Time is money. Knowledge is power. But acquiring knowledge takes time. This is where I add value. By doing the research, and building on concepts logically, I offer you an efficient source of valuable knowledge. I intend to give you insights that you can use directly in your business to increase profit or reduce risk.
Why would I spend my valuable time writing articles? I’m a professional writer, and when there’s a gap in my schedule, I fill it with things that interest me, while increasing my skill and knowledge. This also raises my public profile, and makes me more profitable. If I find a product that I like, I’ll link to it. If I can make money from an affiliate link, I will. But because I’m concerned about the Internet being stuffed full of biased and deceitful information, I don’t like the affiliate model and view it as a similar corruption to pay-for-comment.
If I have an affiliate link in an article, I will declare it at the top of my article. I will declare it again next to the link. I will never bias towards or promote a link for the sake of profit. Links will be provided regardless of affiliation or competition, and only if I believe in the product.
If you want to read about a topic that you feel is not being covered acceptably, or would like it from my perspective, please put a request in the comments.