With the Unspecified Holiday Season having descended upon us, you have perhaps wondered, â€œHow can my gift shopping benefit Eric D. Snider?â€ And the answer lies in the Amazon affiliate program.
Itâ€™s simple. Every time you plan to buy something on Amazon.com, come here to EricDSnider.com first. Under the â€œBuy Stuffâ€ tab at the top of the page is an option to â€œShop on Amazon.com.â€ Click that, and it takes you to Amazonâ€™s home page, just like normal — except that now there is code hidden in it that will result in a small commission for me on everything you buy in that session.
Itâ€™s not a huge amount of money, but it helps cover the web-hosting fees, and it pays the salaries of the Laotian children who work in my sweatshop. It also helps me justify the time spent writing the columns and reviews that nobodyâ€™s paying me for, beyond the fact that I like typing and my chair is comfortable.
And hey, youâ€™re shopping at Amazon anyway, so why not? It doesnâ€™t affect anything at all in your shopping experience. It only produces a warm glow in your heart. And thatâ€™s really what this season is all about: redirecting incremental portions of holiday-based capitalism to me, Eric D. Snider.
P.S. If you have Amazon bookmarked in your browser, replace the bookmarked URL with this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2F&tag=thelandoferic&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325Â Then you won’t have to come here first every time.
P.P.S. It only works for Amazon.com, not Amazon.ca or Amazon.co.uk or any of the other crazy foreign Amazons. If you shop with one of those non-American Amazons, I donâ€™t want your filthy money.
P.P.P.S. I don’t think there’s a way to use my code if you do your Amazon shopping through an iPhone or iPad app, so obviously you shouldn’t shop that way.