It really has become very tiresome. Nothing is shared now just for the sake of sharing. Everything is an ad/add link. Did you see the KitchenAid gift earlier this week? The amount of gifts she’s getting is beyond ridiculous. I suspect she rarely buys anything these days as everything appears to be gifted. Nice for some....but I won’t be biting with the aff links.I’ve followed THB for a good while but it’s just incessant ads and swipe ups now.
She tried to explain about the ASA rules, omitted anything about 30-day cookies and said she had to declare affiliate if she was to put up a link.
Following that I remember she shared her make up or perhaps skincare because people had asked her products/tips. She could have shared non-affiliate links, no one HAS to have affiliate links but she said, sorry they have to be affiliate links.
Every piece of clothing that “jumps into her shopping basket” is an affiliate link. Nearly every new piece of clothing or jewellery worn for IG is displayed “after many requests about where to get my hoodie from” as swipe up minus the crucial information people want - the brand and the price.
Then people can make up their own mind as to whether they purchase it from that link or perhaps be a savvy shopper elsewhere. Swipe up and have a look - cookie set and should you revisit that site, e.g, H and M within the month or so, buy a pair of kids jeans, she will still make a cut!
Exactly my thoughts - a big fat lie. If she had lusted after one for years she would have bought it. The amount of money she’s saving from never having to buy anything means she could have saved up in no time ??I've just looked at the KitchenAid post. Why is she talking about lusting after one for years and years and can't believe they've finally got one. Why didn't she just go and buy one with her own money if she was lusting after it so much. It's not like she couldn't afford it. And they'd been doing a lot of baking over the weekend, would have nice to see what they baked rather than looking at an empty bowl with a wooden spoon in it. So lame. Why are big brands approving this standard of content?
Oh I know that believe me I’ve followed her for long enough. She likes to drop in now and again that she was a city corporate lawyer before starting her bridal shop. Clearly wealthy. Makes it more insulting to followers when she does try and peddle her gifts and we know she’s not paid a penny towards them.Let's be honest, I don't think she's having to save up for a lot of stuff.
I saw that. She must have seen this thread and hopefully wised up that she needs to be more transparent. Lets be honest, companies don’t send things to accounts out of the goodness of their hearts, they are sending them as payment in return for advertisement!Did anybody see yesterday’s stories? Made a point of talking about gifts/ads. Discussed how she receives gifts every day. She sees them as presents you would give just like friends/family. Not sure the tax man would fully agree with that.....has she heard of benefits in kind?!