How We Use Advertising and Links
LinkdHOME is a reader supported website. I pay my costs with some income generated by showing ads, but mostly through commissions earned by referring customers to retailers with which I have affiliate agreements.
When you click on a link to a product page in these articles and make a purchase, I may receive a commission on that sale, but this commission does not impact the price you pay, it just helps me to keep up with the new tech in a field that is constantly changing.
I acquire most of the hardware I use and review the same way as you, by buying it from the same places I link to. Occasionally a device maker might send a review sample, but if they do I will disclose that as well in the article.
I choose to write about products that I think are interesting for the smart home enthusiast, or are otherwise worthy of exploration. The evaluations I give are based on my own use and experience in the industry, and are not influenced by the commissions I receive. My focus is on giving you the best info I can, and the alternatives that might be a better fit for your situation.
Presently I am affilited with Amazon through their Associates program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon is a great fit for these products as I can find good quality buying options for almost everything in the market, and they can get it to the most people without having to hunt for alternative retailers in many cases.