Affiliate & Partner Disclosure Statement
When I opened The IStudioSM in 1995, I only recommended the products and services I have confidence in. I am known for running my business with the highest levels of honesty, integrity, and ethics. (At times to the detriment of my “income potential.”) This is precisely why I have this page here for your review.
My style has never been “hypey-sales-pitchy” to make a buck. I don't say what you want to hear, or what I need to say, to get into your pocketbook and earn a small commission here or there.
I will never recommend a product for you to use or check out if I do not have confidence in the quality of the product and the level of support. Without support, the greatest product/service can end up not being worth your valuable time.
Quality and Support are #1
I always have and will continue to personally recommend or endorse only those products or services that I feel are of value to my clients and site visitors. The questions and concerns you have about whom to trust and what companies to spend your hard-earned dollars with are things I know about firsthand. I take this role in your decision-making process very seriously.
If I discover a product or service that has helped me with my sites or projects or those of my diverse client base, I will let you know. I do this with a post on my site or my Recommended WordPress Products and Services page.
I will not create blog posts about products for commercial gain or because some company's “community outreach” liaison asked for exposure to you here on my site. If I type about a product or service, it is because I am giving my personal recommendation.
If a product, service, or tool isn’t worth your time or doesn't live up to their pitch — then I will let you know that as well. In the past, this has led to the person or company contacting me to work through concerns that benefit all users.
Recommendations for Your Benefit
The purpose of endorsing products or services is for your benefit, not mine. I will tell you about great or interesting products and services that I find regardless of whether or not I receive any compensation.
That said, I do write about products that I like and trust that offer referral programs. So you'll see my affiliate notice at the bottom of those pages. In some cases, I may receive a small compensation for referrals — never at any cost to you.
If you have any questions about any of the products I discuss or my affiliate partnerships, don't hesitate to get in touch with me with your concerns.
At your service,