Let me explain why I link to Amazon.com, Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk marketplace on this website (KayaksHQ.com):
- I am part of the Amazon Associates program (and related programs for Amazon.ca and Amazon.co.uk sites). It allows bloggers and website owners, like me, to earn some commissions by referring people to the Amazon marketplace.
- If you visit Amazon through a link on kayakshq.com and buy a product within 24 hours I may receive a small commission. The commission is calculated as a percentage of the sale price. So if you buy a $100 pressure washer through a link on this website, I will receive around $3.
- The reason I chose to partner with Amazon is because it has the widest selection and often has the lowest prices, as well as Free Shipping on most boating accessories.
- It means nothing to just say it, I know, but the commission are not enough to retire, to say the least. I didn’t create kayakshq.com to quit my job as a teacher. I love kayaking and wanted to document my findings to help others. The commissions pay for related costs to the website like hosting, domain register and CMS.
Here’s the official declaration of being a participant in the Amazon Associates Program:
KayaksHQ.com IS A PARTICIPANT IN THE AMAZON SERVICES LLC ASSOCIATES PROGRAM, AN AFFILIATE ADVERTISING PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR SITES TO EARN ADVERTISING FEES BY ADVERTISING AND LINKING TO AMAZON.COM.