In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its 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 about links and posts on this site that any/all of the links on www.make-cash-online.com are affiliate links for which I may receive a small compensation from sales of certain items. This does NOT increase the cost of your product in any way, whatsoever. In fact, you may benefit from getting a discount.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on www.make-cash-online.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from www.make-cash-online.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay www.make-cash-online.com 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 not. You will not pay extra if you click and reach a seller website through my link. In some cases, you may pay less as I will probably get you the best deals for those products.
Types of Affiliate Programs
1. Amazon Affiliate Links.
www.make-cash-online.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.
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 get a commission on that sale.
Please read the full Associates Program Operating Agreement here. “As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.”
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 no different if you use these affiliate links. You will NOT be paying 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 at the beginning of the post.