Saturday morning my husband and I each clicked on different links that led us to websites selling something. I clicked on "Four Signs You Are Having a Heart Attack". He found "Fatty Foods You Should Never Eat." Each of us spent several minutes on the sites before we realized we had been duped: the actual information was for sale. Neither of us trusted the site enough to buy what we thought was just another article.
I'm reading a book called To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink. He proposes that most of us are trying to get people to give up resources in exchange for something. I don't like thinking that I am in sales, because my image is tainted by the type of experiences my husband and I each had.
Yet every day I try to persuade my students to give me their time and attention for something I feel is valuable. And I have two stores as a freelance curriculum writer where I sell materials I have developed as a teacher. By Daniel Pink's definition, I am in sales.
With these issues in mind, I keep updating my disclosure page. Visitors should be able to quickly find what they come here for. If not, I would like to know.