Disclosure: My good will.
Questions & Answers about Affiliate links and Sponsorships.
Sometimes I receive emails from people asking me why I provide all the information on my site for free. So, I'll try to answer the main questions you may have about it.
You are more than welcome to read the content on this website for free. I do however accept financial help (from your donations) or from selected entities when you purchase certain products I suggest.
So, some of the questions are:
1. Rafa, what is an affiliate link?
An affiliate link is a special connection that contains the ID or user name of the affiliate. Sometimes, I used this type of links on my site to promote products or services from other individuals or identities. This is basically a link provided to affiliates to promote an online service that is then used to credit sale commissions to the affiliate or referrer.
2. Rafa, why do you offer so much content on this website free of charge?
I write and publish articles to help my students and other learners learn Portuguese easily and effectively. Also because I want to break the myth that learning Portuguese is difficult. I do this with passion, so I express here all my beliefs about this subject.
I don't ask for payment for my writing because I want it to reach as many people as possible. So, I would be very grateful if you could pass the word and help me with this odyssey too. :-)
3. Rafa, do the payments you receive affect the content of your site?
No way! I write and publish this site to help people learn Portuguese and because this is my passion. I will always give you my very honest opinion, feelings and comments about products and services and only recommend products I truly believe in.
For me it's all about reputation. My reputation is very important to me because my business depends on how much people trust me. I will not risk losing your trust for a few cents. My personality and goodwill are not for sale at all! Thank you.
4. Rafa, does it cost you anything to run this web site?
Yes, I pay for the site hosting and development. This costs me a few hundred US Dollars a year. I also spend a lot of time and energy on this website because I research, write, edit and publish all the content myself.
5. Rafa, how can you afford paying for the site if you don't charge for the content?
Well, this site is a personal site, and because it's a passion I do it because I like it. I advertise my own language services here as well. I also accept advertising offers and I place affiliate links, which give me a tiny commission when you buy products via my affiliate links. Such percentage does not influence the information or suggestions I provide you on this site at all. I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, and experiences.
Not all the links on this site are affiliate links. I normally point out my affiliate links to you in the spirit of full disclosure in order for you to know when a link is an affiliate link.
I also accept donations direct from my visitors who wish to donate to help me with this mission.
6. Rafa, why should I use your affiliate links?
Well, because I try my best to accommodate your, mine and the companies from whom I affiliate best interests.
You can always search for the services and the companies on a Search Engine, but that may mean that you don't want to help me running this site. :-(
Using the affiliate links on this site doesn't cost you any extra because the price remains the same for you. It only means that the company shares a tiny part of the profit with me.
I thank you in advance for all your support should you decide to purchase through my affiliate links!
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should you have further questions.
Muito obrigado! (Thank you very much!)
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