Full Disclosure

Full Disclosure: Why and How

Last Updated: 12 July 2024

 

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Preamble

Anita Richards is one of the longer-term digital scrapbook designers in the industry, offering products for sale and fee-free resources for digiscrappers since 2005. This begs two questions: Why do we offer so much for free? and How do we make money? The following information is provided to enable transparency in our interactions with our Loyal Customers, our Treasure Hunter patrons, serious shoppers and curious website visitors to answer the questions: “How is Anita Richards Designs funded?”, and “Why it matters to you!”

This Full Disclosure document also provides information about the business model under which Anita Richards trading as Anita Richards Designs operates.

Please see also the Cookies and Privacy Policy and the Website Terms of Service that govern the use of this website.

 

 

Anita Richards is a Passionate DigiScrapper

In a nut shell, Anita Richards is a passionate digital scrapbooker. She would not be a designer today if it weren’t for becoming a huge fan of digital scrapbooking in the first place.

Anita created this website with the mission of delivering outstanding products and fee-free resources for others alongside knowledgeable recommendations for software, cameras, computers and other essential accessories and equipment.

Sincere thanks to everyone
who purchases and supports our work.

Thank you.

Our mission is currently funded through three funnels:

Our Products  |  Referral Fees  |  Display Ads

 

Why are We Doing this many FREEbies?

Many seasoned digital scrapbookers, including Anita, started out their journey by downloading and using fee-free product kits that were available at various digiscrapping sites. Many designers today still offer a small number of freebies ~ thank you!  

 

“… My daughter is asking if something’s wrong?
Why I’m smiling so much lately?
And I told her it’s because
I’m doing something that’s making me very happy!
Thank you. …”

 

Over the years the one thing that has kept Anita passionate about designing is the story related on a forum post by a newbie digiscrapper as she thanked designers for their freebies. Paraphrasing slightly, she said “… My daughter is asking if something’s wrong? Why I’m smiling so much lately? And I told her it’s because I’m doing something that’s making me very happy! Thank you. …”. True story!

That powerful testimony has stuck with Anita for well over a decade. Now Anita wants to share the love so you can be happy too!

Please feel free to download whatever you would like from our Archives Vault, with our compliments ~ you’re welcome.

 

Professional Relationships

Business Relationships Disclosure

Anita Richards, trading as Anita Richards Designs, partners with other digital scrapbooking designers in order to create collaboration products.

Anita Richards Designs partners with other businesses in order to promote and advance digital scrapbooking as a creative memory keeping hobby and art form.

Anita Richards Designs partners with advertising service providers in order to generate passive income from page views as a means of funding the extensive running costs of operating this website. We currently partner with Google® for this purpose.

 

Affiliate Relationships Disclosure

Whilst there is currently no Legislation in Australia pertaining to full disclosure of income generation via affiliate links, Anita Richards Designs is happy to disclose information about our affiliate and business relationships that produce income via special links posted here on AnitaRichards.com.au as required by the jurisdictions within which some of our customers and website visitors may reside.

Please assume the following about all links, posts, photos and other material on this website:

Some ... / Any ... / All ... / None of the links on this website may be affiliate links from which Anita Richards Designs may receive a small commission from the sales of certain items, the price for which remains the same for you.

Anita Richards Designs is a participant in the following affiliate programs as at 4 January 2023:

 

What is an Affiliate Link?

Many, but not all, of the outbound links on AnitaRichards.com.au are affiliate links. This means that a special tracking code is used and that Anita Richards Designs may make a small referral fee or commission on the sale of an item if you purchase through one of these links. The price of the item is the same for you whether it is an affiliate link or not. The use of affiliate links posted on this website that result in you making a purchase helps both to maintain this website and to provide a living income for Anita Richards and her family.

~ Essentially, Anita Richards acts as a
commission only sales representative for a select few companies. ~

In some cases, Anita Richards Designs may also use a link and provide a discount code for an item. In these cases, we may still earn an affiliate commission and the price may actually be LESS for you by using this link or tracking code.

For instance:

  • If you click on a link on this website for a book about digital scrapbooking, or any other item that we link to on Etsy, we may receive a small commission; or
  • If you click on a link on is website for a software download from a company (like either Adobe or Corel) to start creating digital scrapbooking layouts, we may receive a small commission.

For simplicity’s sake, please assume that any link on AnitaRichards.com.au is an affiliate link and that we will make a commission if you purchase through these links (though the price remains the same for you).

If you are going to purchase a product and would like to help support the AnitaRichards.com.au mission (for which we would be most grateful!), links to many of the products we recommend can be found on the Classifieds Page.

Additionally, many items are also now on listed in the Accessories Shop catalogue and link directly through to the relevant Buy Now pages on our affiliate partner websites.

Sincere thanks for your support if you do!

 

When does AnitaRichards.com.au use Affiliate Links?

The first priority of this website is always providing resources to help you create gorgeous digital scrapbooking layouts and enhance your layout design skills. Part of this mission is to provide free downloads and that involves a massive investment of time and energy.

Our affiliate marketing plan is designed to fit within our overarching mission.

If AnitaRichards.com.au posts an affiliate link to a product, it is something that we do or would personally use, that we support and would recommend even without an affiliate link.

Unless noted otherwise, please assume that any any product that AnitaRichards.com.au links to is one that we have either purchased and/or use or would gift to another person.

AnitaRichards.com.au does not accept free products for review.

The first priority of this website is always providing resources to help you create gorgeous digital scrapbooking layouts and enhance your layout design skills. Part of this mission is to provide free downloads and that involves a massive investment of time and energy. Our affiliate marketing plan is designed to fit within our overarching mission.

Anita Richards Designs will disclose if we are affiliated with a company in any other way that benefits us financially. It is our preferred policy, where practicable, to purchase products and use them before promoting to or linking to them.

 

The Nature of Affiliate Relationships

Please note that while we personally purchase, review, use and/or would use every product that we link to on this site, these products are for sale from third party companies and we have zero control over them nor have a financial interest other than an affiliate relationship, unless otherwise disclosed.

For this reason:

Disclaimer: we cannot ensure that any item purchased from a third party through an outbound link from AnitaRichards.com.au is shipped on time, packaged properly, or that you will like it.

Any problems or concerns with a specific product purchased through a link on this website should be directed to the company the item was purchased from in the first instance.

Peace.