I spend a fairly stupid amount of time writing and laying out each Deep Dish article, which adds up to hundreds of hours each year. I’m not whinging—this is a labour of love, and I get a ton of satisfaction from the messages you guys send me.
As far as I’m concerned, the time I put into this blog is well spent. But it does actually cost me a fair bit of money to run this thing, and I’d be only too happy to recoup some of the expenses.
If you’ve enjoyed or benefited from my writing, there are a few ways you can give back. In keeping with the spirit of frugality, they’re all either cheap or free.
Buy My Book
Optionality is a distillation of everything I’ve written about here on the blog, and much more. It’s the single best piece of work I’ve ever done, and therefore the thing I care the most about signal-boosting. As an independent author, the book getting traction depends entirely on the extent to which readers help me spread the word.
The response so far has been amazing, and I’d really like to keep the momentum going.
Deep Dish is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
If you click a link from my site to a book or other product on Amazon, I’ll get a small commission (it doesn’t cost you any extra). I’m not going to start writing a bunch of product reviews crammed full of links, but I’ll throw them in where I’m recommending a book or something anyway.
The easiest way to support Deep Dish is to use these links if you’re about to buy something. That way you’re not spending a cent more than you otherwise would have, plus you’re getting Amazon to chip in for my web hosting bill. Cheers to that!
Recommended Products and Services
While I make a habit of spending as little as possible, some things are either necessary or useful enough that they add real value to my life. I’ve collected a list of recommended products and services here. Some of these companies offer a commission for referrals, and others don’t. I haven’t let that influence my choice, but I’ve included the link where relevant if you want to throw a few dollars my way.
Occasionally I recommend a product or service within an article. When I do, it’s based on my own research and experience, and only if I was writing about a certain topic anyway. This is a blog about frugality, so I’m not exactly going to start spamming you with sales pitches for Rolexes and fur coats.
Spread the Good Word
If you like something I write, share it on Facebook, or send it over to a friend who might be interested. Why? Because I’m a craven attention whore, of course! Also, I have this crazy belief that simple living and financial freedom will a) make people less miserable, and b) make the world a better place. If you’re on board with that, let’s spread the word.
To everyone who has supported this blog, and the people who’ve sent me lovely messages, thanks. You guys rule.