The Atomic Junk Shop’s Amazon Affiliate links bring in enough for the occasional Starbucks visit every couple of months, while Google ads bring in just about enough to cover the annual hosting bill. Backstage, we started talking about setting up a Patreon account a couple of years ago, but haven’t launched it yet. We’d like to know what you think of the idea, and what incentives or rewards you would like to receive.
I want to support the sites I visit regularly, but some of their advertising makes me feel dirty.
So I went down a rabbit-hole a while back and I ended up in a weird place. It started innocently enough, with a discussion of General Mills’ monster-themed breakfast cereals, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo Berry, but it somehow ended up with a weird Victorian-era metaphysical cult.
A few advertising don’ts and don’ts, at least if I’m your target.