My name is Jeff, and I’m a Credit Card Affiliate

I really loved Scott’s post on Hack my Trip about this topic, so I couldn’t help but borrow his tittle. (plus I couldn’t think of another catchy title :P)

As of today, I have affiliate links for Chase, Citibank, American Express, and Barclay. Right now, they’re located on the right hand side of the home page right under my social media icons. I just want to write a post about this because a significant portion of my traffic is actually from the USA. As you may or may not know, for most bloggers, credit card affiliate links make up a significant portion of their income. I’m not going to go into details here about that, but if you do want to know, do a google search.

Isn’t that funny? I’m a Canadian blogger pushing credit cards in the USA when I’m not even eligible to get them.

But I can promise you these things:

I pledge to my readers to never write an article with 57 ridiculous amounts of  credit card affiliate links. I also won’t be listing the ten best credit cards of the month every month with all affiliate links, or 37 part series of how to use United Miles (oops) by applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred, or the best cards to get to maximize buying gas, movie tickets, and coffee with 15 affiliate links in each post. That’s not my thing.

I’m not going to be like other bloggers pushing an inferior US Airways Credit Card offer. I’m not going to be making a promise and then reneging on this by deleting this post. This post will ALWAYS be here and y’all can keep me accountable, because I firmly believe that if I write bad content, I’m not going to have any readers. I’m not going to wait until the affiliate link to come up before talking about or scaring readers to click my link due to phantom offers.

I pledge to my readers to use the Million Mile Secret’s Mother-in-Law Rule: “I want to be as transparent as possible should anyone apply for a travel credit card on the blog. My goal is NOT to maximize my income, but to make sure that my mother-in-law won’t be led astray or click on a link which leads to a lower offer.”

My reasoning for using affiliate links is as follows:

I never intended to make money blogging. But at this point to keep up with other professional bloggers I do have to spend significant amount of time to keep up with everyone. Thus, it would be nice if I got some money for the hours I spend writing posts and responding to readers. Obviously we all have a value on our time and I do have school.

So if you’ve benefited from my free award booking service in the summer, or my most popular posts such as the Seychelles Mistake FareFirst Class for 10,000 miles per segment, and United Premium Service Business Class for $350, consider going through my links and seeing if it has the offers you want if you have a card for a churn in mind.

I hope that I can maintain the standard that other excellent bloggers such as Frequent Miler can, and I hope that you trust me with keeping the quality of my content.

Please let me know what you think!

If you liked my posts, support me by using my links. I receive affiliate commission if you are approved. I appreciate any support, honestly! USA Credit Cards: (American Express/Business Credit Cards/Cardmatch/Chase Credit Cards/Citi Credit Cards)

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  1. […] My name is Jeff, and I’m a credit card affiliate. By Canadian Kilometers. First of all, let’s get something very clear. Jeff is a nice smart hard working young kid who really knows his travel hacking stuff, he is no “wannabe” expert like so many out there that have popped up to help “family and friends fly for free” lately. But isn’t there quite an irony to have a young Canadian college student selling credit cards to Americans? I find that very amusing and, frankly, ridiculous to realize how far this hobby business has fallen folks! This is another epiphany for me, numero #2. […]

Comments

  1. Jeff, I am very happy for you! You are correct that you deserve to be compensated for all your hard work. And I have no doubt that you will be, because your content is excellent. I also believe that you will stand by your readers.

  2. I think you need to be more canadian. Your blog has become less and less focused and now the affiliate links, and your proud of this?

    Time to change the title or improve your content…

    Signed,

    Close to moving on ( a fellow canadian)

  3. Okay, then how about writing about more Canadian cards such as the recent Marriott Rewards Visa offer. Is it a good deal in the context of what is available to Canadians?

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