Well, here we are. You’re on my site, and I get to tell you all of the ways this blog might make money. In 2009, the FTC started requiring bloggers to tell you when there might be product placement, hidden agendas, biased recommendations, affiliate links, and paid reviews.
First, the bulk of what I link to are items that I use and have purchased with my own money – sometimes at a discount – and occasionally the link is an affiliate link. Using my affiliate links does not cost you any more money than you would otherwise pay, the company just pays me a few cents on each purchase to pass my love of their products on. I am very careful in what I choose to pass along to you, because I depend very much on word-of-mouth advertising. You should probably assume that every link to something off this site is a paid link. In case you forget, there’s a reminder in the post.
Second, I have to disclose any form of compensation in each post that resulted from any form of compensation. That compensation can range from a vendor buying me a coffee, gift cards, cash, and outfitting my home.
In both cases, the opinions I give are entirely mine, and the product, service, or perk has not affected my view of the product. Typically, if I don’t like a product, I will work with the brand about improving it before I post about something I’m unhappy with.
If you have any questions, contact me.