Hey Babes! I want to take a moment to discuss affiliations, affiliate links and sponsored posts. One, I want to be extremely transparent about my position on the topic and my approach to affiliations. Also, I figured I would just create this document now so that in the future I can simply link to this post when another post has affiliate links! I’m so all about the multi-tasking. 😉
As I grow my social media presence and The Fabulush, opportunities for affiliations exist. I absolutely plan to take advantage of these opportunities for several reasons.
- They provide content that is interesting (hopefully for both of us).
- They include better graphics than I can create (at least until I have my own marketing department – HA!).
- You may be able to take advantage of special offers or sales through such links!
- I receive a small commission if you purchase through one of my links. This matters to me! I would love nothing more than for The Fabulush to become my full-time job and the more revenue the brand earns the more content and resources I can bring to the table. AND…the more products I can try so you don’t have to!
Lately, I have watched many a YouTube video lately disparaging affiliate links and influencers that use them, and I honestly don’t understand why there is negativity around the topic. I suppose that if influencers are not selective about which products they choose to endorse, recommend sub-standard products only for money and/or only post products they are paid to promote it could be problematic. I think these people are in the minority.
I will never praise a product that I do not truly love, I will never give a positive review to a company or product that I do not feel great about and my opinions will always be my own.
If I’m missing something, let’s discuss! Thanks for reading….