In the interest of transparency, I want to make it 100% clear how I earn money from this website.
oDiscuss.com is one of the top growing free Blogging, Online Marketing, SEO, Web Design, Web Development, WordPress, BlogSpot, etc. resource sites. A common question I often get asked by the readers is why do you offer everything for free? And it’s usually followed up with how do you make money?
So I'm creating this page to answer How is oDiscuss.com funded, and Why it matters to you!
Why is oDiscuss.com Free?
I started oDiscuss.com in 2021 with a single goal to deliver high-quality written content to view for all audiences around the world for free.
How Is oDiscuss.com Funded?
I have always believed in being honest and transparent with the audience. In my opinion, that’s the only way to build a community.
Running a top-growing website like oDiscuss.com that helps many users around the world every month requires significant investment. Both on the server infrastructure part as well as on the content creation part.
I create and maintain hundreds of free written content.
So yes, I have to make money otherwise I would have to shut the site down. Below are two primary sources that fund oDiscuss.com.
Source No. #1 – Google Adsense
Now I raise my operating budget through Google Adsense (a program run by Google).
Source No. #2 – Referral Fees
On my site, I might recommend referral products. The majority of my income comes from the use of referral links that I recommend on my site. When someone clicks on these links and makes a purchase of any products and services from companies, I may receive a commission or referral fees. This monetization method is called affiliate marketing.
The only difference is that not everyone tells their users how they make money. Some sites choose to hide it or make it incredibly difficult to find but I believe in ensuring you understand how I operate.
Some people don’t like that and I get that – I know this is because some people abuse affiliate marketing.
But remember that some of the biggest brands on the internet offer affiliate programs such as Amazon, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills.
And then there are comparison websites – they’re the true ‘super’ affiliates. They have commercial arrangements in place with brands and receive a commission when people sign up.
This is how affiliate marketing works.
I pride myself on being as impartial as possible. If I think something really sucks, I’ll tell you.
It’s important to remember that I can only bring you the facts and how I believe a product could benefit you – not everything may apply to your circumstances so you should do your own due diligence before making a purchase.
I can only go by my own personal experiences and cannot be held accountable if a product doesn’t work out for you (I.E. No warranties).
How do this site's affiliate links look like?
Sometimes you will see banner ads like these:
Other times, you will see a special link unique to each website that tracks referrals such as:
When you click on these links, you are tagged with a special cookie to track the referral. If you end up buying the product, then they pay us a referral fee.
The referral fees vary for each product. For a ‘Blogging Learning Book' that you may buy at Amazon, I might earn $1. For a premium WordPress theme, I might earn $10.
Question #1 – Will it Cost Me More Money?
No, absolutely not. In most cases, the Deals and Coupons will actually save you money.
Because oDiscuss.com is a top-growing authority site, a lot of vendors offer the readers exclusive discounts.
Will, it cost me more?
No, absolutely not. In most cases, my recommended links will actually save you money.
The price of anything you buy through affiliate links would be exactly the same as what you would pay without them. This just helps to support us and I need your support to continue to bring you the latest reviews, tips, and tutorials.
Question #2 – Do You See My Personal Details?
Nope. I don’t see any personal information i.e name, email, address, credit card, etc.
The only thing I see is that an anonymous user made a purchase on date/time and which product they bought.
A word about product support
As I don’t sell products directly, I cannot offer support for them. Any questions should be directed to the product developer/seller.
I also do sponsor reviews too
Individuals and brands can choose to purchase sponsored reviews where I will take their product and review it.
These usually don’t involve affiliate links but I want you to be aware of this.
These sponsored reviews will be labeled as “Sponsored” but the important thing to note is that nobody can purchase positive reviews.
If anyone asks us to write a positive review (even if their product sucks) then I choose not to work with them. That’s not the way to do business.
Either fix your product so that it has the potential to get a positive review or give up doing business.
I Need Your Support
My ultimate aim is to create a resource for you but maintaining a site like this isn’t free – it costs money. Sites like oDiscuss.com take a lot of hard work, time, and financial investment to write new posts from hiring editors and writers, paying the domain & hosting bills, manage and operating the entire site, which can get expensive. That’s why I need your help.
How Can You Support Us?
Below are few ways you can help and support us:
It only takes one click so I would be extremely grateful if you purchased any services or products through links on this site.
- Visit the Deals and Coupon section to Purchase products or services like; Domain, Hosting, premium WordPress themes, and plugins.
- If you’re thinking of buying a product, then please buy it using an oDiscuss.com referral link.
- If you’re using a product that I recommend, then please leave your review in the comments to help others.
- Spread the word by sharing oDiscuss.com tutorials with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. social media sites, or any other online platform.
Why Should You Help Us?
- There are more than hundreds of high-quality helpful content for you – all of which you can find for free here at oDiscuss.com.
- There are also tons of bloggers that write fake positive reviews without ever testing the product/service only because they want to make a quick referral fee.
- At oDiscuss.com, I treat my reader's best interest as my #1 priority.
All the contents of this site are fully free because the goal at oDiscuss.com is to deliver more high-quality IT, Technology, and Blogging materials to view for all audiences around the world for free.
If you’ve found oDiscuss.com to be helpful, then I hope that you will help support us, so I can continue working towards my mission.
One final disclaimer
By using this website, you agree to the terms of service policy. Details of which can be found on this page.
Thank you for your support!
Md Atiqur Rahman ATIQ