You’re probably here because you wanted to read more about affiliate links, and all the other behind-the-scenes money stuff that goes on here at The Dainty Squid. I’m here to be completely transparent with you.
Most of the links on The Dainty Squid are affiliate links, which means I receive a small portion of the sale if you make a purchase using my links. There is no cost passed on to you whatsoever when you click on or purchase through one of these links.
Have you ever raved to a friend about a product you really love, and they respond with “they should be paying you!”? That’s basically what’s happening here. By purchasing through my affiliate links you’re helping The Dainty Squid stay afloat. This is how I make a portion of my income, how I feed my animals, and how I support this website.
For example, I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. When you see me linking to my holy grail hair product or my favorite pens it’s safe to assume this is an affiliate link. If purchased I receive a few cents of that sale.
The full rundown
The Dainty Squid is a personal blog written and edited by me (Kaylah Stroup!) I accept cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions, and other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog. I am compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites, and various other topics. Even though I receive compensation for some posts or advertisements, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. If I hate something, I tell the company – not pretend to love it for a few bucks. I promise! Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question.