I suppose that you have noticed that there is one advert at the bottom of all the pages of this weblog. The adverts are supplied by Google AdSense which (I quote) “is a fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website’s content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your visitors are looking for on your site â€” or matched to the characteristics and interests of the visitors your content attracts â€” you’ll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages.”
In addition to AdSense, my personal bookshelf also features Amazon Associates links. As an associate, (I quote) “[I] drive internet traffic to Amazon.com through specially formatted links that allow [them] to track sales and other activity. [I] earn up to 10% in referral fees on all qualifying revenue made through [my] links.”
To sum up:
- I earn a little money when someone clicks on a Google AdSense advert.
- I earn a little money when someone buys a book on Amazon.com by clicking on a link found in my personal bookshelf page.
Am I ashamed of this?
No because I think I deserve a small reward from time to time to compensate for the amount of energy I put everyday to keep this website alive :-)