Our FTC Compensated Affiliate Notice

Recent  guidelines put into effect by the US Federal Trade Commissions compel online marketers, such as us, to make full disclosure when we are compensated for the recommendations that we make.

If you’ve been online for any length of time, you know what affiliate and joint venture marketing is. And so it shouldn’t surprise you that we’re an affiliate and/or joint venture partner for many of the products that we promote and recommend. Not all of the links on this blog are affiliate links, but you may as well assume that they are, and that we are compensated if you buy or sign up for things.

Hopefully, you already knew that affiliate/JV marketing is part of our business, so this news doesn’t change anything for you. If it does, perhaps you’ll be comforted by knowing that we wouldn’t recommend any products that Ken doesn’t firmly believe would be beneficial to a large number of our readers and members…probably including you.

On the other hand, this may all come as a shock to you and you might never believe a word we say. Well, all we can say is that we hope that’s not the case.

This notice may not be in the proper legalese, but we’re opting for a plain language dialogue with you, and we think that’s okay. The new guidelines don’t specify the wording we’re supposed to use.

So, please consider this notice our “full disclosure” that we’re a paid affiliate.

What do you think? Did you already know that we’re an affiliate? Now that you know, does it change what you think of us and the recommendations we make?

Oh, by the way–another disclosure here…We really liked the way our friend Mark Widawer (www.MarkWidawer.com) phrased things that we pretty-much lifted his disclosure and used it here. Thanks, Mark!

Let us know, below.