So back on January 1st I wrote a post about how I thought the site would fund itself. Basically I gave it a year in my head before I wanted it to start paying for itself and not leaving me out of pocket.
It’s been about a year since I started developing the site and things like domain names are coming round for renewal and so forth, so the idea of funding has come back to the front of my mind.
I’ve not been great with the Amazon links, I really should have been inserting them into more posts and convincing my lovely readers to click them and buy more things. The money from Amazon Associates is actually quite good when all sources of funding are considered (it’s a technique I already use on my personal blog) so I’m asking now for three things.
- If you see an Amazon link on here, please don’t delete the affiliate part of the link when you use it.
- Turn your ad-blocker to not block ads on these pages. Yes I know, I’m guilty of using an ad blocker all the time too. But disabling it here for larp.guide is something you only have to do once, and I’m not going to stick those horrible generic ads here that have no relevance to you. Ad blockers can be a bit of a blunt tool, sometimes we forget that sites rely on the revenue that they generate.
- When you want to buy things from Amazon, it would be really cool if you use one of the banners I’m going to put up on the blog to click through onto the site. I promise they’re not going to become invasive, but I’m going to – at some point next week – just put up a little banner either in a sidebar or at the bottom of each post. If you click on a link from larp.guide, anything you buy in the next 24 hours goes towards the credit that we get.
As we near fifty thousand views on the blog since the end of January I also want to thank everyone for their support. It feels like a bit of a milestone to be honest, and I’m not sure I ever thought it would be quite this successful.