Toydetecives.com is a personal blog site owned by Simon Kelly and Barry Allen who are also cousins!
The site is an extension to our main hobby which is collecting diecast toys, vintage toys and collectables. The site also provides us with a small income – we do this using “Affiliate Marketing”.
In simple terms which we can understand, this means that if you make a purchase or, sometimes carry out some other action as direct result of clicking on an affiliate link at toydetectives.com, we will receive a small commission.
For instance, one of our blog articles may contain a link to an item which is available for purchase from Ebay. If you click on this link and decide to purchase that item, or another item from Ebay within a given time, then we receive a small commission.
The commission levels we receive depend upon the merchant, but ordinarily this is a few percent of the price of the item you purchased.
The money we get from Merchants when you click on one of their links gives Baz and Si some beer money – hopefully enough to keep our site online but not enough for a Maserati Gran Cabrio or a Classic Jaguar E-Type!
Most of the links on our site which pass you on to merchants that sell items we blog about are affiliate links and work in this way.
Clicking on any of the affiliate links you see on toydetectives.com DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING!
As of June 2018 our Affiliates include:
- Amazon Associates
- Ebay Partnership Network
- Google Adsense
There’s a ton of information available on Affiliate Marketing on the web, so if you want to learn more, save yourself some time and just read these!
Any adverts you may see on toydetectives.com appear via Google Adsense
Please contact Google Adsense if you have any queries about the adverts that we show.
Our site is new and grows every day. In the future, we hope to blog about products which manufacturers and publishers want us to review. If (and when – lets be positive!) we do this, we will always state in our review that this is the case.
We are two honest guys and would never accept payments or products in exchange for positive / favourable reviews – please remember that first and foremost we are collectors ourselves!
Should you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact us.
Thanks for reading this and thanks for supporting our blog and any contribution to our beer fund!
Bazza and Si