So my crazy short two day work week concludes today. This time of year not a whole lot of work gets done so being in the office is not much of a chore. The way Christmas falls this year we wind up having to go back to work the day after Christmas which is a bit of a bummer. I always like having the day after Christmas off to clean up and play with my new toys. 🙂
So slowly but surely I have been building my YouTube channel which is creeping towards a 1000 video library. In addition to getting paid ad revenue directly via YouTube I have been working other revenue streams that content creators can utilize. One of those has been my becoming an Amazon Affiliate which is basically a referral program. What I do is if a video has items I bought from Amazon I mention it in the video and include a special link directly to the item in the video description. If a viewer uses that link to go to the product and buys it I get a small spiff. Well evidently a LOT of people have used those links recently. My last spiff from Amazon was over $180 for the last 30 days, wow.
I also was recently contacted by a very large Chinese electronics retailer, GearBest. They are the company I bought my CR-10 from. They offered me to be an affiliate as well which can result in more dollars if people buy from their links. In addition, they often send content creators items to review on video. They are sending me a couple things to review already and yes, you get to keep them. The direct and indirect money flowing in from my YouTube channel has grown drastically in the last year, more than doubling. I can hardly wait to see what I can do in 2018.
I’m looking forward to an enjoyable four day weekend. Randall is shooting over for a quick visit tomorrow where we will finally get out to see Star Wars. The rest of the weekend should be conventional family holiday activity with smiles, fun, and food. Of course there will be chores to be done, headlined by fixing the screen panel that Sadie decided to turn into a door yesterday. Merry Christmas everyone.