On this site, I write about things I’m interested in. And so if I find a product or a service that I think is interesting, sometimes I’ll post a review of it.
One of the things I do when I buy something is I check if the service has any kind of affiliate program in case I want to write a review about it in the future.
Some of them I plan on writing reviews for, but only after I’ve had some time to use the product for a while. I’m an affiliate for the Root Insurance App for example, but I’m waiting to write a review on it until after I make a claim, or until I use their insurance for a full year (whichever comes first). This way I’m reviewing more than the pretty colors in the app.
If I tried to include an affiliate disclosure in every article with an affiliate link, I’m sure I’d forget one at some point. So just to be sure that doesn’t happen I put a short affiliate disclosure and a link to this document at the bottom of every page of this website.
Having said that, there are millions of products and services online that offer affiliates. Amazon.com offers a program where you can be an affiliate for anything on Amazon. But I only write about products I’ve really used, and products that I have an interest in. It’s usually tech stuff, and it’s usually things that have taught me something interesting. So I’m not a member of Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, because although the money would be nice, almost nothing that I’d care to write about is sold on Amazon.
As far as compensation itself goes, the only compensation I receive as a part of affiliate programs is a small payout for someone signing up using a link that’s unique to me. I have not been given any free products or services by these companies in exchange for mentioning them on my site.
And if you care about this, you also may be interested in my About this site page that has a few other disclaimers and disclosures.
Last Updated: Sept 2, 2018