Like almost any site you visit today, ClintonFitch.com has adverts powered by Google. Those ads, simply put, help cover the costs of running the site (domain costs, hosting, etc) and get products to review. While I have purposely kept the adverts low on the site, they are necessary to help me cover costs (and often they come up a little short each month) and I try to keep them to a minimum. However, there is a way that you can support the site and get a nearly 100% ad-free experience. Google Contributor.
Google Contributor is a subscription service that allows you to contribute $2, $5, or $10 per month and in exchange, you will see far few ads on the site. In fact, because I run so few ads on the site already, at the $5 level you would be almost completely ad-free. Mind you, there will be an advert from time-to-time because not all ads are from Google. But a contributor is going to see far less
So why should you contribute? It all comes down to budgets. If you subscribe then I will know each month I can count on X amount of dollars coming in to the site. That means I can plan for purchases for products to review, pay the monthly bills for the site, etc. As you can imagine, trying to budget on ad clicks is a bit tough as it fluctuates greatly from day to day, let alone month to month. Basically you are helping assure that I can put relevant, consistent content on the site.
If you want to contribute, all you need to do is click on the Google Contributor badge over in the side bar. You’ll be moved to the contributor site and will be walked through the process. If you don’t want to contribute, no problem. I appreciate you reading this post, visiting the site and clicking on an advert here or there to help the site.