At DistilledScience we help people optimize their lives using well-researched, science-backed tools and techniques.
We believe that one way to optimize your lifestyle is not ignoring easy opportunities to get paid for your efforts. After all, you work too hard on your content to not to get compensated, right?
It’s what we teach, and it’s what we practice.
So let’s talk about affiliate links.
Sometimes when we recommend a 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 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 tools that are a great fit for people with different goals, physiologies, and life-stages. Make sense?)
So that you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll put (affiliate link) close by it.
For instance, on our Sunscreen Calculator page, after linking several recommended products we use this disclaimer:
(note: these are affiliate links–I have no relationship with the brand, but your using these links earns me a small commission on each purchase, at no added cost to you. Every little bit helps me keep putting out this content! 😄)
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!
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