I can tell you one thing for sure: it's not for the money. Nobody should ever write a blog just for the money. Do it because you like it, do it because you can help others, do it to put a smile on someone's face. I do enjoy writing this little blog, and I enjoy helping others defeat the big, bad pay TV providers. The look on someone's face when they see they are getting 30 or more channels of digital TV free is priceless. And I hope I manage to put a smile on someone's face once in a while.
I don't want it to seem like I'm panhandling, but the reality is that I spend a lot of time - and yes, my own money, too - working on this project for little or no compensation. During the recent recession, pay at my day job has been frozen for 4 years, benefits cut. Prices on everything have continued to skyrocket upwards. I climb up on roofs to install antennas for people, in spite of being over 50 and - believe it or not - I hate heights! In the end, I have a family to support, and I have to justify to Mrs.CacheFreeTV all the time and money I spend writing this blog and buying cool TV gadgets to review for you, my readers.
So I'd like to take a few minutes to tell you how you can help me keep Cache Free TV going, and continue helping everyone cut the cord and save some green. If I've helped you save money, or if you find this blog useful or entertaining, you can help in a number of ways. Best of all, it doesn't have to cost you anything!
First, you can help by just spreading the word about Cache Free TV, and the URL: http://cachefreetv.blogspot.com . Traffic is more helpful than you realize. On the internet, traffic is king. And just because the primary focus here is Cache Valley, UT, doesn't mean that your Uncle in Sheboygan can't benefit from the information - and even the advice / help I give away for free.
Now, if you look above, under the Cache Free TV logo, you'll see the banner:
Do you know that every time you follow a link to Amazon, someone is usually getting 4%-6% of your purchase price for anything you buy for the next 24 hours? And, it doesn't cost you a thing. So, why not let Cache Free TV make a little pocket change? If you buy anything from Amazon.com, please consider coming here and clicking on my affiliate links before you go and fill up your cart at Amazon. I get just a few dollars a month from Amazon, but it helps to pay for the kid's diapers. You don't have to buy anything television-related, either - it could be a box of Twinkies, a Kindle book, anything at all. And it won't cost you a dime.
In the left column, there is a picture and link:
"Buy a Roku here, and save $5!".
It's a great deal for you, saving $5 off a Roku player, and I get a little credit at Amazon towards watching a movie with my family.
Just above that Roku link on the left is a PayPal "Donate" button:You can also check out some of the other links on these pages. Google, links to manufacturers, other blogs, forums, and stories. Some earn a penny for clicking, some earn me nothing, but increase traffic to Cache Free TV. There's a lot of informative links and references on these pages - it's not just shopping.
As always, you can also buy an antenna directly from me. I often have good deals on commercially built antennas, and sometimes I have used, refurbished antennas. I usually have something in stock you can pick up today and you can be watching free HD TV by tonight. And there's always my custom - made 2 or 4 bay antennas. I build them to order and it takes about a week. But ask anyone that has one: They're well made, designed just for your situation (if you request it), and well worth the wait and money. I can also install them for you. Pretty much every penny I get from building antennas goes back into tools and materials for antenna making and installation, and to pay for a few free antennas I give away to those in need.
To all my readers and customers: Thank You for your support.