Sometimes when we recommend a product, we will link to the company’s website using what’s known as an affiliate or referral link. Basically, if you end up buying a product that you found via our link, we get a commission from the vendor as a small “thank you.”
Sometimes that commission is just a few dollars; sometimes it is a little more. Sometimes it is a one-time commission; sometimes it is a rolling commission — so if you sign up for a monthly subscription service we might get a slice of that monthly fee.
But here is the important thing — that referral does not cost you a penny. The entire commission comes out of the vendor’s pocket not yours.
And we will never recommend a product simply because it pays us a commission.
So, we will only recommend products that we have personally used or that come highly recommended by trusted peers.
To easily tell when we are using an affiliate link, we will put (affiliate link) after it.
It is possible that we did not mark some links in older posts as clearly as this, so the safest thing to assume is that any time we link to a third-party product, we might get a small commission.