Disclosure Policy

So, here’s the part of blog that deals with all that money stuff.

Let me be clear before we begin, I don’t blog to make money, I blog to record our family’s home education journey.  I have an income from a regular job.  This is my creative hobby.

Hosting a blog costs money however, so I’ve decided that it’s time to open The Patch up to the possibility that it might, in time, cover some running costs.  Maybe.  Perhaps.

So, here is a brief explanation of how that is currently going to work.

  • I only recommend things we use, love or find helpful. Life’s too short for anything else.
    If I am raving about something it’s because I really think it’s worth your time. 
    If I review anything, paid or otherwise, you will get my honest opinion.
  • Any affiliate links that show up here, or small ad spaces are for services that we use.  The ones that you will see most often are all about the books or educational materials; but there may be others over time as we find new products or services that we love, which also have affiliate programs.
  • And because we LOVE audiobooks, and we use e-books, it should be no surprise to find that I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • The final bit of money stuff relates to the new “Buy me a coffee” button. It takes you to our Buy Me A Coffee page where you can send a US$3 “tip”. So, roughly the equivalent of getting me a decent mochaccino here in NZ, only it’ll be going towards our hosting costs rather than my coffee habit. I’ll stick with Hummingbird Coffee made at home to take care of that.
    (No sponsorship deal, I just LOVE their coffee.)

If you have any questions at all about this, please feel free to contact me.