I could give you a big song & dance about affiliate marketing but I'm going to treat you the way I think you want to be treated: honestly, and like you're not an idiot.
I've been publishing affiliate links for fifteen years, and I'm the CTO of an affiliate management agency. If you see a link on this site, assume that if you click it and buy something, I'll be paid a commission.
Remember: a link, even an affiliate link, is not an endorsement of a product any more than a television commercial is an endorsement of a product by a television network.
Now, what say you go back to what you were just reading?