Monetizing The Blog…Sort Of

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I really enjoy blogging. Writing for you helps me understand this whole thing we call worship and worship ministry a little better.

I always want to be 100% transparent with you. When there is a change happening on the blog, I’m going to tell you.

There is a change that won’t really effect you at all. I’ve signed up for Amazon’s affiliate program. Through Amazon’s affiliate program, I can link to various items and it will keep track if anything is purchased through those items. If something is purchased I will get a small commission from that sale.

And I do mean small. Like, nickels and dimes, small. I’m not being figurative. Literally, nickels and dimes.

The reason I’m doing this is because blogging is a lot of work. I do this in my spare time. It’s really easy to convince myself to do something else rather than sit down and write what is hopefully a useful post.

Hopefully, by having some sort of monetization stream, albeit small, it will make it easier to convince myself to actually write a worth while article.

Here’s 3 things you should know about this whole affiliate program thing:

  1. If you find a link to amazon.com on this website, assume it’s an affiliate link. It’s not guaranteed because not every product qualifies for the program, but most do. If I have to point out which ones are affiliates and which ones aren’t, I’ll get burnt out and you’ll probably get annoyed. Just assume they all are. Links other sites are not affiliates.
  2. I’m only going to link to products if they are useful and relevant. If I’m talking about leadership, I won’t link to the Daddle (that’s a thing, look it up, happy Fathers Day). But I might link to a good book I’ve read on the subject. If I’m talking about the electric guitar in church, I’ll might link to a pedal.
  3. Don’t think you owe me a click. If link to something you find you useful and you buy it, great. If you buy it from somewhere else, that’s great too. If you don’t think it’s useful and you don’t buy it, that’s also fine.

This is an experiment that will most likely fail. And that’s fine. The scientific method says a failure is still progress.

Thanks for all your support. Feel free to hit the Contact button above if you have any questions for me on this subject or anything else. Till next time.

-Jed

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