Wondering why there are no ads on our site? Curious how we make money? My, you’re a savvy shopper!
Unlike many shady half-hearted review sites in the fitness (and other) industries, we do NOT accept paid inclusions, endorsements, or advertisements of any kind on FitRated.com.
How We Make Money (and why it’s awesome for you):
In order to provide you with an awesome experience saving time and money searching for fitness products with our real in-depth reviews, we have to bring in some cash to cover expenses (we have spent $1,000′s building this site and reviewing products so far, and plan to make it even better with more investments every month), and we do it through proper use of affiliate relationships with top-rated fitness retailers.
What does this mean for you? Basically, this changes nothing on your end, except that the quality of our reviews is higher than if we weren’t earning anything from our hard work.
Here’s how it works: when you read our reviews and decide on the right product for you, if you click a link on our site, that link shows the merchant we referred you as a customer, and they pay us a commission on the sale, kind of like referring a friend to an apartment complex, or the commission a real estate agent receives for helping you find/sell your home.
This doesn’t change the price you pay (though sometimes you’ll save money with a discount, coupon code or promotion we find for you), and our opinions and reviews are unbiased.
Many affiliates say things like this, but unlike them we review products that don’t have affiliate programs, meaning we can’t make any money on those reviews since we don’t advertise or accept endorsements.
Why do we go to the trouble? Because some products are a great fit for many people, and we want to make them known even if we make no money from the hours upon hours we spend reviewing them.
Our goal is to help you find the best fitness products for you, and if you’re successful we’re successful.