What is an affiliate link? An affiliate link is a link on a website that sends you to a product (typically a listing on Amazon.com) or service, and if you buy it, I get a tiny commission and it does not impact your price at all. It’s a great way to support this site.
Examples and real-life numbers:
I have posted links to cameras I’ve used and recommend for several years now. After so many years, ONE person bought a camera and I got $40. That’s over 2 years of work and only $40. Yikes, I never said I did this for the money ;-).
Another example, I’ve made some low-dollar sales this year (mainly guidebooks) and I received a commission on those items. “How much?” you ask. A whopping $4.71 for 3 months of writing articles! I’m so close to retirement I can taste it.
As you can see, I’m not getting rich and I’m not selling out to the corporate overlords just yet. I would of course love and appreciate it if you used my links so I can continue to make content that you may find interesting.
Of course I only recommend things I use or have used. Folks would figure it out quickly if I was recommending junk.
There are affiliate links all over this site and they help me (in small ways now) to earn money to continue these efforts.
I’ve also got a SHOP coming soon, so please check it out.
Message me or comment below if you have any questions about the products I recommend.