Begin with a Free Listing
LiveMarket promotions are free (premium upgrade available) so that even the smallest supplier can share information about their fine tea with the world. We encourage advertisers to post content describing their tea and teaware without cost to reach Tea Journey’s global audience of tea enthusiasts (18,000 opt-in and paid subscribers, 20,000 social followers). There are no strings, no hidden charges.
Readers welcome and respond to advertising that informs and makes it convenient for them to buy direct from producers as well as reputable retailers on every continent.
Post photos of your teas, teaware, tea utensils, brewers and infusers.
Add a video of yourself and your garden. Describe the taste and terroir.
Learn immediately what works by monitoring real-time feedback.
LiveMarket ads appear on the home page, at the foot of every article, and in the MailChimp newsletter announcing each new article.
There are no limits on words and images.
So how does Tea Journey make money giving away free ads?
Relationships are based on value, not price. Our venture is financed by tea-thirsty subscribers in 104 countries. Enhancing their journey in tea is our reason, our mission, our WHY? Readers who pay for content do not object to advertisers promoting quality products. Relevant advertising that educates and makes purchases convenient adds value to our publication.
LiveMarket pays in two ways.
- It brings in cash from sales, offsetting your marketing expense. How much? Vendors in the program offer 500 grams of teas that vary from $17 US Dollars, to 70 Indian Rupees, to 70 Euros to 7000 Chinese Yuan ($1000). Marketers who regularly update their LiveMarket promotion and create an effective landing page featuring specialty teas in the $20-$40 range may close 10 sales a month. Appealing images and a compelling brand story are sufficient, but campaigns that feature video are more effective in capturing the attention of the majority of readers who view Tea Journey on mobile devices.
- During the past five years, Tea Journey has attracted a loyal readership of several thousand paid subscribers with “unlimited access” and about 10x that many MailChimp registered “free” subscribers with limited access (three posts per month). Together they closely resemble the global (English-speaking) tea community. Crafting messages that resonate and drive sales among Tea Journey’s readers suggests those same messages, price points, and selections will scale on social media. A LiveMarket campaign that generates 10% click-throughs, leading to a landing page that converts 50% of motivated buyers will do brilliantly on Instagram, Facebook, and even Twitter.
How will you know the value of LiveMarket advertising until you give it a try?
Yours in tea,