I’ve been running my own marketing, web & graphic design company, Dolce Design, for 14 years. During that time, I’ve had to be my own tech support and IT purchasing department. So I know what it’s like to have to sift through Google results to find the solution that a) works and b) is made for small business/freelancers. Rather than let all this effort be for naught, I decided to start blogging about it, in the hopes that it saves others some time and stress. I’ve also been blogging for about 8 years, and using social media for about 5 years, so I write about that as well. And then there’s the day-to-day fun of designing new logos and websites.
About My Recommendations
I have affiliate referral accounts with many of the services and products that I write about. When it comes to Affiliate Referral programs, I have 2 golden Rules:
- I only write about stuff I’ve thoroughly tested out myself
- I only set up affiliate referral accounts for services/products that I personally use (i.e. the truly good stuff).
Does this make me biased? Yes, definitely, towards the quality stuff that actually works (for me), versus the products with the biggest marketing budgets. I believe this is the kind of advice most users seek.
Is it enough to live off? I wish. I have yet to make back the amount of money (in terms of labor) spent testing out all the different options. But if I can earn a small commission while also helping other small business owners avoid the hassle and headaches of testing all options, I think it’s a win-win. Or as Mum would say, “It’s better than a slap in the belly with a wet fish.” Agreed?