On Smilesloaded, we help readers by suggesting resources to make better research or decisions so they can get best results from what they are looking for.
We believe that one way to grow right is not ignoring easy opportunities. First of all we all spend time and work hard on our journey to get everything working and on point with all the necessary tools and resources we can provide.
If or When we find Something valuable for our readers, we share the links to the resource and sometimes some of the links are affiliate links.
Now about affiliate links.
Sometimes when we recommend a website, resource or product, we’ll link to the company’s website using what’s known as an affiliate or referral link. Basically, if you end up finding a product via our link, we get a commission from the vendor as a small “thank you.” for referring people to them.
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 half of that monthly fee or subscription fee in general.
Now here’s the important thing — that referral doesn’t cost you a penny. The entire commission comes out of the vendor’s/company’s pocket not yours.
And it goes without saying that we’ll never recommend a source, link or product simply because it pays us a commission because that would be not be, right?
So we’ll only recommend products that we’ve personally used or that come highly recommended by trusted users. (After all, if we only recommended products we’re using ourselves right now, we’ll not be doing you any good, because there are resources, tools that are a greater and better fit when you’re starting out, hope this Makes sense?)
How you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll put (affiliate link) after or before it.
For instance, this is what an affiliate link to our recommend blog host Namecheap looks like:
Affiliate Link (Namecheap)
Wwll it is possible that we didn’t mark some links in older posts as clearly as this, so the safest thing to assume or to note is that any time we link to a third-party product, we might get a small commission.
Hope this explanations was helpful. (Great)
Written by Smiles Daniel