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Watercolor Hub Disclaimer

Watercolor Hub is up and coming online website for learning watercolor techniques for beginner and aspiring artists. A common question we often get asked is why do you offer everything on this blog for free? And it’s usually followed up with how do you make money?

So we’re creating this page to answer How is Watercolor Hub funded, and Why it matters to you!

Why is Watercolor Hub Free?

As an artist, you often don’t have a large budget to spend on tools and training. However those two things are crucial for success.

Watercolor Hub started in 2019 with a single goal: create fine art tutorials that are easy to understand and most importantly are 100% free.

Our goal is to help artists to be successful and have fun doing it.

Simply put, I, Robert Joyner, created Watercolor Hub to offer users what I wish I had when I first started out.

How Is Watercolor Hub Funded?

It’s important to always be honest and transparent with the audience. In my opinion, that’s the only way to build a community.

Running a popular website like Watercolor Hub that helps thousands of users every month requires significant investment. Both on the server infrastructure part as well as on the content creation part.

I maintain hundreds, and counting, of free written fine art tutorials and hundreds of free videos tutorials.

So yes, I have to make money otherwise I would have to shut the site down. Below are two primary sources that fund Watercolor Hub.


Watercolor Hub intends on creating future premium watercolor online courses to help you improve your approach to painting and grow your knowledge.

When you purchase any of the premium online courses, or purchase from an affiliate, it helps me fund the main teaching website.

I really appreciate everyone in the Watercolor Hub community who use and support the premium courses. Thank you.

Referral Fees

I sometimes earn referral fees when you buy products and services from companies that I recommend.

I only recommend products that I believe will add value to the readers. I thoroughly test and use all products that I recommend. All opinions are my own, and I do not accept payments for positive reviews.

This monetization method is called affiliate marketing. The biggest brands on the internet offer affiliate programs such as Amazon, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills.

The only difference is that not everyone tell their users how they make money.

Sometimes you will see a special link unique to each website that track referrals such as:

Blick Premier Sheet

When you click on these link, you are tagged with a special cookie to track the referral. If you end up buying the product, then they pay me a referral fee.

The referral fees vary for each product. For the average product that you may buy at Blick art, I might earn $1. For a premium online course, or membership sign up, I might earn $5 – $25 on average.

Question #1 – Will it Cost Me More Money?

No, absolutely not. In most cases, the deals will actually save you money, or be inline with current cost(s).

Because Watercolor Hub is owned by me, I can offer our readers exclusive discounts on premium Painthog courses.

For example, if you were to purchase an online course from Watercolor Hub, you would normally pay about $49 to own it. However if you purchase it using a referral link, you will get up to 50% off the current price.

You will sometimes see these offers in posts, header and footer areas.

Question #2 – Do I See My Personal Details?

Nope. I don’t see any personal information i.e name, email, address, credit card, etc. on this website.

The only thing I see is that an anonymous user made a purchase on date/time and which product they bought which is visible on the Watercolor Hub site admin.

How Can You Help Us?

Sites like Watercolor Hub takes a lot of investment to operate.

I have to dedicated several days every month to write, film and create content for you.

That’s why I need your help. Below are few ways you can help me:

  • Purchase our premium online course.
  • If you’re thinking of buying a product, then please buy it using a Watercolor Hub referral link.
  • If you’re using a product that I recommend, then please leave your review in the comments to help others.
  • Spread the word by sharing Watercolor Hub tutorials with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

Why Should You Help Me?

There are several so-called “experts” selling fine art training for hundreds of dollars – many of which you can find for free here at Watercolor Hub.

There are also tons of bloggers, and You-tubers, that write fake positive reviews without ever testing the product / service only because they want to make a quick referral fee.

At Watercolor Hub, it’s a People First company. I treat customers like family, and the readers best interest is the #1 priority.

All our Watercolor Hub tutorials are free because my goal at Watercolor Hub is to level the playing field for artists, so that they can have a fair opportunity for success without having to spend too much money.

If you’ve found Watercolor Hub to be helpful, then I hope that you will help support me, so I can continue working towards the mission.

Thank you for support.

Robert Joyner
Founder of Watercolor Hub