Wondering about my disclosures within posts?
Savvy California uses affiliate and referral links on some pages. That means if you follow a link to sign up for something, use a promo code, or buy something right after you click over to a partner site, I may be compensated (at no extra cost to you). My blog is my passion and my business, so sometimes I do benefit when I refer happy readers to trusted sources. Not “mad scrilla” exactly, but it helps keep the lights on.
If a post on Savvy California contains affiliate links or is sponsored in any way, I also disclose that within the post, usually like this:
If you’ve noticed this type of disclosure more often in the blogosphere and on social networks lately, that’s because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) now insists that every blogger and social influencer disclose absolutely every time a link might result in a freebie or a buck. They want it in your face, top of the post or before any promotional links, everywhere, every time (although many bloggers
think that’s rude have been slow to comply).
Only a small percentage of the links you find here are shilly. But if I can find a referral or affiliate link to something I’m telling you about anyway, I’ll grab it and use it. Why wouldn’t I? You know, like those links to Amazon. Savvy California 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. Other partners include event ticket and hotel booking sites.
I would let you know about this anyway (in a less annoying way probably) but now the FTC is all over it. And really, they probably have your best interests at heart. I appreciate your trust and will never recommend anything unless I believe in it and would do it/use it/buy it personally. My opinions are never for sale and never have been.
Got it? Thought so. Hopefully the FTC will, too.
Image credit: Illustration by Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer.