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 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 .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from  ShareASale Affiliate Network pays 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. ShareASale Affiliate Network links and Wealthy Affiliate links. is a participant in the ShareASale Affiliate Network links Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to ShareASale Affiliate properties including, but not limited to, Flags  Flags Connection, offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our ShareASale and/or Flags Connection, e4Hats  affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.

If a blogger links to a ShareASale, Flags, 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. ShareASale, Flags Connection, e4Hats links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around ShareASAle, Flags Connection, e4Hats and purchase something else, however, I will get a small commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like… or ShareASale, Flags Connection, e4Hats… it can be assumed that it is a ShareASale affiliate link.

Anytime you see a link that references Wealthy Affiliate, it can be assumed that it is a Wealthy Affiliate link.  If you purchase a subscription from Wealthy Affiliate I may earn a small commission that supports our cause at no additional cost to you.

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.