Published: December 28, 2019
Advertising contract income update:
While it may seem odd to some newcomers to my site that I share my income figures publicly – here’s why I write about my stats periodically (including my income from Amazon affiliate links, advertising and elsewhere):
- GRATITUDE: Since my readers, fans, followers, and friends are literally the reason I am here (still doing what I am doing, testing consumer goods, helping families and doing outreach events and writing all the blog posts!), I want to them to know not only the difference we are making together, but how much I appreciate their help in making this difference!
- SUCCESS: My readers are helping make the work I report on here possible, so sharing these numbers with them give them also gives them a sense of our success as a team. With their collaborative efforts, in the last year alone, together we have provided information to more than 1,700,000 people around the globe (in over 200 countries!) looking for help to protect their children and families (and themselves) from potential sources of Lead exposure. I especially like to share with you/my readers how many people we are (together) reaching with this message (and where those people are around the world!)
- Hyper-transparency – especially in the domain of finances – is an effective tool for preemptively responding to some of the rampant corrosive cynicism and suspicion that has seeped into every corner of the current surreal version of American society. [<<<< Yeah, this! :-)]
Note: While fundamentally I HATE the idea of having advertising on my site… I LOVE the idea that simply by reading my posts my readers can help make my work self-sustaining (making it so I don’t have to put the information I write behind a paywall of any kind.)
As always, (and again) thank you for being here and thank you for reading and sharing my posts – it’s actually starting to help pay the bills!