Time to open a store?
This wine blog, and its companion podcast, Wine for Newbies, will always be free of charge. And I don't see any need to ask for donations, etc. to offset any costs because, well, there really aren't any. Blogger is free, the iTunes Music Store is free, and so on. Yeah, there's a few bucks for the domain name registration, but that's not an issue. Still, it seems to me that this blog and the podcast could be supplemented by some other learning resources that you might be interested in. So, over the course of the next few days (or even later today) I plan to put together a "store" where readers and listeners can find educational resources. Here's the catch. Although you'll have to buy things from the sellers and not from me, the sellers may drop a few coins my way for the referral. If the seller has such an affiliate program, that's fine. If the seller doesn't, that's fine to. The purpose here is not to make any money at all. The purpose here is to point you to good resources to enhance your educational experience. I believe in full disclosure, so I'll try to note which items generate a commission. Buy things if you like, browse and don't buy anything, whatever you like. Make a note of something and buy it later without using the links from the store.