Last updated: February 4, 2021
whatNerd is a passion project for us. We all have full-time jobs elsewhere but we continue writing for whatNerd because we're geeks at heart, we love writing about the geeky things that interest us, and we want to share that with you.
That said, there are costs to running this website. We also want to expand our writing team in the future. In order to keep the site going and bring in new writers, we need to make some money.
And so we've partnered as an affiliate for several companies.
Whenever we recommend a product or service in an article, we seek out that company to see if there's an opportunity for partnership. Most of the time, there is! With an affiliate partnership, we earn a bit of commission whenever a reader clicks a link to a product or service and ends up buying that product or signing up for that service.
These links are called "affiliate links."
We feel it's important to note that we never promote a product or service simply because that company offers an affiliate program.
whatNerd only recommends products and services that we personally believe in. If we wouldn't use it ourselves or recommend it to our friends and family, we won't recommend it to you.
We always write our articles with our personal recommendations in mind, and then seek out affiliate opportunities for what we've recommended. If an affiliate opportunity doesn't exist, we'll still recommend it---just without an affiliate link.
Per our editorial policy, whatNerd strives to minimize undue bias and external influence in our articles. whatNerd strives for utmost transparency and authenticity in everything we write.
We are currently partnered with the following brands and networks:
- Amazon Associates
- CJ (Commission Junction)
- Epic Games Store
- Forged Gaming
- Impact Radius
- Sovrn (formerly VigLink)
Affiliate links do not affect your browsing experience in any way.
You don't pay more for a product or service because you used an affiliate link. In fact, some of our affiliate links actually provide a discount or bonus if you go through and end up making a purchase. Such discounts and bonuses will be clearly marked wherever relevant.
Ultimately, affiliate links help keep our site alive, and it's one way you can support us.
Thank you for your support!
whatNerd is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."