Hi, welcome to the blog. I like to transparent and honest about what I’m doing on the blog, and that includes my use of affiliate links. After all, you have a right to know I use them, what they’re all about, and what happens when you click on one.
If you click on an affiliate link, then continue on and make a purchase, I earn commission.
This is how it works: Let’s say I’m using, or find some product or service, Klook for example, which I feel will benefit you, or any other visitor to the blog. I join their affiliate program, they give me my own unique “affiliate tracking code” which I can add to my links. When you click on one of those links, the tracking code informs Klook, or whoever the service provider is, that you arrived on their page via a link on my blog.
In all other respects – affiliate links are just like any other link. If you finish up making a purchase, you pay exactly the same amount as would if you went direct to the seller’s website. Any commission they pay me is simply deducted from their own profit.
The thing is, commission, or no commission, I would still be linking to the exact same services. Because, well because they’re useful, to you. I mean, it’s great that you visit the blog and maybe find some useful info, but even better if you find a discount or some wonderful service, and you leave the blog thinking “hey dude, thanks for that”.
And the fact is, if I wasn’t taking the opportunity to earn a little “free money” and cover the expense of web hosting and security, and treat my wife to a bowl of Som Tam now and then, I would be pretty stupid, right?
Thanks for reading,