Posted: January 10, 2019
Because my readers are responsible for how much I earn (both through affiliate purchases and through the simple act of reading my blog and sharing my posts) I periodically share updates with the income from my blog – so you can have a tangible way to know how your support of this work is sustaining it, continuing to make it possible for me to do independent consumer goods testing and reporting and childhood lead poisoning prevention outreach and education via my blog.
Below are two spreadsheets summarizing the advertising and affiliate income I have received over the years from your readership of this website. This includes Amazon affiliate income and my monthly advertising contract income (the annoying ads you see popping up on every post – that hopefully you do your best to ignore – lol!)
Some highlights from 2019:
- Total (gross) Amazon Affiliate* income earned in 2019: $17,595.78
- Total (gross) advertising contract income earned in 2019: $41,235.61
- Total (gross) website income earned in 2019 – sum of above two numbers: $58,831.39
- Total earnings paid in 2019 (there is a 2-month delay from earnings to payment): $43,828.59
- Total unique page views for 2019 (from JetPack): 3,826,782
- Average earning by page view in 2019: 1.537 cents
- (a little more than one and a half cents per view)
- Note: this compares to the combined total earned in 2018 of: $12,010.02
Thank you for being here. Thank you for supporting this work by reading and sharing my posts!
As always, please let me know if you have any questions (and Happy New Year!)
Want to support my work with your Amazon shopping? Start any shopping event by clicking first on one of my Amazon affiliate links (like this one: https://amzn.to/308DNo8) and I will receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you. You don’t even need to buy the item that I link to for me to earn a percentage from your daily shopping – just start with one of my links! Thank you!
*Note this is only reflecting Amazon affiliate income. I also earned about $300 in affiliate income from other sources and will have finals on that when my bookkeeping for the year is done.
Hello. As so many others I am very happy to have found your site. Could you update us moms how your dear boys are doing and how their lead exposure has affected them long term?
We have been betrayed by those who should have protected us from these dangers and it is very disturbing. Many foreign U.S. residents speak and read none or very little English. If they purchase an item that appears to be for eating off of, they are not able to read the disclaimer that the item is meant for decorative use only. This burns me up!
This is absolutely unconscionable!!!
I would like to know if you accept pieces for testing purposes. I can in no way afford the proper testing device.
You could charge a fair price and build on your lead and cadmium awareness mission by posting results.
I am disposing of so many things now that I understand the dangers.
Do you consider lead in underside logos of dishes and cookware dangerous to the point of disposing of them? I have some wonderful Crate and Barrel items I would like to use but the underside logo is raised and now I am very conflicted. I have already gotten rid of so much and all Hull items are next on the list.
Thank you so much! I will make Amazon purchases through you and I hope it helps.
A grateful Reader
Dale Iserson says
Have you ever tested this type of cornflower Corningware casseroles? I use it a few times a week in the microwave for my oatmeal with the glass top. There is no date stamp. It maybe from the 70’s or more recent. Will send a pic if I can. Thank u.
Melissa Hardison says
I’m glad the website is helping you continue this work. I’m upgrading my kitchen stuff and will click your Amazon affiliate links when I shop. YOU are on the front lines informing consumers about what’s in their products, that a blog has to do it for us and our legislators and regulators won’t has definitely affected my purchasing decisions. I stupidly assumed there was no lead in consumer stuff except inside electronics.
Hi Melissa. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for your kind words.