I’ve been asked if I will charge a fee for the upgrades/app my husband is working on. No! Unless there is a reason our income drops, we can afford to keep going the way we are. Thankfully, my husband works for dinner (when I make it!) and doesn’t expect more. :)
I pay four people to help with this site: Gina, Susan, Cherie, Karen. Let me assure you that none of them are getting rich and they all deserve more for what they do! When there’s “extra,” I make money. When there’s not, I don’t. Thankfully, overall I do. I have additional ideas for improvements, but they all take time. Since I don’t have more of that precious commodity, it would mean hiring additional people to help. I’m always afraid to take that leap since my income goes up and down and I’m not willing to lose money by running this website. But, up to this point, it’s always worked out.
I’ve also been asked what you can do to thank us or help support the site. First of all, by asking that or telling us how the site has helped you . . . you’ve brought a smile to my face and probably the other gals. Thank you! Beyond that, my basic answer is . . . . use this site and tell others about it, if you find value in it!
Something even more tangible that you can do is bookmark the Coupons.com page on the site:
Whenever you print coupons from there (or any direct link we give), I get paid. When you type in Coupons.com and go to their site, I don’t. From time to time, I get paid for other links I give you, but that is one of the main ways I make money and we can continue to make the site free.
Another consistent source of income is from Google ads, as you probably know. When you see something of interest and click on it (or just come to the site), they pay me a small amount. It adds up!
So, please use the links we provide! Many won’t bring me any revenue, but some do. I try very hard not to post things just because I’ll get paid for them. In fact, I just had a IM conversation with Susan a couple days ago, hesitating to post something because it made me money. When I make money, I often give it extra thought — just to make sure that’s not what is motivating me to publish it. I don’t want this site to become like so many out there . . . selling you one “bargain” after another just to make a buck or two. I’m very firm on this.
Again, this link is a great one to bookmark and use . . . it has a value to you and to all of us who work behind the scenes. Thank you!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/ It’s also on the top menu bar, if that’s easier.
Thank for being here and trusting us to bring you deals we find value in!
P.S. My husband is slowly working on the upgrades, but there is not a target date. It just gets a couple hours here and there, as he can find time. The biggest change (that will probably roll out first) will be for you to be able to move from device to device, being able to work on or pull up your completed lists. I’m very excited and can’t wait to use it myself!