Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: Cynthia T. Luna (LivinginCyn.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. This means I make a small commission for purchases made through many of the links that redirect you to Amazon.com.
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (websites, blogs, Youtube videos, social media, etc.) know if and when the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or in partnership with a different company.
In short, you, Living in Cyn readers, need to know if I am 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:
Many, any and/or all of the links on LivinginCyn.com are affiliate links for which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on LivinginCyn.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from LivinginCyn.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay me 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 links. Living in Cyn is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports my work at no additional cost to you.
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 http://astore.amazon.com/…… or www.amazon.com/…. it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: when you click the link and buy the product, the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online summit packages are usually affiliate links. 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.”
What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. However, if a post is sponsored by a company or an individual, I will disclose this clearly in the post.