Last updated on October 16th, 2019 at 03:05 pm
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 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 the following about links and posts on this site: Any/all of the links on wastelessplanet.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small 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 wastelessplanet.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from www.wastelessplanet.com). These selected companies pay www.wastelessplanet.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 you purchase it through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
As an affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Www.wastelessplanet.com is a participant in affiliate networks, like ShareASale and Rakuten Marketing as well as in programs of individual companies. Affiliate merchants provide affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to their products. These companies offer a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via www.wastelessplanet.com affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
If a blogger links to a 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 a specific time frame of clicking the link (different time frames for different companies), the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Www.wastelessplanet.com links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around that merchant’s website and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like a shrsl.com… or linksynergy.com… it can be assumed that it is an affiliate link. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliated links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay 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 in the beginning of the post. No matter whether or not I get paid through your purchases or through sponsoring, opinions are always my own.