Commission is the percentage paid to advertisers for referred sales or traffic. The more traffic and sales a blog can produce, the more commission is made. There is nothing intrinsically wrong with this. Commission is available for just about every product or service imaginable; creating and hosting websites, freelance writing, and selling cars and insurance are just a few examples; commission is how comparison websites create income.
People labour to produce valuable content for their blogs. Their work deserves acknowledgement. There is no reason why this recognition should not be monetary. Other writers—novelists, journalists, and screenwriters for example—are paid for their writing. A problem for intellectual honesty, however, may occur if a writer is more concerned with commission, than honesty. Writing for commission may be distorted to encourage sales. It is different when reviews are written with a genuine belief in a product or service. I do not expect to make much money from this blog. Regardless, I promise not to write this blog for the sake of making money. I hope this will ensure my prose is not distorted.
2. Disclosure: Amazon Associates
This site has links to Amazon, through which I may be paid a commission. Brett Crumley is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk. This commission does NOT affect the prices you pay at Amazon.
3. A Further Promise
I will not host random or generated ads on this site.
Created: 20 July 2013. Version: 1.2: 10 July 2016.