IÂ am not one of those bloggers who makes a lot of dough or gets a lot of freebies. (Not that thereâ€™s anything wrong with that.) But thereâ€™s aÂ rule that says we have to tell yâ€™all these things, so you know how I might be influenced by the mighty dollar. (Or in my case, by the not-so-mighty dime.) So, here it goes:
-Somehow publicity people find me and occasionally I get a free book to review. If I like it, and if I think you would like it, I review it. When itâ€™s a freebie, I tell you at the bottom of the review. If I donâ€™t like, I email the publicity gal and let her know itâ€™s not a good fit for my readers. I say no to more books than I say yes to.
-I belong to a couple of affiliate programs for products I truly adore. This means that if I recommend something to you, and you buy it by clicking on the link at Magpie Girl, I get some money for giving the referral.Â This list varies, but what you need to know is I never EVER recommend a product I donâ€™t believe in. Â (Not even if a friend produces it. If itâ€™s not a good fit for my readers, I donâ€™t promote it.) All of the ads in my sidebar are products and services for which I am an affiliate.
-I like books and music, so I use Amazon. A lot. Therefore, I belong to the Amazon Affiliates program. If you buy something from them by clicking on a link from my site, I thank you. I get a tiny referral fee from them and after like, 6 months, itâ€™s enough for me to buy a book or too.
In short, there are a few ways I earn a tiny bit of money on this blog. If youâ€™ve clicked on something thatâ€™s brought me a buck or two, I thank you. Think of it as buying me a cuppa to say â€œThanks for all that lovely blogging, my lady.â€ Â (I do love a nice cuppa.)
Well there you go. Now I am nice and legal and we all still love each other.