It’s Ellie and Pasha here.
We are the owners of ToastedRaisins and we like to keep our business as transparent as possible. That’s why we’d like to give you a bit of information about affiliate links.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate links appear on websites and refer customers who are looking at that website to particular third-party products or services. If customers make a purchase using this link, the website owner gets a small referral commission. So we, the owners of the website, are affiliating ourselves with outside products and services and recommending them to you.
What does this mean for you?
If you open any of the affiliate links on our site and then make a purchase through this link, we will receive a small amount of the money you pay. Don’t worry, the price you pay will not be more expensive than if you had made the purchase directly through the company’s website. The only difference is that, by buying through an affiliate link, you are helping us make a small profit and continue our work! In fact, we can often offer you discounts through our affiliate links, making it more affordable to shop through us! 🙂
Give us an example!
Ok. For example, we use Booking.com when travelling because we consistently find the best prices and best services on this site. We genuinely feel like this service can benefit our customers and so we endorse it on our website. We personally use the service and wholeheartedly recommend it. We do this with other companies such as Amazon and products such as cameras and laptops. It is important to stress that we only promote products and services that we personally use and value. We selectively pick and choose what to stand behind because we understand that what we recommend directly affects our reputation.
Where does the money go?
The company that you book through takes the sale amount and sends a small percentage to us. As we mentioned above, there is no ‘extra fee’ for buying something through an affiliate link. The price is either the same as the price advertised on the site or even a little bit cheaper thanks to the various discounts we can offer you via our affiliate links. We then use the money to continue writing our blog, providing useful travel tips and recommending quality products. If you have any questions about affiliate links or the products and services we recommend, feel free to contact us directly! Have a wonderful day!
Ellie and Pasha