Hey there! First off, I want to say thank you for your support with Creatively Lauren. For the past five years, it’s been awesome having this blog and it’s because of your support! However, running this blog isn’t cost-free. I don’t run ads on my blog, I think they look inorganic and unnatural, but I do use other ways of making money on Creatively Lauren including affiliate links and donations.
Affiliate links are links that generate commission for me based on a purchase you make after you click that link. These are one of the most common ways that influencers/bloggers use to make money, because they just have to talk about something that they already love and enjoy using and believe that their readers will enjoy! An affiliate link does not increase the price for you, the commission comes out of the already posted price.
I have a Patreon! If you pledge to me on Patreon, you will get certain benefits, depending on the amount you pledge. Patreon is a recurring charge, so you will be charged on the first of every month. Each tier comes with certain benefits, and as the price increases, so does the benefits. If you want to pledge, you can here: https://www.patreon.com/creativelylauren
If you don’t want to use an affiliate link, or pledge on Patreon/Streamlabs, you can always give a direct donation. I know it’s not normal, but if you’re interested in doing that, you can donate to my PayPal here: https://www.paypal.me/LaurenDouglass25