Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to. That’s when I feature them on the blog. This is one of those days… I’m working on some follow-up questions today.
Last week I had a couple of questions from you after I posted about Kathy from Cotton Cabin asking why I provided Amazon links for people in my blog posts (Find that post HERE), particularly for quilt books…like this current favorite of mine Scrap School. You can find it HERE.
I explained that if you click the link up above that I provided for the Scrap School book, and end up purchasing the book, Amazon pays me a small commission. Something like 4%. You don’t pay anything more for the book. It’s called an affiliate link and it’s great for bloggers like me.
The commission is a way that we can keep the costs of having a blog down and not require people to pay for content and give away free patterns.
Now if you click on the link above and end up deciding, “No, I’m not going to buy the book but while I’m here, I am going to get my nephew a birthday present”, Amazon will give me the commission on the birthday gift you buy.
“Hi Jo! Do you only get commissions on items you recommend and provide a link for? Today I ordered a vacuum. I started Amazon from one of your links, do you get credit for that too?”
Kit asked a similar question:
“? so if I enter Amazon through your blog, and then shop for something unrelated (ie, vitamins), will you still get credit for my purchase?
… or do you need to be directly linked to the product purchased? It’s a learning curve thing!!”
The answers are YES! As long as you start at my blog and then go to Amazon, regardless of what you buy, vacuum cleaners, office chairs, a book, vitamins, or anything else you can think of, Amazon does pay me that commission on whatever it is. It is VERY helpful to me and the pennies do add up.
If you go to the right-hand column of the blog, this explanation and Amazon ad are there…You can click that anytime and go and shop. I really appreciate it when you do.
The next question is unrelated. I don’t have a clue on how to answer this as I’ve never heard of it. Can any of you help Jane with this question?
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