Poll: Do you use an affiliate link program?

Recently I joined both the Amazon Affiliate Program and the Powell’s Affiliate Program.  Basically, I go to my dashboard on both sites, search out the book I want to link to and put their special code in the link.  So if someone uses my link to go buy that book or any other product on the site within a certain timeframe, I get a small percentage of that (usually around 4-7%).  Some people don’t use affiliate programs because they don’t like how long it takes to make the link but I figure that since I’m linking to these sites anyway, I might as well get paid a little bit.  It’s only a few extra minutes on top of the 30-45 minutes I spend on the review itself so it’s no skin off my nose.

But what I want to know is this: if you’re a blogger, do you use an affiliate link program?

And most importantly, why or why not?  Let us know in the comments!


    • Carrie Slager

      The introduction on Amazon makes it sound a lot more complicated than it really is, but using affiliate links is worthwhile in the long run. You may not make much money but every little bit helps and if you’re doing the links anyway like I was, there’s really not much of a change in routine. 🙂 I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.

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