I was going to do another beginning of the week political blog post, but I avoided the internet all weekend. I even took Facebook off of my phone. I’d reached my sanity quota for how much preening and virtue signalling I could handle for one week.
So today’s blog post is about one of the ways I GET PAID. I thought of this because I was doing Christmas shopping online last night.
See all of those book links over on the right? If you click on them they take you to one of my books on Amazon. The cool part is because I’ve got an Amazon Affiliates advertising account, I get a percentage of that sale for the referral.
The really cool part is that if you enter Amazon through any of those links, even if you don’t buy the item you clicked on, anything else you buy I get a percentage of that sale for the referral. So if you click on Monster Hunter but you end up buying a pair of cowboy boots while you are there, I just got like 6% of that purchase.
It doesn’t cost you anything extra. The prices are the same. All Amazon cares about is how you got there, so if you entered through that portal, that person advertising it gets paid.
It is pretty nifty.
So basically, if you are planning on doing any shopping, Christmas or otherwise, on Amazon, if you enter through one of my links, I get paid. So think of it as a tip jar for blogging.
I can see a big list of what gets purchased, but I can’t see who purchases what, and I don’t see any of the purchaser’s information.
I use this to pay for things like the MHN upgrade to a dedicated server and hosting (note, no more crashing!) but honestly most of the time the Amazon money is applied toward the purchase of ammunition and miniatures. 🙂
So if you do that, thanks. It is appreciated.
I don’t know what the rules are like now to get set up with an Amazon Affiliates program, but you need to have a website that gets a lot of traffic, and you need to show them your stats. I don’t know what the cut off is. According to the Alexa ratings somehow my blog is up in the top 50k of all the websites in America (and considering there has to be like 40,000 porn sites ahead of me, that’s pretty good!) so I get a pretty decent amount of traffic. But if you’ve got a blog that gets some traffic, it is really worth looking in to.