I have always tried to keep you guys informed about my relationships with other companies, especially affiliate marketing. There is no denying that it has the power to influence content. I hope that by providing disclosure you can judge for yourself if I have honestly provided useful advice or if you should question it and move on. No one should needlessly apply for a financial product, but if you are going to anyway I always appreciate the support you provide this blog.
Some of you know I have had more difficulty than most getting approved for the major affiliate programs. I think it’s largely an issue of misperception (I have the word “hack” in my title) and the more recent move by many banks to limit the addition of new affiliates. To get around this issue for the time being, I have come up with an alternative solution. It requires an extra step on your part, so I want to explain.
There is a blue and white ad on the right sidebar that says “Best Travel Rewards Cards.” If you click on that ad, you will be redirected to a page with many card offers that you can filter and sort in different ways. To be clear, Credit Karma remains responsible for the accuracy of any content on that landing page, but I do receive compensation if you use them to apply.
There are rules for what I can and cannot say since I am not a direct affiliate. What I want you to know is I will still be looking out for the best available offer when I suggest one or the other. I will still be maintaining my list of cards that includes offers that don’t pay me anything at all. There is never any expectation that you use these links to apply for a card.
Questions? Fire away.