In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released its new rules for Disclosure Compliance.
These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media are aware if
the blogger or publisher is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company.
The readers need to know if the content publisher is making money by sharing a link or
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts
on this site:
Any/all of the links on this website are affiliate links for which I receive a small
compensation from sales of certain items.
We use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
Budgetbeasts.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an
an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn fees
by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites, as well as to other websites that may be
affiliated with Amazon Service LLC Associates Program.
2. Product affiliate links.
If you click a product affiliate link and buy the product, then I will get a percentage of the
the sale or some other type of compensation.
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. I want to provide authentic, un-biased information.
However, if a company would like to publish sponsored content, I will disclose this clearly
at the beginning of the post.
The bottom line is that I only recommend products I use myself or that I would
recommend to family and friends.
Your purchase helps support my research efforts.
Thank you very, very much! I appreciate you!
FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules