Just to have some clarity in the process, here’s my affiliate policy.
What’s an affiliate link?
When I’m linking to where you can buy something, I’ll often use an “affiliate” link. This link has been provided to me by the company. If you buy the product, I’ll get usually around a 4% (read: tiny) commission on what you’ve bought.
This does not cost you anything.
You will get the product for the same price as if you had bought it from the site without my link.
Why would you use affiliate links if it’s such a small commission?
Well, running a blog isn’t cheap* but I freaking love it. All I want to do read, make videos and write. That’s the ‘dream.’ But I work part-time on a casual basis, so I don’t have a regular income from my job. I’m on social welfare, but that doesn’t exactly cover everything. I’m on medication for my mental health and it’s expensive. I’m trying to make my blog have some sort of income, and it’s tough. Affiliate links are one of the best ways to do it, especially when you’re starting out.
*Hosting is about €10 a month, but really the real expense is my time. It takes away from the time I could be using at a job that pays actual money, you know? Or just chilling. I could use my time to chill too, I guess.
Where are these links?
If I link to a place where you can buy something (e.g. Amazon), you can be pretty sure it’s an affiliate link. I’ll always include a disclaimer though, so don’t worry about being tricked or fooled.
Thanks for reading! Hope this helped clarify what’s going on. If you’ve got any more questions, you can get in touch and I’ll get back to you asap.