I began the blog portion of The Etiquette School of America as a way of sharing etiquette and social skills that have made a positive difference in my life. I want to pass these skills along so anyone can experience the same thrill of exchanging self-consciousness for self-confidence in daily encounters and experience the joy of becoming the best versions of themselves.
The blog section of my business, like any business, has expenses. These expenses include but are by no means limited to: hosting, domain registry, web site designers and technicians, graphic designers, virtual assistants, social-media assistants, on-going learning courses and classes, advertising, office supplies, and a paycheck for myself.
To keep the blog posts free for you, there are ways I must monetize my blog and my time. There are more than several ways that I do this. First, please know this:
My Integrity Isn’t For Sale
My integrity is the heart of who I am. I take it very seriously. As such, I will never promote, endorse, recommend, or lend my name or The Etiquette School of America name to anyone or anything that I do not feel is of value to you or someone you know.
If I say I own, use, or enjoy a product, I do!
If I don’t have anything good to say about a product or service, I will decline the offer from the provider of that item and not present it on my blog or via any other method.
You are my first priority, and your trust is more important than money. I will never compromise on this matter.
On this site I offer advertising through AdThrive — A Cafe Media Partner. If you click on an ad, I am paid anywhere between a few cents and a couple of dollars. (Most always, I only receive cents.)
I do not participate in underwritten posts.
On this site is an Amazon store. I personally have purchased the same items that I list in my store. Because I enjoy them so much, I want to make them available to you. In some cases, because models change, the item I have might be slightly different, but all items are ones that I use and enjoy in my own home. When you make a purchase, I make a small percentage of that sale at no additional cost to you ever.
I might choose to use other affiliate programs if they are products I have discovered and enjoy and want to share with you. Again, purchasing the item through the link pays me a small commission without increasing the price for you.
At times, I might act as a brand ambassador for a particular company or organization. In my role as ambassador, I represent the company and share its strengths and benefits in the highest professional manner. This might involve making public appearances, doing interviews for the company on TV or radio, writing articles for magazines, posting to social media, or being quoted in interviews for magazines, blogs, or other print or on-line media. I am paid directly by the company, and any time I mention the company, I will say that I am a paid spokesperson. Again, like for anything, I will not partner with any company or organization that I am not one hundred percent enthusiastic about sharing with you.
You, my readers, are now and always will be the reason I do what I do, and making it a pleasant experience for you is my honor, joy, and job number one!