We are commonly asked why we blog and how our blog makes money?
So, we’re creating this page to answer these questions.
Why does Med Lab Study Hall blog?
We create blog posts because we believe it is important to provide free, industry-relevant content to our site visitors. As a freelance blogger and medical content creator, you often don’t have a large budget to spend. However, creating industry-relevant content in these things are crucial for success.
Who is our primary audience?
Our audience consists primarily of medical laboratory professionals or students interested in pursuing a medical laboratory career. We also get site visitors from professionals working in other fields of medicine or education.
We started Med Lab Study Hall in 2020 with the following goals.
- Create industry-relevant blog content that is free and easy to understand.
- Provide a portal where industry-relevant education, merchandise, and services can be purchased.
Simply put, we created Med Lab Study Hall to offer users what we wish we had when we first started out.
How does Med Lab Study Hall make money?
We believe in being honest and transparent with our audience. In our opinion, that’s the only way to build a loyal community.
Running a website like Med Lab Study Hall requires significant investment, both on the hosting/server infrastructure side as well as on the content creation side.
So, we have to make money. Otherwise, we would likely have to shut the site down. We have two primary sources that fund Med Lab Study Hall: our products and services, and by earning referral fees from products or services we recommend.
We create content (blogs, articles, learning aids, job aids, lecture materials, assessments, online courses) and design products (novelty items and apparel) for our website audience.
We also recommend products from companies we respect and trust. In addition, we offer education and consulting services.
We truly appreciate everyone in the Med Lab Study Hall community who utilizes or purchases our products and services. Thank you.
We earn referral fees when you buy products or services from companies that we recommend.
We only recommend products that we believe will be useful or enjoyable for our readers. 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, Zazzle, eBay, Google, etc. Many of your favorite sites use affiliate marketing to pay the bills.
The only difference is that not everyone tells their users how they make money.
What do these referral links look like?
Sometimes you will see banner ads.
Other times, you will see a special link unique to each website that tracks referrals.
When you click on these banner ads or links, a new tab will open in your web browser. You are tagged with a special cookie to track the referral. If you actually buy the product from our link, then our affiliates pay us a referral fee.
The referral fees vary for each product.
For a product or service offered by our affiliate sites, we earn a very modest referral fee (typically 1-5 percent of the purchase price).
For a product designed by our sister brand, SafeIdiot Designs, we might earn a 10-25 percent commission on the sale.
This may not seem like a lot of money, but every little bit helps offset our costs and we appreciate it very much.
Question #1 – Will it Cost Me More Money?
No, absolutely not. In most cases, our deals may actually save you money because some vendors may offer us discounts. If we receive a discount, we pass that discount directly to our site visitors.
Question #2 – Do You See My Personal Details?
Never. 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 a particular date/time and which product they bought.
How Can You Help Us?
Sites like Med Lab Study Hall take a lot of time and investment to operate.
We are currently adding additional outside writers, editors, affiliates, and contributors. We pay a nominal fee for these contributions and services.
That’s why we need your help. Below are a few ways you can help us:
- If you’re thinking of buying a product, then please buy it using one of our referral links.
- If you’re using a product that we recommend, then please leave your review in the comments to help others. If we find a negative review on our site regarding one of our recommended products, we will remove that product from our site.
Thank you for your loyalty to Med Lab Study Hall!