This is my end of summer and going into the autumn look. Those if I\'m honest, the day we took these photos felt like we were still in the middle of summer and Autumn was just a distant dream. ⠀
I\'m a little late to the linen dress trend that been filling up my Ig feed this summer. Still better late than never, here\'s a linen \'inspired\' dress from Primark. I say \'inspired\' as I don\'t think its strictly a linen dress and its proberbly some cheap knockoff.⠀
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This is my end of...

With Autumn just around the corner, It got me thinking of September/Autumn fashion and how I\'m looking forward to saying goodbye to my summer dresses and hello to oversize jumpers and cosy cardigan. I\'m trying to reclaim my love for the cardigan, a childhood fave of mine which I have seen to outgrown as I got older. ⠀
Starting with this Sainsbury TU embroidery cardigan which is so lovely to wear. I\'m now looking forward to wearing more cardigan throughout Autumn. Bring it on. ⠀
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With Autumn just around the...

When your husband surprised you with a big bouquet of flowers and your first thoughts is - quick let me put on a pretty dress and take a photo of me holding it!⠀
(The only problem with that - you look tired on photos hence me hiding behind this bouquet.)⠀
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When your husband surprised you...

Now the heatwave is coming to an end (they predicting rain and thunder later on today and I\'m excited!) I can now get back to what I\'m best at - posting pretty pictures while wearing pretty clothes. This was a DKNY dress  I brought from Tk Maxx, retailed originally as $145 - I got it for £10. Bargain! ⠀
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Now the heatwave is coming...

A couple weeks ago, out of nowhere a butterfly flew into our home. This got me all emosh and I was certain it was an omen - a good omen. My husband just wanted it out of the house, but I wanted to keep it.⠀
This butterfly picture was at London Zoo. ⠀
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A couple weeks ago, out...

Current Mood: could quite happily sleep for the rest of 2020. ⠀
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Bloggers Who Hard Sells Their Affiliate Links

After receiving a complaint about my affiliate links, I thought I would do a quick post and talk about bloggers who hard sells their affiliate links.

I got an email from someone recently stating that I have too many affiliate links and I’m trying to push them on the readers.

This isn’t the case at all. I’m a self-confessed shopaholic who could very easily give Rebecca Bloomwood a run for her money. I simple see my ‘shopping pages’ as someone who is giving friendly advice to people.

My approach to affiliate marketing is me discussing or showing the latest things in shops. I visualize a coffee shop and just us talking about items that we want to buy.

I like to think my approach is very different to how other bloggers approach their affiliates. I tend to take the back-seat approach and show you guys what is on offer – and you can make up your own mind if you like it or not.

There are bloggers out there who don’t take the back-seat approach and will basically hard sell their affiliate links. I’m not saying this bad. This is just something I have noticed.

There are bloggers who basically guilt trips you into buying their products or clicking on a link. Very often you come across a sob story where if someone don’t buy a product then they would be out of a job, won’t be able to feed the cat and will be living in the car.

Or some will keep repeating and repeating an affiliate link with lots of buzz words that you feel almost obliged to click on it and spend your hard earned cash.

I signed up to newsletter and within a space of a day, I received 6 different emails – all with the same affiliate links. I soon unsubscribed.

I once walked out of a job, latterly walked out. Didn’t finish till the end of the day or hand in my notice, I just got my coat and walked out. I walked out based on principal. The workplace at the time was trying to forced people to sign up to their store card. The store cards I could see instantly were a con and this didn’t sit well with me at all. So I would feel so bad asking customers and people who trust me, about the store card. To make matter worst, we had target to meet and we had to do so many every single day and the end it would tallied who did the most. Well guess, who failed at that? I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. So that why I walked.

This bring me back to affiliate links, it not my place to tell people to sign up to this – or to that. Or even forced people to spend their own hard earned cash on something.

I think if you try to hard sell something too much, a little bit of trust gets lost. I don’t want that to happen. This is why I take the back-seat approach and let you decide for yourself whether you want to click on it or not.

Like I said at the beginning, I’m a shopaholic and I will always find something online I like. And when I do – I will them share it with you all.

Overall I don’t hard sell my affiliate links, I hope my readers will see it as a friend and just someone who is giving friendly honest advice. Visualize a coffee shop and friends chatting over chai latte.

To bloggers who hard sells their affiliate links, perhaps you might want to turn it down a notch and not do so much hard selling. As it very well might not have the effect you wanted. But then again it is up to you.

What do you guys think about this? I would like to hear your thoughts on this.

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  • Samantha Rickelton
    February 20, 2018

    I think everyone has their own pressure point – you received an email from someone who found your links to be too much but you think they’re tolerable. You find other bloggers to include too many links but maybe they find that level to be tolerable or what works for them. Each to their own I say – as long as they are properly disclosed and the content is good, I’m happy with any level 🙂

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