We monetise Rasp & Rivet in various ways…

Affiliate links

Most Rasp & Rivet articles contain affiliate links, including links from the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca, endless.com, smallparts.com, myhabit.com, and other websites affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.

If you click on an affiliate link, it uses tracking code that enables me to earn a small commission on the product you buy through Amazon.

Other sites we use for affiliate links might include:

  • Moosejaw.com
  • DHGate.com
  • AliExpress
  • Avangate
  • Clickbank
  • ShareASale

You don’t pay more

Buying through an affiliate link doesn’t push up the price. you pay the same as you would have, had you not used our link. We get a cut of the original price; we don’t add to the original price.

Contextual links

We use contextual links on Rasp & Rivet. Contextual link services such as Viglink injects links into our content automatically. This allows us to concentrate on creating content, while they offer us another stream of income.

Why monetize?

Why try to make money from a blog? After all, it’s a bunch of words and pictures. These things are easy to whack together!

Some of them are.

But not this one.

Our reviews are thousands of words long. Now, we could spin up those thousands of words using AI, but this is where we’re different. We test the products we write about. And we test them really hard.

Our articles aren’t jumbled concoctions of incomprehensible jargon.

We spend an enormous amount of time crafting reviews for our audience. Our goal is to inform and educate.

It takes days, sometimes weeks, to craft these pieces. We need to put food on the table with this tool, or else there’s no point.


Just to expand on the issue of AI.

AI is a phenomenal tool, but it comes with trouble. For one, you’ll start seeing a bunch of content online that seems authoritative, but was written by an AI bot (they’re that good; we use them for other projects).

With Rasp & Rivet, the idea is to offer product reviews of such quality that it’s impossible for AI to emulate.

That’s the differentiator.

AI cannot buy a product, feel it, squeeze it, roll it, taste it, kick it, etc.

Until they’re able to do that, Rasp & Rivet will continue to offer authentic product reviews.

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