Affiliate Disclosure. By law you are compelled to disclose when you are receiving commissions, kickbacks or payments for recommending people.
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is 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 about links and posts on this site: Some of the links on onlinebusinessmarketing.info are affiliate links of which I may receive a compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on onlinebusinessmarketing.info to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from onlinebusinessmarketing.info ). Amazon and/or other companies pay onlinebusinessmarketing.info a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Prices are exactly 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 to the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Wealthy Affiliate and others
onlinebusinessmarketing.info is an affiliate for Wealthy Affiliate a site set up for training and webhosting.
This is one of many sites you may click through to and buy a product directly from them in which case I may earn a small payment for my marketing activities.
In some cases I used a cloaked link that is disguised from the site on which you are being taken to. This is a common method and simple shortens the URL and keeps tracks of raw numbers. However no pixels or address details are gathered.
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. 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 post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.
Affiliate marketing is a common practice for products and services. In most cases in is compensation for marketing provided and does not affect the buyer in price or product.
In Fact often an enhanced deal my be provided.