Some of our posts contain affiliate links. If you click on such an affiliate product link and end up making a purchase, we’ll receive a commission from the seller. These commissions help us operate this blog free of charge to you. The amount you pay for the product doesn’t increase. The opinion on the product/service remains unbiased.
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Our advertising policy in detail
Under Federal Regulation, the Federal Trade Commission requires that disclosures on any relationship which provide any compensation at any time. HashtagIncome.com participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means it gets paid commissions on purchases made through our links to retailer sites.
We’ve never been big fans of banner ads or pop-up ads.
They make navigating a website and focusing on the content harder than it needs to be. To avoid such interruptions, we opted to forego traditional ads and use affiliate links instead; in our opinion, an overall better user experience for out visitors.
Why are we telling you this?
First, as you just read above, it’s illegal not to disclose affiliations.
But apart from that, we have nothing to hide and thus we opt for full transparency. This is why we’re getting so in-depth about our affiliations and the reasons we take part in them. Below is a running list of brands whose links you’ll see across the site.
Here’s a complete list of our affiliations:
- Amazon.com: HashtagIncome.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. We will get a commission from them if you buy something within 24hrs of clicking an Amazon link on our site.
(whenever we enlist a new affiliate partnership, this list will be updated).
Why do we use affiliate links?
We use affiliate links for the same reason any company charges you for a service, to make enough money to stay in business and continue to provide you with valuable information, free of charge to you.
We have to pay for things like high-speed web hosting, plugins, and other services to keep our website up and running smoothly so that you may have a pleasant and uninterrupted user experience.
But we also use them because we believe that they let us offer more context to a product/service, versus simply putting up a banner. We’re able to discuss in greater detail the features, and offer more context as to what you are clicking on.
Do affiliate links make us biased?
Our recommendations are always made entirely by the author working on a given piece and aren’t influenced by our affiliations in the market. It’s the writer who has the full authority and independence to name the top solution according to their analysis and conclusions.
Opinions are the authors alone and our content is not provided by, reviewed, approved, or endorsed by any of our affiliates or advertisers unless otherwise explicitly stated. We do not accept money, gifts, or any other incentives from persons or companies in exchange for special consideration.
Also, we don’t always use affiliate links. Whether an affiliate or not, we promote products we would have no issue using ourselves. Or products we have used or continue to use. Simply put, we never say that some product is great because we’re affiliated with it. It’s the other way around: we affiliate only with products that we think are great.
Receipt of products/services
Sometimes we may receive a product/service for free from companies. Simply receiving a product/service does not guarantee we will publish a review of it or publish it on our rankings. We make the companies aware of this before they send anything to us. We do not compromise our integrity nor the trust of our readers for a quick buck.
How to avoid or remove affiliate tracking:
If you do not want us to earn a commission from you buying a product or service you can do the following:
- Do not click our links to the product/service vendors
- Search the brand and product/service name through a search engine instead
- Hover over our product/service link and copy only the root URL and go there
- Block cookies from our site using your browser
What if I already clicked your affiliate link?
If you already clicked our affiliate link, you can do the following:
- Switch computers/phones
- Use a different browser
- Delete all cookies in your browser
Please note: These affiliate cookies take a while to expire on their own.
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