At TexasRealFood, we believe that access to good quality producers should be possible for everyone. That’s why our basic listings and access to the directory will always be free. But, of course, we are a business, so how do we keep TexasRealFood going?
Like any small business starting up, we are self-funded at the moment, and led by a small core team of staff members. In the near future we will be launching our premium features, which are available to businesses for a fee.
There are a number of ways that will help us tick over, including premium listings, sponsored content, affiliate links, and e-mail promotions as part of our paid features. If businesses wish to feature more prominently, they can choose to be included in our featured listings, advertise via our email promotions, or appear first for key search terms as a sponsored listing.
Alongside this, we feature affiliate linking in our articles and features. This costs nothing for the consumer or businesses, but, if an item is purchased through our link, we gain a small commission on the sale. We will always ensure that any advertising or affiliate content is of the same high-quality that our featured businesses and consumers expect from TexasRealFood.
These are all ways that ensure we can continue to keep our directory free and open to all – so that everyone has access to high-quality producers, and that farmers, ranchers, and other businesses have access to consumers that care just as much about real food as they do.