As of 2014, I started including advertisements and affiliate links on my blog. While everything I write and say on my blog is free to read, share, etc. I do believe in an world where anyone can make a living doing what they like to do. For me, that is talking about technology, game development & design, and entrepreneurship.
Because of this, I decided to place an advertisement in the sidebar of website. Primarily, this sidebar will redirect to an affiliate link for a service, program, product, website that I endorse and actively use and would recommend anyways.
For example, MediaTemple.net is my #1 choice in web hosts and will always use them to host my websites, web projects and more. Instead of just recommending them, I can utilize their affiliate program to not only help myself, but occasionally help you out with discounts and more. Most of these programs which I am a part of will give you a month or two free of their service if you sign up under me (or any of their other affiliates).
Why am I telling you this? Well, because it is legally required for me to tell you that I am being payed for links that you may click on my website. Also, I would like to be as honest and transparent with you as I can be. 🙂
Who are some of my affiliates & partners?
I will frequently swap out the advertisements on my site, so you might not always know who I am partnered or affiliated with. I have a list below that lists my current affiliations with companies:
Media Temple – I honestly cannot get enough of them. They are the best web host in the business in my eyes. Very professional and great customer support.
Namecheap – While Media Temple is my primary web host, I usually do not register domains through them. I use Namecheap instead due to their very low domain prices and I’ve had wonderful customer support with them for the years I’ve used them. They one even let me return a domain a month after purchasing, CRAZY!
MCProHosting – The people at MCProHosting.com are the best in the Minecraft server hosting business. I’ve worked with them for years hosting Minecraft servers, and even helped out on their support staff for a short period of time. They are great people and I can’t recommend them enough!
Amazon – Who doesn’t use Amazon? I’ve used them ever since I could remember and am a subscriber of their wonderful Amazon Prime service.
Otterbox – I’ve been an iPhone user for years and out of all the cases I used, I ultimately love Otterbox’s cases and support them 100%!
What about my own products?
Occasionally I might advertise my own games, apps, websites and products here on my site as well. I’d just like to let you know that before you might get confused why there is an advertisement for something not listed above.
I saw an advertisement for something not listed on this list? What gives?!
Sorry about that! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s a chance an affiliate might have changed their image they provide for advertisement, or I might have forgotten to update this page. I’m only human after all, sometimes I do forget! Of course, it could also be one of my own products that I am advertising.
Also there might be a small chance that on that day I was experimenting with a different advertisement platform and you happened to view it that day.
I want to advertise on your website(s)!
That’s awesome! As I mentioned above, I will only advertise products I use and would endorse on a normal basis. If you believe I already use your product, please let me know by contacting me.
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Thank you all for understanding why you are seeing advertisements on my websites now. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.
As a final note, I would like to say that I do not have to notify you when and if I update this policy via a public post. That is all. 🙂