First of all, if you use a blocker, it’s possible that you don’t see any ads on my site. In that case you also won’t see the ad examples used below. 🙂
Breakdown of finances:
So far I’ve spent $330 on hosting and the domain name and earned $0. I would like to make a few hundred a month eventually 🙂
I have two options for Amazon ads. For the first type, I pick the product you see, like this:
For the second type, Amazon chooses a selection of products to show you. In this case, I have no idea what shows up.
How do you know if you clicked an affiliate link? For example, if you click on on this book cover:
Then you will see my Amazon tracking id in the URL, which is ccow-20:
So if you click an Amazon link here and go shopping, I’ll get a 4% commission if you buy something. This expires after 24 hours. It’s also anonymous. So if you buy pencils for $10, I will receive $0,40.
Here you can see that my Amazon links got 19 clicks and zero buys so far:
2. Productivity Tools
Rescuetime logs your time spent. Here’s a screenshot of my day:
This was incredibly useful in optimizing my output and eliminating procrastination traps. Rescuetime has a free version and a premium version.
Freedom is an app that blocks the internet. You get a free trial period when signing up 🙂
I love their mobile app, Offtime! With Offtime you make a selection of blocked and allowed apps during your work hours, so you don’t go browsing memes instead of drawing. This my favourite app of all time 🙂
Earnings so far from Rescuetime and Freedom: $0.
4. Paypal donation
Lastly, you can donate to me through Paypal. I don’t expect anyone to do that. Why would you donate rather than go shopping on Amazon?