I understand the fact that everyone, eventually, wants to make some money out of their blogs. But that doesn’t mean that you should only try and link things from the affiliate programs that you are part of.
I recently saw a gorgeous dress on Pinterest. I clicked on the link and it took me to the Asos website. Stupidly, I bought the dress without properly checking that it is the same dress because I was sooooo excited to get this lovely dress. It was only when I opened the package that I realized that this was not the dress I wanted. It was however, the dress I ordered.
The Dress I saw…
The dress I got…
I realize that it’s my own fault for not looking at the details, but at that moment it looked like the same dress. I am just annoyed that someone would link something totally unrelated and say that this is what they bought from a particular shop. This is just one example. The other day I also saw a blogger wearing a lovely jersey but none of the products that she linked was the jersey she was wearing.
So please don’t just link stuff to get sales. There is a reason we follow these bloggers and it’s because they have great style and typically, if we like something that they are wearing we would like to buy the SAME thing. Not something similar….
Here is what the dress looks like.
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MY WIFE AND I LIKE TO ACTUALLY SEE WHAT WE’RE BUYING…SOMETIMES NOT POSSIBLE. WE DO HAVE DIFFERENT MEASUREMENTS DON’T WE? 🙂 A VERY WISE DISCUSSION HERE.
Agreed, I prefer going into a shop to buy clothes but we live in a small Korean town with shops that don’t keep our sizes. Online shopping is like a lucky packet, you never know what you’re going to get 🙂 Yes the last picture is of me with the dress I got from Asos
Yes, it would be nice to avoid the old “bait and switch,” intended or not! Is that you at the end pic?
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One shouldn’t misguide it’s followers. This will only jeopardize their blog, their reputation in the long run.
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