Affiliate and Partner Disclosure Statement
The person who is honest only for a “price” should be rated as dishonest.
~ Napoleon Hill
Since I opened The IStudio® in 1995, I’ve only recommended products that 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” just to make a buck. I don’t say what you want to hear just to get into your pocket-book and earn a small commission here or there. You will never see me recommend a product for you to use or check out if I do not have confidence in their integrity, quality of product and support. Without support the greatest product/service can end up being useless.
If a product, service or company isn’t good enough for me to use on my own sites — it isn’t good enough for you or for me to promote just to garner a commission. Period.
~ Judith Kallos
I always have and will continue to personally recommend or endorse only those products or services that I feel would be of value to my clients and site visitors. I know first hand the questions and concerns that you have about whom to trust and what companies to spend your hard-earned dollars with. I take that 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 about it by virtue of a post on my site or by adding them to my sidebar on the right under “What I Use and Trust for My Sites” and on my Recommended WordPress Products and Services page.
What I won’t do is 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. Unlike many other websites, an email asking me to do so or offering me goodies for exposure simply isn’t enough.
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 issues of concern which benefits all users.
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 from them.
That said, I do write about products that I like and trust that offer referral programs. I’ve begun marking this links with (aff) so you know that I have created an affiliate relationship with that company and may receive small compensation for referrals at no cost to you. These affiliate relationships allow all parties involved to work closer together to offer you better products and service in the long-term.
If you have any questions about any of the products I discuss or my affiliate partnerships feel free to contact me with your concerns.
At your service,