Heather and I have started a business that we hope will help both local businesses and local bloggers: PDX Web Ads.
Heather sums up what we’re up to at Mile73.com:
Dave and I both love writing our blogs. We’ve both been at it now for a number of years. For a long time, we have discussed various ways to try to make a little money from our writing without turning our sites into a patchwork of tacky advertisements. We figured other bloggers must have the same dilemma.
At the same time, we realized we’d much rather support businesses in Portland and in our neighborhood than host ads for teeth whitening or belly flab. We started doing some research on how to start our own online ad network featuring local websites and serving local businesses.
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago. Our plans were starting to firm up. We had a software solution, and we partnered up with Alley at qPDX to host some of our ads. I blasted through some graphics and finished up the actual website. We started to think of ways to get the word out. In a moment of insanity, I came up with a brilliant idea. Let’s give away free advertising in December! Help small businesses and shops with the final holiday rush! No strings attached! Just a way for us to say “howdy!”
Read the rest: Heather and Dave Start a Business.
And stop by PDX Web Ads to see what we’ve wrought. Whether you’re a blogger or a potential advertiser, we hope you’ll like what you’ll see!