SeedTime is funded by course sales, advertisements and affiliate relationships. However, we always have and will continue to only personally recommend or endorse something if we feel that it would be of value to the readers.
As always, if you know me, I am not a paid shill. I don’t just promote things to make a buck.
In fact, I have passed up an opportunity to make $100k by promoting a product that I was using and kind of liked, but just wasn’t completely sure about it yet. The point is, I value my reputation and your trust far more than a few bucks. Trust takes a long time to earn in this era where almost everyone is blowing smoke and I hope to earn yours.
So with that in mind I just I talk about what I use and love and if it has a referral program then i’ll use the link rather than leaving money on the table.
Additionally, if you use any of our referral links those funds are going to fund the monthly giveaways that we are provide for those in the SeedTime community. So ultimately we both win. I get to give more away via giveaways (my top goal) and you get to win more by using our links.
Additionally, in some cases using our link will actually get you a better deal than you can elsewhere (because we negotiated for it), but they will never be at your expense.
I like this plan and I hope you do too.
And even though I use or have used 99% of the products/services that I recommend, it always helps when I hear the experiences of others too. So, if you ever have an issue with ANYTHING I recommend, please let me know.
Some examples of Affiliate relationships that help fund this site are… Capital One 360, Rakuten, Amazon, Ebay, TradeKing. Each one of them are products or services that we recommend and they also have some sort of affiliate or referral program as well. These are what we love because we can help readers by pointing them to good resources and tools and help fund SeedTime giveaways in the process.
On the other hand when our opinions about products change we let it be known (knowing full well that it will reduce compensation). For example, we wrote about Cash Crate and continued to update the article as our opinions about it changed. We are well aware that earning the trust of our readers is far more valuable than the commission from few affiliate sales.
Feel free to contact me anytime with any questions you may have.