When I started RIDEWELL, I knew it wasn’t going to be a huge money-maker. After all, the last thing I wanted to do was ask people to pay me to give them safety information — or my own musings 😉
However, I do put a lot of effort (and often my own funds) into writing, photographing, and generally maintaining this blog. And, unfortunately, I can’t spend all of my money on gear to review for this site. So, I obtain gear for review and support my blog in a few different ways.
One, of course, is selling RIDEWELL gear, and the others are sponsorships and affiliate partnerships.
Here on RIDEWELL, you will never find content that I was paid to write. That’s a promise. This blog is exclusively mine, and here I share my own opinions and insights, not bought by anyone else.
That being said, I occasionally do review gear that has been sent to me by a manufacturer. Whenever this is the case, I will disclose in the body of the article whether or not the gear was sent to me, and what our agreement was about the content about that gear (I hope that makes sense).
Under no circumstances will I review an item of gear that I have not personally worn and road tested.
I value my relationship with my readers, so I choose my affiliate partners very closely. I won’t become an affiliate for a company I wouldn’t recommend — period — and I aim to only work with companies that share similar values to my own.
Whenever I use an affiliate link in an article, I will disclose in the body of that article that I will receive a commission from that link. If there is no disclosure, then I’m not earning a commission.
If you have any questions or concerns about these policies, please feel free to get in touch.
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