Affiliate Disclosure

Affiliate and Earnings Disclosure

Last Updated: December 28th, 2017

It is important you know that I, Charisse Merrill, owner of earn income from this website.

It is also important you know that the compensation I receive (or don’t receive) does not influence the content, topics, posts, or products on this website.  I base my decisions of what to post, sell and recommend on what I believe is most helpful for you.

I will only endorse products or services that I believe from my own experience are worthy of such endorsement.  I will not promote or recommend a product I don’t believe in 100%.

only endorse products that I 100% trust. Every product I link to, mention, or recommend is one I am impressed with.  If I wouldn’t use it, or recommend my family member use it, I will not recommend it to you and your family.

The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely my own.  Even if I appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area,  any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this disclosure.

***I do link up to Amazon Ads.  I have not tried all these products, but recommend any one to purchase from Amazon.  They have great customer service.***

What I do With The Income I Earn on This Website:

I am very grateful for the compensation I receive from the The Merrill Project website.

The income I earn provides the means to pay for hosting my website, payment processors, email list system, membership websites, advertisements and more, which I am continuing to grow.

Anything above and beyond those costs compensates me for time away from my family in order to maintain this website.  I try very hard to be sure that my husband and kids are always my first priority.  However, maintaining this site is not quite a full time job, but myself and my family do make sacrifices for it at times.  Our time is precious and I am glad that there are ways for me to be compensated for my time while helping and supporting others in becoming better prepared.

This income also enables my family to be more self reliant by paying down debt and increasing our savings.

Thank you for supporting me, my family, in this way!  As we earn more, we would love to start donating to charities.

How I am compensated:

My Own Products:

I have created and sell products such as worksheets, forms, lists, eBooks, recipe books and eCourses.  Much time is spent in making these products top notch and more detailed than what is available for free on my website.  In addition, I must pay to produce, host and protect these products.  As such, I charge for access to these products.

Affiliate Earnings:

I am an affiliate for various companies.  You will find links to these companies in my online store, blog posts and occasionally in my sidebar or footer.  If you click on a link and purchase, I will be compensated with a small commission at no additional cost to you (and often at a discount available only through affiliates).

Companies I am an affiliate for include Honeyville, Emergency Essentials, Augason Farm (hopefully soon),  Self Reliant School, and Zaycon.

In addition,  I am a participant in 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

Ways I am Not Compensated:

I am not compensated to provide my opinion on products, services, websites or various other topics.  I do occasionally review products, but the only compensation I might receive for such reviews would be one free product (in order for me to preform a quality review), though I will more often do reviews at my own expense (I purchase the product).  I never accept direct monetary compensation for reviews.
I do not accept any type of advertising on my website.  You will not find sidebar ads or ads for other websites of any type.

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