What You Should Know
The views and opinions expressed in this blog are mine and mine only. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic, product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my own review and usage, are worthy of my recommendation to you. Any product claim, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.
If I review a product or service, I will include a link in that post and if you purchase that product or service, I will receive a commission. You’ve seen affiliate links all over the internet, the most common one being for books on Amazon. So yes, if I review a book and you buy it using my link, I’ll get a commission from Amazon. Also, if you use my link to go to Amazon, but don’t buy the product I’ve recommended, I’ll receive a commission on anything else you buy while there. If you aren’t comfortable with that, just input the title of the book in a separate window and buy it directly from Amazon, not using my link. Same goes for any other product or service I review.
My first priority in running my blog is the relationship I have with you and your success in reaching your dreams. I am not here just to make money and am totally fine if you do not use my affiliate links. But please, keep on reading! =)
Why I’m Telling You This
The Federal Trade Commission governs how bloggers endorse or represent products and services to their readers. They recently revised their guidelines, and bloggers must disclose certain information to you, our beloved readers. You can read more about it here.
The revised Guides specify that while decisions will be reached on a case-by-case basis, the post of a blogger who receives cash or in-kind payment to review a product is considered an endorsement. Thus, bloggers who make an endorsement must disclose the material connections they share with the seller of the product or service.
Now that that’s out of the way, lets get back to the motivation!