Updated May 22, 2018.
My goal at www.bridgidgallagher.com and in emails to my email subscriber lists is to provide helpful tips, tools and tutorials for writers, and to provide book recommendations and behind-the-scenes information to readers. I also share personal blog posts, information about my travels, and recipes. I cover topics such as how to write novels, blogging, book recommendations, novel inspiration, productivity, email marketing, recipes, and kitchen tips.
The information you see on this site and in my emails is free to readers & subscribers, but represents many, many hours of time and research for me. As such, I feel compensation is appropriate. I have agreements with some companies who pay me. I’ve worked hard to make this process very unobtrusive to you, my visitors.
Very occasionally, I accept advertising. More often, I participate in affiliate programs. Both provide some income and allow me to devote time and energy to the growth and upkeep of www.bridgidgallagher.com and my email mailing lists.
You have my word, I will only promote products I personally use or can recommend without hesitation.
Integrity is important to me. Gaining and keeping the trust of you, my readers, is paramount.
I try to look at potential promoted products / services through the eyes of a customer. I ask myself if I would pay for it. After all, if I don’t think it’s worth paying for myself, I’d better have a really good reason to convince you to buy it.
The majority of the products or services I promote I have paid for personally. My tools page has many examples. Sometimes I promote products I have used personally without paying for. For example, I often link to books on Amazon, like my Best Books for Writers list, which I may not have bought but checked out from the library (always my first recommendation). I still feel comfortable recommending these via an affiliate link. I also promote products I haven’t paid for if they have valuable free information attached to them. Online webinars or summits are an example. They work like this: the free event takes place online and is available to anyone who tunes in. Additional, related products are often offered for a fee which I may be compensated for, but my goal is for the free information to stand on its own. Sometimes I will promote a product I am not currently a paying customer for, but have been a paying customer in the past. For example, PicMonkey is a service I used & paid for a period of time. I am no longer using it, not because it’s a poor product but simply because my needs have changed. Very rarely I will promote a product I have not paid for but comes highly recommended by people I trust.
Sprinkled throughout this site and in my emails you will see references to my use of affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement as put forth by the FTC here in the U.S.
They are there to inform you I have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. Of course, this is at no extra cost to you, but it does help support my business so I can keep bringing you great tips! I truly appreciate your support in this way. Thank you.
Separate from my affiliate relationships, I do sell my own books. Currently: Love At First Ink and Too Close To Home.
Both of these products were created by me and their profits come directly to me. With the support of readers like you I hope to publish many more books!
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
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