Advertising Disclosure Details
I want my visitors to understand my relationship with advertisers, so I built this page in an easy to follow FAQ format. But, if you still have questions, you can contact me.
Do you get paid when I click on links on your site?
Not always. Regardless of whether I have the opportunity to get compensated, I only want to share the most relevant information with my visitors. Whether I’m compensated depends on whether I have a relationship with resource I’m linking to and their terms on what would generate a commission (i.e. click, signup, purchase, etc.).
What if I don’t want to use the links on your site?
You don’t have to use the links on my site to visit the resources I share! If I mention that you will receive certain benefits by using my link or code, then I cannot guarantee you’ll receive those benefits if you choose not to use my link or code. However, you are completely free to not use the links I provide.
Does it cost me more money to use links that you share?
Absolutely not! Products or services I link to will be available to you at the same cost as they would if you found them on your own. If I’m compensated, it doesn’t come from you. It comes from the advertiser.
However, in some cases, I specify that you can get certain benefits like promotional credit or discounts by using my links/codes. I can’t guarantee you’ll receive these if you don’t use my links/codes. I don’t want you to be surprised if you don’t get certain benefits when not using my links/codes.
If using your links don’t cost me more, and I don’t have to use them, why are you sharing this information?
This info is here to protect you, the consumer. I want to build an audience base on trust, so it’s important you know my relationship with advertisers.
As long as you’re informed about when I may be compensated, you can take this into consideration when deciding whether to use resources I link to.
You deserve to know if I have a material connection with an advertiser the same way you should know if a brand is paying a celebrity to endorse them. I’m hoping my transparency with my visitors will help build trust.
How can I learn more about affiliate advertising?
This website, http://paidforadvertising.com/, is a great resource for learning more about how affiliate advertising works and the responsibilities publishers have to their audience. If you still have questions on my advertising policy, feel free to contact me.
Amazon Associates Disclosure
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
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