Support Me

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I built this page for my friends and family, but if you find this site to be helpful, or if you are interested in just putting a little extra money in my pocket, consider using my affiliate links to some of the top stores on the web. These links should not effect the way the sites operate and you can (and should!) come here every time you want to shop at the following stores/shops/sites.

Any money I make from these links will go directly into my bank account and will be used in my on going effort to never have a real job again.

The way affiliate marketing work is a company sets up affiliate programs and gives webmasters a % of a sale (or a CPA – cost per acquisition, like a flat rate finders fee), on all users that go through the affiliates links. You wonder why a merchant would do that? Well it saves them money on marketing and advertising, and unlike marketing and advertising it actually is guaranteed to work, since they only pay an affiliate when a sale is made. Pay per performance!

If you have any specific stores that you shop at often, feel free to contact me, or leave a comment and I will see if I can join their program and add their link.

Super Stores:

  • Amazon.com – The worlds largest store, they are like ebay in that they sell everything. They sell both new and used items and usually offer shipping for free. I am not sure what I make from this, but it varies by department and can be as low as 2% up to 10% I think.

Clothing, Apparel & Accessories:

Food & Drink:

  • SodaStreamUSA.com – These are the people that make those sweet home soda makers which will save you a ton of money if you drink soda/seltzer water all the time. Read my in depth review of a SodaStream here. If you buy from my link I get 5% or something like that, so like 5 bucks if you order one.
  • Imperfect Product – I believe you get your first box for free.

Interweb – Hosting & SaaS:

  • Best Of The Web – This is an online web directory, much like early Yahoo!. If you add your site through this link I get a % of the sale, which I think is like $20.
  • WP-Engine – They are an amazing webhost if you have wordpress sites. I believe this link will give you 20% off and I will get around $200 for the signup!
  • Dreamhost – This is a pretty great host who offers very cheap hosting. I use this to host a bunch of smaller sites and make a few bucks if you sign up. This link may give you $50 off when you sign up.
  • DigitalOcean – I use this to host some things that were customized by a developer. You can also use it to host wordpress sites, but it is a little more complex than I am willing to do. EXCELLENT uptime, speed and price.
  • HelpScout – this is a great helpdesk software. I use it for a team mailbox, where anyone can reply. The plan we have allows you to have a live chat on the site, and a knowledge-base. It is a bit expensive per month, but I feel is well worth it.
  • CoinBase – If you want to be an 31337 h4x0r than you owe to yourself to use this highly regulated crypto trading platform. I get $10 of bit coin for free if you signup. Tell all your friends so I can have SO MUCH bitcoinz.

Travel & Ride Share:

  • Lyft – Get $5 dollar free credit for using this link. Or use the code 5dollars4u
  • Car2Go – Use the code: JOINC2GPDX_wertrose and they will give you some free credits.
  • Uber – use the code uberfreecredits and recieve a free ride. It used to be $20 credit at some point, but they keep on lowering it. I probably have gotten 50 free rides though, so thank you!
  • Hotel Tonight – use the code gkepnick and I believe you get some credit, and so will I.
  • AirBNB – You will get $40 in free credit and I think I get $20.

Other:

  • OfficeDesigns.com – They sell high end office furniture like Aerons and Mirra chairs, and this is where I bought my Mirra. I get 4% of your order.
  • SnowBlowers.net – Find a snow blower you like here and purchase it. I will get a few percent off that sale. For those in Chicago, a good single stage snowblower should be good enough for the annual winters.
  • PhotoAirFresheners.com – I make $2 per order that is submitted.
  • Best Generators – Find a portable generator on this site you like and buy it. I’ll get a few percent from the sale. Generators are pretty sweet if you live in areas that can get hit by big blizzards or natural disasters.
  • NaperValley Masonry – This is my Dads website, so I do not really get anything from it, but I guess eventually the money would trickle down : P If you need brick work done in the Chicago Suburbs, check out his site. He is a skilled mason, and has old world talent which means quality and pride in the work. His stuff actually is good unlike 90% of the brick you see in Chicago’s new construction.
  • Postmates: Use the code labhjm and you will get $100 in free delivery credit (in the first month which they do not tell you), and I will get matching credits in my account. This is a decent service if it is available in your area.
  • AmericanExpress – I get $50 and you get between $250&500. Amex is a great company to have a business credit card through. I use this new card called SimplyCash Plus I believe and I get 3% back on PPC spend… now I just need to spend a million a month to make it worthwhile.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 JamesAL 02.01.07 at 9:20 pm

While lisening to my iPod it froze-up from the controls within my truck (Jeep Liberty). I thought it was toast, clicked onto your site for quick fix and your fix fixed my Pod, thanks

2 Emmett 03.09.07 at 8:58 pm

Thanks for your reviews of the Novaform mattress. This is the second best rack I have ever bought. The first being the 36Ds that Dr. Smith did for me wife. At any rate, I plan on getting lots of use out of both racks.

Thanks

3 Taylor 05.14.07 at 3:55 pm

Just curious, how did you get involved with all of these percentage deals, and are they available to anyone?

Thanks, love the blog
-TD

4 Werty 05.14.07 at 4:08 pm

Hey Taylor, well they are available to anyone pretty much with a website… a good place to start is http://www.cj.com/ but there are 100’s of other places, if not 1000’s that offer similar services.

It is called affiliate marketing.

Cheers,
George

5 Tasie 04.28.08 at 8:48 pm

Hey! Thanks soo much for the iPod tip! I was worried that i had broke my iPod for good and that i would have to buy another but thanks to you, it works great now!

6 Ivan earl 03.22.09 at 1:12 am

Of all the jin joints in all the world thank god you walked into mine.
I was heartbroken and had to wait until I could get on line. Then the words came to me, my ffucking (yyes, I I sttammer) ipod has frozen and you, you made it play for me, play it, my god it played.
Now I leave you tears in my eyes, shit I’m over doing this, Thanks.

7 Anne 08.17.09 at 8:10 am

Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this question or not.

I have loaded my 500 cds of song and music onto my computer and transferred them to my ipod. However when I went back to sort them out on my computer there were gone. I reloaded them. Went back again to sort them out and yet again they were gone. Help !! where are they please???

What am I doing wrong?

A.H

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