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: Any/all of the links on honestwaystomakemoneyfromhome.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
This helps cover the costs that are needed to keep this website up and running and pays some of the monthly operating costs that are accumulated each month.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate merchant websites.
When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located anywhere on this site to learn more about the product or service they are then redirected to the affiliate merchant site to purchase the item.
The reader then buys the item from the seller directly (not from honestwaystomakemoneyfromhome.com).
Amazon and/or other companies pay us 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. Amazon Affiliate Links
Honestwaystomakemoneyfromhome.com 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 affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
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.
Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will also get a commission on that sale as well.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
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.
Other Affiliate Programs/ Membership Sites
Like Amazon.com, I also promote a variety of other products and services that I feel are legit and worthwhile and I’m compensated from these companies in the form of affiliate commissions.
These are more like advertising fees that I earn either on a one time sale or where the person enters into a monthly billing cycle where they are charged a set fee each month.
Like I said earlier, these commissions help cover the cost of running this website as well as a few other monthly operating costs that are associated with keeping this website up and running.
This includes paying the domain name registration fees as well as the hosting for this site among many other things.
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 at the beginning of the post.