For Aron: Affiliates

>> Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Aron said: I'm trying out an affiliate program, but I feel like a scumbag for doing it. What do you think of blogs which use affiliate programs and is there an honest way to include affiliate links.

Wow, you may have figured out a way to stump me. I have no idea. In fact, I have only a vague idea of what an affiliate is.

If the affiliate is an organization you're pleased with, proud to be associated with, I wouldn't worry about any guilt. By all means, promote it.

If it's more of an ad thing, I wouldn't be ashamed of that either. Be cognizant to ensure ads aren't run that offend you or preach against your own views, but, other than that, I wouldn't worry about it. There's nothing wrong with making a little on your blog.

I have no objection to blogs who do either method, profit or support for organizations they admire. In the end, the blog should reflect who you are and your priorities. Do what works for you, and let the chips fall where they may.


  • Jeff King


  • Aron Sora

    I get a commission from every book sold on my blog from Amazon. I want to add that affiliate link went every I mention a book in the course of blogging, I don't want to blog looking for ways I can include a blog. I just don't want to be a scumbag or trick people into buying. But, I guess if I mention that I'm making money, it's ok. Thanks :)

    I have another question

    My sister is applying to college next school year, what can I do to help her?

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