Affiliate Disclosure

Some of the links on this site are affiliate links. That means I get a small commission if you buy a product I mention. It helps out the site and doesn’t cost you anything. 

I use affiliate links to support the site instead of ads or sponsored posts because, at its core, this site is a personal blog where I share my personal opinions, thoughts, and advice. Posts that feature products or services do so because they contribute to the larger theme of a post. I do not write posts to advertise a specific product or service.

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I am part of the following Affiliate Programs, and I have included details of my relationship below:

  1. Amazon Associates (as of February 2018): Many of us use Amazon to buy various products. It made sense to have affiliate links for books and some other products through them. I applied for the Associates Program and now all my Amazon links are affiliated.  
  2. Grammarly (as of March 2018): I have been using Grammarly for years and after writing a post (not sponsored) that included the service, I checked to see if they had an Affiliate Program.  They did. I applied and got in. That means if you click on my Grammarly links and download either the free or premium service, I get a commission. 
  3. (as of May 2019): Sometimes, I mention the hotels and types of lodging we might have stayed in during a trip, especially for my Travel Itineraries. It made sense to link to become part of the affiliate program for because that’s the site we use to make many of our bookings.
  4. Descript (as of March 2023): I use Descript to edit my videos and I’m happy with how it works so I joined their affiliate program.
  5. Peak Design (as of June 2023) – I have used Peak Design cases for years. I’m a big fan of their other products to,o so I decided to join their affiliate program.
  6. (as of June 2023) – I use to record interviews and video content with other people. I’m a fan so I joined their affiliate program.
  7. Epidemic Sound (as of July 2023) – I use Epidemic Sound’s music for my videos and I’m a fan so I joined their affiliate program.
  8. Notion (as of July 2023)- I use Notion to manage my video production workflow and it’s very effective so I joined their affiliate program.
  9. SiteGround (as of July 2023) – I’ve used SiteGround hosting for years and I’m really happy with the service and quality so I joined their affiliate program.
  10. NordVPN (as of July 2023) – I use NordVPN for cybersecurity on my computer and phone when I’m travelling. I found their product affordable and it works well for me so I joined their affiliate program.
  11. PTYA (as of July 2023) – I am part of the Part-Time YouTuber Academy Accelerator program. I found this program immensely help as I started my YouTube journey so I joined their affiliate program.
  12. Todoist (as of December 2023) – I have been using and paying for Todoist for years. It’s my go-to to-do list app and I joined their affiliate programs once I learned they had one.

I appreciate your support. Affiliate links help with the monetary costs associated with the site. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Smiti Nathan

I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I have a penchant for exploring ancient and modern places and the people, plants, and foods entangled in them. I write about archaeology, travel, and productivity.



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