To give you a little insight into how the world of Blogging works I’ll always be transparent about whether a product has been sent to me for a review or whether I am being paid to talk about it.
If a PR company sends me something to try, whilst i’m under no obligation to mention it, I will if I think it’s something you’ll enjoy and I’ll always say that the product has been ‘gifted’. I do not get ANY money for these type of posts and only accept things I think would be of benefit to me or my family (as such I don’t take on many review pieces)
If a company or brand contacts me and asks me to mention their product for a price, I will always close the post saying something along the lines of ‘This is a sponsored post‘. Whilst I do receive money for these posts, I would never mention anything that I didn’t actually like or think my readers would enjoy.
Finally some of the links in my posts may be affiliate links. This means if that you click on the link and buy the item I’m talking about, I get a very small percentage of commission. This doesn’t alter the price or buying experience for you, its just a little extra to me for bringing the product to your attention.
If none of the above is mentioned, then I’m actually just writing the review because I really enjoyed the product/ experience and thought you would too. Not everything in the blogging world is about making money or the hard sale. Sometimes we just like to share information on things we’ve enjoyed or found useful.
I really hope you enjoy reading my blog and if you ever have any questions to ask me, please do drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘The Halcyon Years’ contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase, then I may make a small amount of commission however it won’t cost you any extra. All sponsored posts will be noted as such but note that I only choose to work with brands that I absolutely love or I think my readers will enjoy.