Let’s talk about commission and making money through ‘influencing’.
I don’t do any of this for personal gain (and I’m certainly not criticising anyone that does) – each of the brands I work with support my goal of qualifying and then racing in the Race Across America in 2022. They are brands I’ve used through out this journey – they make high quality products that I use, trust and would have no hesitation in recommending to you. I pick my partnerships carefully and I’ve always pitched them as being mutually beneficial relationships for the partner and I. Nearly everything I use I pay for and some I am lucky enough to get either discounted or for free.
Find out who I work with here.
At the start of this journey, I said I would be honest about my relationships and commission. Not just that, but that I would declare how much commission I earn annually and that I would pledge to donate this to my chosen Charities – Pace and Action4Youth.
The reality is that I don’t earn a lot of commission. I don’t want my feed to be about selling and therefore detracting from the journey and the why, so I try to find a balance between talking honestly about the products and showing you how I use them in my races and challenges. Maybe that doesn’t drive a lot of sales, I don’t know. Anyway, in 20201 I have been paid £45.66 in commission payments.
Gofundme take a small fee from the money we fundraise, so the actual amount we’ve raised is £567.36. I will add in the £45 commission and I’ll top this up to make sure we end the year on a round figure of £650 (that’s £325 for each Charity so far).
Covid has made life tough in different ways for all of us and that is why fundraising for causes that are close to our hearts is arguably more important than ever – but that’s not easy when people are worried about their jobs and the future. So, I am humbled that you continue to be so generous and support me the way you do – so I just want to say a heartfelt thank you.
If you can’t support me through a donation, why not speak to me about the products I use and give them a try, because your purchases make sure a little extra goes to helping these amazing Charities support children and you adults across Buckinghamshire reach their potential in life.
…and now a shameless plug for my sponsors and affiliate links;