Hey there. David Risley here, the founder of the Blog Marketing Academy.
I believe in being transparent with all of my readers. It is important that you know what’s going on so that you can decide how it might affect your views of what I say around here. So, here it is…
The Blog Marketing Academy is a for-profit business, as you no doubt know. That shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to you since building businesses around your blog is what I teach around here. 🙂 So, making money is something I intend to do. To that end, I also hold an affiliate relationship with many companies. This means that I will earn a commission for any purchases you make from this site (if you go through my affiliate link). While affiliate commissions do not represent a majority of the income this site generates, it is a part of how I generate revenue.
This site has existed for close to 10 years now. It is a very large site and therefore it is practically impossible to go back through every single piece of content and list every single company I have an affiliate relationship with. You should assume that any link which leads you to a product or service outside of this site is an affiliate link and that I will receive compensation if you purchase it.
Having said that, I take my recommendations very seriously. There are way more products that I turn down than ones I choose to refer people to. I only promote products that I use personally or have personal experience using in the past. Additionally, I have never received any free product in exchange for mentioning them. The products and services I recommend on this site are ones I have purchased myself.
Blog Marketing Academy is also part of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. So, like other affiliate links, you can assume that any link to a product on Amazon is a referral link and I will earn a small (and I do mean small) commission should you choose to purchase.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of this – or even about any product I recommend on this site – don’t hesitate to contact me using the contact page.
Onward and upward!
– David Risley