I’m going to be completely transparent with you about the behind-the-scenes money stuff here at Birch and Briar.
Most of the links on Birch and Briar are affiliate links, which means I receive a small portion of the sale if you make a purchase using my links. There is no cost passed on to you whatsoever when you click on or purchase through one of these links.
Have you ever raved to a friend about a product you really love, and they respond with “they should be paying you!”? That’s basically what’s happening here. By purchasing through my affiliate links you’re helping Birch and Briar stay afloat. This is how I support this website.
For example, I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. When you see me linking to something, it’s safe to assume this is an affiliate link. If purchased I receive a few cents of that sale.
Birch and Briar is a personal blog written and edited by me. The purpose of Birch and Briar is to help you create genuinely amazing things and to inspire you to find the life you enjoy most. By sharing how I’ve made things and found inspiration, I hope to inspire and teach you to do it yourself, too.
To offset the cost of running a blog of this size (server space, technical tools, and more), I accept advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials in order to protect the public from any intentionally errant or misleading advertising that has been paid for by a group or company.
I feel it is important to disclose to you that the compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. I am compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I hate something, I tell the company – not pretend to love it for a few bucks. I promise! Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
Integrity is the cornerstone of my code of ethics, and I hold myself to the highest standards of accuracy and strive to deliver interesting, helpful, and encouraging content while generating a small profit to compensate for my time, research, and ideas. I love and appreciate my readers and make it my goal to be up front and honest with every post I write.