If you have a question, ask me. Because of the constant flow of interest, matched with my ambivalence, I might not reply. Hopefully, this FAQ helps.
What's Your Reviewing Relationship to Amazon.com?
Amazon does not pay me to review, nor have they paid me for a review. They have not tried. Things you see reviewed I've either encountered, owned, or borrowed.
I also receive products via their Vine program. I am responsible for tax implications.
Can I Hire You to Review on Amazon.com?
No. Absolutely not. I send all such requests to spam.
Can I Hire You to Write Other Things Not on Amazon.com?
Maybe. Click on Services to get some ideas.
What About the Ziploc® Brand Ad Series?
The Ziploc® brand ad series is based on a real review that was written through Amazon.com's Vine program. I was supplied the product per my choice (I see a list of things and choose what I like). I might have trashed the product (that happens but I rarely post them here), loved it, or something in between. I loved it, found a fun use for it... I really keep one in my car... and posted my review. The Ziploc® brand marketing team loved it, contacted me, and we went from there. I say this explicitly because I believe in ethical reviewing. The order of things matters.
How Does Brockeim.com Make Money?
I get hired to do special creative projects for companies. I'm selective so if you are interested, be interesting. See the Ziploc® brand ad series as one example.
The site itself makes money from Google ads, Amazon affiliate links, and products I sell through CafePress and others. Not all may be listed on each page.
What Happened to Your Blogs?
As of writing this FAQ, they still exist. However, I'm migrating posts from all three blogs (Bits of Nonsense, Coffee Love, and Reviews, Romance, and Coffee) into one place. There was too much duplication, fighting spammers, and assorted other challenges. This will free me up to focus on one place. All future posts will be found here.
I get asked this often. Details here, but I mostly drink espresso with beans I find at local roasters because I want those beans as fresh as can be. I change both up to keep things lively. I lean slightly dark of medium as roast goes. Expect posts on this on my blog.
Do people still do those? I love hearing from readers.