Affiliate marketing is a promotional tool that a company (such as Amazon.com) uses to spread the word about its products and increase sales. They offer small compensation to third-party publishers (like us) when we refer a customer to their site who then purchases their product.
You will see affiliate links throughout our site for products we have investigated or used ourselves. We only recommend products we truly feel deliver exceptional value to you. Clicking on an affiliate link and purchasing an item doesn’t cost you anything extra.
Most of the affiliate programs we’re a part of pay between 2 – 10%. For example, a 3% commission on a $20.00 item is 60 cents. It is certainly not a get-rich-quick program, but it can add up and help to support the administrative costs of maintaining a website like this one, keeping it free of advertisements.
Also, we do not receive any free products or services in exchange for mentioning them on our site. You should assume that any links directing you to a third-party product or service may be an affiliate link that we earn compensation from (and remember, it doesn’t cost you anything extra).