My goal is to make this blog a fun, safe place. Even so, it’s fun to have a creative outlet that also brings in some extra money.
That doesn’t mean that I’m making much – and none of it is at your expense. In fact, the great thing about blogs is that it’s 100% free for you to read. And if you do decide to buy a product I recommend or endorse, then you’re still not going to pay me (or pay extra) for it.
Now, if you’re really bored and want to read all of the FTC guidelines, feel free to go ahead and do so.
Suffice it to say, however, that:
- Affiliate links do NOT cost you anything; if you buy something through them, then I do receive a (small) commission.
- Product reviews – again, cost you zilch. But you get access to honest reviews on something you may have had your eye or been wondering about.
Combine those with ads, and I’ve got a way to justify writing cool stuff to make your day a little bit better – and you don’t have to pay me anything to keep writing the stuff you want to read. That’s a win-win right there!
- I am an Amazon affiliate, because Prime is a lifesaver. Amazon requires me to say this: “KimberlyCStarr.com (me) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.” Remember – it doesn’t cost you anything, and I get a teensy, tiny commission. Pretty sweet, huh? Yes, that’s an affiliate link to Amazon…
- I sometimes do product reviews. While I review items or post affiliate links, I will only endorse products and services that I wholeheartedly believe in and use myself. When it comes to free stuff, I’d rather say “no” to a potential advertiser than accumulate junk or write a review I’ll regret. Sometimes I’m paid for these posts and sometimes I receive free products as compensation.
- I do have ads on this blog. Are too many ads annoying? You bet. Which is why I stay away from having too many – or having the super annoying kinds. But having a few for you to scroll past? It’s just a way to keep the blog finances paid without you having to do anything except burn an an extra calorie scrolling. If you want more sleep-inducing legal stuff to read, here’s what Google has to say about ads. If you want to know more about the various types of cookies they use, or how to opt out of them, be sure to click that link.
Why do I include all of that? Well, because I love writing. But it’s not a free (or even cheap) hobby – so it’s nice when there’s some income to justify the long hours and hard work (as well as to pay for my chocolate addiction). However, all of this means that the blog content is still free for you to access and read whenever you want it.
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I have no financial interests, investments, or stakes in any institution, practice, test, or any other medically related anything. I do design and make my own line of designer cute compression socks; they are, however, a fashion statement and not a medical device.
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Finally, THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, for reading, and for supporting me. I love what I do and I love that you’re here along for the ride.Last Updated 13 February 2018