Do you make money with Curvy Shrine and if so why?
Yes I do, as it allows me to pay for its web hosting, equipment to produce content (PC, camera, and the like) and make trips to interview people for articles and videos. Revenue also allows me to focus more time on creating content and thereby engaging in activism rather than other jobs that essentially is time not spent on Curvy Shrine.
Here's a somewhat longer answer that I recently sent to someone in an email reply asking what I do for a living:
Professionally I am a YouTuber; I've done it for four years but in January I decided to go (almost) full-time. And I work some web design projects on the side. I used to develop WordPress websites but it was too stressful and it wasn't fun anymore so I quit. There's a lot of drama involved with clients changing their minds at the last minute and, well, let's just say I have a very low tolerance for drama. I do have less money now but spiritually I feel a lot better, and that's important to me. I'm not the religious type but when I am under constant stress I feel I lose my connection to my spirit, or God or whatever; I just feel disconnected and then life doesn't make sense anymore. Presently my life is very organized and I aim to keep it that way. YouTube right now is barely covering the bills, but it does increase every month, just not as fast as I want it to. But that only motivates me to be more creative and attract new viewers. I never imagined doing YouTube as a profession and effectively turning my activism about womanly curves into a profession, but then I was told by a good friend who lives in Burbank that if I changed my thinking and do it professionally (as opposed to doing it on the side) I'd be able to do what I wanted to do, like travel to interview people, get better equipment, and such.