Sunday, December 23, 2007

Why am I using Affiliate Links

You may ask yourself: Why am I using affiliate links? My explanation below:

  • Amazon: I'm writing about a book and providing my insights to the books. If someone decides to purchase any of the books that I have links to then I think I should be able to monetize it. The purpose of this blog isn't to get rich making money on click-throughs - it won't happen. It won't provide me with enough income to buy diapers for the babies. However, anything I am able to make is certainly welcome.
  • AdWords: Why not? It will be interesting to see what kind of ads they eventually put on my blog based on my content. If any of you click on any of them then it will be extra pennies to me.

Finally, there are (or will be) many links that I provide for products that I believe in that will not result in any compensation to me in any way, shape or form. Either because they don't have affiliate programs or because I'm unaware of them. If I post something of value and can make money from it then great. If not, it's not going to stop me from posting links to things I find valuable. e.g. AccessLine, Ubuntu, Asterisk, More to Come...

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