To make a living from blogging, most people go down what I call the “corporate paths”. They post ads on their website, use sponsored content (get paid by brands to showcase their products in photos), and/or charge their audience to view their content.
None of these paths felt right to me.
Advertising has taken over the internet, and I find it increasingly difficult to differentiate between ads and actual content on many sites. It is extremely frustrating and disappointing. I want my site to remain clear of consumer propaganda, which is why I have chosen to keep it 100% free from ads. Always.
Secondly, I want to maintain creative freedom by providing authentic, transparent content that is 100% free from paid sponsorship. Always.
And lastly, I want my content to reach and help as many people as possible, which is why I have chosen to keep it 100% free for my audience. Always.
I am dedicated to creating a world that takes power away from corporate tyrannies and puts it back into the hands of individuals. This means that in order to make a living, I rely solely on donations from individuals who receive value from my work – individuals like you.
If you have found something of value on The Delicious Manifest, it would mean everything to me if you could make a donation to support my dream of full-time blogging and becoming an author. All donations, small or large, are enormously appreciated, and go directly into the maintenance and creation of this site and towards my first large literary project.
To pursue this dream while remaining true to my principles is the most incredible feeling I can imagine, and it is all made possible by you. Without an audience, blogging ceases to exist, and without you, I cease to have purpose in this life. I thank you from the depths of my Being for your support and contributions, and promise that my grip on this torch that shines light on the world shall remain strong for the rest of my days.