Last updated January 1, 2020
The purpose of my site is to educate and other business owners succeed with their online marketing and web based businesses. It takes time and dedication to create all this content, however, so I do accept paid advertising, sponsorships, affiliate programs and other forms of compensation to offset the costs. Listed below are several ways I offset those costs.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site:
Any/all of the links on suebmedia.com may be affiliate links. This means that if you click on the link and buy certain items, I will receive a small commission. The price for you, however, stays the same! Thank you for your support.
If I post an affiliate link to a product, it is something that I personally use, support and/or would recommend, even without an affiliate link.
Sometimes I review items that are sent to me for free. All of my opinions regarding them are my own. I only endorse products that are in alignment with my ideals and that I believe would be of value to my readers.
If a post is sponsored by a company, I will disclose that within the post. I am very picky about what I recommend, and that holds true for sponsored posts. If it’s not something I would use myself or with my family, I won’t recommend it.
I run network ads and Adsense, both of which I have some blocking control, but only if I know an ad is displaying that doesn’t fit the mission of my site. Please let me know if you see anything odd!
Giveaways: When I run a giveaway, I usually have received a free product to review, and the company has sponsored a free product to give to one of my readers. All giveaways are paid or affiliate advertising. The review is my own opinion, and the company in question does not edit or approve it in any way. They also don’t compensate me for reviewing the product beyond providing me with a sample. Giveaways and reviews are typically kept separate for a very good reason: I do accept paid giveaways, as giveaways take a great deal of time to administrate and are a fabulous form of advertising. The bottom line? Reviews are free, between me and my readers. Giveaways are paid advertising, most of the time.
Some of my integrated campaigns for companies include a certain number of tweets or Facebook updates about the company, but I always strive to make those interesting, authentic content for my readers at the same time.
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