Advertising With CleverJourneys

We work hard to stay true to our vision and mission, remain loyal to our goals to build cohesive and and successful brands.

Clever Journeys Creed

“To live with less, so that the truly important things in life may rise to the surface. To enjoy the freedom of travel and America’s liberty. To live minimally, but meaningfully. To live simply, but fully.”

In general, advertising on CleverJourneys is minimal and placed at the bottom of each article because:

1. Our readers are loyal, respected and listened to. We will maintain this trust in the ads on this site. As “thought leaders, ” we could sell many ads – sponsors want the kudos and referential trust from being associated with CleverJourneys–but we choose advertising to enhance, rather than take away from our messages.

2. Ads affects conversion and retention because it gives readers another option – to click a tantalizingly worded ad – instead of doing what we want them to do: learn, enjoy, feel and share our work.

3. Many blogs suffer from serious banner blindness – in fact as a whole, most Internet users don’t “see” most banners because they know they are ads (and hence ignore them). To break through the blindness and get a response, a very well targeted and suited ad is appropriate.

This is all the more reason we are particular about finding the right sponsors that match with our audiences.

Rather than an advertising emphasis, we earn from sponsorship writing, guest writing, e-books, books, affiliate marketing, consulting services, coaching, pay-gated content, product or service reviews, and other sales.

Demographics and Readership


Female: 55% Male: 43% Unknown: 2%


<20: 3%

21-29: 14%

30-39: 24%

40-59: 31%

60+: 28%


Sept. 2020: 6,517,338

Nov. 2020: 8,295,659 (Election peak)

Dec. 2020: 9,878,055 (Post election)

Jan. 2020: 6,118,947 (Social Media censorship)

Feb. 2021: 4,583,336

March 2021: 5,455,128

April 2021: 5,864,535

May 2021: 6,338,511

Dec. 20, 2020

Referrers (diverse)

Linked to Clicks



We make no warranties, claims or assertions of how many articles we will post per month, or how many views each and any post will get.

The solitary CPC (Cost Per Click) will appear below other ads. First Come First Serve (FCFS) ad will appear immediately after the article. We limit each page to just three ads (including the CPC ad). Second ad will be placed under FCFS ad.

We reserve the right to reject any proposed ad for any reason or purpose.

Ad Rates

Niche ads @ $42 per article. A niche ad is just one appearance for an article of your niche, if space is available. Examples:

Texas, Recipes, Food, Simple…
Travel, RV, South Dakota
Travel, Texas, RV, Dallas, San Antonio…

One Time Ad is $40. One article of our choice.

One Month of Ads is $116. Your ad will appear with each post for one month. (Note: We make no assertions or guarantees of how many articles we will post in any given month). This will be a single ad (not a series of different ads).

6 Months of ads, paid up front, is $530.

12 months of ads, paid up front is $1,026.

Our Brands

JackNotes (Summaries of books, conferences, knowledge and learning).
Herd it Through the Grapevine (Tips, Tidbits and Hints from Dodie)
Old West Tales (True stories of the 1800s out west).
Top 10 Memes of the Day, Week, Month, holiday or Year

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