Get your name, business or favorite good cause on every page of elephant.

Via on Apr 21, 2010

Become a Featured Member of elephant’s Grassroots Network:

>>>—> Get your name in front of 175K unique readers/month (as of March 2010, according to Google Analytics)

>>>—> Goal for sustainability: June 17, when our loan expires.

>>>—> If we don’t make it, we’ll all get jobs as barbacks at an obscure Caribbean beach somewheres.

A good new affordable option—you can get your business name—linked to your site, twitter page, Facebook Page or donate to the good cause / non-profit of your choice—on the bottom of every page of our site for $9/month.

Click:

elephant grassroots network

Just sign up above, put in your name, and we’ll have you up on elephantjournal.com within two business days.

All funds from this new Grassroots Member Network go to 1) beginning to pay our writers, increase editorial quality and quantity, both!; 2) general operations 3) staff other than our ed-in-chief, Waylon, who will get zero of this. Waylon is paid through advertising and other sponsorships.

Yours,

Waylon

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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12 Responses to “Get your name, business or favorite good cause on every page of elephant.”

  1. Sorry, Jamie, where did you ask these questions previously? I've been keeping an eye on comments, I thought, on our various posts. This is not a link farm. We're not even selling links, per se. These are basically little teeny ads, yes, at the bottom of our site. It's a subscription, you could said, a way of showing your support for ele going sustainable while we support you by giving a shoutout.

    Thanks for calling our supporters suckers.

    • Jamie Petterson says:

      Thanks for getting back to me. My earlier comment was on one of the many solicitations for support/money/funds. I'm glad you believe this is a grass-roots reader supported model, but my concern is if I have a link smashed in with 100 others or so all at the bottom, Google will see this as a type of link farm. Just because you are telling us they function like mini-ads, that does not mean Google or anyone else will think that. I find the model discouraging, not only because it may devalue my site in the search engines, and also Elephant, but that it will not serve the purpose it is supposed to. Why can't we just donate to the writers we like? How is this sustainable? I'm having trouble making that connection? If I buy an ad, I know how many other ads are next to it, where it will be on the page, and that it will not be seen by Google as a paid link (which they don't like, but which your model seems to be advocating). However, if I buy a link (which is what you are offering), am I shooting myself in the foot by Google penalizing me for being in a massive list of other links? My concern are the repercussions – for elephant and for those people willing to buy a link. I'm worried this model will devalue elephant and all linked sites in the eyes of Google.

  2. nancy says:

    rock on Dave and Elephant! going to donate right now.. I love this forum, I love the articles and I love the writers. hoping my small donation can help keep it cooking. keep on keepin on EJ!

  3. I'm supporting Elephant because it is a wonderful unique publication. It's not only just the right audience for me, but it's the place I plan to bring all my other friends in the Yoga blogosphere to. I want to help Waylon build this into one of the top places for Yoga writers and readers to gather. It's got a great start already.

    Bob Weisenberg
    (My Elephant blog)

    • Bob, you've been a great help in bringing writers aboard. Hopefully elephant can serve as a forum for "mindful" people of vastly different interests to come together, and a forum for great sister sites to contribute to, link back and get the attention of our readers, both.

  4. I love this site…..so many wonderful resources………

  5. final render says:

    I do exactly the same thing. I don’t blame you for not commenting if you think you’re not going to add something new to the discussion.

  6. Greg says:

    I would write more articles, in order to improve the quality of Elephant, but I do not write to your audience. No one seemed to notice my article on the hypocrisy of supporting Tibet at the same time one supports a White House that extols the virtues of Mao. That should have been a heads-up for what took place later — a State Department clown bemoaned the Arizona law, as though it was a grievous human rights violation, to the Chinese, who meanwhile went on trashing Tibet. I fear we fail to look deeply enough into issues today and only respond in a knee-jerk manner to pre-programed symbols. Once we hit a certain level of robotic behavior it is game over…

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