Show Me the Money!

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...I haven't even seen that movie.

I remember standing in the camera shop, feeling the sweat pool on my forehead. My hands were clammy, my stomach in knots, my heart pounding like I'd just swum a mile at Nationals. I felt sick. Hoping no one noticed how completely uncomfortable I was, I handed the man behind the counter my credit card. I was buying my first video camera.1

I hate spending money.

I like new stuff--especially cool new technology--but I hate the process of exchanging my hard-earned pesos for goods and services. It doesn't just stress me out, it can be so bad that I feel sick. Looking over the budget at my house is never a happy time because I'm looking at what money we've spent. Ugh.

But I like making money. I love following the money line as long as it points up and I feel like I can do something about that.

You can do something about your own line. Sonlight offers two ways to share your love of homeschooling while increasing your dollar value. One comes in the form of actual dollars, the other as points you can use for Sonlight purchases (much like a credit card).

Sonlight's Affiliate Program allows you to earn money by linking from your blog/website to Sonlight. In short: We'll give you a 4% commission for sending people our way. That's a sweet deal. This is the program for you if:

  • You love talking about Sonlight
  • You have an active blog/site
  • You're trying to make money online
  • You don't mind handling financial transactions and forms in the often confusing digital realm

The Sonlight Rewards Program gives you Rewards Points which you can use toward future Sonlight purchases. You basically get a 5% kick-back in the form of Rewards Points whenever you introduce someone to Sonlight (and they get a discount on their first purchase too). This is the program for you if:

  • You love talking about Sonlight
  • You don't want to hassle with taxes, online forms or account activation
  • You want something really easy to use

With the Rewards Program you don't even need a website or blog. We give you tools you can use to share Sonlight both online and off. The great news: You can get started right now without applying for anything, filling out anything, or wading through paperwork of any kind. You just log into your Sonlight Account and get started.

As for the Affiliate Program, we just switched to Commission Junction and so there are already over 400 people who have applied. We're working on weeding out the spam from the genuine Sonlight supporters, so this could take awhile. But I've got good news: If you really want to get started with this whole Affiliate thing, apply and then drop a line to and we'll move you to the top of the list.

Sweet deal.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

1That purchase was probably the best investment I've ever made. I still use that camera for projects, including such famous productions as Discover & Do and MathTacular.

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