You may have noticed that we don’t have a lot of annoying banners or advertisements on our site. We believe that these annoyances limit the experience of our website, just like clutter might work towards reducing the experience of one’s home. Still, we have to help finance our efforts and this page is meant to help explain how we do this.
Types of Advertising
So how do we make money? We receive compensation from our certain manufacturers and retailers when readers buy their products. Many of the links on our website are what are known as affiliate links, which means we get a small commission if someone clicks through those links and then goes on to buy a product.
These types of relationships don’t inhibit our pursuit of editorial independence and we seek first to find inspiration and only afterward look for means of linking to products.
Sometimes these links are for specific products from specific manufacturers and other times they are for any products from a certain retailer. For example, this is an affiliate link to Wayfair.com which will give us a small commission for anything you purchase. With links such as these, it’s easy for us to avoid conflicts of interest or product discrimination since Wayfair pretty much carries Everything Home®.
Our Personal Bias
While compensation may influence the products we review and write about, the order in which products or categories appear in “best of” articles, whether products appear on our site and where they’re placed doesn’t affect the analysis and opinions of our writers.
We try to feature as many products offers on our site as we can maintain, but will be the first to point out there are far more products out there than those which we have reviewed. Largely, our articles, galleries, and product reviews are biased towards those which we’ve had personal experience with.
These are the deals, designs, and concepts that we’ve found the most beneficial to us in our pursuit of Home Refinery and are, more times than not, the core of our focus in working towards inspiring others.
Our Affiliate Partners
Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the affiliate partners that we work with for your reference. In keeping with the essence of full disclosure we’ve made each of these links into affiliate links so you can better understand exactly how they may appear in the content throughout our website.
In most cases, for convenience both to our editorial staff and to readers, we elect to place affiliate links to products available from major retailers such as Wayfair and Amazon. These retailers carry practically everything and have also invested millions to provide a safe, easy, and secure shopping experience. We are avid buyers of all things home as well and often recommend retailers and products we use ourselves.
Amazon <—Affiliate Link
As an Amazon Associate TheFrugalRoom.com earns from qualifying purchases. Essentially, this is legalese for “if you click on a link from our website that takes you to Amazon we probably get a commission for anything you buy.” As with all affiliate links, this bears no additional cost to readers while still helping us out. That’s to say; affiliate links don’t make what you buy cost more, it just helps share the retailers’ profit with us!