What’s OhSo about anyway?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1582719927871{padding-right: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1582720250026{padding-right: 25px !important;}”]Hi. My name is Cristina.  I am from Portugal, Hong Kong raised. And I created OhSo.

The idea came about because, as I transitioned to a vegan lifestyle, I, like everybody else, had few people around me who I could consult – about diet, where to shop, nutrients, etc…

So, I turned to the worldwide web.  Like everybody, I got lost in the abundance of information.  As I began to adopt changes to my lifestyle, I continued to research the internet for information and quickly realized I was being dragged in by people who were trying to sell stuff to me.  There was little information.  That was in the early 2000’s.

I’ve now been researching and working on OhSo for the better part of 18 years!  And the principal purpose behind OhSo is to bring about a spot on the internet where people get real information – truth and honest information they can share and learn from each other.

I noticed in my research that there’s a serious problem affecting the vegan community on the internet – it is laden with internet marketers, wanna-be influencers who spew out massive amounts of videos, articles, even podcasts, mostly with misguided information and little research, yet take up the entire platform.  The consequence of all this is that real cruelty-free businesses are finding it close to impossible to reach their audience.

This has turned veganism and eco-friendly business into a fad. The ridiculous amount of internet marketers and wanna-be influencers taking over the cruelty-free hashtag on social media, for example, has turned veganism into a fad.  Nothing more.  And big business is taking advantage of this.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1582720291330{padding: 20px !important;background-color: #e7e7e7 !important;}”][mpc_textblock content_width=”75″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_44″ font_color=”#333333″ font_size=”22″ font_line_height=”1.75″ font_transform=”none” font_align=”center” margin_divider=”true”]” …I noticed in my research that there’s a serious problem affecting the vegan community on the internet…the consequence of all this is that real cruelty-free businesses are finding it close to impossible to reach their audience. “[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]So, the second purpose behind OhSo was born – to provide a place where real cruelty-free businesses can come to find tools to expand their business and reach out to people who are genuinely interested in a cruelty-free lifestyle.  My job is to open that bridge for you by keeping internet marketers out.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1578134963381{padding: 15px !important;background-color: #e7e7e7 !important;}”][mpc_textblock content_width=”80″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_44″ font_color=”#333333″ font_size=”22″ font_line_height=”1.75″ font_transform=”none” font_align=”center”]” …most vegan bloggers are monetizing their blogs with affiliate links from “that” online store – one of the least eco-friendly or people-friendly businesses on this planet….

I built alternatives.”[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1582719945230{padding-left: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1582720353289{padding-left: 25px !important;}”]The first thing you’ll notice, if you look, is that most vegan bloggers are monetizing their blogs with affiliate links from “that” online store – one of the least eco-friendly or people-friendly businesses on this planet.  I get it. Vegan bloggers had no alternatives.  So, I built alternatives :

VeganAds

For advertisers, VeganAds will do what Google AdWords will do.  And for publishers who want to monetize their blogs, VeganAds will do what Google AdSense will do.  Key difference is that advertisers on VeganAds can choose exactly which sites to advertise in, leading to a much healthier Return on Investment.  having a network that gets you in front of the very people you are targetting is what the cruelty-Free cusiness community needed.  And, of course, VeganAds is exclusive for cruelty-free and eco-friendly business.

VeganAds is opening right now while we test the entire publisher network.  And I’m offering coupons for you to test it out for free on this platform.  So, if you find a spot on this site where you’d like to post an ad, go ahead and use the free coupon.

The Vegan Affiliate Program

For vendors, the OhSo Affiliate Program will do what Amazon does.  You can add your products to the Cruelty-Free Marketplace.  And then have affiliates all over the internet promoting your products in exchange for a commission per sale.  For affiliates, the OhSo Affiliate Program gives you a way to monetize your blogs.  Simply choose which items you want to promote, grab the affiliate link and add it to your content.

The Affiliate Program will open on 15.03.2020.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1582719914954{padding-right: 15px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1582720364738{padding-right: 25px !important;}”]All this is work-in-progress and has been a major build with super, super limited funds.  I hope it will contribute towards a more animal-friendly, people-friendly and eco-friendly world.  Which is why I intend to keep OhSo available with free options for all cruelty-free businesses.

But there are overheads – server costs, technical support, marketing and my own bills.  I’m the mother of 3 hairy dogs.  Two are elderly now, and vet bills alone are a nightmare.  After years in the making, OhSo will officially open its doors to the world today – 15.03.2020!

In the early stages, I need help from the community.  Maybe you can donate a few coins. Maybe you can help me get the word out to like-minded friends.  All the help you can give has my utmost gratitude.  And as my way of showing you my gratitude, all donors get €100 credit to spend on VeganAds.  Take a spin.  Pick a spot for your ad.  Post an ad with the coupon.  See if you like it.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1578134571465{padding: 15px !important;background-color: #e7e7e7 !important;}”][mpc_textblock content_width=”80″ font_preset=”mpc_preset_44″ font_color=”#333333″ font_size=”22″ font_line_height=”1.75″ font_transform=”none” font_align=”center”]” I hope it will contribute towards a more animal-friendly, people-friendly and eco-friendly world.  Which is why I intend to keep OhSo free. “[/mpc_textblock][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

If you can donate a little, here are my payment credentials :

GATEWAY ACCOUNT DETAILS
PAYPAL Pay to : [email protected]
TRANSFERWISE For payments in USD, GBP or EUR. Please find our Transferwise account details here.
SKRILL Pay to : [email protected]

If you prefer to support OhSo by telling others, simply share OhSo in your social media or by email.  Send me a PM by clicking on my profile on the sidebar about your work to support my little project, and I’ll send you the coupon code.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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About The Author

Crissie OhSo is my baby. Its been a 20-year plus journey. And, of course, it is and always will be a work-in-progress.

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