In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. I make my Affiliate Disclosure here.
Readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc) must be informed about the blogger/presenter’s affiliation with other companies. To be in compliance, a blogger/presenter must disclose if he/she is sponsored, endorsed or affiliated with another 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 in https://whatsinthegolfbaggirls.com are affiliate links. I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate Links are links that appear in the content of a website. A purchase can be made on the website of an external company. When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on https://whatsinthegolfbaggirls.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from https://whatsinthegolfbaggirls.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay https://whatsinthegolfbaggirls.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 your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate link
This website, https://whatsinthegolfbaggirls.com, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program that provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees. The website does this 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. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product affiliate links.
These 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. 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 because I want to bring you real, unbiased information. I will disclose clearly at the beginning of a post if that post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship.
This is my Affiliate Disclosure in full.
Jenni Elliott, Founder