I’m all for transparency, so will openly reveal that this site generates revenue. A chunk of it is reinvested in the licensing fees for the images, the cost of hiring a VPS server to handle all the traffic I get, web developer fees, website themes, website framework, plugins etc. Further, the revenue supports me financially, which means I can spend hours working on this site and its content.
Also see: PaidForAdvertising.com
Here’s how I make revenue:
I run adverts. I am very selective with my adverts, I only choose adverts that look pleasant from brands Kate Middleton wears. That way they’re of interest to fans and aren’t too intrusive for my visitors!
I earn affiliate revenue through the following services. This is not an exhaustive list:
- ShopStyle Collective
- Affiliate Window
- Commission Junction
- Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
I get asked to review items from time to time. I usually say no. Though once or twice in the past, I’ve accepted items from companies who relate to Kate in some way, and as such, who I think my visitors would like to learn more about. In my blog posts, I clearly state that I’ve been sent the item to review. I always give my honest opinion in my reviews and I wouldn’t accept a product if I was briefed what to write beforehand. As a side note: I often review items I’ve purchased and fully paid for too.
I run sponsored content for brands. As above. If a brand gets in touch regarding sponsorship and they have a connection with Kate (e.g. she regularly wears their clothing), I will feature them on this blog and on social media. This could be a sponsored post about a new season collection, for instance. Again, this is always clearly marked.
To learn more, or find out how any of the above works, contact me.