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 Fare, First 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)