AllAboutCosplay is a website that shows visitors information about cosplay. All of the articles on this site are free for your viewing pleasure, however this blog also makes money.
This page will answer how AllAboutCosplay is funded, and why it matters to you!
Why is AllAboutCosplay Free?
Although we may offer paid products or services in the future, we believe that information should be free. Helping to spread the word about cosplay is the best way to attract new people to this great hobby!
How Is AllAboutCosplay Funded?
We have always believed in being honest and transparent with our audience. In our opinion, that’s the only way to build a trust within our community.
Running a website like AllAboutCosplay requires significant investment. Both on the server infrastructure part as well as on the content creation part. As of right now, the AllAboutCosplay team creates and maintains free tutorials and written articles. Everything is currently being funded out of pocket by Stephen, the owner of the site.
However, below are the two primary income sources we hope will one day fund AllAboutCosplay.
Our plan is to create templates and programs to help you improve your cosplaying.
When you purchase any of these products, the proceeds will help us fund AllAboutCosplay.
Referral Fees and Ad Revenue
We also plan to earn referral fees when you buy services from companies that we recommend. We will only recommend products that we believe would add value to our readers. All opinions are our own, and we do not accept payments for positive reviews. When you click on these referral links, you will be tagged with a special cookie to track that referral. If you end up buying the product, then that company will pay us a referral fee. Referral fees vary for each company and each product.
This monetization method is called affiliate marketing. The biggest brands on the internet offer affiliate programs such as Amazon, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills. The only difference is that not everyone tell their users how they make money.
Question #1 – Will it Cost Me More Money?
No, not at all! By doing your regular purchasing through one of these links, you will not get charged extra. It’s just a cookie on the back end that shows the company that we referred you to their site.
Question #2 – Do You See My Personal Details?
Nope. We don’t see any personal information when you click on or use a referral link. We never see your name, email, address, credit card, etc. The only thing we see is that an anonymous user made a purchase on a specific date and which product they bought.
How Can You Help?
If you would like to help support the site, you can…
- Read and share our articles, which helps increase our ad review
- Use our affiliate links to purchase from your favorite online retailers
- Purchase one of our products and leave a great review
- Donate on Patreon
- Spread the word by sharing AllAboutCosplay with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Thank you for support! 🙂
Founder of AllAboutCosplay