It is important to me that I “blog with integrity” by disclosing any and all advertising or commercial partnerships that you may find within the site. Therefore, please note the following:
Why I run ads and host sponsored content
I have been blogging since 2006 and over all those years I have basically paid for the running costs (web hosting, domain name, graphic design software etc) out of my own pocket because I enjoyed doing it. But money is tight right now, with both myself and Thea out of work for health reasons, and I can no longer ignore the value within these pages. As such I will, from time to time, include adverts and affiliate links in order to help cover the cost of running A Spiral Dance and to provide a little bit of income for my family.
Advertising and Affiliate Links
One of the easiest ways for me to raise funds is via advertising and affiliate links. These may be posted within the sidebar or individual posts and will be from sites such as Amazon or individual companies that I feel are of interest to you, my readers.
Adverts and affiliate links will always be disclosed as such, so that you know exactly when I am linking to them as opposed to a standard link. If you click on an advert or affiliate link and then go on to buy a product from the company’s website, I will receive a certain percentage of what you spend. I will always aim to include relevant content alongside all adverts and/or affiliate links and I hope that they will add value to the site without distracting you too much.
Reviews and Sponsored Content
I will, occasionally, accept an item to review or sponsored content if I feel that it is of value to both my family and yours. Whenever this happens I will always disclose that I am working with another company. You can be sure that any and all reviews will include my honest opinions and that sponsored content written by a third party will always be assessed by me before being published on the site.
Products and Services
My aim is to, one day, begin producing certain “paid for” products and services, such as eBooks, books marks, and stickers. Keep your eyes open for future items that may become available.
I hope that the above details explain how I earn money through what I do, however if you have any questions, please do let me know.