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Why I use affiliate links
Researching, writing, and running all this marvelousness is a full-time job. While most of my income comes from our awesome-fantastic-lovely Ko-Fi, Substack, and Luminary Braintrust members, it’s still not enough to cover my family’s living expenses. So affiliate links are necessary to keep this content free and accessible for parents and educators who can’t afford a paywall.
Little Feminist Book Club Consulting & Affiliate Partnership
Little Feminist Book Club (LFBC) is an Illuminati supporter of Books For Littles & Raising Luminaries, which means I consult with them on their suggested book lists. We’ve also created an affiliate partnership, designed to provide a means for me to earn an affiliate fee for every new sign-up for a book subscription using one of my affiliate links. Like this fancy LFBC affiliate link for them right here. So fancy!
Bookshop.org is still in beta, but it’s more supportive of Indie bookstores than ::ahem:: other behemoth companies. It’s not quite accessible enough for me to switch over completely, but I’m crossing my fingers that they get on board with hot-linked images and international shipping soon. Encourage them to do so, they’re very friendly! Contact: Info@Bookshop.org and tell them to adhere to all of my whims and fancies so we can be BFFs forever. Oh, right, and now I am a part of their affiliate program! (There is no formal text for this, so I’m winging it.)
Amazon Affiliate Program
Books For Littles & Raising Luminaries are a participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. I use Amazon as an affiliate because the website is more accessible than most for readers with disabilities, and it’s a great way to show book cover images without getting into weird copyright issues.
Lil Helper Affiliate Program
Books For Littles & Raising Luminaries are a participants in the ShareASale program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Lil Helper. I’ve partnered with Lil Helper as an affiliate because they offer environmentally-friendly, trans-inclusive menstrual products as well as ungendered baby diapers and products. I personally use Lil Helper’s menstrual pads, and they’re much better than the ones I used to sew for myself.
Primary Affiliate Program
Books For Littles & Raising Luminaries are a participants in the ShareASale program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Primary.com. I’ve partnered with Primary as an affiliate because they don’t gender colors or patterns and offer high quality, unbranded clothing options for both gender-fluid & nonbinary kiddos and adults, but also any kid, regardless of how they identify. Everyone in our family wears Primary clothing, and we especially love that the rainbow prints come up sizes for larger folks.
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