Transparency is very important with blogging so the moment I started with an affiliate program, halfway February 2019, is the moment I started writing this Affiliate page to give insights in what it is and how it works. I review books, films and series and now and then I write about travelling, events or products and tools I stumbled upon. So in short… I write about the feeling of an experience and the tools that are useful for such experiences.
How it works
By writing about my experiences and those tools and products, I already promote them a bit. Why not make it easier for you as a reader to give a link: where you can borrow or subscribe or buy or find more information about the product too?
So how it works is as follows: now and then I provide a link within the text I write.
Such as this: Sophie’s Blog | Home Page.
If this is an affiliate link and is in such a paragraph not immediate clear, I will make it clear in the name.
Such as this: Amazon US | Home Page.
Otherwise I provide below the paragraph or below the whole blog post, a clear list with the links provided for every kind of affiliate program I am part of so you have a lot to choose between!
This means that if you for example live in The Netherlands and are used to order stuff at Bol.com or Coolblue.nl, you can still do that! If I provide a link for those stores, you know – the same or otherwise mentioned – the product can be bought there too. So it is not shop restricted.
For every product that is bought through the link I provide – without Google interferance or a timespan of more than 14 days – I get a few % commission. This varies per shop and varies per product. It ranges from 1% – 10% (very rare). Most common is a commission rate between 2% – 6% per product. Every product category and every product has it’s own commission % specified for most affiliate programs. So it is complex for an affiliate. But for you as reader of my blog it is simple! It’s even a win win!
Another true (US) example
Do you want to try one month free Kindle Unlimited and enjoy the freedom where you can explore over one million titles of books and can explore thousands of titles of audio books? Unlimited reading, unlimited listening and suitable for every (common) device!
Try it out here: Kindle Unlimited
Also available for other countries; it is just another link. See the list below.
A little explanation which companies and why I am an affiliate for those and a list of countries / geography.
Amazon is the nearly worldwide for most consumer products in the daily life you can think of. No cars though… but a lot of other stuff. Now and then I have to order for example some IT study books at amazon or specific camera lenses. Also Goodreads is part of Amazon and I keep track of my reading habits through Goodreads.
Because it is worldwide and originated in US, it is easy for my US citizen readers, and all the other country citizens of the list below, to buy their stuff there. A list of the Amazon Affiliate program(s) I’m part of:
Full Amazon product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).
My personal links per affiliated country:
- United States of America | Kindle Unlimited
- United Kingdom (in or outside EU does not matter that much when with Amazon)
Amazon is not situated in The Netherlands nor Belgium nor Luxembourg, so… there is an Amazon.nl website but it is distributed from somewhere outside The Netherlands (one of the above mentioned programs). So please order through
Full Bol.com product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).
Bol.com is one of the Dutchies biggest consumer small product suppliers. At Bol.com you can e.g. buy little presents, clothes, beverages, animal supplies, toys and of course books! And they have an ebook / reading program with Kobo.
My personal link: Bol.com
Full Coolblue.nl product list through my blogs can be found here (in creation).
Coolblue is the shop where everything is a little bit bigger. And they have real shops to visit and test the products too! No books but stuff like bicycle parts, kitchen, television and so on… Partly a competitor of Bol.com but not completely if you compare the above mentioned! So I wanted that to make sure.
My personal link: Coolblue.nl
Full Donner booklist through my blogs can be found here (in creation).
The Donner bookstore, located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; is my all time favourite bookstore! I’m visiting this bookstore regularly, came there already since I was little or probably before I was born as well. And throughout my life, I bought most of my books there. For already 25+ years! So because I like this store so much and because it has a special place in my heart… every time when I write a bookreview, I will include a link to the book at this bookstore as well (if available). For my fellow Rotterdam area or traveldistance citizens: you know then which books to find there too when I write about it :).
Still in progress. I love the Kobo e-reader… and the reading system.
Kobo Plus through Bol.com: Kobo Plus
Still in progress. I love Etsy creations and maybe this summer I’ll sell some of my own creations through Etsy as well :).
On this ‘Affiliate‘ page, I explain why I am an affiliate of a few businesses. By writing about my experiences and those tools and products, I already promote them a bit. Why not make it easier for you as a reader to give a link: where you can borrow or subscribe or buy or find more information about the product too? For each click that results in a buy, I get a few % commission. And you get you get your product, it is a win-win situation! More information and explanation on my ‘Affiliate‘ page.
My personal affiliate links in the Amazon, Bol.com and Coolblue shops:
- My personal link: Bol.com
- My personal link: Coolblue.nl
- My personal Amazon links:
Thanks to you a lot for a bit commission!