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Monday, June 20, 2016

Special Notice

Special Notice


As most of you are aware, bloggers, vloggers, and webmasters are required by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to make certain disclosures from time to time.  We are supposed to make our readers/viewers aware of payments we receive when viewers/readers do certain things.

Let’s be honest, since we have had to cut back on other activities, we need these online revenues more so than ever before. We will list the ways we make money and perhaps you can help us out.  Please do not do anything you would not ordinarily do, but realize that you could help us out by doing certain things.

First of all, if you watch our videos and watch the advertisement that runs just before our video in its entirety, we receive a very small commission.  It is just like broadcast television.  Advertisers pay for the number of times their ads play.  Therefore, if you would, please watch our videos and allow the advertisements to play all the way through. Please turn off any ad block you may have. We are not asking you to watch any advertisements that you would find offensive or in bad taste.  If one starts to play that you feel uncomfortable with, by all means, skip it.

We are also an Amazon.com affiliate.  This means if you click on any of the Amazon links on our blogs and then make a purchase during that session, we receive a small (4%) commission off of the sale (excludes sales tax and shipping, if any).  We are not asking you to make any purchase you would not normally make.  If, however, something on our blog inspires you to make an Amazon purchase, please do so by following our links.

We are supposed to get revenue from impressions from Ad Sense on some of our blogs.  For some reason, these ads stopped displaying.   If you know what we are doing wrong on that, please let us know.

We used to make money selling Avon door-to-door.  Since my strokes, we are no longer able to do that.  However, you can still buy Avon from us. We get a commission if you follow the online links to our Avon Store.  Remember to choose DIRECT DELIVERY when placing your order. The link is: https://smcclendon.avonrepresentative.com/

We also have an Etsy store.  We have made several handmade items and have them listed on Etsy.  Please stop by and see what we have.  The link is https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchetyDoDa?ref=offsite_badges&utm_source=sellers&utm_medium=badges&utm_campaign=en_isell_1

Finally, I saved the best for last; we are giving away our books free.  On 26 June 2016, in honor of our youngest daughter’s birthday, we are giving away our books free.  Then again on 15 July 2016, in honor of our Angel Baby, Dorian Lee, who was born and died 23 years ago that day, we will be giving away all three of our books.  

How will this help us? Amazon sets aside a fund each quarter.  The top 100 authors of Kindle Direct Published books in the United States split that fund.  The way Amazon picks the top 100 authors is based upon normalized PAGES READ.  And, you don’t have to have a Kindle reader to read them.  You can get free apps for you phone or a free Kindle reader for your computer.  Just visit the Kindle section of Amazon to get this Reader or App free.   Then, download our books free on June 26 and July 15 and read them.
We would love your feedback and an honest review at Amazon, too.


So, that is how we make our money.   If you would like to help, and not spend a cent doing so, watch a video or read a book.  We thank you for your help. 

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