The Blond Travels started as a hobby project but has grown into a somewhat full-time job. Travelling to new destinations, writing articles and answering to user feedback in e-mails, comments or social media takes a lot of time and effort. That’s why I have started to explore ways of generating income through this blog.
Nobody likes advertisements disguised as content, dishonest reviews, pop-up ads or other shady tactics some people use to earn a quick buck. That’s why I have decided to be transparent about the various approaches I take and listen to your feedback to keep my monetisation experiments at an acceptable level.
This is a list of advertisements you might encounter while browsing through The Blond Travels.
I work with several partners such as Booking.com to provide affiliate links across the site. Whenever you click on an affiliate link, I get a percentage of any purchase you make on the linked website. Since prices stay the same for you, it’s a win-win! I choose my affiliation partners with great care and try to only use affiliate links where it provides value to my readers (i.e. hotel recommendations of places I stayed at).
If you want to support The Blond Travels, you can use the following affiliate links for your next purchase:
- Amazon.co.uk: The biggest online marketplace in the world doesn’t need much of an introduction. Shop for everything from books to travel gear and get it delivered right to your doorstep.
- Booking.com: Great deals on hotels, guesthouses and hostels all around the world. I use this website for almost every trip I make.
- Vietnam-Visa.com: Planning a trip to Vietnam? Use this link to get an approval letter for Visa on Arrival to Vietnam. It’s fast, easy and secure. I used their service myself and had a great experience from start to finish.
- SEE TEFL: I did my TEFL certification to become an English teacher in Thailand with SEE TEFL in Chiang Mai. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I can wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone who wants to teach English in Thailand.
- World Nomads: World Nomads has become the market leader when it comes to travel insurance. I have used them for my first trip to Southeast Asia, because they got recommended to me by many of my friends as well as other travel bloggers.
I do not accept content written by third parties on The Blond Travels, however I sometimes get paid for reviews of products, services or hotels. Reviews always reflect the honest opinion of the author and my clients have no influence on the actual content. However I let them decide whether a commissioned review will be published or not.
You can recognise sponsored content by the line “Brought to you by…” under the article headline and I usually also mention it within the article itself – either at the top or the bottom.