By means of being completely honest and transparent about how I run my blog I’ve listed the different ways that I might collaborate with brands or how I might earn small commissions via links (affiliates). I will only ever promote products that I would recommend and from brands that I trust and that are related to the subjects I write about on my blog.
Content will be marked as “Sponsored By”, “ AD” or “Gifted” and Affiliate links will be signposted.
Here’s what it all means:
SPONSORED BY = a brand has compensated me (monetary or in products or services) to write content, but I had complete editorial control (what I write, when I publish, where and if I promote the post). For example, if there are links to the brand’s website, I chose if I added them or not.
AD = a brand has compensated me (monetary or in products or services) to write a post, but they had some editorial control (usually asking me to post within certain timelines, use certain hashtags or link to their website, offer a discount or a competition to the readers etc). I will never publish pre-written content.
GIFTED = a brand has sent me a product to review, in hope that I will try it and post about it on the blog, without any other requirements or conditions. I may or may not write about that product, but if I do, it will be entirely my decision. I will always offer my unbiased opinion.
AFFILIATE LINKS = I’m registered with various Affiliates and I may earn a commission if you click through and buy (at no expense to you). Wherever possible I will link to the original product, though I also give alternative suggestions as either text links or linked thumbnails.
For any of these scenarios, I always use ‘no follow’ link in accordance with Google rules.
By monetising my blog I can continue to bring you high quality content to interest and inspire my readers. Running a high quality self hosted blog incurs costs that have to be covered and I also have to keep my sidekick Bilbo in Tuna Dreamies! Thank you for supporting Dream Cut Sew .