In accordance with Federal Trade Commission regulations for bloggers, this is a full explanation of how and when I am compensated on christinetrevino.com.
In order to keep content here free but still be able to pay the costs associated with blogging and running this website (think hosting fees, blog design, and invested time) there are few ways in which I am compensated.
christinetrevino.com contains various advertising spots. Currently, advertisements are placed via Google Adsense (click-through earnings), BeaconAds (flat fee monthly placement), or via widget by me directly (earnings vary based on each advertising agreement).
Another source of revenue are commissions I make from sales or leads generated through contextual affiliate links. I am currently an affiliate with the following companies:
- Elite Blog Academy
- Life Around the Coffee Cup | Leah Heffner
- The Red Oak Collective
When an affiliate link is clicked, and as a result an item is purchased, I may receive a commission on the sale. You will never pay more for the product via an affiliate link on my site, rather the commission comes out of the regular retail price set by the manufacturer and/or distributor.
Books & Resources
In addition to blogging, I have enjoyed writing and self-publishing a few resources that are for sale on Amazon and CreateSpace. Like many other authors, I am paid a royalty for purchases made of these products (and sometimes also an affiliate’s commission if my link referred the purchaser).
Product or Event Reviews
From time to time I am given a free product or tickets to an event in exchange for a review. This information will be disclosed in any review post. If it isn’t, it’s because it’s an item/ticket I’ve purchased myself and just happen to love and want to tell you about.
On occasion a company will offer to underwrite a post in order to expose my readers to their brand. I make every effort to produce quality, new content for said posts that represent my own honest opinions, bring value to my readers, and are unencumbered by company review or edit prior to publication. Underwritten posts will be disclosed as such.
If I may boil this all down . . .
I value your time and readership.
- You can be sure I only feature products, events, or services that I genuinely like, or I’ll make sure to tell you otherwise.
- If I’ve been compensated to write a post, it will be disclosed, and followed by my honest thoughts and opinions.
- I truly am thankful for the support of my readers to keep me writing, and keep content on christinetrevino.com free.
Should you have any additional questions, please contact me here.