According to the new FTC guidelines, I have to tell you that sometimes I get paid for recommending certain products on my blog. Not all the time, but often. Sometimes I get products for free.
It is important that you do your own due diligence before making any purchases on the internet. I only promote or recommend products, services and vendors that I honestly believe will benefit your guitar skills, website or life, but it’s ultimately your buying decision. So make it wisely. Make sure you are protected with a Money Back Guarantee, only purchase from reputable and “verifiable” vendors and please make sure you understand what you are signing up for.
When I promote a product, I am most likely compensation monetarily with a commission. This means that the seller will pay me anywhere from 5% to 75% (and even 100% at times) of the sale for referring the visitor. While I do collect commissions from most of the products I promote, commissions never alter my judgement or critique of the product or vendor. Simply put, my opinion can not be bought. That’s just how it going to be.