Four ways to support (pass it on)

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 6, 2009
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We’ve made it through the first three months, thanks to the brave, generous and (I’d like to think) savvy advertisers who jumped in early on our already-strong traffic and still-weak prices. But now, the next two or three months will decide if keeps pumping out articles, interviews, videos, talk show and events…or no. If we make it through this no-man’s-land transition from magazine to paperless, we’ll be sustainable. If we don’t, can’t say we all didn’t try. Want to help, whether you’re a reader or a business owner?

1) advertise. Can’t advertise? There’s three other ways to help:

2) support us by forwarding this post to your friends and posting it to your facebook, 

3) subscribing to our (free) weekly newsletter, or

4) making us your home page (traffic = advertisers).


Dear Mindful Lifers,

Advertise on elephant and you’re a) not only reaching 48,000 unique visitors monthly…who go to 2x pages on average each…b) you’re getting a clickable ad on every page of our web site, and included in our weekly email newsletter…

…but c) just as importantly, you’re supporting activist, independent, eco/mindful-focused get-out-the-word on enlightened community journalism. Without advertising (we’re free to our readers), we don’t continue to publish.

The transfer from web to print is going well—we’re already reaching far more readers now that we’ve gone paperless—and we’ve survived the first three hardest months of transition. Still, we need about 10 new advertisers a month for the next three months or our new bills and old debts (to staff, taxes, printers, god bless ’em) will bury us.

Want to advertise and support and be supported by us? Send ad or logo, where you want the ad to click to, and take one of our cheapest ads: as low as $150 a month.

Anyone who joins this month will get an article or review devoted to them—of course we’ll say what we think, be honest, but that’s the only reason we have such avid, loyal readers, which is good for you too.

Yours in surviving the next three months and helping others and the planet and having a good time doing so,

Waylon Lewis

PPS: Please support our existing, trailblazing advertisers who got us started in cyberspace the last two months! Click on their ads, check ’em out.

PPPS: Why support elephant? I hope, because you want to see many, many more posts like these: 


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Four ways to support (pass it on)”

  1. Heather says:

    I hear of more and more print mags and newspapers going paperless everyday—online media is the wave of the future and I’m glad ele is one step ahead of the curve. It’s thrilling to be part of this digital revolution—it’s like watching the printing press be invented all over again.

  2. Leitha says:

    I want to support! Trying to get a company I’m involved with to consider advertising – the exposure could be great, esp with a feature article. I enjoy the mag – even have a paper copy at home – and appreciate your upfront editorial style.
    Keep it up – I hope you get lots of advertisers!!

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