All the stuff I’ve recommended here like Lyle’s McDonald’s books and Dan John’s DVD’s etc I’ve bought myself….and there is stuff like EliteFTS’s Bench Press and Squat DVD’s that I think are great and taught me a lot…along with all the other stuff that I’ve also bought that I think is great…as well as the stuff I’ve bought that was absolute garbage…which I will tell you about as well.
Then there is the stuff that friends and or colleagues have produced that I just think is a rip off and I wouldn’t recommend…are you following me?
What I’m getting at is that there is stuff that I’d recommended that if you saw here and you liked and decided you wanted as well that I’d get a cut of basically.
Now the thing is I’ve got a few different thoughts on the subject:
1. Does it make me a total sell out…is it a step towards the dark side of the force from which I’d never return?
2. Would it annoy people if I said ‘I bought this and I think it is good…if you want it as well click this link and I’ll get a piece of the action’?
3. Personally I’m wondering what will happen when I recommend some stuff that people have produced and not other products…will I get hate mail from them or will the ‘Federation of Internet Fitness Entrepreneurs’ put a hit out on me?
4. The people who’s stuff I’ve already recommended are people who I would like to see do well because I think their stuff is quality and I have no problem with the idea that they are making sales because someone saw a reference to it here. I’m worried that people will think…this guy is just pimping this stuff to get his cut.
I’m actually not sure whether I want to do it myself and figure there are people reading this blog that have a lot more experience with this sort of thing as consumers…and I know there a industry people who are reading this as well who understand and take part in ‘affiliate’ programs…and might be able to give me their impressions and opinions on what they think I should do? That’s what the ‘anonymous’ option is for on the comment’s section.
So…what is the general feeling?
Whichever way it goes…I won’t do anything without letting anyone who is reading this know what is going on so you can make your own decisions. At the moment I have recommended stuff because I bought it and I think it is good and because I often get asked about this sort of stuff. What I’m talking about is that in the future would it be OK if I did the same thing but got a kick back for doing so…or would that just blow?