According to the FTC, we need to make it clear through an affiliate disclosure statement that some links direct to other websites. Products and services that pay me to promote them may be posted here on the website.
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links here on this website are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on a website to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly . Amazon and/or other companies pay this website a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work in this way: if you click the link and buy the product, then I get a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.
What about sponsored content?
If a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
Affiliate Disclosure Questions
If you have questions, please contact me through links on the contact page