In my perfect world, bloggers would get paid to blog and writing in and of itself would generate income. However, since that is not the case, I want to fully and openly disclose a few things to my readers. Disclosure is not strictly necessary since my blog is based in Canada rather than the United States and I am not subject to FTC regulations. However, I have built up trust and rapport with my readers and I would like that to continue on that path. Blogging is one of my passions and I will continue to do it whether or not I get paid for it. Also, we will still be friends whether or not you click on any of my affiliate links (but we will be better friends if you do click on them).
I am new to (attempting to) monetize my blog, so perhaps my disclosures are a little premature. However, you know me, I’m always over-prepared, I love lists, and I’m happiest when I have a plan. Any advertisements that you see on my site are from Word Press and it makes no difference to me (income wise) if you click on them. I haven’t purchased my domain yet, so I am not eligible to participate in the official Word Press advertising program. However, I have signed up for an amazon.com affiliate program, which is at the core of my privacy and disclosure statements below.
Thank you for reading and supporting my blog. If you have any questions, please email me: email@example.com
Scarlet Pen 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.
In addition to links, I have also created an amazon.com store, which will compile all of the products that I have recommended on my blog for easy shopping. If you would like to support my blog, then you can start any of your Amazon shopping on my site even if it is not for a product that I linked to (which would be greatly appreciated!).
I will only recommend and endorse products that I have personally used and truly believe in. Receiving a product for free does not mean that I will give it (or the company who sent it to me) a positive review or endorsement. The main focus of my blog is generating meaningful and relevant content for my readers. The small commission that I may receive from my amazon.com affiliation is not the driving force behind my blog.
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