So that my affiliations and relationships with businesses can remain transparent as I lead various communities and start writing reviews for products and stuff, I thought it might be a good idea for me to list all the affiliations/sponsorships/etc I receive and the nature of that transaction, so that people can remain informed/ factor that into any of their own decision making.
Monocure 3D, 2018
I received 4kg of filament in exchange for my opinion about it to help inform a decision to stock them. I also took some print pictures for their site. (I loved the filament)
Haddington Dynamics, 2020
I undertook paid work toward a brand guide.
I undertook paid graphic design and copy writing work
They produced a colour with my namesake "Billie Ruben's Cherry Pie". I get a small portion of proceeds of any orders that contain that spool.
I also recieved nearly 2kg of this material so that I could sample/test it and make a video about it.
Payment in exchange for my CAD poster content to be used in an edition of their magazine.
Project R3D 2020
Project R3D financially sponsored episodes of Meet a Maker, based roughly on view count. Relevant videos are marked with an intro stating this sponsorship.
I received a LD-002H MSLA printer and flexible plate in exchange for some copy writing for the flexible plate and a review of the printer.
I received a 3DPrintMill in exchange for a video of me doing 'a review or something interesting' with it.