When I first started this blog, I knew I wanted to share my ideas and spread the word on products and sites that I love so that you, too, could see why I think something is great! And then I learned that by simply referring readers to those awesome sites (that had affiliate programs), I could earn a small commission if a reader made a purchase. Well, how cool is that?
So if you click on a link, it may lead to me earning a percentage if you make a purchase – or it may not if that particular link isn’t an affiliate link. I link to things that I think have value to you whether it benefits me in any way or not. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT PRICES ARE NOT HIGHER, HOWEVER, IF YOU CLICK THROUGH A LINK HERE AT MY BLOG. The company that I’m linking to can see where the “click” comes from, and they simply pay me a tiny percentage as a “thank you” for pointing you their way if you then become one of their customers.
So now that you understand how affiliate linking works (it was news to me, too!), please do use my links if you find something new to love as a result of me! :) It’s such a simple way for me to earn some compensation for all the time and energy I pour into this blog, and I hope you, as a reader, benefit from those efforts! Thanks to affiliate linking, then, my little endeavor as a blogger can actually be a real “job” in a way for this stay-at-home mom. Pretty neat!
At times I may also be given products to try (and keep), giveaway prizes to share with my readers, or payment for writing posts that highlight a company and/or its products in a sponsored post. With that said, I would never choose to direct you to a site or write a post for a company if I didn’t believe in their products and/or services. I am very, very picky about what I will display on my blog, and I turn down offers all the time because I simply don’t think it’s a good fit for me – or for you.
If I mention something in a post, it’s honestly because I think it could be useful or interesting to you in some way. Please know that ALL thoughts and opinions expressed on this website are entirely my own. My parents always told me that I had a mind of my own, and nothing has changed on that front over the years! :)
The Federal Trade Commission requires that I disclose this information to you, and it’s also something I want you as a reader to fully understand. Thank you for trusting in me and my recommendations… I take that trust very seriously!