This website gives valuable and informative information and from time to time, we will promote, endorse, or suggest products and/or services for sale.
In some cases, the links that point to products and services from this website are affiliate links and we can earn commissions for referring customers. This is a very common online practice.
Please understand that the money we earn helps defer both the costs and hours spent maintaining the many and varied free elements of this website and others in our network.
If an affiliate link is based on our recommendation, then it is ALWAYS based on our belief that the business and it’s product or service will provide excellent and valuable information or service based on either a) a review of that product, b) our relationship with that person or business, and/or c) our previous positive experience with the person or company who’s product we are recommending. In some cases, we will receive the product for free for review purposes.
Always, Always, Always do your OWN due-diligence before making any purchases.
Never purchase anything that you cannot afford.
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We do not and will not, make any promises for any typical results for any information based products and/or services that we may promote from time to time. The truth is that in most cases, most people don’t take action or follow through to the final conclusion with the products they buy and as a result, their typical results are zero.
More Information on Affiliate Links -
So what is an affiliate link?
Affiliate links, look and work in the same way as any “normal link”. The only difference being that if someone clicks through, then the link is tracked and it may generate a payment to us. These payments could be for a variety of actions including per click, per user, per application or any combination of these.
Where do the affiliate links come from?
The affiliate links we use come from a variety of legitimate sources including affiliate sites such as Tradedoubler, Commission Junction and Affiliate Future as well as direct links from a variety of service providers that we may recommend. These links are provided to us by the company in question and if someone then clicks through on the link, we get a small split of their revenue.
Sometimes we recommend products, companies and services through a direct affiliate link. Our recommendation is ALWAYS based on our belief that the business and it’s product or service will provide excellent and valuable information or service based on either a) a review of that product, b) our relationship with that person or business, and/or c) our previous positive experience with the person or company who’s product we are recommending. In some cases, we will receive the product for free for review purposes.
Why use affiliate links?
The practice of using affiliate links is in no way underhand and to the contrary is common practice among online businesses. It allows one business to promote another business to their customers and to take a share for the referral and/or sale in return. Virtually all large high street retailers, brands and manufacturers use exactly the same techniques as part of their online advertising and marketing mix.
Types of affiliate links…
The vast majority (over 95%) of our affiliate links are text based links, which we may promote, display or recommend throughout our website and communications to our members.
The remainder of our affiliate links are banner based links, which may be found on certain pages across our website.
We want you to know when links are affiliated…
We’ve decided to adopt a smilar policy to the very successful UK based website of Martin Lewis (www.moneysavingexpert.com).
So to help keep you informed, for all text based links we deliberately include * after every one of them. This is so that you know which links contribute to the site and which don’t, so you can make your own decision. We hope you will choose the ones that help pay for the huge resource that this website offers.
Is there any other difference with these affiliate links?
You shouldn’t notice any difference, except occasionally you’ll go to a special offer or promotional landing page to get the product or service. However,the product itself (unless it’s better) will be the same.
In other words, if there is a link to “superhosting” company and if it has a * you’ll go through directly and this site may get some money. If it doesn’t have a * you’ll go through directly and the site won’t make money. That’s the only difference.