"New app XXXXXX is out! Can you put up a link to it, so that you get the affiliate credit?"I'm extremely grateful to hear people have that kind of thought for me. Even when my finances weren't struggling, I super appreciated the idea that someone would delay their purchase; to wait until they could share the revenue with me. Fortunately you don't have to wait!
By clicking any of the iTunes links here, from the device you're going to purchase on the App Store, you're setting a little identifier on iTunes.
Here is an example, this link goes to Animoog:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id471638724?mt=8&uo;;=8&at;=11l4KvThe &at;= signifies that my affiliate code is 11l4Kv. This code is automatically added to all links that go to iTunes from here.For the next few hours, any purchases you make will be credited to the last affiliate identifier you clicked on.
The exact way that this works has changed a few times in the past, and I'm not 100% sure how they're handling it now, but the rule of thumb is: Just click on any of my links and when that takes you to iTunes, search for the new app you want.
This also works on other things besides apps. For the next few hours if you purchase songs, TV shows, or anything else on iTunes... I'll get a cut! And my cut does not take any money from you, or the developer. My commission comes out of the 30% that Apple already takes from publishers. I'm not allowed to say how much the percentage I get is, but it's more than 5% and less than 10%.
So thank you very much to everyone that makes it a point of supporting the site by using my links! It all adds up, and is a big help to my overall income.
There is one exception to all of this though, and that's advertisers. Advertisers often have their own affiliate codes, and campaign codes, in their links. If you click on the Howl ad for instance you'll get to this link:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id1067562312?pt=561151&ct;;=Discchord&mt;=8This lets developers track which ad campaigns are driving sales. Since advertiser revenue is still my primary source of income, please use ads to purchase apps you want instead of my links; so that they know their ads are working!