Before I get to the disclosures, I thought you should know that everything I talk about and most especially LINK to on my blog is something I absolutely LOVE. I never, ever will post a link to something, or give a review when I do not like something or don’t know about it. I have tried it, read it, used it, etc before I will mention it.
It doesn’t make sense for me to post about or have a link to a product that I don’t know about. I would lose your trust! And I don’t want that to happen!
Secondly, I don’t make much from the links here, and I look at it more as a thank you for recommending their site or product. I have never joined an affiliate program for anything that I have not personally tried and use! I make my income on Print and PDF Patterns and Books as well as live and online classes. Sometimes from a destash sale. I ALWAYS come by my income honestly, and I work hard to be sure to let all of you know that!
You will notice I do not sell ads, use Google Adsense ads or anything else other than what is listed here. Personally, I am not a fan of ads, and I know you aren’t either. (Ad blockers anyone?) I also feel that it is dishonest to undervalue what it is that I do for the sake of making money at the expense of my visitors, customers, and followers. I know that many bloggers do these things, end up with huge payouts that, quite frankly, many of their visitors and followers don’t realize they are getting. That type of marketing is really dishonest (even with disclaimers on their sites – free isn’t always free!!) and it makes those of us who work really hard at what we do have to work even harder to gain your trust.
So with that being said, here are the affiliate programs I am a part of:
- Amazon.com - We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
- MailerLite – This is my mailing list. They are fantastic and I really hope some of you will try them. By FAR the best customer service I have seen for a mailing list.
If you see any other link on my site, for any thing else, it is either a direct link to the page without an affiliate, or I have been hacked. Over the years, I have tried others on and off. You will notice that they are no longer part of what I do because I always felt I was losing sight of what it is that I do, and what you want to see from me. It felt slimy and dishonest even with the disclaimers, so they are all gone.