Sometimes I use affiliate links, which means that in addition to using their service, I also receive a referral credit for referring new customers. To be honest, I use every single resource I recommend, and I would still use them even if they didn’t have an affiliate program.
I never recommend anything I don’t use or wholly support. Period. Plus, because I’ve reached out personally to some companies to become a partner, they offer a special price. Which is something they didn’t need to do. So take advantage of that!
FTC Disclosure (adapted from Tim Ferriss)
The FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So here goes…
Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules are rules. To cover myself and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)