Amazon Affiliates Anonymous
Submitted by Howard Tayler on December 15, 2009 - 22:56
As you probably already know, if you shop at Amazon via any link or banner here at Schlock Mercenary, we here at Chez Tayler get somewhere between 3% and 8% of the money you spend. This is money that comes out of Amazonâ€™s marketing overhead. Itâ€™s a cost that has already been passed along to consumers.
What you may not know is that there are Amazon affiliates all over the web, and you may find some of them more worthy of your patronage than you find the Tayler clan. Â Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to make sure that any time you shop at Amazon, you head to their site by following a link from an affiliate you want to support. That way you know that a small portion of the money you were going to spend anyway goes not to faceless corporation but to the people you want to support.
Your secondary mission: post links to worthy affiliates in the comments below. Donâ€™t post long Amazon links, please. Iâ€™ll delete those. No, just post links to safe-for-work websites that have Amazon banners on â€˜em. And if you can find sites that contribute their Amazon affiliate receipts to charity, all the better.