Hi. I am Carol, the owner of dontyoucare.com and I am going to shed some light on how I earn commissions from affiliate links on my site.
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 at dontyoucare.com 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 dontyoucare.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from dontyoucare.com). The companies pay dontyoucare.com 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 one main type of affiliate programs:
1. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work like this: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger (which is I) gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well.
Again, bear in mind that 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” unless otherwise denoted.
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 at the beginning of the post.