I make my living as a blogger, so MixThatDrink makes money in several ways, and I have you to thank for it. Unlike most large corporate websites, TV commercials, and especially magazines in which virtually every “article” is really just an ad but they don’t tell you, I want to be transparent with you about how it works.
- Display Ads. You may have heard that websites only make money if you click the graphic banner ads appearing in sidebars or along the top or bottom. This is not entirely true. Most of MixThatDrink’s ads earn the site fractions of a penny every time you load a page, regardless of whether you click. So please never click an ad because you think it will support the site; only click ads that interest you, so that sponsors get their money’s worth.
- Affiliate Links. If you see a link to Amazon from within an article, it’s most likely an affiliate link. This means if you click to Amazon and buy anything at all, I get a small commission which ranges from a few cents to a few dollars.
I do not write posts/reviews for cash. I occasionally receive a product sample to review, such as a liquor or a bartender tool. In these posts, I clearly state what I received for free and that no actual money changed hands. These reviews are completely honest, because your trust is worth more than any sample product or even paid review could be. If I ever choose to do a paid review, I’ll also disclose everything within that article – and still, I will be 100% honest. If a company has a problem with that, I wouldn’t want to work with them again anyway.
And now for some legalese required by Amazon:
MixThatDrink is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to (“Mix That Drink” (amazon.com, or endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, or AmazonWireless.com).
I will update this page if and when anything changes. Thanks for reading, and for being a loyal visitor to MixThatDrink!
Last updated: 12/8/2015