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’m not in the business of recommending stuff we don’t use, love or find helpful. Life’s too short.
    If I am raving about something here at The Patch, it’s because I really think it’s worth your time.  Any reviews, paid or otherwise, will be my honest opinion. I don’t alter my behaviour to generate product or service links or payments.
  • Any affiliate links that show up on posts or pages, or in small sidebar or footer ad spaces are for services that we use.  The two that you will see most often are: Book Depository and Audible; 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 Audible audiobooks, and we use Kindle 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 mochaccinno 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.