The valuable “telling” comes when you specifically track down your friends and tell them they’re missing out because __________.
You fill in the blank with why you’re here. Hopefully, there’s something we’ve helped you with and you believe someone else can benefit. Helping people stretch their dollars and realize they may need less than they think to thrive, has been my goal since the day I started.
I didn’t mean to start a business, but realized I could send you to a print a coupon without getting paid or send you to the same one and get paid. Hmmmm … pay me! I say I accidentally started a business, but have to purposely pay taxes now. True story.
This is work. In reality, I don’t need a job. I’m spoiled since my husband makes enough to maintain a lifestyle we’re comfortable living, without any income from me. I often ponder if this website is worth the stress, but then I remember a heartwarming email or comment I received or a new one rolls in at just the right time, to encourage me. So many of you are counting on me to help you save. (Insert tears here … really, they’re flowing. I get emotional about this.) Sometimes, having this website can overwhelm me, and I want all the responsibility to disappear. Other times, I can’t imagine life without it, in a good sort of way. Some of you (most all, really!) have been amazingly supportive over the past 6 1/2 years.
Beyond me, Gina (my amazing helper!) and others along the way, have counted on extra income by helping me. The reality is, Gina does waaaaay more than I do, for day to day things around here. Sometimes, I wonder what I even do! Just keeping up with emails and doing misc. stuff still can consume me, somehow. But, when I think of quitting, I also think of her … she’s also poured her time/love into this site and the income really helps her family.
This isn’t a doom and gloom post. I’m not planning on quitting next month, just processing some thoughts “aloud” and asking for your help, in taking some financial worries away. The truth is that I can’t lose money, especially while also investing so much time in it. It just doesn’t make sense. (For the record, I’ve almost always made money. I don’t want anyone to feel sorry for me! I’ve just seen revenue drop considerably, over time, even while slowly growing in numbers. Things are just changing.)
Besides telling your friends, family, and strangers about Bargain Believer, here are a few other specific ways you can help (that aren’t too tortuous, hopefully!) :)
- Print your coupons from here — Bookmark it, please!
There is also a link on the top menu bar on the website.
- If you do any Amazon shopping, start with our search box on the top left of the page.
After that, navigate however you want on their site, snagging all the great deals they have!
- Use any links we provide in posts.
Some pay us when you buy/print something, others just for clicking.
- Visit the website often!
You’re helping in a small way, since you’re viewing Google ads.
You’re also “telling” Google you love us and they should let our page show up when people search for certain things.
Some of you have been doing this for years. THANK YOU! For those of you who had no clue you could help in these ways or any of our back story … now you do. :) Thank you for reading all this!