Thursday, November 12, 2015

Amazon Portal: A Free way to Support The FF

If you visit this blog regularly (what? you don't?), you probably noticed the new box in the upper right hand corner, which features the Amazon logo and a swirly super nova, black hole thingy. This I've dubbed the "Amazon Portal" which is just a link to the Amazon home page using my Amazon affiliate ID code.

Being an affiliate is a great way to make a little money from purchases made by others. Most of the time I simply create a product link to something that I'm making a video about or something that I mention. If you go through one of those links and buy anything, I get a small percentage (Yay! Thanks!). It's a nice, passive way to be supported by those of you who seem to like what I'm doing.

The difference with the Amazon Portal, is that I'm not telling you what to buy. Many people ask me how they can support me directly, and I really don't have an answer beyond the PayPal donate button also found on this blog's sidebar. So, the Portal is my indirect direct approach.

Whenever you need something from Amazon, come to the blog and use the link. Even better, copy the link ( or bookmark it, so every time you feel the need to spend money on Amazon, you can also spending a little to keep the Frugal Filmmaker humming along.

I'm always grateful for all the kind support and comments, but it does take more than good will to keep this channel afloat. That's why I really like affiliate programs. Viewers can make a monetary difference with no hit to their wallet, allowing them to spend more money on their films instead.



Anonymous said...

What about Patreon for support?

Scott Eggleston said...

I've thought about it, but I'm not a big fan of asking people for money. This site keeps coming up though, so I may have to rethink things...


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