For a long time now you have been asking me for ways in which you can support the podcast and website. I’ve spoken before about how I dislike platforms which people have to regularly contribute and which mean I have to provide more to compensate.
I love making this podcast twice a month – I not only love recording the podcast and bringing you great content and awesome giveaways, news, reviews and interviews; but I also love editing the audio, writing the shownotes and spending quality time making this show. I don’t factor in my time into costs, but there are costs involved with producing the podcast and these include things like website fees prizes, travel and admin, but also things like bandwidth. The podcast listenership has grown so much recently that we almost exceed KB bandwidth allowance each month!
In terms of your contribution I don’t really want to have a static tip jar facility in the side menu. Those are great things (in fact, we have one at Wovember now), but listeners and readers are such a huge part of the KnitBritish and, next to wool, you are at the heart of what I do. If you so wish to contribute to the running of the KnitBritish then I feel the best way – and the most commonsense option to me – is to make you part of the show and offer you the opportunity to sponsor an episode.
KnitBritish Woolly Muckers
I aim to produce around 24 podcasts per year (there are usually a lot more). It is great to have sponsors for some of these episodes. I love to bring you sponsors of yarnies, dyers and events that I know you will enjoy and which fit with the KnitBritish ethos. How awesome will it be to open a limited number of sponsorship spots to you too?
- The spots will be limited – only ten places…
- The cost will go towards producing the podcast and the running costs of KnitBritish, including hosting, prizes, postage, etc (basically on all the things that keep the podcast running)
- Each of the 10 Muckers will sponsor an episode of the show (dates tbc) over a year
- Benefits of sponsoring will include; an exclusive* KnitBritish project bag, screenprinted by The Knitting Goddess (RRP £25.00) and TWO skeins of limited edition yarn from Blacker Yarns (worth over £30). More details – and MORE GOODIES – to be revealed in due course.
- You will also star in the podcast episode you sponsor!**
You have told me that you really want to support the show and I feel this is the best way to do that and simultaneously thank you sufficiently for doing so.
I will open up a shop site in the coming weeks (date tba), there you can buy one of the spots. There is no date to sign up by, but when the spots are gone, they are gone – whenever that will be. (Can I also add that there is no way to “put your name down” or reserve a spot.) There will be more details of costs, of benefits and of the finer details soon.
When we did the KB survey you told me that you would like to see some merchandise and so I will also be launching a KnitBritish tote bag in the coming weeks! If you want to support KB but don’t want to sponsor the show, this would be a stylish way to do it! By buying a KnitBritish bag you are not only awesome and helping to contribute to the making of the podcast, but by using it you are are also spreading the good word about KB on your flippin’ bag, while you carry your books, your knitting/craft, or your shopping! The bags have been screen printed by Joy and feature a different design to the exclusive Mucker’s bags.
I’ve been hovering over publishing this for ages! I apologise for that. I’m always so incredibly moved when you get in touch to say you want to donate to KnitBrtish and, as I said, I wanted to make sure that what I do gives back to you in some way too.
This opportunity is open to individual listeners and readers. If you have a business, please read here about sponsorship opportunities.
*KnitBritish design on the project bags is exclusive in colour and exclusive to this bag design
**You can choose not appear on the show, but as a sponsor your name will be read out as show sponsor and appear on the website.