A note about Advertisements and Affiliate links:
Sometimes (rarely, if ever), my blog posts will feature affiliate links to products on Amazon. I will always notify the reader when a post has these links in it. I do this because I want to be transparent with the reader as to what happens when you click a link.
The sole purpose for having these affiliate links and the advertisements on my site is to break even on hosting costs.
I have this website as a hobby, not as a job, and if I can break even on the hosting costs ($72/year), that would be amazing. Doing it through advertisements and affiliate links here and there seems like the least invasive and least MLM-Schemey way to do it. I never want to make my readers feel conned, annoyed, or like they’re reading some corny over-the-top Pinterest Advertorial.
It’s not my passion to push products.
It’s my passion to write about my journeys here and bring the reader with me.