About The Donation
In December 2017 I will select a campaign on GoFundMe to donate $3,000 to. This is due to the sudden popularity of my tutorials which has resulted in more affiliate income. I feel incredibly blessed you guys take my recommendations when I endorse SiteGround’s WordPress hosting, StudioPress, MaxCDN, etc. It’s my way of paying it forward.
What Will The Cause Be?
The exact campaign will be determined in December but it will be something similar to the pictures you see on the right. The full donation will be made to one of the following causes listed below…
- Cancer (my dad is a survivor of esophageal)
- Fire relief
- Other medical help
- Tragic event survivors
- Emergency funds for those in hardship
Where Can I See The Donation?
I will post a link to the GoFundMe campaign and screenshots on this page as soon as the donation is made. I will post it in December, 2017.
Thank You For Using My Affiliate Links
You probably noticed I use affiliate links when I link to SiteGround, MaxCDN, StudioPress, and freelancer.com. And that if you buy something off these websites through these links, I get a commission. First of all, thank you if you’re using them. I use everything myself and only endorse the best… even if it means lower commissions. You trusting my recommendations (on hosting, themes, etc) is the underlying reason this donation is possible. And I thank you for that.
More Affiliates Sales = Higher Donation
I am also pledging that if things work out as well as I hope they do and my site continues to grow, I will also increase the donation amount. I will do my part and write more tutorials, create videos, and keep my current tutorials updated when new technology/updates are released.
This Page Is My Affiliate Disclaimer
Instead of the typical disclaimer saying “I only recommend things I use myself at no expense to you” thing, I think skipping that on my tutorials and just doing the GoFundMe is way cooler. And if you do affiliate marketing too, I challenge you to do the same on YOUR site.
Thank You SiteGround
80% of my affiliate income is through SiteGround. I never thought I would be the guy trying to get people to buy hosting but here I am, being that guy. I do have a different perspective on it though… SiteGround isn’t just about hosting, it’s about people. They are great to customers, affiliates, are involved in WordCamps, and strive for excellence. They also make charitable donations. This GoFundMe donation would not be possible without them. Thanks SiteGround. If you want to learn more about them, here’s my SiteGround review.
What You Can Do To Help
Put Yourself First
My grandma had a great line. She said, “before you take care of anyone else, you have to take care of yourself.” All I’m saying is… I was on the struggle bus for a few years and you didn’t see me making donations. Take care of yourself first, then if you can, donating to a GoFundMe campaign yourself, or here are some other things you can do to help…
Pledge A Donation On Your Website
If you have a website you can do the same thing!
Match The Donation
Want to match me on the donation, or maybe a partial match? Contact me and I’ll include you on this page as long as it’s a decently significant amount ($300+). I will also include a link to your website indefinitely.
Thank you again for using my affiliate links! I will continue writing WordPress SEO and speed optimization tutorials for you. I plan on doing this donation every year so check back in December 2017!