ben. Thank you for all of your help and hard work! You're doing a phenomenal job.

you are so incredibly sweet, fragile. i am extremely glad i joined and found you and your blog :)

Nice post about CMF ads. And btw, eat, pray, love was the last book I read, too.

Thanks, Monique. What did you think of eat, pray, love?

I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon

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