When we endorse a product, we may provide a referral or affiliate link that directs users to the vendor's website. Basically, the vendor pays us a commission as a small "thank you" if you decide to purchase a product you found using our link.
This commission can range from a few dollars to a few dollars more. If you join up for a monthly subscription service, we might receive a portion of the monthly charge since sometimes it's a one-time commission and other times it's a rolling commission.
The crucial fact, though, is that the referral won't cost you a dime. The merchant pays the entire commission out of his or her own pocket.
Of course, it goes without saying that we will never endorse a product just because we receive a commission from doing so. We will only endorse goods that we have personally used or that have received high marks from reliable peers. So that you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll add the words (affiliate link) after it.
Since it's likely that some links in earlier postings weren't marked as clearly as they are now, it's best to assume that whenever we link to a third-party product, we may receive a small commission.