Let's conveniently use TinkerTry.com as an example. It's rapidly growing, and so are the web-hosting bills. Small commissions are used to help ensure that site load times are fast. Did you know Google charges bloggers like me to remove ads from my site's custom search engine results?
There's no cost to you to use Amazon affiliate links that only recently became available in my home state of Connecticut. You have 3 easy ways to show your support, and none of them cost you a thing. No discount codes to remember at checkout either. Here's how!
1) Use TinkerTry.com/amazon URL, before you buy
Visiting the above link within 24 hours of making an Amazon.com purchase, and your item will automatically earn TinkerTry.com, LLC a small commission. This is fully disclosed to the public at Amazon, and at bottom-right of every page at TinkerTry.com. Any browser, any platform.
Many other sites use similar URLs, like:
theaverageguy.tv/amazon (affiliate ID
surfacegeeks.net/amazon (both are affiliate ID
jpeg2raw.com/amazon (affiliate ID
TinkerTry.com/amazon (affiliate ID
2) Use any of the Amazon product links in articles at TinkerTry.com
3) Use the Amazing Affiliate Link Chrome Extension
This one is good if you don't want to have to remember to do anything. Both simple and easy to implement. A one time chore that's completed in about a minute. Once installed, simply visit the Extension's Options, then paste
tinkertry-20 into the "Affiliate Id" fields and you're done You can also right-click the icon for the extension to hide it, for good.
What it does is super simple. If you have a site you'd like to support, it simply adds their affiliate ID to amazon.com when you're using Chrome. For example, amazon.com becomes amazon.com/?tag=tinkertry-20. I've noticed no slowdown since I began using it for one of my favorite podcast blogs, The Average Guy TV, which means my own shopping URLs show as:
Here's a simple, quick, and straight-forward animated gif looping 1 minute video walk-through, followed a narrated version, over on the TinkerTry YouTube Channel.