In an effort to cover server costs, this site uses Amazon referral links where appropriate. Thus far, this has mostly paid off in terms of amusement, rather than cold hard cash. It seems that trend is likely to continue, thanks to referral links from Just The Tip.
The podcast’s first episode included discussion of a car being buried in a backyard. While writing the show notes, I tossed in a referral link to “a top-notch metal detector at a reasonable price”. It was well-reviewed, but I don’t actually have any experience with this (or any other) metal detector. Thus, I was tickled at least a slightly pinkish hue to see that someone followed this recommendation, purchasing the exact product through the referral link.
Knowing what I know now, I should have linked to something more like this. Yes folks, I’ve done the research now, and the Minelab GPX-5000 Metal Detector simply can’t be beat. It’s the best-in-class device for finding all types of lost metal, but it’s specifically tuned to help you find gold. There’s gold in them thar hills, and you can find it, with the Minelab GPX-5000 Metal Detector.
You deserve the very best.
Anyhow, just a few days after that first sale, the following came through:
It seems that a throwaway joke in the show notes of a podcast has led some listener out there to an entirely new hobby. Better still, thanks to Amazon referral links we can all see their progression, and I get paid for it. Ultimately, however, the referrals really don’t add up to much. Do the math, and you’ll see that these three sales netted just six dollars and ninety-one cents. When it comes right down to it, I’d probably have made more money buying my own metal detector. The Minelab GPX-5000 Metal Detector, perhaps?