Here at thefrugalstudent, we’re always on the lookout for great ways to earn and save money to share with you.
We believe that if there’s an opportunity to do so, we should take advantage of it, given that it’s within our means.
After all, who doesn’t like raking in some extra dough?
One such opportunity for bloggers like myself is affiliate links.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Affiliate links are special tracking links that allow me to earn a small commission if you choose to signup for a product via that link.
Such products, in the context of this blog, may refer to credit cards, savings accounts, or other financial products.
When you use my affiliate links, you will experience the same signup process as you normally would without using my affiliate links.
There is also no added cost to you when you use any of these affiliate links and the commissions I earn go a long way in helping me to maintain this blog.
For example, if you use my SingSaver affiliate link to signup for a credit card, I will earn a commission when your application is processed.
You will still be eligible for any signup gift promotion and you will bear no cost.
Why Do I Use Affiliate Links?
All the content on thefrugalstudent is 100% free for readers to access, and I intend to keep it that way.
And while I enjoy writing posts about all things personal finance and interacting with all of you via this blog, all this doesn’t come for free.
Maintaining this blog and posting frequent content requires both time and money.
I started thefrugalstudent out of passion, and monetising this blog improves its sustainability as a passion project.
I believe that affiliate links are the best option to monetise this blog because it allows me to do so in a way that is aligned with my values.
Rather than hinder your user experience by flooding my blog with ads or recommending products in a sponsored post that may affect my ability to be objective, I choose to use affiliate links only for products that I believe in.
When Do I Use Affiliate Links?
I will only use affiliate links for products when I personally believe in them or think that they add value.
In each post where affiliate links are present, a disclaimer will be mentioned at the top of the post that looks something like this:
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you signup for a product through one of these links, I’ll earn some commission to help sustain this blog at no cost to you. For more information, read our affiliate disclosure.
It is my promise to all of you, my readers, that I will only use affiliate links for products that I believe in and find valuable.
I will continue to be objective in my opinions regarding any financial products that I mention in this blog and will not skew them in any way for the sake of monetisation.