You Can Decide
As most of you out there already know, I'm not one for blowing smoke up your rear ends when it comes to all things treasure hunting. I believe my no BS approach is one of the main factors that separates "Treasure Trove Dreams" from so many of the "generic brand" treasure hunting sites and the dream merchants out there as well.
Sure, I may be delusional in this regard...you can decide that for yourself. But one thing you can't deny is that you'll always find well-written and useful treasure hunting information of all sorts here...and lots of it. Oh...did I mention the fact that all of this info is free too?
Now I'm here to ask you a favor. Help me get a little treasure back for all the time and hard work I've spent bringing all this information your way the past 4 years by supporting my "sponsors." Who are they?
Black Cat Mining: Black Cat is a family run small business in Oregon that has been with me from the very beginning. Eathan Mertz, the owner, is as honest as the day is long and one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. If you're looking to buy mining equipment, metal detectors, books, or anything else related to gold prospecting, treasure hunting, or rock hounding Black Cat Mining is the place to go. You'll find Black Cat text links like this (Gold Pans) scattered throughout my posts and a widget in the right sidebar of this site.
Working Person's Store: If you're looking to buy Carhartt Wear, Dickies Clothing, Wolverine boots, or any other type of quality outdoor clothing Working Person's is the place to shop. You'll find text links like this (Wolverine Boots) to Working Person's Store embedded in various "Bedrock Dreams" posts.
Strapworks: There isn't a strap, buckle, tie down, belt, or rope that Strapworks doesn't carry. They supply gear to the U.S. Military, NASA, National Geographic, Apple Computer, IBM, Disney World, Warner Brothers, Cabela's...the list just goes on and on. You'll find text links like this (Strapworks.com - any strap, any length, any color!) to Strapworks in various posts and the widget with the AR-15 in the right sidebar will take you right to them if clicked.
Amazon: You all know Amazon and you also know you can get just about anything from this high-quality online shopping giant.You'll find an Amazon product "cloud" in the right sidebar of "Bedrock Dreams."
Chitika: Unlike the other sponsors listed here, Chitika provides pay-per-click (PPC) advertising for clients who are listed in their ads. Chitika is one of the best-known and most widely used PPC companies out there and they've been with me nearly as long as Black Cat Mining. You'll find Chitika ads and links at the end of each post here in "Treasure Trove Dreams" as well as in the upper right sidebar.
Bidvertiser: Bidvertiser is another good PPC advertiser and sponsor that I've just begun to employ after a long hiatus. You'll find their ad area near the very bottom of the site.
Not "Striking It Rich"
With the exception of Chitika, each time you make a purchase from one of these great sponsors through "Treasure Trove Dreams," I receive a small commission...typically between 4%-8%. That means a $20.00 purchase on your end brings me $0.80 to $1.60. Although it varies, each time you click on a Chitika or Bidvertiser ad I typically receive a few cents per click.
So you can see that I am not "striking it rich" here. In fact, if you knew exactly how little I do make for all my hard work here at "Treasure Trove Dreams" you'd probably shake your head in wonder...or disgust. Take your pick.
You know, it's not easy keeping this thing going and your support is really needed. Please do what you can to support my sponsors and enable me to get a little treasure back for all the information and help I provide you.
(c) Jim Rocha (J.R.) 2012
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