Saturday, November 08, 2008

An easy way to provide financial support to "Recording Industry vs. The People"

If you feel that the work we do at "Recording Industry vs. The People" is important, there is a very easy and painless way, which doesn't cost you a dime, of helping to support us financially. And that is -- when you're going to buy something or sign up for something -- try to do it through one of the links of one of our "affiliate advertisers" in the Ad Links section.

These advertisers pay a commission to "Recording Industry vs. The People" for any goods or services which you buy or sign up for after you click on their link.

For example, if you were to go to the independent music section and sign up for eMusic or OurStage, we would get a commission on that. And if you were to browse through Amazon's independent music MP3's and make some purchases at Amazon, I would get a commission on those, even if what you ultimately bought had nothing whatsoever to do with the link you'd clicked on to get to the Amazon site. (E.g., let's say you were a Pete Seeger fan like myself and clicked on the mp3 download of "Seeger at 89", decided to get the cd version rather than the mp3 version and bought that instead, and then also picked up a pocket edition of Black's Law Dictionary and a flash drive while you were there, we would get a commission on all three purchases.)

I'm in the process now of setting up a directory of affiliate advertisers, which I'm tentatively calling Ad Links. My plan is to publish it at the bottom of the sidebar, after the feeds from some of our favorite commentators.

If there are categories of goods or services, or specific advertisers or products, which you don't see in the directory, from whom you are interested in buying something, please let me know by email or by posting a comment to this post here or any other post, and I'll try to add it to the directory; you would be doing me a big favor by doing that.

Thanks! And please try to keep an eye on the Ad Links.

Best regards.

R.B.



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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good deal. Rather send it to you for the fine work you do than to have it spent on some government bail out so that the lawsuits can continue...

Anonymous said...

Good deal. Rather send it to you for the fine work you do than to have it spent on some government bail out so that the lawsuits can continue...

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you've already tried to get affiliated with these people, but www.newegg.com usually has some good deals on a lot of computer hardware. Figure that at least some/most of the people that read this blog on a regular basis either build/replace their own boxes.

Ray Beckerman said...

Yes I am an affiliate of NewEgg. If you use this link to enter their site and buy something, Recording Industry vs. The People will get a commission.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link to newegg Ray!

Ray Beckerman said...

Thank you for letting me know!

Anonymous said...

What about circuit city seeing how they just filed for bankruptcy?

Ray Beckerman said...

Sorry. Circuit City turned me down a month or two ago. (Ha Ha).

Chaz said...

The music industry as we know it now , needs to die and the artists need to build a new way!~

Ray Beckerman said...

Which is why people should buy from indie music sources.

zi said...

The bailout is now expected to total $5 TRILLION.. trillion with a T, not the chump change $700 billion the politicians told us earlier.

Ray, you should also join Amazon affiliates if you haven't already. I can put an Amazon search box link on your PDF viewer. You'll get a commission of approx 5%-7%. I can also put the Newegg link on there, since posting here will get buried.

-zi

Ray Beckerman said...

Thanks, Zi.
Yes I am affiliated with both Amazon and New Egg.

I have a number of links to Amazon, any one of them will do.

I was running an Amazon "widget" listing popular independent music MP3 albums, but (a) nobody bought anything from it, and (b) the script was delaying the page loading. Will probably try it again soon.

I have a link to "New Egg" under "computers and accessories" and sometimes run a banner ad for it.