At Career Fodder, we help readers by suggesting resources to make better decisions so they can get the best results from these.
We believe that one way to grow right is not ignoring opportunities. After all, you spend time and work hard on your journey to get everything on point with all the necessary tools and resources.
When there is something we find valuable for our readers, we share links to the resource and sometimes some of the links are our affiliate links.
So let’s talk about affiliate links.
Sometimes when we recommend a website, resource, or product, we’ll link to the company’s website using what’s known as an affiliate or referral link. Basically, if you end up buying a product that you found via our link, we get a commission from the vendor as a small “thank you.”
Sometimes that commission is just a few dollars; sometimes it’s a little more. Sometimes it’s a one-time commission; sometimes it’s a rolling commission — so if you sign up for a monthly subscription service we might get a slice of that monthly fee.
But here’s the important thing — that referral doesn’t cost you a penny. The entire commission comes out of the vendor’s pocket, not yours.
And it goes without saying that we’ll never recommend a resource, link, or product simply because it pays us a commission because that would be sleazy, right?
So we’ll only recommend products that we’ve personally used or that come highly recommended by trusted peers. (After all, if we only recommended products we’re using ourselves right now, we’d be doing you a disservice, because there are resources, tools that are a great fit when you’re starting out, Make sense?)
So that you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll put (affiliate link) after it.
Now it’s possible that we didn’t mark some links in older posts as clearly as this, so the safest thing to assume is that any time we link to a third-party product, we might get a small commission.
All good? Great!