Hello and thank you for reading. Eclectic Little dork is a monetized site. Which, put simply, means I earn money from it in a variety of ways.
Why did I Choose To Monetize My Blog?
I love blogging. It’s a great way to connect with people, to share information in my chosen field with others. From articles on How To Balance Writing and Life, to talking about the craft of writing Speculative Fiction, reviewing books and more.
But blogging on a paid platform isn’t cheap. Well, it is. Just not in the way people think it is. Most of the cost is upfront and yearly in nature. Taking this into account and adding in the fact I wanted to turn Eclectic Little Dork into a thriving business, monetizing from the start was the best option for me and the blog.
In What Ways is Eclectic Little Dork Monetized?
I use two methods to monetize Eclectic Little Dork: affiliate marketing, and writing coaching.
Affiliate marketing is when a blogger works with a company like Amazon or Book Depository in order to earn a small commission on each sale made when they insert a link from their company they’re an affiliate of into their posts or pages. This adds nothing to the purchase price of the item and can sometimes even lead to discounts for the person who clicked on a link and purchased something.
Writing coach is exactly what it sounds like. I offer coaching services to struggling writers. Essentially lending them an ear, helping with research, and any other thing they’re struggling with. My focus is mainly on Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction (Speculative Fiction). Genres that can be overlooked as less sophisticated than others or seen as more escapist and childish. They’re not, of course. But hearing this can make someone who chooses to write one of those genres anxious. And when that happens, I’m here to help them.
If you would like to work with me, please check out my store to see which services I provide.
I hope you enjoy your time on Eclectic Little Dork,