Okay, we have, in the past, raised money via this website for charities like National Service Dogs, a charity we both benefit from and strongly believe in. We've even raised money to hold autism friendly events in our city.
However, I must make this clear, once and for all. We are NOT here to raise money for anyone, least of all ourselves.
As soon as I announced we were going to Boston, the emails started coming. People asking if they could help us raise money for our trips over the next year. At first, I thought, yes, great, we could use the help. The Exchange rate is going to hurt us big time. There are hotels to pay, baseball games to see and expensive Tori Burch wallets to buy. (I'm kidding, we weren't going to take anyone's money).
It seemed innocent at first; a small business owner asking to donate ten percent of their sales to our "Cause". Of course, it's soon made clear that we must promote the business to generate sales and every sale generated from our website will earn us that dime.
Am I being a jerk here?
We very much appreciate the many. many, many, MANY offers to give us a portion of your sales from Scentsy, Thirty-One, Tupperware, or any other number of companies. However, when you ask me to promote your business to the loyal followers of this blog so that we may earn ten cents on your dollar, you can see how that just doesn't sit right. I love that you are venturing into business for yourself and I truly wish you the best, but this just isn't for us.
I feature small businesses, and shops frequently in our Products We Love section, which allows me to support artists and best of all, do giveaways for our readers. And that is as far as I am willing to delve into that world.
Why do I feel rude saying this? Is it because I am Canadian?
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)