Affiliate Links Disclosure

At Nicole Christian - Fine Art & Illustration Studio we help artists make better decisions on the supplies they use, as well as post tutorials teaching you how to use them. Some of those products we showcase will even take you to an offsite trusted a link to purchase them. Those are considered affiliate links.

So let’s talk about affiliate links.

What are they exactly and how do they work?

Lets say I recommend a product to you from a tutorial, or you use one in our classes and decided you like it and want to buy it. You then go to that suppliers website on your own, type in the URL and purchase it.

 

You have just purchased a "recommended product".

BUT.. lets say I had the same exact product up on my website, blog, YouTube channel etc. and you clicked on MY link to get to it, and purchased it? Well, the process is the same to buy it, and there is no change for you or extra charge, but now I would receive a commission because MY link sent you to the same one you would have typed in on your own.

 

Meaning - if you end up buying a product that you found via our link, we get a commission from the vendor as a small “thank you.”

Sometimes that commission is just a few dollars; sometimes it’s a little more. Sometimes it’s a one-time commission; sometimes it’s a rolling commission — so if you sign up for a monthly subscription service we might get a slice of that monthly fee.

But here’s the important thing — that referral doesn’t cost you a penny. The entire commission comes out of the vendor’s pocket not yours.

And it goes without saying that we’ll NEVER recommend a product simply because it pays us a commission because that would be against what we believe in. Anyone who has met with us knows we are very honest about what we like and dont like when it comes to any product we use.

Sponsored posts will be disclosed in the body of the blog post, usually right before the supply list, however I may use the brands products in the future (in an unsponsored post) and not disclose that I had a relationship with the brand in the past. You will always get my honest thoughts and opinions.

We’ll only recommend products that we’ve personally used or that come highly recommended by trusted peers. (After all, if we only recommended products we’re using ourselves right now, we’d be doing you a disservice, because there are tools that are a great fit when you’re starting out)

And just so that you can easily tell when we’re using an affiliate link, we’ll put (affiliate link) after it.

Example:

Watercolor Paint (Affiliate Link)

I participate in several affiliate programs through Share a Sale: Viviva Colors and Blick Art Materials