How I Use Affiliate Links

Ten years gone

I’ve been writing for this blog for more than a decade. It’s been a labour of love and a hobby the whole time. I’ve loved it. Making a living from the website was never my intention. Even when I left my full-time job as a sales consultant to cycle around the world in 2015 I didn’t see it as a wage earner. I set out to experience life on the road on my own terms and to live more fully in the moment, without the need to pull out a camera or a notebook to create content. I kept a sparse journal and published a monthly blog post featuring the highlights.

Old school rules

Once, I’d completed my half lap of the planet, I realised that I wasn’t going back to work in the career I’d left behind. I returned to blogging on a local project with my old business partner. That is how I’ve survived until recently. In April 2021, I sold my stake in that project to focus on my personal projects. That means I’m putting more hours into this website and it’s one of the ways that I make a living as a free lance.

Shifting gears

It’s early days but I want to be absolutely clear about how I use affiliate links on this website.

I’m a member of well-known affiliate programs including Amazon and eBay. I also will investigate the possibility of partnering with additional networks where there is a natural fit. These affiliate partners pay me a small commission when you make a purchase. Typically, it’s between 3 – 5%. There is zero additional cost to you as the purchaser.

Affiliate links are marked with an asterisk*. These affiliate links help to keep this content free to read.

Freewheeling maverick

As an independent blogger, I also have complete sovereignty over the content I publish since I don’t accept sponsored guest posts or paid contributions of any kind.

All opinions are my own and product recommendations are my personal preference gleaned from more than a decade experimenting on two wheels.

Thanks for reading.