I got a negative comment this morning about the ads which appear on my website. I’ll be the first to say that yes the ads are cheesy and in fact are almost intolerable for me.
Plus, I have recently seen ads appear in new places. Those of you who subscribe by email now see advertising in these emails and if you view a post on a cell phone, you will see an ad appear at the top of your browser.
But, right now I am keeping them in place because I am spending at least $100 a year to operate this blog and the software I use for illustration and plans cost an additional $400+ per year and I would like to upgrade the software I use (which will just cost more).
The good news is I am beginning to receive income from selling woodworking plans and I just finished one custom/one-off woodworking plan for a reader and I have another one right behind it. Both of these are projects which I am getting paid to complete.
As soon as I can consistently cover these costs, the first thing I’ll do is remove the ads from my blog. Or if WordPress keeps putting them in additional places I’ll turn them off.
So, I ask for patience and understanding because I am way upside down on the cost of these things, but I am seeing income from other sources.