Frequently Asked Questions 2016-10-14T16:19:46+00:00

Have questions? Well I have answers! I plan to add more Q & A’s as they come in. They are not the easiest to think of on my own, but I do want to share with the audience. So if you have a question that you think I should add here please send me an email or tweet at @adam_mulholland and I will be happy to answer away.

Can I get periodical reports emailed to me so I know how things are going? 2016-09-06T18:05:40+00:00

Yes you can! Periodical reports are available to be sent to your email at a set amount of time in your account. You can choose when you want them with ease by having them weekly, monthly, quarterly or however else you need them.

Can I use a QR code if need be? 2016-09-06T18:03:59+00:00

Yes. You can find the QR code in your account. It should function without any issues. If you have any issues please feel free to send an email over.

How do I verify my email address? 2016-09-06T18:02:26+00:00

I require email verification for all affiliates. The verification link will be sent to your inbox upon registration. That link will expire after 24 hours and your account will be deleted after 30 days of not being verified. I was going to go 14-days, but I know life happens. If you have any issues please contact me right away so I can work with you to get your info handled.

Are my referrals lifetime? 2016-09-06T13:51:44+00:00

No they are not. Each affiliate earns the sales for 30 days after the first customer purchase. Perhaps in the future this will change but currently 30 days is the limit.

Can anyone be an affiliate? 2016-09-06T13:49:36+00:00

Sure. If you are interested in making a bit of money by sending customers to my store for a conversion then yes, please signup. My goal is to sell services and being an affiliate means you get 20% or more on each sale for up to 30 days after the first purchase. Pay out is easy. I can send a check, PayPal, Bitcoin, or another means. We can always work that out to what works for the both of us.

Verification gave me an error and it brought me here. 2016-09-06T13:46:38+00:00

I set the error to redirect you here so I can answer this question. If you are reading this and did not come here as a redirect then this won’t relate to you. If you had an error confirming your affiliate account please email me at [email protected] and I will make sure all the account information is correct. I am happy to go the extra mile in helping us to work together.

Do you do affiliate links in your reviews? 2016-08-26T11:15:34+00:00

Yes, and I fully disclose this. I figure if I am sending you somewhere it’s because I think it adds value and I use it too. I don’t use affiliate links on anything else. I use very few of them and if any of them are questionable then please let me know. Paid plugins I use from CodeCanyon and WiredTree hosting are the main ones I use. Also, the Sendy affiliate links are disclosed as well. Transparency is important to me.

If you think I haven’t disclosed or question any links please feel free to let me know. I will do my best to reply and explain why something is the way it is.

Do you guest post on other websites? 2016-10-14T16:21:24+00:00

Rarely. I have enough to do over here on this site, but there are times that I think I have the time to squeeze one in. It needs to be a topic I like to discuss and limited editorial oversight. I will walk away from an opportunity if I feel that the terms or changes would affect the post or my schedule. I am glad to work something out with another blogger through email. Type up your thoughts and send them over. I am always looking for the right project, but to date I have only written a few posts that were not on my own site.

Do you always write long blog posts? 2016-10-14T16:21:24+00:00

95% of the time I do. I write until I feel like I adequately covered my points. That could be at 1,000 words or 5,000. I have an will write shorter blogs as a side post about what I might be doing or just a site update. I know reading posts this long can be a time consuming task. I try to create an audio blog if I have the time.

How are the items being reviewed chosen? 2016-10-14T16:21:24+00:00

I review things that I have used for a reasonable amount of time. The minimum time I use to review an item is 1 month. Like my reviews on Amazon or elsewhere, I wait until 6 months in some cases or longer. I choose the items based on how an average user may use the plugin unless otherwise noted. Some companies will offer some period of premium features so I can compare them to a free tier. Unless I think more people would opt for the premium, I decline the offer and usually review only the free teir with a mention on other options.

I personally would not use a premium level product for a review and drop down to a free tier. I would only add the premium version if I know I will continue to use the premium after the trial period. This is rare. I personally hate subscriptions and always look to see if there is a one-time payment option on CodeCanyon or something.

Do you post advertorials or native advertisement? 2016-08-26T09:36:11+00:00

No. I believe this type of content is deceptive and I know by doing these you can be paid well depending on results. I would rather not trade trust for money. I have zero interest in posting these kinds of pieces. Marketing companies have created cute phrases like “native advertisements” to make it sound better than the “writer is on the take for what seems to be an article about what they love and encourage others to buy or do” description.

Can I request a topic to have you write about? 2016-10-14T16:21:24+00:00

Sure you can. Just send me an email and I will see if I can add it to my list of topics. If it’s to promote a plugin, theme or platform then I will only blog about it after I have used it and I think it adds value to the audience. I don’t do “native advertisements”, otherwise known as bullshit. I gladly discuss many topics here and would love to cover something specific. Email me and I will reply as soon as I can.

How do you choose the topics you blog about? 2016-08-23T09:57:34+00:00

I try to write about things I know about or have learned over the years. I certainly can’t claim that I know everything, but I know enough to create content. I just choose topics that I think about, run into problems with, or things that I think would be cool. I am always reading and learning so this keeps plenty of topics ready to discuss. If there is a topic you want me to cover please feel free to email it to me and I will decide whether or not it’s something I can do. I will respond to all emails that need it.

Can you review my framework, plugins, platform? 2016-10-14T16:21:25+00:00

The answer is 99% no. I only review things that I have used or I am currently using so I can get a fair sense of the software. If I have no reason to use your software then I can’t review it. This also goes for offering me a free premium upgrade to see the features for a certain amount of time. I want to use a plugin or addon as a normal user would and most will not pay for the premium price. If I think it’s worth paying for then I will personally pay for it and use it before writing the reveiw. I want to have an unbiased look at what I am testing or implementing. The publisher or coder doesn’t get to tell me to write it this way or that. The only bias in my content is my own.

I use paid plugins, and some have affiliate links but I disclose that. It gives me a few bucks, but nothing amazing. I try my very best to be 100% transparent and if I am not then please call me out for it. Please also respect my review good or bad and I welcome any developer to rebut my experience and post.

If you have something you think would be in my scope to review then send me an email. I use WordPress, Xenforo, Woocommerce, and other platforms that I have put to rest. Those are Magento, Prestashop, Joomla, Drupal, PHPProBid, and so much more. If you have a free and a premium plugin, please only ask me to review the free.

How is this site funded? 2016-10-14T16:21:25+00:00

My blog is funded by selling services, merchandise (eventually), and maybe donations or membership. It’s not necessary for me to raise money for the site, but it would be cool to cover the yearly server fee, domain renewal, and premium plugin renewals. This is why I started my company, Adding Social, LLC. Any revenue is counted as business-related and will fund the minimum needs. As of now, I personally fund my blog.

Do you use ads or will accept payment for an ad on the site? 2016-08-23T09:19:24+00:00

No. I strongly dislike ads on the web. I know everyone tells me how they need it to keep the lights on, but that isn’t true. Ads also tend to clutter the site and I want the cleanest site on the web that I can produce. Even if you offered $XXXX for a banner ad I wouldn’t accept it because it will make the site look cheap, I respect my readers, and I will never be at the mercy of an advertiser. I strongly dislike ads regardless of type. The internet wasn’t created for this.

Do you release content on a schedule? 2016-10-14T16:21:25+00:00

I tried to, but I failed miserably. I always have about 50+ drafts of articles I am working on and I release them when I think it’s ready. I want to present my words properly with a nice graphic, a narration, and a video whenever I can. I stopped podcasting in early 2015 due to the medicines I have to take. It dulled my mind a bit and I care too much to put out a podcast that isn’t a quality piece. I still do some video when I can as well. Most of this is all dependent on my work schedule and family life. I would expect stability in November, 2016. Once I retire from the Air Force I won’t have a 50-80 hour/week commitment that I can fill with making content instead. It’s always a challenge but I have done well by most standards over the last 20 years.

Where is home for you? 2016-04-12T11:22:48+00:00

Tough question every time it’s asked. Jewett City, CT was once my home from age 6-18. After that I spent 4 years in NC, 1 year in TX, 7 years in GA, and almost 8 years in South Korea. During those stays I ended up squeezing in almost a year in Saudi Arabia, 17 trips to the Philippines, 5 trips to Thailand and so many other places. So where is home? I don’t even know if I understand the definition of it these days. I miss my friends and family, but I can’t imagine moving back to New England, Florida, or even the Philippines permanently. The world is an amazing place and it changes your views dramatically and makes you see things you never would see otherwise.

Home is where happiness is. That’s probably the best answer I can give you. My dream would be to have a home in Colorado, a house in the Philippines, an apartment in South Korea, a Condo in Thailand, and maybe a place to rest in New Zealand. I can always dream…right?

Are you a religious person? 2016-04-12T11:14:32+00:00

No I am not. I am an atheist, but I don’t push my views or judge other people. As long as your views don’t affect my life or world we are good. I have a respect for religion and have studied a bit on several. I am a fan of Buddhism after several trips to Thailand because it’s a very different experience. I won’t change to join Buddhism, but I can respect the happiness it seems to bring the people who follow it. Life is much more forgiving and free when you don’t have the anchors that I see so many people attach to themselves. I also won’t be writing about religion here, but I will end this answer by saying I have a deep respect for Neil Degrasse Tyson and his own views.

What are your political views? 2016-10-14T16:21:25+00:00

This is something I don’t normally include in my business, but I am a progressive liberal. I changed several years ago and life has been so much better. I actually wrote about it on Medium a while back. I like to think relationships and people are more important that money. You can still have both and own a thriving business. I promise that I won’t write my political views on my blog. This will be the only time I will probably mention it, but I am not shy about answering it.

What’s your favorite color? 2016-04-12T11:24:57+00:00

Green has always been my favorite color, hence the website.

Where do you live? 2016-04-12T11:00:25+00:00

I live in South Korea about 63Km from Seoul. I am in the Air Force and have been here almost 5 times this go. I am leaving shortly as I retire and move to the Philippines. I enjoy traveling and look forward to a life back in the civilian side of life.

What do you write about? 2016-10-14T16:21:25+00:00

To be completely foward, I write about what things I might be working on or thinking about at the moment. That could be podcasting, content creation, or building a new PC for the office. As much as I would love to confine myself to one area, I just can’t seem to do it. I want to share information that I think someone might find useful. You can expect anything at any time. I write when I get a bit of time to spare to write something meaningful. I even share personal things like vacations or just what I am up to. If there is something you want me to write about just send me an email and let me know.

Who Is Adam? 2016-04-11T13:17:46+00:00

First, I am just a regular dude that is into a lot of stuff like technology, web development, design, and business. You can get the down and dirty in the About Me page where I list a lot of my background and interests. Secondly, I want to help people that have an interest in using the internet or starting a business. I have experienced failure and success throughout my life and took away a lot of tried and true experience that can be shared.