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 Internet media (blogs, 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 a product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Any or all of the links on GiantsWithin.com are affiliate links of which I receive a commission or other compensation from sales of certain items.
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on GiantsWithin.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from GiantsWithin.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay GiantsWithin.com a commission or other compensation for promoting their websites or products through their affiliate programs.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon Affiliate Links
GiantsWithin.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for websites 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. These links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, I will get commission on that sale.
Any time you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… or amzn.to… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product Affiliate Links
Product 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. 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 in the beginning of the post.