Pix2Brix is a for-profit business venture, created as the hub for moving toward a mortgage-free home. This means that, while there is no charge to you to access and read this blog, I depend on advertising revenues and other programs to monetize this site.
The information below briefly describes the various methods I am currently using, or that I plan to implement, to monetize my blog. It is my hope that the information below will clear up any confusion over how I make money from this blog.
Our primary source of site monetization is to sell/exchange products/services for pixel advertising as explained in the FAQ.
Banner advertisement space is available to purchase on a subscription basis. This means that I rent the space out to an advertiser in exchange for a fee much like an advertisement in a magazine, newspaper, or billboard.
I retain complete control over the appearance of these types of advertisements on my website. I try to make sure that whatever is being advertised is related to the content of this blog and helpful for my readers.
As a publisher, I participate in the Googleâ€™s AdSense program. These advertisements will be always identify with â€œAds by Google.â€ You may also see these ads in the rss feed of your reader.
A page impression is simply having an ad appear in one of my banner advertisement areas. Advertisers pay Google to spread these ads out throughout the internet based on the content of the blog. I share in a tiny sliver of this when it appears on my site.
Pay Per Click
If you click on a Google ad, I receive a small referral fee. (Hint: this is a good thing.)
I participate in numerous affiliate programs. I receive a commission on whatever you purchase through an affiliate program using my links. These links may appear as banner ads, widgets on my sidebar, in text links, or through a blog post endorsing or reviewing the product. (Hint: if you’re going to buy something anyway, why not use my link? Doesn’t cost you any more and sometimes you get special deals and incentives through the link!)
Product or Service Compensation
I may arrange a free product/service or a discount on a product/service in exchange for a thorough review of a product/service.
Some in-text links are either manually or automatically generated on specific words for particular benefit of the destination company. These may be the result of direct compensation or discount.
Honesty is the Best Policy
My goal is to provide my readers with valuable content while paying off my mortgage. I will give honest reviews and recommendations and will not alter my recommendations based on monetary consideration. If I think a product/service stinks, I’ll say so. If I love it, I’ll say so. If it’s just mediocre, I’ll tell you that, too.
If you ever have a question about monetization, please comment here. I’m happy to address any questions or concerns you have.
Many serious thank to Brad Harmon who let me lift large chunks of content from his own disclosure, to save me oodles of time writing this. Two thumbs up!