At promptstoprofit.com, we help our readers make life-changing money online. They are taught the importance of systemization and strategies to make better decisions so they can get real results every day. Their success is of primary importance to us. We don’t want them defeated and give up. Don’t get me wrong; you will all have failures along the way. We all do. The point of failure is that you can tweak the results and get improved results.
We believe that one way to be a savvy, switched on blogger is not to ignore easy opportunities to get paid for your efforts. After all, you work too hard on your blog not to get compensated, right?
It’s what we teach, and it’s what we practice. You have heard me prattle on that I only teach what works, yardy, yardy yardy Yaaaaaaa
So let’s talk about affiliate links.
An affiliate link is a link to a product from which we make a small income. Let’s make this crystal clear we make money from our links. That is what we teach you to do
Sometimes when we recommend products, we will link to the company’s website using what’s known as an affiliate or referral link. Basically, if you buy a product you found via our link, we get a commission from the vendor as a small “thank you.”
Sometimes that commission is just a few dollars; sometimes, it’s a little more. Sometimes it’s a one-time commission; sometimes, it’s a rolling commission — so if you sign up for a monthly subscription service, we might get a slice of that monthly fee.
But here’s the most crucial thing — that referral doesn’t cost you a penny. The entire commission comes out of the vendor’s pocket, not yours.
And it goes without saying that we’ll never recommend a product simply because it pays us a commission because that would be unethical and sleazy, right?
So we’ll only recommend products we’ve personally used or products people we know personally use, and we can see their results. (After all, if we only recommended products we’re using ourselves right now, we’d be doing you a disservice because there are tools that are a great fit when you’re starting out, but not when your blog is bigger like ours. Make sense?) When we recommend products we no longer use, we will tell you and also tell you why. Although in nearly every case, it’s because we outgrew the product or service.
So that you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll put (affiliate link) after it.
For instance, this is what an affiliate link to our recommendations looks like. This is one for Wealthy Affiliates.
Wealthy Affiliate (affiliate link)
Now it’s possible that we didn’t mark some links in older posts as clearly as this, so the safest thing to assume is that any time we link to a third-party product, we might get a small commission.