I am so glad you chose to click on the link to check out Shanaya Tales’s disclosure policy page.
There isn’t enough space to write it all before every single post, and the site’s disclosure really deserves its own place.
Especially because it gives me a chance to elaborate on some of the behind-the-scenes stuff, which helps me keep things as transparent as possible between us (me and you guys, the readers of this blog).
Running a Blog: Costs and Returns
Every blog has a certain set of fixed costs each month (domain charges, hosting fees, plugins etc). And for the first few years of Shanaya Tales, I took them on without any expectation of return. My blog was my creative release, my pet project, and I spent on it, like I would on any hobby.
However, since 2019, I started investing considerable time, effort, and money, to revamp the site as well as the site’s content to ensure that it’s user friendly, and that it provides real value to those who choose to spend their time on the site.
Because I really value the time and trust of the readers of this blog, and it’s not something I take lightly.
At the same time though, considering the time and energy I was spending on the blog (and taking away from my home and family), it did not make sense for me to NOT monetize the site. And so I did.
In the following section I’ll share with you, the 2 avenues (as of now) through which I monetize Shanaya Tales.
1. Advertising – I am part of Google Adsense. It’s an advertising program, which compensates site owners on the basis of ad impressions and clicks, at no additional cost to the reader.
2. Affiliate Marketing – I also have an Affiliate relationship with a few companies like – A2 Hosting (my current web host) and Bluehost (my former web hosting company). This essentially means that I may get compensated if you buy a product through a link I shared on my site, at no additional cost to you.
Shanaya Tales is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Which is why, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you.
Questions? Suggestions? Comments?
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