Before we begin, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way:
My name is Pulkit Gera. I run Funnel Gems. I use affiliate links on this site, in the Funnel Gems newsletter and on Funnel Gems social media accounts.
And you probably know what affiliate links are, but if you don’t, there’s a good explanation at the bottom of the post.
Affiliate links and trust
I use affiliate links. But so do a lot of other people.
And some (not all) people do unethical things like creating lots of articles which say good things about low quality, shady tools from scammy companies.
And they do this to somehow try to trick you into buying horrible products. Just so they can make a quick buck.
And that's just wrong.
It makes people lose trust. And I don’t want that to happen.
What I really want, is that you become a fan of Funnel Gems.
And that can only happen if I respect your trust and never lose your trust.
So here's my promise to you...
A promise: To call a spade, a spade
No tool is perfect. Even the tools I recommend have their downsides. So when I talk about the good things about tools/software I recommend, I’ll also make sure to point out their negatives.
Every single one that I can think of.
But I’m human. So it’s possible that eventually I might miss something.
If you think of something, good or bad, that I should include in my content: let me know.
If the point is valid, I’ll edit the blog post and include it. Promise.
Why I use affiliate links
I’m someone who believes in quality, not quantity.
I create low volume, high quality content.
Content that I KNOW will help you boost your digital marketing and make help your business grow.
Sure, I could create expensive courses to teach all the valuable info you'll find on this site, but ...
I CHOOSE to give out my content for free and use affiliate links to generate the revenue. After all, I do need to keep this site running and earn some money.
Which tools/software I promote
I only promote stuff that I know is really high quality and I can stand behind confidently.
Before I can promote a company, I have to look at a few basic things (among many):
- 1Do they provide an excellent product at an excellent price?
- 2Have they built up trust and a good reputation in the industry?
- 3Do they provide great support to their customers?
I only promote companies/tools/software if the answers to ALL these questions are positive.
I spend - a RIDICULIOUS amount of time and effort - figuring out all this and much more.
Honestly, most tools/companies don’t make it through this scrutiny.
I only promote the very best and are some one the companies/tools I promote:
Ahrefs, ActiveCampaign, Cloudways, ThriveThemes, Convertflow and Funnelytics.
Go ahead. Check ‘em out. I’m sure you’ll love what they do.
And of course, I actually use these products.
Should I buy through Funnel Gems’s affiliate links?
That’s a question I cannot answer. It’s up to you.
But if you choose to buy through my affiliate links it would help me generate the revenue which is necessary for me to keep running this site and bringing you the kind of quality content you’d expect to pay for – for free.
Pulkit Gera - Funnel Gems
PS: Below this is info for people who don’t already know about affiliate links.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate links are a special kind of link. If you click an affiliate link and buy something from the site it links to, then the person (or company) that posted a link will get a commission from the seller.
For example: This is my affiliate link for ActiveCampaign. If you click this link and purchase an ActiveCampaign subscription, I earn commissions from ActiveCampaign.
Companies like ActiveCampaign have a lot of affiliates promoting their products. They need an automated system to figure out which affiliate referred them the new client. So they use tracking.
This simply means that each of their affiliates will have a unique ID and they will need to use that in their affiliate links to let ActiveCampaign know who referred the customer.
How are the commissions earned?
If you buy a product through my affiliate link and you don’t refund within a certain timeframe (this varies with each seller’s affiliate program), then the seller will pay me the commission, usually within a couple of months after you make the purchase.
Do I pay extra?
Nope. You don’t pay anything extra.
The commission is paid by the seller to the affiliate and it’s usually a percentage of the amount you paid. This means that the seller pays me the commission but you don’t pay a single extra penny.
How can I tell if a link is an affiliate link or not?
On this site you can assume that any link which contains /go/ in the URL is most likely an affiliate link. Hover the mouse over the link and look to the bottom left of your browser.
You can also assume that any link in the newsletter is probably an affiliate link too.
If you’re ever in doubt that a link on this site, in the newsletter or my social media posts in an affiliate link or not, just assume that it is.
If you want to clarify, just ask me. Make sure you mention the website URL or the email’s subject line or the link to the social media post.
What if I don’t want to buy through Funnel Gems’s affiliate link?
Cool. No problem.
I understand that sometimes people don’t want to use affiliate links for whatever reason.
A simple way to do this would be to open the link in an incognito window and remove the last part of the URL in your address bar after the question mark (including the question mark). Copy the remaining URL. Then close the incognito window and open this URL in the normal browser. That should work for most affiliate links (some also track IP addresses so it might be a good idea to switch your IP address as well before making the purchase).
If you need help, contact me and I’ll guide you.