Coffeeblog is not a commercial blog, I do not sell advertising space, I don’t charge anything for guest posts, or any of the other things you would expect with a commercial blog. As a result, everything I write is 100% based on my own personal opinions and beliefs, and I don’t need to consider advertisers or sponsors when I’m writing new posts. Also, no money has changed hands for any of the guest posts you will see on the blog, which means I focus purely on the quality of the content that other bloggers are submitting, and I’ll only accept posts that I think are of value to readers.
I didn’t start the blog to make money, if I did I would have picked a far more lucrative topic ;-). Having said that, it does take time and money to run a blog, and where I see opportunities to earn money with the blog which doesn’t impact in any way on my posts, then I will take advantage of such opportunities. This mainly comes in the form of Amazon affiliates & the eBay partner network.
I do not write posts based around affiliate links. For instance, I wouldn’t create a post in order to advertise an affiliate product. But what I will do, when I’ve written a post in which I discuss any product, is that I will see if there’s an affiliate link for that product which I’m linking to anyway. This doesn’t even cost the supplier/retailer anything extra, they’re already paying their Amazon/eBay fee, a portion of which is shared with the affiliate for driving the traffic to the product.
I also have a very small number of direct affiliate relationships. I only contact a company to see if they have an affiliate program either because I am writing about the product and it isn’t sold via Amazon or eBay, or because I already have written about the product and I’m already generating traffic to the product, therefore it makes sense for me to see if I can become an affiliate.
Also, some of the products I review may have been sent to me free of charge in order for me to review. This isn’t always the case of course, I buy many of the products I review, but I’m always happy to honestly review products that have been sent to me.
With that said, here are a few disclosure statements:
coffeeblog.co.uk is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
coffeeblog.co.uk is a participant of the eBay partner network, and may earn commissions and / or advertising fees by linking to eBay.
coffeeblog.co.uk may share links to products which will result in some form of financial compensation.
coffeeblog.co.uk may gain financial compensation due to product advertising.
coffeeblog.co.uk may receive free goods as part of the reviewing process.