So let us talk about affiliate links.
Sometimes when we recommend a product, we will link to the company’s website using what an affiliate or referral link.
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.
However, 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.
In addition, it is understood that we will never recommend a product simply because it pays us a commission because that would be sleazy, right?
Therefore, we will only recommend products that we have personally used or that come highly recommended by trusted peers.
After all, if we only recommended products we are using ourselves right now, we would be doing you a disservice, because there are tools that are a great fit when you are starting out, but as you grow things change and what was a great fit may need adjusting.
So that you can easily tell when we are using an affiliate link, we will put (affiliate link) after it.
For instance, this is what an affiliate link to our recommended blog host JustHost looks like:
JustHost (affiliate link)
Now 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.
That said, we promise to use any affiliate commissions earned for good causes: Things like reinvesting in this business to bring you even better resources, and quite possibly at least one Sunday trip to the zoo.
All good? Great!
Also Important to know:
We also use third-party advertising companies (like Google AdSense) to serve ads when you visit our website.
These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
As stated above, our website (and its associated mediums) accepts forms of paid advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and/or other forms of financial compensation.
You might be concerned that this might influence the content of the website, and provide biased information.
So let me assure you we will never endorse something that we do not believe in, nor will we recommend something that we do not have faith in.
When we recommend products or services, it is because we have found them to be useful and believe they would be valuable to our subscribers, readers, customers, and friends.
This does not mean we guarantee any products or services recommended. It means we only endorse products or services that we believe in, based on our experience and expertise, and that these products are worthy of such endorsement.
What we do promise is that all advertisements will be identified as such we will never slip in paid links, without telling you that it’s paid to advertise topics.
This policy is valid as of August 01, 2019. Our goal with this website is to provide you with the best advice and resources we possibly can.
In an attempt to provide increased value to our visitors, we may link to sites operated by third parties.
However, even if the third party is affiliated with Happy Girl Goods. Happy Girl Goods has no control over these linked sites, all of which have separate privacy and data
These linked sites are only for your convenience and therefore you access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, Happy Girl Goods seeks to protect the integrity of its web site and the links placed upon it and therefore requests any feedback on not only its own site but for sites, links to as well (including if a specific link does not work).