This is just an extra post for the week, see my previous post for the main dish. When I got my affiliate links, I wrote “My cousin-in law rule”. Some might remember, especially all the controversy, that came with it! In it I said, that I would use at least half of my profits to help someone.
To be completely honest, I wish I never said that part. Someone in the industry, who was helpful to me in many ways, mentioned, that charity or help should be done in private, without broadcasting. I have to agree on that. That’s actually how I normally do things. Plus, I can totally see how it would come across as a manipulation.
It wasn’t of course, but still. In the interest of transparency it felt, like the right thing to do. It’s kind of like, we are in it together, readers! I guess, I hope to make a difference, one affiliate link at a time.
I can’t change the past, but wanted to let you know, that I have turned around 30 dollars in profit already. My site costs 99 dollars per year and I had to pay my brother-in-law for some IT work. Yes, I actually paid someone to make my blog look like this!
I also set aside some money for some blog IT expenses, coming up. Shockingly I had some readers apply through my links and it seems , that should cover everything for the rest of the year!
Thank you so very much for your support! I can’t believe, I’m getting paid for my rants. I also wanted to tell you about it, so you would not feel like you have to help me out with my expenses. So please, don’t apply for that reason.
My first 15 dollars will be set aside, and I will do the same from now on. I won’t do any updates, because it would be self-congratulatory. But it felt right just this once. The person, I mentioned, brought up, that there is no way for readers to know whether I follow through. That is very true as well.
Can you trust anything, you read on the internet? Do you know for sure, that Lucky from ” One mile at a time” is actually flying Singapore airlines, instead of Southwest? Have you ever seen him in the photos? But I promise, I will do what I said, though. You’ll just have to trust me ! Can you trust me? 🙂
Picture credit goes to wfaa.com
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.