The donate button

Donate to OSC by PayPal if you’d like. NO PRESSURE.

OK.  So, for the last 17 months, I’ve been ghostwriting, which brings in a bit of income that has been extremely helpful to my family.  Last year, it paid for our family’s (frugal) summer trip, and now any income I make is going toward a family emergency fund*.

I’ve had offers for more ghostwriting work, but it is so time-consuming and in reality, I just don’t have adequate time to faithfully commit to clients. Thus, I need to stop, which, of course, cuts off the income.

Weekly, I get offers from advertisers who want to use space on my blog in one way or another for pay, but I really want to keep this an ad-free blog, so you know you’re always getting 100% unbiased info…  Well it’s biased to me and the stuff I like and personally recommend.  But, there are no commercial enterprises represented here.

Hence, there on the right-hand side, you’ll see a new “Donate” button. Seriously: NO PRESSURE.  I have no idea if anyone will contribute, and I am not going to twist anyone’s arm at any time;  I’m just sending out feelers, more or less, to see if it will become a viable source of supplemental income…

I hope no one is offended.

(Hereby ends the least salesmanny salespitch, ever.)


*In other words, I’m not going to say something like “I have five mouths to feed”;  our family is not going to be homeless nor starve if you don’t contribute.

About Karen Joy

I'm a partially-homeschooling mother of six -- 3 boys ages 19, 17 and 15 years old, and three girls: 11, 8, and 3. I like birding, reading, writing, organic gardening, singing, playing guitar, hiking, the outdoors, and books. I very casually lead a very large group of homeschooling families in the Phoenix area. I have a dear hubby who designs homes for a local home builder and who is the worship pastor of our church. I live in the desert, which I used to hate, but now appreciate.

Posted on May 18, 2011, in Blogging, Writing. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Terribly offended. 😉

    Seriously, it’s a good idea. Hope it brings in lots of money, because you certainly inspire a lot of people!!!!!

    • Thank you, Daja! So far, no so much $$. I was hoping to make about $50/week to compensate for me NOT writing for others, but my grand total so far, in about two weeks of having the button up there… TWO BUCKS.

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