What is an “affiliate commission”?

An affiliate commission means that if you click on one of the links on our website and purchase the item(s) we recommend, at no additional cost to you, we will get a small commission for referring you.  These commissions help us pay for the many individuals that we employ, our server costs, design costs, and once in awhile it buys us a cup of coffee to work another 18 hour day to serve our audience.

Do these affiliate commissions make you biased?

Our writers and editors are never made aware of which companies may have established affiliate relationships with our business team prior to making their picks. If readers choose to buy the products we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, interviews, and testing, our work is often (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the retailer when they make a purchase. If readers return their purchases because they’re dissatisfied or the recommendation is bad, we make nothing. There’s no incentive for us to pick inferior products or respond to pressure from manufacturers—in fact, it’s quite the opposite. We think that’s a pretty fair system that keeps us committed to serving our readers first.

The most important thing to us is the trust we have from readers. If we were to recommend something because we are biased or lazy, readers like you wouldn’t support our work.

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