Quick Affiliate Disclosure
The folks at IBBB enjoy writing about the best of the worst reality shows and recommending cool products that they love on a regular basis. You, the reader, can support us by simply reading and sharing our content and, perhaps, purchasing the products that we recommend. To be clear, when you click on a link of a product that we recommend, we may earn a commission from third-parties like Amazon.com and through our partnership with Skimlinks. More on all this…and more…below.
Who Runs This Show?!
Patrick is the Editor-in-Chief, lead editor, and overall fun guy of IBBB since 2006 (yes, really). He used his digital expertise to create and launch BestProducts for Hearst Magazines in 2015, was named as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders” by Folio Magazine, and has contributed original content to sites like Harper’s BAZZAR, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, and more.
More importantly he loves choosing and testing out the latest must-have products, picking gifts for endless people on his list, and watching just about every reality show ever created (and writing recaps for most of them). He’s a proud uncle of three, amateur runner, decent joke teller, and pop culture junkie. Some say “well rounded” others say “what?”
How We Choose Products
All content on IBBB, INC is editorially curated – meaning we’re choosing products we love, researched, reviewed and, in many cases, tested ourselves. No robots here! We cover a wide variety of categories including tech, toys, gifts (like a ton of gifts), grooming, skincare, men’s fashion, and many of our favorite retailers.
We never will take a product in exchange for a favorable review. Ever. 99% of products we purchase ourselves. If a brand wants to partner with us we’ll clearly display in the article that the product was given to us for consideration. We can’t be bought. Well, we can for a price. We’re joking. Sort of.
We Don’t Only Work With Amazon
So why do we recommend so many products via Amazon, you ask? Great question. The simple answer is that we honestly love shopping on Amazon, especially because we usually can get either free 2-day shipping (with Amazon Prime, of course) and in some cases same day shipping depending on where in the United States you live. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t shop on Amazon?! It just seems easier this way.
However, we also work with and link to hundreds of other retailers as well – especially if we think they have a better price, a super unique product, or we just feel like it. Our partnership with Skimlinks is great because they manage all those retailer relationships for us, which is awesome, because we don’t have the time and then we can spend our time doing things like we really love like recapping what happened this week on Teen Mom. #Priorities.
So does this mean we’ll only choose to link where we can make money? Nope. Take a tour around and you’ll see we’ve linked all over the place, including places that actually don’t pay. Basically, we’re not going to just link to Amazon because of their affiliate commission policy. I mean, Amazon does rule though amiright?!
Once we make some money from the affiliate commissions we do things like keep the lights on around here, pay some bills (hello server costs!), deal with taxes (what an absolute bummer) and maybe buy some beers and the like. It always changes.
We good now? I know, that wasn’t so bad was it? Thanks for reading and for supporting IBBB. We hope we made you laugh and we hope maybe you bought something we recommended and it just made your life…better.
Oh, and if you’re looking for some marketing stats or need to get in touch directly here are some quick links to take you there.