We wanted to create this page to clear up any confusion about how we create the content of this website, what our relationships are with the manufacturers in the industry, etc. We believe in transparency, and we want to use this page to be as transparent as possible with all aspects of our website. We are also disclosing this information in an effort to be in accordance with the FTC’s “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising“. 16 CFR, Part 255
Receiving Free Sample Products
In some cases for our reviews, we received the product for free in exchange for our honest review (in some cases, where noted specifically, we may just provide a summary of the findings of customers elsewhere). We proudly accept free software trials and other products as it gives us the ability to write a first hand account of an actual experience with the product. Our receipt of these products in no way ensures an improved or inflated rating, score or grade as our reviews are based on the merits of the product. The content of our reviews is our best attempt to provide an unbiased and accurate portrayal of each software, service, or product we encounter.
In some cases on our reviews you may find “affiliate links.” Essentially what that means is that if you click the link and make a purchase, we will receive a commission. This comes at no cost to you whatsoever. It simply means that the origin of the sale is tracked back to our website. We may also provide a coupon for a product that is used to track the source of a sale, for which we are then compensated. Not all companies pay a commission, so in an effort to provide full transparency for those reading the reviews, below we disclose the list of companies with whom we have a direct affiliate relationship (either through direct link or coupons we provide). These products/companies are: We may also link to general e-commerce sites where we receive an affiliate commission, though we have no direct relationship with the company that manufactures the product (eg we link to the particular product via Amazon.com and receive a commission, though this is purely a relationship with Amazon, and not a relationship with the compay producing the product).
At this time we do not allow sponsored content (blog posts) on our website. All the content you see was either written or contracted by members of LaunchKit for the sole purpose of providing value to our visitors.
We created this website with a few goals. First, most consumers get very confused when trying to decide on business software. Next, purchasing or hiring a service is highly dependent on the industry you operate in -so we wanted to expose the best options no matter what business you run. Lastly, there is a lot of marketing hype and misinformation that can lead a lot of people away from making the right choice for their business. With that in mind, we wanted to provide information that attempts to simplify the process for you. Opinions on the site are our own, and should be treated as opinions, not final verdicts.
I suggest you use the information on the site as a starting point for your purchasing decisions, but reserve the final say based on your specific needs.
This page was last updated on May 3, 2023 at 9:21 am