I want to be very transparent and clear when it comes to my monetizing position. Bloggers are a new wave of advertising and I want to be sure my readers are clear about where I stand and what I offer. My blog is to offer ideas and strategies as well as create discussion. I want my readers to know that authenticity is important to me and my first intent is not to be greedy.
- This is my brand and commercial entity, not a non-profit and I need to earn an income from it.
- I am human, so my brand revolves around, me the person. I understand that means if I promote a product, idea, etc. both me and my brand are implicated.
Should my stance change I will let you know, but right now this is where I’m at.
My recommendations are genuine
All and any recommendations I give across all channels are genuine and my own.
I actively discourage freebies
I am choosing to live a life of less. I do not encourage more things coming into my space. I like to own quality, multiuse products and not require more stuff.
I’m picky, and I don’t like extras. I would only accept sponsored posts from brands I love and align with my messaging and would make my readers lives better.
I don’t do fake Facebook posts
I don’t like paid shares or likes on any platform. Feels gross and fake and not something I want to be a part of. The blogging world has become a rat race in numbers, but that’s not why I’m here.