It just hit me that on April 20th, two years ago, I put my first little post on Bargain Believer. That's tomorrow!
I sent out an email to my family and friends and told them I would be putting some deals up for them to check out, if they wanted to. It sounded simple. Basically, I thought I was doing it anyway since I was emailing or calling friends (if they weren't calling me) and telling them what I knew already.
Well, it didn't take me long to learn it was a lot more work than I imagined. Thankfully, by using affiliate links, I was generating a small income. (Thank you for using my links since some of them pay me!) A little over a year later, I was able to take that and pay Gina to help me. My "to do" list shortened and I could breathe again. I still remain plenty busy posting, but it gave me added freedom, without having to remove any content.
What I post has expanded greatly, hopefully, for your benefit. Along the way, I have stood firm in my commitment not to make this website about posting affiliate links just so I could make money. I've discovered (due to taxes, ughh!) that I've started a business, but that wasn't my intent. I really just love having a platform to share what I find. Thankfully, many coupons sites and other companies pay me to tell you about them. It's still crazy to me! Shhh . . . don't tell them that I would tell you anyway! :) Of course, I probably wouldn't exist anymore without them since I wouldn't have been able to hire help. So, affiliate links are just another crazy blessing in all of this!
I really appreciate you all. I love to get emails, comments, "likes" on Facebook etc. They all bring you to life and help me realize, when I'm short on time or motivation, that I need to press on. You are all real and my deals aren't going out to empty cyber space! Most of the time, I can't wait to get something posted.
And . . a special thank you to my original family and friends who believed in me enough to pass along my information. Even now, the best compliment and/or gift all of you give me is when you share this site or Facebook page with someone. Thank you!
Thanks for being on the savings journey with me! Happy two years to a very select few, but happy whatever-it-is to the rest of you! :) Thanks for being here!