I value your trust and I appreciate your faith in me.
I don’t take that responsibility lightly.
To that end, please allow me to be transparent with you: some of my blog articles include affiliate/product links (here is an example of such a post). In addition, some of the links on my ‘Recommended’ Pages also include affiliate/product links.
When I use these types of links I always try to clearly disclose their use on the specific page itself but I wanted to provide this page as an extra resource for you to view so that you can understand why/how I use affiliate/product links.
Why am I providing this notice?
If you know me at all, you know I am honest and loyal. With that in mind, my goal is for you to fully appreciate the process and have complete faith in my recommendations.
What are “Affiliate” Links?
It’s not rocket science — it simply means that if you choose to make a purchase using one of the links I provided on my site then I may earn a small commission.
As regards Amazon Affiliate Links:
Required Amazon Notice: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”
Affiliate Links Create a Win-Win-Win.
It’s important to note that if you purchase a product I recommend that any commission I may earn comes at no additional cost to you so whether you buy the product using my link or you buy it directly from the site the price is the same. Affiliate links are used by advertisers (like Amazon) to get more exposure for their products from influencers (like myself) who had a great experience with the product and then tell others about them (like YOU). When you purchase the product, you win because you get a great product, I win because I get a little income, and the advertiser wins because they’ve sold more of their product to a new customer they may not otherwise have reached. It’s, therefore, a ‘Win-Win-Win.”
Use My Links? Great. Don’t Want to? That’s OK too.
If you like the solutions I am recommending I would appreciate if you would use my links to make your purchase because the small commissions add up over time and encourage me to keep going. That being said, while it’s nice to receive some comp for providing you with a useful tip, please know that I’m not motivated solely by the money associated with these tips. Whether you choose to use my links or go a different route to buy a product that you believe can help you is a decision I leave in your hands — ultimately I just want you to find the tools that can make a difference for your life.
I only recommend products when ALL THREE of the following conditions are met…
- I pay for and/or use the product myself — so I KNOW it works.
- I honestly believe the resource will be helpful to my readers.
- And providing the recommendation fits with the mission of this site to “Be… Helpful.”
Thanks for reading my Transparency Page — I hope you better understand the process of using affiliate links and more importantly that you feel this is a win-win process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.