My Appeal For Coffee Money…and a Very Important Note
jphendricks.com is supported, in part, by including into my content affiliate referral links, which connect readers to the products and services I discuss. This means I may get paid a referral commission — at no additional cost to you — if you purchase products or services through these links.
Good For You, Good For Us
Many content sites today (maybe most) include such referral links. The important thing to know is that you will never pay more when using an affiliate link, whether mine or anyone else’s. While prices for many products can vary across different retailers, the price to you should never be more than the current, at-large price because of this referral commission.
Actually, using affiliate links can sometimes save you money. This is because affiliates sometimes get special discounts or intro deals for their readers that the seller does not offer their direct customers, allowing you to pay less than the ‘sticker price’.
Another benefit is that affiliate links allow me to avoid filling the site with advertising like banner ads and text links to other random sites. This creates a better experience for you, the reader.
jphendricks.com seeks to create an entertaining, reliable and generally excellent source of information to help people learn and grow. This effort comes with costs, for site hosting and development as well as for the time taken to produce this content. So, along with the detailed editorial, reviews and product or service comparisons I sometimes include these referral links to help offset those costs.
The Important Part
So, in summary, if you choose to make a purchase through a link on jphendricks.com, you can assume that (at no additional cost to you) I may receive some compensation for that referral. I strongly suggest that you never spend money on any products or services unless you are sure you can afford them. But if you do purchase through jphendricks.com it would be greatly appreciated.
I hope that your reaction is, “Cool, J Paul. This site is great!” My response, of course, would be “thank you for your support, my brilliant and gracious reader!”