As you navigate this blog, you’ll notice there are no ads. My site itself is not monetised at all; I do not earn money from page views, ad clicks, or any of the posts hosted on this site. I also don’t make money in return for endorsing products, or hotels, or other sites, although there are links galore.
So how do I make money?
The short answer is: I don’t! This blog is a hobby, paid for with my own funds and maintained because I enjoy it. I’m not interested in serious monetisation as this would change the way I write posts (and almost everything else: my content and my site aren’t optimised to make money).
Do I earn anything at all from this?
The only potential income linked to the blog is from affiliate links, which I started using recently as an afterthought. Unless anything drastic changes, they will never make me a significant amount of money, but they might one day go some way to cover hosting bills, for example, which is enough for me.
How does this work?
Affiliate links are product links that are unique to me. If you, a reader, click one of those links, and then make a purchase, I gain a small amount of commission at no extra cost to you. They use the cookies that you accept on the website to make this work. Some links have longer durations than others; on Amazon, if you make a purchase within 24 hours of using my affiliate link, I make commission. On Booking.com, I only earn commission if you book within the same session.
So, to summarise, I get a tiny bit of cash, and you pay nothing extra!
To be clear, no link on my blog is a recommendation, whether it’s an affiliate link or not. All of my opinions are my own and very freely given here, and I will include links to more information whenever I can. This means there are links to products I have used, would use again, would never use again, etc. Regardless of the link type, it’s included for interest, not because I’m inviting you to purchase – do your research as you would with any product! All affiliate links will be clearly marked as such.