Value Added Resource is built on trust, transparency, respect, and reciprocity. Readers and subscribers are valuable resources, not data to be sold to the highest bidder.
I believe a website built solely on ad revenue is beholden to those ad interests and where a news site in particular is concerned, those interests may at times assert undue influence on decisions of what to cover and how to cover it.
As Value Added Resource continues to grow, my commitment is quality over quantity, impact over revenue, and providing value to users above all else - no questions and no compromises.
You won't find distracting or privacy invading display ads, sponsored content, or affiliate links on this site for one simple reason - I believe serving readers instead of corporate ad interests is the best way to pursue the kind of independent, investigative and impactful reporting that lies at the heart of why I do what I do.
It's my job to bring value to all of you and hopefully if I've done that job well, you'll want to be part of this journey too.
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CEO Jamie Iannone talks a lot about the high value users who "wake up in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, and jump on eBay."
I'm not sure I'm exactly what he had in mind with that statement, but never the less - you'll find me most mornings doing exactly that across a range of ecommerce sites to bring you unique perspectives and content you won't find anywhere else from an experienced seller perspective.
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