I just want to make it clear that I am an affiliate of eDiets.com and participate in their “Testimonial” program. That means I blog about my food a few times a week and participate in their online community on their website — and get a discount on my meal plan for doing so.
That said, I am not obligated to love/like/blubber about or endorse ANYTHING. I say what I feel about the meals — which just happens to usually be positive things because they are honestly fantastic. I have had meals I don’t like and I’m always honest. I started this blog when I started the diet last February and a few month later, after I had a following of the eDiets.com company and they were loving my blog, they offered to let me be in their Testimonial program. I didn’t have to change anything about what I was doing and I would be getting a refund for a portion of my meal delivery costs, and the deal sounds like a win/win. I get to be lose weight, blog about the experience and get paid to tell the truth about how much I love it. Good stuff.
And, as you probably noticed, I also have an “compensated affiliate since July 2010″ posted on my “Try eDiets for Yourself!” page. That’s due to the fact that eDiets has provided me with a link to their website that tracks how many people are motivated to sign up for their meal plans through my blog. For every person who sign up through my blog, I get a few bucks thrown my way.
So, in the spirit of full disclosure, I do want to be upfront about saying that I get a discount from the company for maintaining a my blog and that I am an affiliate of eDiets.com.
No surprises here, right? Happy reading! (Go sign up for a plan!)
**Compensated affiliate since July 2010**