This blog (Automatic Smart Home) is a personal blog written and edited by me. Occasionally, I accept contributions from other sources (which I approve prior to publishing). Additionally, I accept comments on this blog according to my comment policy. Comment authors are responsible for the content and accuracy of their own comments (I am not).
Honesty and integrity are part of my core principles, and I believe strongly in transparent marketing standards. As such, I need you to know that I am compensated for some of my recommendations. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog.
Content on the blog that presents a conflict of interest may not always be identified. However, here are some of the ways that Automatic Smart Home makes money:
- Product reviews. When I review a product I usually link to that product’s sales page using “affiliate links”. Let’s say you read my review and click on my link to buy the the product. In most cases, the computer will keep track of that and I will get a commission for referring you. You need to know that I usually have a financial incentive to get you to buy products. In almost every case, I only recommend products that I actually use and love myself (or I clearly state otherwise).
- Advertising. Sometimes I accept cash advertising, but usually ads on my blog use “affiliate links”. Let’s say you are visiting my blog and click on an ad for a product. In most cases, the computer will keep track of that and I will get a commission for referring you.
- Other. There may be other conflicts of interest. In general you should assume that I am making money when you visit my site.
I am usually not directly compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. In other words, people do not pay me to write nice things about their products. Rather, my trusted recommendations often leads to commission sales.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely those of the blog owner or guest author (excepting the comments, of course). I may claim or appear to be a expert on a certain topic or product or service area, but I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.
Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
Fundamentally, our policy is to “never do anything sneaky.” Transparency is the key to trust.