Referral Links …..what’s that then?
I think of referral links as a sort of tip or token of appreciation for the work I have done researching the sites that I am referring you to. You will find them on the pages where I explain the site’s details and on my referrals page which contains all my links to the sites I have tried out and found to be ok and PurpleLioness’s Poo Books with the ones to avoid. If you’re still scratching your head and asking referral links …….what’s that then? This review is for you, please continue……
The reason I say they are like tips is because every time you use one of my referral links to access a site, I will then receive a percentage of any claims that you make as a reward for referring you. I don’t think my percentage actually comes out of your claim, I think the site pays it on top of what you claim but I would need to find out for sure as at the time of writing I have yet to actually refer anyone but when I do I shall update this post with the answer.
That said there are other types of actual tipping which you can get free tokens for – the details of which you can read about in my article about tips and tokens.
So is that it then?
Umm well no, actually there are some sites that you HAVE to be referred to by someone already on it in order to access them at all, the main one I have encountered is the PI Network. I have yet to be able to access it even though 2 different people have tried to get me on there. If I ever make it on there and it turns out to be any good then I’ll include a review of it and a link to get in.
So what’s it look like?
A typical referral link looks like this – http://cointiply.com/r/N5won this is my actual referral link to a site called Cointiply which is one of the first sites I joined at the start of my crypto journey. I explain it on my Cointiply page and the link is included there too. DO NOT click on it unless you want to be referred by me to Cointiply, if you’ve already read the page on it and maybe missed the link on the page but you DO want to be referred by me because you appreciate the work I have done and wish to spread the love then by all means click away! Otherwise hang fire till you’ve read the article before you decide.
Some people just post ads online that are just pages full of their referral links which they may or may not have researched, I wouldn’t recommend using those as I frankly find that quite lazy and wonder – if they are not posting the research then have they actually done it?
Below is another example of a referral link for someone else whose tutorial I liked – it’s just an example so you don’t have to click on it but the info is interesting (if you’re a publisher on Brave) and if you do click on it from within the Brave browser (check out my Brave browser experience page) then the publisher will be rewarded and so will you for looking (must be signed up for Brave rewards) – nice!
Brave Payments Tutorial:-
To Tip or Not To Tip – That Is The Question?
I’ll let you in on a wee secret I discovered that may be obvious to some but wasn’t to me – except for the above mentioned – you don’t have to use my referral links to use the sites I recommend. To access the site without clicking on the referral link simply open a new tab and type the site URL into the search box then when the site appears go ahead and sign up if you want and get to claiming!
Other Referral Links
Another type of referral link is called an affiliate link, these are links to purchase goods and services on sites such as Amazon or specific product sites. I put these links in the articles I post on my other websites www.babybore.co.uk and www.babybore.com when I write a user experience based review so that people can easily purchase the item after reading about it. You will also find affiliate links to certain cryptocurrency related products I have reviewed on this website for instance Trezor cold wallet as well as another type of link called an external link.
External links are another type of referral link that when clicked will take you off the current website you are on and onto the website the link connects to. The above Cointiply and Brave Payments Tutorial links are examples of this so if you had clicked on them you would have been taken off my website and landed on theirs – I do hope you came back! Sometimes the link is internal.
Internal links are as suggested by the name, links that take you off the page you’re on onto another page within the same website.
If you have any questions or experiences of your own you’d like to add, please comment below and I’d be more than happy to help you out.