I occasionally publish reviews, guides, and other product or service focused articles and blog posts. Those may recommend products and services to my page readers or viewers. When I make these recommendations, I do so with complete editorial autonomy and without regard to affiliate or advertising relationships.
When I recommend a product, I really do recommend it. My product-focused articles may include affiliate links. If readers choose to buy the products I recommend and use an affiliate link on my site to do so, an affiliate commission from the retailer will support my work. If readers choose to return those products because my recommendation didn’t match reality, I will not make a commission.
My reputation and the relationship with my readers and viewers is very important. I only recommend products and services that I genuinely believe are of value.