Some of you might have noticed on my Book Review of Shadows posts that there is a little disclaimer noting that the post contains affiliate links, these little links bring you to the amazon page for the book I’m talking about and if you were to buy it I would get a tiny kick back. I also did a review for a book that I received free from a publisher with the understanding I’d review them on my blog.
Aside from that I get no money from the blog or podcast at all. I try to make my money the good old-fashioned way – minimum wage and etsy, as the gods of modern internet businesses intended.
I didn’t want to do things like sell ads or post paid for blog posts or any of that stuff I generally consider a little bit sleazy. Then I found myself raving about a candle company. and I mean just going on about how much I love their candles and how I use them and where to get them and even what they cost. This isn’t a store with a bricks and mortar location, this is a major distributor or witchy ass candles. I realized people ask me about the stuff I use ALL THE TIME and I’m always more than willing to share my info. Sometimes I got it at a local place, sometimes I got it on an etsy store, or a thrift shop, or just a hand me down – but I always share. That doesn’t feel sleezy to me, that just feels like I’m passing on my trade not-so-secrets.
I really would love it if being a full-time witch was my actual job. I’m fairly close! I work in a metaphysical store, I teach classes, I’m a card reader and I have the Podcast, but one of those things is currently in “hobby” status and that often means it falls on the back-burner in favour of doing the things that keep me in mugwort and incense.
So I’ve applied for affiliate accounts with other companies and brands that sell things I personally use and whose business practices I admire. This means you’ll see more posts about things like herbs I use that include links to the herb supplier I like, or stones, or books, or just STUFF.
I’m also setting up a crowdfunding page for the podcast so that I can upgrade my equipment and spend more time focusing on what I put out. I really love the podcast and it’s what I want to do, so I want to do it right.
If you can’t or just straight up don’t want to give me money, that is so ok. You don’t have to. At no point will it be necessary for ANYONE to give me money to listen to the podcast or read the blog or even do the things I do. If at any time you feel that all I do is try to get money out of you guys for the love of god, tell me. My instagram got really full of things I was putting on my etsy store recently and someone shot me a message to ask if that’s all I was going to post, and I was totally embarrassed. I work in sales and sometimes sales-Paige and regular-Paige overlap too hard.
So if you can or are interested in supporting me keep an eye out for opportunities to do that in the future, if you don’t want to, please keep listening and reading and interacting with me because I truly love it. I wish knowing a bunch of cool people online paid my bills like it does for some folks haha.
Either way I appreciate you following me and liking my stuff and sending me messages and telling me your stories and experiences, it means more to me than any affiliate cash ever could.
Unless I make enough for a hot tub. #witchparty #everyoneisinvited