The Federal Trade Commission issued new disclosure compliance guidelines in 2015. These guidelines are in place to guarantee that readers or viewers of digital media (blogs, YouTube videos, etc.) understand whether the blogger/presenter is sponsored, supported, or linked with another firm. The viewers of a blog want to know if the blogger makes money by posting a link or a product.

Please assume the following regarding links and articles on this site in accordance with FTC guidelines: Any/all of the links on are affiliate links, which means I get a little commission if you buy something.

What exactly are affiliate links?

Purchases are done on the websites of external associate companies: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link on to buy an item, the reader purchases the item directly from the vendor (not from Amazon and/or other companies pay​​ a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or product lines through their affiliate program.

Prices are the same whether you purchase through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through the link.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Affiliate connections to Amazon is a participant of the Amazon Services LLC Associates Network, an affiliate advertising program established to provide a way for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and referring to Amazon properties such as, but not limited to, Amazon pays a small percentage on items sold via affiliate links. Each purchase made through our Amazon affiliate links benefits our cause at no extra cost to you.

If a blogger connects to an Amazon product (with an affiliate code incorporated in the link) and a reader adds an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of hitting the link, the blogger receives a tiny share of the sale. Amazon affiliate links are not “pay per click.” However, if you click on the product link and then continue shopping on Amazon, I will receive a commission on that transaction.

When you see a link that looks like… or…, click on it. It is safe to infer that this is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links function in the same way: if you click the link and purchase the goods, the blogger receives a share of the sale or some other sort of revenue. E-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are all examples of affiliate links. Again, there is no difference in pricing if you utilize these affiliate links. You will not pay more if you follow the link. Unless otherwise stated, these links are not “pay per click.”

What about sponsored content?

I don’t do sponsored content. I aim to provide you with accurate, unbiased information. However, if an article is sponsored by a company and is a paid sponsorship, I will explicitly state this at the start of the piece.