Affiliate Compliance – What Does This Mean?

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.

These Affiliate Compliance 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.

Affiliate Compliance

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 are affiliate links for which we receive a small compensation from sales of certain items. NOTE that this DOES NOT increase the cost of your product.

What Are Affiliate Links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites.

When a reader clicks on an affiliate link on to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from

These companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

Prices remain exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or through a non-affiliate link. You will NOT pay more money by clicking through to the sellers link from

However, good affiliates (such as have already done a lot of the search, comparison and review of products to find many of the best prices, by wading through the maze of information available online.

You are then taken directly to the product(s) on the company website.

Types of Affiliate Programs

Affiliate Compliance and Product Affiliate Links

These affiliate links work in the following way:

if you click the link and buy the product, 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 pay more money by clicking through to the sellers link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

Affiliate Compliance and Sponsored Content? does not write sponsored articles. We endeavor to bring you real, technical and unbiased information.

However, if an article is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, we will clearly disclose this at the beginning of the post.

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