We like to be fully transparent with our website visitors.
Growing and maintaining a website costs time and money. In order to be able to create awesome content for our website, we have to monetize our traffic in a way or another.
At this time, we monetize our website via two methods:
1. We create graphic designs and have them printed on physical products using several print-on-demand platforms
This approach enables us to give free rein to our creativity and turn our thoughts into reality.
We make designs with different themes, upload these on the platforms of the print-on-demand companies that we like and trust and they turn our vision into reality by printing our designs on real, tangible merchandise.
When someone orders a product from one of these companies, we receive a part of the profit, after the POD companies subtract their expenses and their share.
For more details about this whole process, please read the "Products & Orders" section on our terms of service page.
2. By promoting products sold by other companies as affiliates
The second way we earn money with our website is via affiliate marketing.
Many big and small companies have affiliate programs (eg. Amazon, eBay, Adidas, Booking, Walmart, and many more).
An affiliate program is a way by which these companies enable other companies or individuals to promote their products in exchange for a commission from each qualified sale.
Therefore, since we are affiliates for a few of these companies, some of our pages include affiliate links. This fact is highlighted at the top of every page through a short disclosure before the page content.
An affiliate link is a link that contains a tracking id that uniquely identifies us as the website that has referred a potential customer to one of the companies that we are an affiliate for.
When we send someone to a particular product through an affiliate link, we may earn a commission if the referred person makes a purchase.
The price will NOT increase in any way for the customer.
Even though we may earn a commission every time someone buys a product through one of our affiliate links, we do not promote any product just for the sake of earning money. We try to recommend only high-quality products and items with good reviews that we think we'll help our website visitors.
We hope that now it's clear what affiliate links are and how we use them on our website.