Affiliate Disclosure

Affiliate Disclosure

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 the links 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 to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from
the seller directly (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay 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.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an
affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn
advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not
limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through
their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links
supports our cause at no additional cost to you.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded
in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link
within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the
sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and
stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on
that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like… or… it can be assumed
that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product,
then the blogger gets 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?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information.
However, 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.

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