Sometimes I use affiliate links. What does that mean? It means that if I’ve used a product or service personally and liked it, and that product or service has an affiliate program, I sign up for it. Then, when I mention that product or service in one of my blog posts, I link to it using my affiliate link.
Should you end up buying something as a result of one of those links, I might get a little jingle for my pocketbook.
If you’ve hung around my sites long or know me well, you know that I would just as soon eat barbed wire or chew broken glass than sell my soul to make money off of you on a product I don’t even like. That would be disingenuous. You know this, I know this. But, alas, the FTC isn’t sure you really know this.
And that is why I wrote this disclosure – to empower everyone to fearlessly make an informed decision before clicking on an affiliate link. There should be no question that if I feel comfortable with a product or service and refer it to you, I don’t mind making a little money for that referral. I hope you would do the same.