If some type of information on my site offers a benefit to me it will be disclosed in the following manner:
If a direct link is inserted in the body of the post it will be indicated as REFERRAL LINK or AFFILIATE LINK right next to it.
As of present, this site makes absolutely no money from advertising as it has NONE. It does not benefit from page views.
Sometime in the summer of 2014 I added a RoboForm affiliate link (BEST password manager software, it keeps me sane!)
As of 11/2/14, this site offers credit cards through creditcards.com. If you apply and get approved for a credit card by first clicking on the Banner or links at the Credit Card tab this site receives compensation.
A header with links to the Support TBB page appear on top of each blog post. On Twitter around noon I tweet it. And once a month I do a “Support TBB – (Month) (Year).
I have never been offered a comped trip and have never asked for one. It would be nice to at least be offered one so I can feel that I at least exist 🙂
Sometime in 2015 I added an ExpressVPN affiliate link. I use this VPN in all my devices. It works flawlessly everywhere I have been, even in Iran!
Do not ask me to post an infographic on my site. Never EVER!
Amazon sends me a small % if you decide to use my affiliate link above. The %’s are all listed here. Sometime in 2016 Amazon partnered with JetBlue. If you use the Amazon link in your TrueBlue account you can earn 3 miles per dollar.
If I ever promote a specific product or service here you should know that it has passed the toughest screens…my own!
Needless to say, do not ask for a sponsored post in return for payment. What you offer probably sucks so I am not willing to let my readers know about it so I can make money off them!
TBB accepts original guest posts. It must serve TBB’s mission “To Entertain, Educate and Inspire” and I reserve the right to approve it first. I am very interested in educational posts and especially travel related trip reports to special places you don’t normally see in the blogosphere. Writers may be provided with a gift card up to $75.
On July 3, 2017, after repeated requests, I added a Donate Button. Please support the blogs you enjoy to keep them going!
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I was told I should have these below:
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