Sister Diane posted every month during 2011 about supporting free (here is her wrap up of the year). I think sometimes we take it for granted that people are at home sharing so much knowledge with us through their websites and their stores. There are ways you can make money online of course, selling ads, getting sponsors, participating in affiliate sales are a few ways, but it can be difficult to do so. It takes a long time to create content – to write patterns or instructions, take pictures, edit pictures, etc. The idea of having a way to pay people back for their shared knowledge is a great one and I look forward to joining in on this for the year.
My plan is to pay attention to my favorite bloggers and figure out how I can support them. Do they have a tip jar or a shop I can purchase from? I know that the money spent doing this does not have to be a lot so that isn’t a concern of mine, but if it is a concern of yours just focus on reaching out to one person.
Today is Friday the 13th. Break the curse of bad and do something good for someone you know! I’ll check back at the end of the month to update how I did.