This website is free and will always remain so. The Conscious Cat is a labor of love, but it is also a business that keeps a roof over my head and that keeps Allegra in cat food.
How sponsorships and affilliate programs contribute to keeping this site up and running
The primary source of income for The Conscious Cat is sponsorships. Sponsorships take the form of introductions of new products and services, product reviews, giveaways, and banner ads. I only accept sponsorships from brands that I believe are of interest to you, my readers. I never accept sponsorships from brands that are not compatible with the philosophy of this site, or for products and services that I haven’t either used myself, or would consider using myself.
We are members of several affiliate programs, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This means that anytime you purchase something by clicking through on one of these links, I will receive a small commission.
Why we’re picky about who we work with
I value the trust you’ve placed in me, and as a result, I’m super picky about which sponsorships I accept. I’m not going to bombard you with ads that aren’t relevant to what I write about on this site. I have repeatedly turned down extremely lucrative sponsorships from well-known national brands because I don’t believe in their products. I’ve also chosen to not use ad networks like Google Adsense. Even though these networks would create considerable revenue streams, I can’t control which ads from which brands they serve, which, in my opinion, would compromise the integrity of this site.
Has The Conscious Cat made a difference in your life, or your cat’s life?
I work hard every day at bringing you the information you are looking for to keep your cats happy and healthy. Needless to say, researching and writing is time-consuming. I pride myself on responding to most of your comments and your inquiries usually within 24 hours, often sooner. That, too, takes time.
There are also costs associated with operating and maintaining this site, and these costs continue to increase as the site continues to grow (a nice problem to have!)
I am honored to have created this wonderful community of cat lovers who appreciate what I do. Allegra and I are so very grateful for your support,and we look forward to providing value to your lives for years to come.
Support The Conscious Cat with a one-time or monthly contribution
If you feel that The Conscious Cat has made a difference in your life, and if you find value in the work I do, you can now sponsor us directly with a one-time or a monthly contribution. Use the drop down menu on the subscription option to change the monthly amount you’d like to contribute. All contributions are processed via secure Paypal transactions. Allegra and I thank you for your support.