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In order for me to support my blogging activities, I, the author of Holistic Health Herbalist, may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or links to any products or services from this blog. Please note that I only endorse products that are in alignment with Holistic Health Herbalist’s ideals and that I believe would be of value to my readers.
Also note that Holistic Health Herbalist is a participant of Amazon’s affiliate program. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I may make a small commission on orders made through my Amazon links. This helps me maintain my site. Thank you for your support!
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Let’s Talk More About Affiliate Stuff
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission released some new rules about their Disclosure Compliance Policy. These new rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of the interwebs like blogs, Youtube videos, etc know if the blogger/vlogger is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company.
Basically, all this means is that the reader needs to know if the blogger is making money when they link to a product.
I would never endorse a product or service that I would not purchase myself. I only share resources that I have personal experience with and can, therefore, recommend without reservation. No exceptions. If it sucks, I won’t sell it!
Now I want to explain about the use of affiliate links on Holistic Health Herbalist. What are affiliate links? I use four main types of affiliate programs on my blog:
1. Amazon Affiliate Links
Amazon.com offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Purchases are exactly the same for you if your purchase through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. If I link to Amazon with a special code embedded in the link and a reader purchases an item through that link, then I get a small percentage of the sale. It has no effect on you whatsoever.
Amazon links are not “pay per click.” So that means I don’t get anything if you click on the link. If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get a commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like https://amzn.to/.… or https://amazon.com… it’s an Amazon affiliate link. You will see these frequently if you follow me and other bloggers on our Facebook pages. And if a link in a blog takes you to a page on Amazon, you can be PRETTY sure that it is an affiliate link for that blogger.
2. E-book and Sponsored Product Affiliate Links
If I share a product through an affiliate link it must be high quality. Recommendations for these products are based on my knowledge of the item, my knowledge of the author’s expertise and track record, and the value for the item.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then I get a percentage of the sale. E-book bundles and e-course promotions are usually affiliate links.
Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through the link. These links are not “pay per click.”
I will do giveaways every now and then with products. In these cases, I am paying for the prize out of my own pocket OR the company has given it to me for free for a giveaway.
The new FTC rules mean that I will clearly state in these giveaways that I’m being paid to give the product away.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Holistic Health Herbalist!