Just a heads up

8 November 2015

Hey guys. So I’m a little short on cash, what with having some medical things come up along with all the repairs on my car… Doesn’t help that I’m not employed any longer… Anyway. Just wanted to give you the heads up that you may see a sponsored post or two coming up here on my blog. I don’t want you to think I sold out or don’t value your time or you as the super awesome people who read my blog — because I totally do appreciate each and every one of you. It’s just I need the money. And this is one of the few avenues in front of me.*

This is just me saying please don’t hate/leave me. It won’t be some deluge of click bate. I’m not selling out my blog. Just doing one or two posts solely for the money because I need it right now. And yes. Each post will disclose that it’s been either written by someone else, has “affiliate” (aka sponsored) links, or what ever the case may be for that post.  You’ll know by the disclaimer at the very beginning that it’s a post I’m being paid for. This is something I take very seriously on my blog and will not stoop to accepting any money without acknowledging the nature of the post.

Anyway. Sorry.

* I had thought about opening up my greeting card shop again on etsy, but it feels late in the season to do such and have any chance at being successful. And I don’t know if there’s a market for digital downloads of holiday cards.

  • B.

    You gotta do what you gotta do!

  • Kay

    Don’t apologize – you come first! 🙂

  • No judgement from me. Lady needs to get paid.

  • KatyRochelle

    Congrats on doing sponsored posts – I’ve always wanted to but never knew where to start .Take care of yourself! 🙂

    • Most of what I get are people trying to buy links on my site, which is fuzzy ethically… so I make sure they know I have to disclosed the nature of everything. You can also look into communities that help connect brands to bloggers… I’ve been in CleverGirls for 6-7 years… but well, in the last 3 I haven’t gotten any campaigns — they’re pretty picky now. (Basically favor only certain types of bloggers and blogs.) But there are some other groups out there… Or you can reach out to your favorite brands!

      • KatyRochelle

        Thank you for the advice! I hope things start looking up for you. 🙂

  • I think it’s incredibly thoughtful of you to go through the trouble to let us know ahead of time about the sponsored posts. I think these days, ads are easily accepted by readers (within reason, of course). They are part of every day life, and most certainly the blogging world. So don’t you worry… your readers probably won’t even notice or think it’s a big deal!

    Make you that money girl! 😀

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