On occasion, I will link to products or services on other websites that pay me if you make a purchase with them on my referral.

Here are the affiliate programs with which I am currently enrolled for this blog:
Amazon Associates
Audible Affiliate Program
Lulu Affiliate Program
Zazzle Affiliates
Groupon. Not exactly an affiliate, but I encourage people to join and get a little something when they do.

How filthy stinking rich will affiliate links make me?

Sing and Learn New Testament Greek: The Easiest Way to Learn Greek Grammar currently retails (as of September 30, 2012) new at $10.19, and I would receive a modest (I don't think I'm allowed to say what the percentage is, based on the affiliate agreement I signed) commission if you buy it via my affiliate link. Here's the official obligatory statement for the Amazon Associate program: Josh Schroeder 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.

Benny the Irish Polyglot of Fluent in 3 Months splits profits with his affiliates on a 50/50 basis for his Language Hacking Guide available at speakfromday1.com. [Note: Benny has switched to a different affiliate program. I think the terms are still the same, but I haven't gotten signed up with the new program yet, so this one is temporarily on hold.]

My default for amazon.com is that all links to that website are affiliate links, otherwise I usually disclose each affiliate link individually (and have clearly marked lists of affiliate links in the sidebar), but you should assume by default that when I link to a product available from one of the above listed vendors that I will financially benefit from your purchase.

For years as a blogger I have linked to books and other materials without compensation, so I figure if authors or retailers (who charge you the same price either way) are willing to share their profits with me for something I'm already doing, then it makes no sense to leave that money on the table. And I only link to things that I think will benefit my readers. Remember, if you buy any of these products, you are charged the same amount either way whether you click on an affiliate link and I get credit for the referral or if you quickly search Google for the same product and by it from the same website to which I had linked, thus cutting me out of the equation.

Note: The following isn't set in stone, but until further notice, I've decided that I will link Concordia Publishing House materials directly to the CPH website, the only exception being CPH materials on Kindle. Even though CPH is a publisher, they also retail their own products. There are benefits to creating and sustaining a direct customer relationship with them. Even though this decision means I won't earn any commissions from non-Kindle CPH materials, CPH puts out good stuff and I'm happy to point you to it. NB: there are non-CPH materials that CPH also sells (books published by other companies), but unless CPH has the same price or a lower price than what other retailers offer for it, assume that such items will be linked to Amazon or whatnot.