In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules ensure that readers or viewers of web media such as blogs, YouTube videos, newsletters, and other publications know if the blogger, presenter, or author are affiliated, 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 links and posts on this site are affiliate links; Any or all the links from Joinify.co, if not linked to its own pages, are affiliate links of which may be clicked through to purchase a product of a relevant sort, and Joinify.co or its affiliates, owners, creators, contributors, or members, etc. may receive a small compensation from the sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
A transaction can occur on external or third party company websites when a reader clicks on an affiliate link to purchase an item from that store. At that point, the reader purchases the item from the seller directly (not from joinify.co). Amazon and/or other companies pay me a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Note: Prices are 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 from the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon Affiliate Links
Joinify.co 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.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliated links.
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. Links leading to product sites are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, I will get a commission on that sale.
Anytime you read a sentence with a link and words referring to Amazon products… you can assume it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product Affiliate Links
These affiliated links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other compensation type. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are typically affiliate links as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliated links, and 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 company sponsors a post and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.
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