To keep this site FREE for you to use, I rely on affiliate programs where I get paid on commissions (which dwindles down to pennies per person but because all of you are so awesome I am able to keep the site running with out having to have any cost to you). The hours that i put into doing product reviews and finding deals for all of you is about 60 hours a week but I WANT this site to remain free for you and so I work with affiliate programs that cost you nothing but in return bring in money to keep the site running. Helping all of you is well worth the hours I put into the site, and the teeny amount of commission that I make is what makes this site run is all because you are all so awesome!
As to why I won’t be promoting ShopAtHome.com is because of the promises that that have made to people and broken, the things that were said to me about bloggers by a person who represents shopathome and their inability to answer valid questions. I did some research after a phone call with them and found that their links could be over taking the affiliate links of other companies. What does this mean? It means that those pennies I would be making from another company to help keep this site running were being taken by shopathome because their affiliate link took over mine (only if the reader is/was using the toolbar). I do not believe that that is the right thing for a company to be doing.
Like you I do have money in my account for cash back and to me it is well worth it to let a few bucks go in order to bring you all the best deals and have you use companies that are honest and that I feel have your best interest and bloggers best interests in mind.
Here is a screen shot of my earnings for November 1-November 10 2011….as I said its teeny
How you can support your favorite bloggers? Stop using Shopathome and their toolbar. There are other cash back sites like Ebates whos program does not over take other sites links and you can still get cash back and save a ton of money doing to!
I am very happy that you are all such awesome fans, that know and understand that I want to keep this site completely FREE for you to use, provide you the best deals and I want you to know that no amount of money could make me share a garbage deals or crap product with you I don’t play like that! While there maybe a few posts that have affiliate links there any many that do not and it doesnt matter to me if I make a commission or not a HOT deal is a HOT deal and I am going to share it with you!
Thank you all for your support and understanding! You are ALL AWESOME!