Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tuesday Talk

Happy Tuesday Ladies!
 
 
 
Friday is coming.....right???  Ha!
 
Over the past few months I have gotten a handful of emails and comments that they wish I would stop trying to "push" items and trying to make money off the people who read my blog.  I know there are LOTS of people who use their blogs to provide income for themselves and their families, but that isn't what I am doing, or ever intend to do.  When I talk about a product, it isn't because I want you to click the link, so I can make some money, or go run and buy it, it's because it is something that I personally use and love, and just want to share it with other people.  I know for me, I love when someone recommends something they love, not because they are making money off it, but because they really love it.  If you "click" something I have written about, I can assure you I am not receiving any type of compensation for it, I am just sharing it because I own it, and love it enough to talk about it.  I think it is great that there are women out there brining in some serious money from their blogs, but for me, I just don't have that kind of time to put into, and honestly it never once crossed my mind to try and make money off this blog.
 
I am writing about this today, because a few of the emails I received said I was being "sneaky" not disclosing that I was receiving some type of commission for the products I talked about.  I appreciate everyone, even the not so nice ones, that take a little piece of their day to read what I have to say, and I certainly don't want anyone thinking that I am being sneaky making money if someone clicks on something I talk about!
 
Hope everyone has a great day!  See you back here tomorrow!
 
 
 


23 comments:

  1. Oh good gracious. Some people! Sorry girl. Keep doing what you're doing! Hugs!

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  2. I appreciate that your recommending things without getting a commission. Several of the blogs you model yourself after are not so honest and go to great lengths to hide how the make money. I hate that they are making money off of people who don't understand how rstyle works. I know multiple people have emailed those blogs d asking them to discuss how rstyle works but they continue to keep it hidden and act like they are just doing us a favor. They are not the Christian they claim to be. Anyway, thanks for addressing this. I appreciate your honesty.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Have a great day.

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  3. I am the exact same way, Kimm! I work a full time job plus being a mom, wife, and everything else under the sun! My blog is for ME! It's our family scrapbook. I don't have the time or the desire to promote it. If you want to read my blog, then please do, and if you don't, then don't!

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    1. Hey Laura...that's exactly how I feel. Have a great day girl

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  4. I love seeing your (and others) recommendations, so don't stop! I have gotten lots of great ideas by hearing about items that other bloggers love. Don't stop what you're doing. I enjoy your blog, whether you are making money from affiliate links or not! :) Hang in there.

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    1. Hi Tanya! Thanks for taking the time to comment today. I love when people recommend things, so that's what I do just share things that I like. I just wanted to be sure people reading knew I wasn't making money or trying to be sneaky about it. Thanks for reading girl!!! Have a great day.

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  5. When I post affiliate links, which I literally just STARTED doing a few weeks ago, I always post a disclaimer at the bottom; in super tiny font, but at least it's there! If you can make money off a blog, then go for it! I've been blogging for 6 years now ? and money had never been my intention either!

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    1. I have absolutely nothing against women who use their blog as an income. I just didn't want anyone to think I was receiving commission or anything and not disclosing it

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    2. Why tiny font? If there's nothing to hide, then put it out there for your readers.

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  6. Why the super tiny font?

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    1. Believe me, it is visible, and I fully disclose any affiliate links on my blog, but I don't want to shout it from the rooftops or make it appear as my regular post. My blurb is on all of my posts that contain any affiliate links. It's disclosed; I definitely want to disclose to my readers that affiliate links do happen, and many bloggers do not even go that far.

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    2. I'm so glad that yku disclose it;). I absolutely have no issues with it, but it's my opinion it should always be known to the readers. Thanks girl !

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    3. But...why not shout it from the rooftops? If there's nothing wrong? Super tiny font makes it seem like you're trying to hide it. Just be direct and straightforward about it.

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  7. It's deceiving. I'm glad you don't do it Kimm. Most people don't know these "sweet" bloggers are making money off of them. I wish everyone knew what was really going on with some of these shady bloggers.

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    1. I have no problem with anyone who does this, it's my opinion they should absolutely disclose it , but for me I just share things that I actually love and use. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment today!

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  8. I agree with the other comments. I'm so tired of other bloggers pushing products on unsuspecting moms who read their blogs. If someone is going to do it, fine-just be open and honest about it.

    I applaud you for your honesty. It makes me want to come back to your blog, as opposed to the other underhanded ones.

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  9. Betting those people that complain don't have a problem with the giveaways that the bloggers have because of the affiliates .

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    1. I think it's fantastic if you can earn an income to help your family through your blog, and I have absolutely nothing against it at all. The giveaways are fun, and I think as long as you are always up front with your readers than no one really has a problem with it. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment

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  10. Some people have too much time on their hands. I enjoy your blog and I like seeing recommendations. I don't care if you or any other blogger makes a dollar or more off me clicking the link. I pay the same price either way and.some bloggers with good traffic even post discount codes. I didn't make the effort or take the time to try to do that... so what's so wrong with the blogger getting paid. Keep the suggestions coming!
    Lisa G., McKinney TX

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    1. Hey Lisa! thank you for taking the time to comment and I agree with you. I could care less if someone is making money off their blog, and I love and appreciate the discount codes they offer from time to time. I just wanted to let people know who thought I was being sneaky by not disclosing it, that I don't use affiliate links. And yes...some people have way too much time on their hands. Have a great day

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