Brendan-Ryan.com is a free resource site for beginners. A common question I often get asked is why do you offer everything for free? And it’s usually followed up with how do you make money?
So, I created this page to answer How is Brendan-Ryan.com funded, and Why it matters to you!
Why is Brendan-Ryan.com Free?
As a beginner or small business, you often don’t have a large budget to spend on tools and training. However, those two things are crucial for success.
I started Brendan-Ryan.com with a single goal: create tutorials that are easy to understand and most importantly are 100% free.
My goal is to help small businesses compete with the big guys.
Simply put, I created Brendan-Ryan.com to offer users what I wish we had when I first started out.
How Is Brendan-Ryan.com Funded?
I have always believed in being honest and transparent with my audience. In my opinion, that’s the only way to build a community.
Running a popular website like Brendan-Ryan.com that helps users every month requires significant investment. Both on the server infrastructure part as well as on the content creation part.
So yes, we have to make money otherwise we would have to shut the site down. Below are two primary sources that fund Brendan-Ryan.com.
We create products to help you improve your website.
We also create products of a general nature that may be of interest to our readers.
We include third party products from which we gain a commission.
When you purchase any of our products it helps us fund Brendan-Ryan.com.
We really appreciate everyone in the Brendan-Ryan.com community who use and support our products.
We earn referral fees when you buy services from companies that we recommend.
We only recommend products that we believe will add value to our readers.
We thorougly test and use all products that we recommend.
All opinions are our own, and we do not accept payments for positive reviews.
This monetization method is called affiliate marketing. The biggest brands on the internet offer affiliate programs such as Amazon, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills.
The only difference is that not everyone tell their users how they make money.
Sometimes you will see banner ads like these:
Other times, you will see a special link unique to each website that track referrals such as:
When you click on these link, you are tagged with a special cookie to track the referral. If you end up buying the product, then they pay us a referral fee.
The referral fees vary for each product. For a WordPress book that you may buy at Amazon, we might earn $1. For a premium WordPress theme, we might earn $10.
Question #1 – Will it Cost Me More Money?
No, absolutely not. In most cases, our deals will actually save you money.
Because Brendan-Ryan.com is mostly a tutorial website, a lot of vendors offer our readers exclusive discounts.
For example, if you were to purchase hosting from Bluehost, you would normally pay $7.95 per month for regular hosting. However, if you purchase it by using my referral link, you will get 50% off, paying $3.95.
Please check out our Deals section to find more deals.
Question #2 – Do You See My Personal Details?
Nope. We don’t see any personal information i.e. name, email, address, credit card, etc.
The only thing we see is that an anonymous user made a purchase on date/time and which product they bought.
How Can You Help Us?
Sites like Brendan-Ryan.com takes a lot of investment of time and resources to operate.
We have a many paid programs, applications, and affiliations to be able to create and serve up content for you the end user.
That’s why we need your help. Below are few ways you can help us:
- A simple small donation if you feel able or disposed to do so.
- If you’re thinking of buying a product, then please buy it using a Brendan-Ryan.com referral link.
- If you’re using a product that we recommend, then please leave your review in the comments to help others.
- Spread the word by sharing Brendan-Ryan.com tutorials with your friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.
Why Should You Help Us?
There are several so-called “experts” selling WordPress training for hundreds of dollars – all of which you can find for free here at Brendan-Ryan.com.
There are also tons of bloggers that write fake positive reviews without ever testing the product / service only because they want to make a quick referral fee.
At Brendan-Ryan.com, we are a People First company. We treat our team like family, and our readers best interest is our #1 priority.
All our WordPress tutorials are free because our goal at Brendan-Ryan.com is to level the playing field for small businesses, so they can grow and compete with the big guys.
If you’ve found Brendan-Ryan.com to be helpful, then we hope that you will help support us, so we can continue working towards our mission.
Thank you for support.
Founder of Brendan-Ryan.com