Welcome to my little “Home on the Web”! My name is Sherry Bradford (aka Merry Sherry’s Creations) and I love to create, create, create! I’ll try to keep my posts fun and informative – with a little self-promotion along the way! I hope you will visit my shop and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out here!
This may be an odd thing to put on my welcome for MY page, but I also enjoy having a platform where I can tell you about a few of MY FAVORITE THINGS! That said, I really do not like those websites that have so many “affiliate” links that you cannot even read the content! I won’t do that on my site.
However, the harsh realities are that running a blog/shop means having to pay a few bills. Most bloggers/shop owners have to find ways to “monetize” their websites. This often means establishing “affiliate relationships” with companies and/or individuals. Affiliate relationships typically mean that IF you click on a link to a product on my site AND you actually purchase a product through that linkage, that company sends me a VERY SMALL fee. That fee DOES NOT add to your purchase cost.
To avoide the visual overload so many succomb to when monetizing their sites, I keep most of my affiliate links in either the sidebar or footer section of my website. If I create a post in which I am specifically promoting a product, site, etc., I’ll note in the post header whether I have affiliate relationships with that company/product/site/etc.
If you do click on a link and purchase something, thank you for supporting my little website! When I am planning to purchase something in particular – and knowing what I have learned as a blogger/shop owner – I very specifically look for the opportunity to purchase that item using the affiliate links of my favorite bloggers/shop owners. It doesn’t cost me anything – and I know it helps encourage and support independent shop owners and bloggers.
Enjoy the site and have a WONDERFUL and creative day!