As part of a significant change of direction for Up-Stix and in the interests of autonomy and authenticity, we ditched any plans for sponsorship, advertising, affiliate marketing and all that jazz.
In place and to fund both the site and our existence, we set up a ‘Keep It Real’ button which is basically a secure link to a Paypal contributions page.
If we like something, write about something or share something, we want you to know that it’s because we like it and we rate it, nothing else.
Instead of us creating content and then bombarding you with adverts, or, trying to lead you on a merry dance in the hope that we’ll coax you into buying something and we’ll earn a small commission, it’s just us and you.
If you like it, you can contribute, if you don’t, you don’t. Hopefully we’ll generate enough from this model to make it work and to be able to grow from strength-to-strength.
If you enjoy the blog and are entertained, informed, amused, uplifted or inspired then you might like to support us with a contribution of your choice from time-to-time.
For me this is the perfect model: Simple, direct, authentic and honest.
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