Recently I got accepted to have advertising on my site which means that the advertiser will pay a small amount to me for those who view and use the advertisements.
I have set up an advertising account with Google Adsense. They try to show adverts based on what they know the reader is interested in unless you have opted out of this, in which case they'll be more random, so the adverts aren't simply based on what the site's about. I got some for a sewing machine repair shop quite nearby which was quite handy to know about!
Typically there will be a small panel with an advert at the bottom of each page that sticks to the browser's frame rather than moving with the site. You should be able to close it easily if you wish. You will also see small adverts between the paragraphs of blog posts. I set them to be similar in size to the paragraphs so they don't feel intrusive.
You can ask any questions you have about this or comment to let me know your thoughts below.
If I find that my website and mails can at least cover their own costs in this way, I hope to be able to focus a little more on publishing patterns for free on the site as well as in magazines or as paid downloads, so they are accessible to more people in the way they prefer.
Current free patterns on Made with Love and Fibres:
Coming soon: Granny's Captivated Crochet Granny Square pattern
Would you like to see more free patterns? What kind of patterns would you like? Let me know in the comments below.