Affiliate & Earnings Disclaimer Copy

Last Update: September 30, 2013

I have received many emails from people asking about Affiliate & Earnings Disclaimers - mostly where can I find one and do I need them.

To answer the second question first yes you do need them - it's called CYA (Cover Your A$$) - And not only that if you are an affiliate the FTC requires you have it on your site.

And where to find them - well to save you a bunch of headaches I have an Affiliate and Earnings Disclaimer below that you can copy it's from my site - Simply add your salutation to the end. And if needed change or add the word "We" where applicable.

I believe in you!
Leo

Affiliate Disclaimer

In an effort to be completely transparent, I want to let you know that I have an affiliate relationship with some of the companies whose products or services I recommend.

This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission or credit if you decide to buy any of their products or services.

This is one of the ways I pay for maintaining this site. Just to be safe, you can assume that any link that you click while on my site or using any of the products is an affiliate link and I will earn compensation as a result.

I urge you to not spend any money on any of these products or services unless you really need or can afford them.

Earnings Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to accurately represent the products, services, and/or techniques and their potential referenced on this website. I am not presenting you with a business opportunity. I am not presenting you with a distributorship.

I am not not making any claims as to income you may earn. I am not presenting you with an opportunity to get rich.

Before embarking on any endeavor, please use caution and seek the advice from your own personal professional advisors, such as your attorney and/or your accountant.

Where income figures are mentioned (if any), those income figures are anecdotal information passed on to me concerning the results achieved by the individual sharing the information.

I have performed no independent verification of the statements made by those individuals. Please do not assume that you will make those same income figures.

Please do not construe any statement in this website as a claim or representation of average earnings. There are NO average earnings.

Testimonials and statements of individuals are not to be construed as claims or representations of average earnings. I cannot, do not, and will not make any claims as to earnings, average, or otherwise.

Success in any endeavor is based on many factors individual to you. I do not know your educational background, your skills, your prior experience, or the time you can and will devote to the endeavor.

Please perform your own due diligence before embarking on any course of action. Follow the advice of your personal qualified advisors.

There are risks in any endeavor that are not suitable for everyone. If you use capital, only “risk” capital should be used.

There is no guarantee that you will earn any money using any of the ideas presented in my materials. Examples in my materials are not to be interpreted as a promise or guarantee of earnings.

Many factors will be important in determining your actual results and no guarantees are made that you will achieve results similar to mine or anybody else’s. No guarantee is made that you will achieve any result at all from the ideas in my material.

You agree that I will not share in your success, nor will I be responsible for your failure or for your actions in any endeavor you may undertake.

Please understand that past performance cannot be an indication of possible future results.

Materials in my product and my website may contain information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the securities litigation reform act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give my expectations or forecasts of future events.

You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a description of potential earnings or financial performance.

Any and all forward looking statements in my materials are intended to express my opinion of earnings potential. They are opinions only and should not be relied upon as fact.

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JohnBochtis Premium
Thank you, Leo, for this important information. I added your affiliate disclosure as well as an "information from third parties" paragraph at the bottom of my page. Is that enough, or do I need to dive into more details in order to be legal?
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leoemery Premium
As long as you let people know you earn money as an affiliate you're fine.
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Timotheus Premium
Thanks so much, Leo! :)

I added an Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy based on the WA training here. Do I have to add these too?

See the AD I have on my website - https://asiatravelgems.com/affiliate-disclosure/
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leoemery Premium
The affiliate disclosure you have is fine. You don't need an earning disclaimer because this site is not promoting a income opportunity.
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Timotheus Premium
Thanks, Leo.

Just to clarify - so if I promote WA, do I need to add the earning disclaimer?
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leoemery Premium
Yes if you promote the WA it's good to have this one
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Timotheus Premium
Thanks so much, Leo! :)
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mbouteiller Premium
Thank you Leo, I just realized I didn't have this. Thank you for sharing your disclosure.

Regards,
Monica
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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sunweb Premium
Is it 'Affiliate Disclaimer' or 'Affiliate Disclosure'? FTC wants us to disclose the financial(affiliate) relationship, isn't it?
Regards
Sunil
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leoemery Premium
Affiliate Disclaimer or Affiliate Disclosure - makes no difference same thing just different wording, as long as you're telling people you earn money from the products or services you promote you're ok.
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sunweb Premium
Thank you for the clarification.
Regards
Sunil
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leoemery Premium
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Happy2Learn Premium
Thanks Leo. This is very helpful for my bootcamp website. Thank you for sharing.
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DrTad Premium
Excellent wording, thank you Leo.
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JamesJB Premium
Brilliant wording here, Leo... thank you!
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Pernilla Premium
Thank you so much Leo "for saving me a lot of headache" by sharing the Disclaimer text.

You are a true helper! I'm so grateful!!
:-)
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ipalladino Premium
Thank you, this was great.
Irene
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Steven-A Premium
thank you for this it's very helpful - and done
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thank you for sharing!
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Thnx, L.
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leoemery Premium
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Djefferds Premium
Am I correct that should cover us when promoting WA? Do we have to put a link to this next to our other CTA's?
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leoemery Premium
Yes this will cover you for any affiliate program you are in. I have mine in my side bar under a policies tab that has all my polices and disclaimers – and to go one step further I also have a disclaimer in the footer of my site telling people I earn a commission from the products and services I talk about on my site.
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Djefferds Premium
Could please give me a link to your site so i can see it?
Thanks Dave.
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KBush Premium
Thank you
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Sandip11 Premium
Thank you very much for the above. This might be a silly question, but does the above also cover the disclaimer if my site uses Amazon Associates?
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Sandip11 Premium
Thank you
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LouisaB Premium
Thank you Leo for this lengthy post filled with awesome information.
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leoemery Premium
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LouisaB Premium
Okay!
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akwealth2017 Premium
Thanks Leoemery. I am going to leverage this. Thanks for adding value by taking the time to write this up.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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SeanTee Premium
Hi Leo

Thank you for this service. It's one of those little things that have a big effect.

I have also decided to follow you.

Regards
Sean
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Thanks Mate
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kenukoh Premium
Thanks so much for your help!
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leoemery Premium
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Oh sorry, I wanted to ask: these two disclaimers, are they supposed to be on one page or separate pages?
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leoemery Premium
I have mine on two seperate pages
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Thank you for saving me time on looking for this disclaimers. :)
I follow you now Leoemery.
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alesiah Premium
Hi Can you send me any articles about learning how to write content in a conversational way or any kind of way I need to know how to write my content the very best I can, I am not doing bad now but I know I can be better and I want to. Thanks
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leoemery Premium
Here is a good resource for that https://www.enchantingmarketing.com/
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alesiah Premium
Thank you so much@ Have A blessed day!!
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alesiah Premium
Hi Leoemery, Thanks for the head up I just found out about it I haven't been an affiliate that long maybe a few weeks with Amazon where do you put the affiliate & earning disclaimer ?
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Shwni Premium
you can put it into the footer of your website. and here is the amazon affiliate disclaimer to copy also matthew
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alesiah Premium
Hi Shwni , thank you so much and Have A Blessed Day!!
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Shwni Premium
my pleasure :)
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AgnesDF Premium
Time Saver! Thanks for the help Leo.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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IrmaStretch Premium
Thank you for this. I have updated my site accordingly! :)
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leoemery Premium
Cool, and you're welcome
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Many thanks for putting this important training lesson together for us here at WA.
It's so important and essential.
If I may ask...where exactly do we put these statements on our site.
Correct me if I am wrong...is there a plugin for the Amazon disclaimers....

Do we make a seperate page for the Affiliate and earnings disclaimers ..........

Or do we put these disclaimers on every post that we write on our websites

Cheers and thanks again.
Phil Browne
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leoemery Premium
I'm not an amazon affiliate so I would check within your amazon associates account to see how they want you to display it. And I don't know if there is a plugin.

Personally I have all my disclaimer links in the footer of my website. You could also have the links in a sidebar widget.

And when you get to my blog page I have this at the bottom which get's displayed on every post and page:

Just A Heads Up I Do Make A Small Commission On The Products And Services That I Use And Talk About Through Affiliate Relationships With Those Merchants
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Phil-58 Premium
Cheers and thanks for this info
very useful and important
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sinmayp Premium
Doesn't this put you at increased risk of liability especially if there are those who want to sue you for monetary gain? By advertising that you are earning additional income from affiliate marketing?
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leoemery Premium
None what so ever - no one can sue you because you make money and if they try there is no valid reason.

This protects you from people as you are providing full disclosure. Also this is required by the FTC.

Heck you can't be an amazon affiliate without their affiliate disclaimer.
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TracyIrv Premium
Thank you so much. I suppose this could be called online red tape... Thanks again, will definitely be using.
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leoemery Premium
No one ever reads this stuff but it's one of those cover your ass things -
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Shwni Premium
Awesome! Thanks for this
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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TAragon Premium
Thank you for this! Do you know if I can add the Amazon Disclaimer to this or is it necessary that I have the Amazon Disclaimer on every page that I have an amazon associates link to?
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leoemery Premium
If you're an amazon affiliate - you don't need this disclaimer - you can simply use amazon’s disclaimer. I'm not an amazon affiliate but I do believe they want their disclaimer on the pages that have products.

Best to read their TOS when it comes to displaying the disclaimer or you can do a shout out (blog post) to fellow amazon affiliates in the community and ask how they have done it.
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madetona Premium
Thanks for your help!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Catwest Premium
Thanks for the awesome disclaimer! This is exactly what I was looking for.
One question: Should this be marked as Do not index in the SEO widget?
Thanks again!
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leoemery Premium
Yep, noindex and nofollow - pages like these don't need to be indexed or followed
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LilibethT Premium
Thank you so much for the ready to use disclaimer. That saved me a whole 4 hrs of writing.
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leoemery Premium
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katiemarie16 Premium
Thank you so much for this incredibly helpful information and for allowing others to use it. You made my day!
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sharon22 Premium
Thank you very much! You saved my day!
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MillieMarino Premium
Leo,

Thanks for your Affiliate Earnings Disclaimer copy!
I will use it on my site that is promoting WA Affiliate Program.
I would like to know if the copy is up-to-date?, I noticed the last update was Sep 30, 2013.
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leoemery Premium
The information in the disclaimer never needs to be updated.
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MillieMarino Premium
Wow! That is great! Thanks again Leo!
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DeniseJ95 Premium
This is really great. I am so new to the website functionality, that I am struggling to figure out a way to add this disclaimer. I don't know how to create widgets, and am not sure if I should create a plugin, or even how to add a footer to my page :( Any help would be most appreciated!!
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leoemery Premium
Just like creating a post you would simply create a page and then copy my disclaimer and place it your page - call the page Affiliate & Earnings Disclaimer, now publish the page.

Pages do not get automatically displayed like posts - you need to add them to you menu or have a visable link to the page.

So you can add this page to your menu - or place the link in your sidebar within a widget.

Below are some video training I did about widgets and one about menus

This is the menu tutorial This video is a tutorial about widgets This video shows you how to create the code for a text link that you can then place in a text widget. Hope this helps
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DeniseJ95 Premium
Thank you so much Leo! That was extremely helpful :)
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DIYsurvival Premium
You are a wonderful human being... thank you
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leoemery Premium
Thanks
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MarimN Premium
Thank you.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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AllyJay Premium
Hi Leo, really great help, thank you
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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suea Premium
Hi Leo. Thanks very much for this post. Really big help.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome - great to hear it helped
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viyee Premium
Hi Leo, Very useful, Many thanks.
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USMCVeteran Premium
Thanks
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leoemery Premium
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ariesurya Premium
Thank you, this is soo good. I'm gonna use that
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leoemery Premium
Absolutely - this why I posted so it can be used
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marco9love Premium
Thank you for this. Where can I place these? can i place them on a footer sidebar? Also, do they need to interrupt the flow of my " conversion strategy" ? ie: how many times do I need to call readers attention to these? Thanks again.
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leoemery Premium
You can place this where ever you like, remember most people never read this stuff, it's there to cover your ass legally. You can place it in your footer, or side bar in a widget.

For example you could created a widget and called it Policies and then have the links to the different policy pages.

Don't put it in your top menu, that's a waste of valuable space.
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MarimN Premium
Thank you
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vanbot Premium
Thanks for putting the affiliate disclaimer here for us Leo, and allowing us to copy it, you're one in a million:-))Steph
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KatieMac Premium
really useful many thanks Leo
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seconds2work Premium
Thank you, again Leo.
LeNard -seconds2work
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CathH1 Premium
thank you so much for sharing these to copy and paste, you have made a difficult job very easy to get right :-)
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weemrst Premium
Thank you so much for sharing this valuable information.
It is very kind of you and appreciated very much.
I would like to give a thank you to Loes too as I found your post via her training.
Take care,
Lynn
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HealthyDiva Premium
Exactly what I was looking for - Thank you!!!!
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RussGoodman Premium
Thanks very much.
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DonaldCillo Premium
Thank you leoemery, i seen a webinar which speaks about dis claim pages, iam glad i stumbled onto your comment regarding this type of page. Don
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RickElm Premium
Where should I put the disclaimer? On every page or post?
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leoemery Premium
Create a page for it and then have a link to it either at the bottom of your sidebar or in a footer.

If you place them in your sidebar, create a widget called Polices and then you can have links to all your polices within that widget,

If you look at my site you'll see I have everything at the bottom. http://www.netwiseprofits.com/
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RickElm Premium
Thanks :)
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NRosales Premium
Thanks Leo for the affiliate disclaimer.
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GaryHorton Premium
Thanks Leo!
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AussieJeff Premium
Thank's Leo for your disclaimer info.
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laurenjean Premium
Wow... thanks Leo. Appreciate! Lisa Franks just sent me here. Been meaning to add an Affiliate disclaimer for a while.
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you Leo had my privacy and was struggling as to what to cover for this
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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accelrose Premium
hi leomery and everyone. So can I copy the affiliate disclaimer AND how do i find the footer widget? I do somewhat agree that the affiliate disclaimer page will likely be at the bottom but it wouldn't hurt to be at the top unless someone tell me I shouldn't. Which is correct? Thanks :)
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leoemery Premium
Yes you can copy this, that's why I have it here for everyone. Most themes have a footer widget, you'll find that in your dashboard of your site, under Appearance.

I did a training video about widgets - here's the link if you need to watch it. You don't want this at the top of your site, mainly because the top menu area is valuable real estate and this disclaimer would take up a valuable spot. Plus most people ever reads these things anyway.

Place it at the bottom (the link) to your page or you can have it in your sidebar again with a link to your page.

I have my stuff at the bottom of my site, if you want to take a peek to se how it looks here's my WA site, scroll to the bottom. www.netwiseprofits.com

Hope this helps
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accelrose Premium
Thank you sir. :) found the foot widget eventually and applying the bottom page. Sorry to ask again, but where is the privacy page linky? Thanks.
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leoemery Premium
Not sure - you can copy my privacy policy from my site if you want - just make sure to replace my site and company name with yours
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jkhatri Premium
Should I add new page on my website?
I have seen in many website they are giving disclaimer as link at the bottom of the page. You have to click on the disclaimer link and new page will open.
May be my theme is not having this provision. Please help.
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HowardJaros Premium
If you go to your level one certification courses link and go to lesson nine that Kyle created, you will see a step-by-step process for adding a privacy policy page. Do the same thing for the affiliate disclaimer. Place it on your website where you like. I was able to place a legal section in the footer of my website and I added it there with the privacy policy.
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leoemery Premium
It's best to have a separate page yes. You can place your link anywhere you like. If your theme has a footer widget then you can place it at the bottom of your site, if not it can be done by custom CSS, you can also place it in your sidebar.

I would not place it in your top menu, simple because your top menu is valuable real estate on your site and should be used for other menu links.

I did a few training videos regarding widgets - those will help you if needed
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jkhatri Premium
Thank you very much.
I will try this.
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Marcel92 Premium
Leoemery makes a valid point to your question.
Marcel...
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Helen123 Premium
Thanks for this, added today.
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chuakh1991 Premium
Thanks for the disclaimer !
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Lifeis2short Premium
Thanks for sharing Leo! How do you get the phrase... "Just A Heads Up I Do Make A Small Commission On The Products And Services That I Use And Talk About Through Affiliate Relationships With Those Merchants" to show up at the bottom of every page?
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leoemery Premium
That's done with a footer widget
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drric Premium
Thank you for this I needed that!
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LizPB Premium
Wonderful! Thank you ;-)
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Mishyboo Premium
Thank You So Much For This!!

There Are Truely Some Amazing People In This Community & You Sir Are Most Definitely One Of Them!!!

Much Appreciated!

Mishyboo X:-).
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msnix Premium
Thanks! I'll be copying this, hope you don't mind :)
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leoemery Premium
Copy away
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AntonioAless Premium
should i have affiliate and earnings in one page? or separated?
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leoemery Premium
Makes no difference really, it's up to you
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AntonioAless Premium
ok thanks:)
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Madge06 Premium
Copying sir. Thank you very much. God bless you.
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docub Premium
Very Well worded. One of the best disclaimers I have Seen
Brian
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NicholeTH Premium
I just want to be sure, if I am not promoting anyone to make money with me - as we are doing here if you are promoting Wealth Affiliate - and referring people to products, I just need the Affiliate Disclaimer, correct?
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leoemery Premium
Yep
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wealthyvik Premium
Thank you Leo. Copying it :)
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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yamin4cws Premium
Excellent stuff Loe - thank for this Man!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Jim-Bo Premium
hey there Leo I just subscribed at http://netwiseprofits.com

I wanted to be sucked into a sales funnel to see what happens from the "other" person's perspective.

As I allowed myself to be sucked in I got to see video number one of 5 (i mean 6 hehe)

So anyways, seen video one, am anticipating video 2

incidentally, what software does one use to make videos like that?

I bet it costs a fortune and is therefore prohibitive to the likes of a poor little pauper like me. Ha!

I believe in you too, Leo!!!
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leoemery Premium
I use Camtasia the cost of the program is $300 - so it's really not that bad cost wise.

I would love to get your thoughts about my 5 day walkthrough, I have been tweaking it - please feel free to PM me here or even email me through my site.
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Boyo Premium
Thanks a million for this - much appreciated!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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MTagsip Premium
Thanks so much for this! This is really helpful as I have been looking for this. Which page/post should we put it? I figured it should be on a separate page, right? Because I just learned the new FTC rule that it should be on every post/page in the website, but this is too long.
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leoemery Premium
Take a look at my site, you'll see I have all my policies listed in the sidebar at the end of the sidebar, with a link to the individual pages.

And then look at the very bottom of my site, you'll see my mini disclaimer that is on every page. www.netwiseprofits.com
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BENJI89 Premium
This is exceptional and thank you for this Disclaimer. This is one of things Ineeded to get right before I can advertise on Adwords. Does Kyle offer this as a lesson within his training course? Is there a reason preventing him from telling us to create these legal disclaimers?
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leoemery Premium
No reason, and he does mention it in the first lessons of the training
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alexander11 Premium
Thank you for this! Do we need to configure the page so google does not see it duplicate content?
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cronkito Premium
That's a good question. I was going to say yes, but looking at mine it is not set up that way. I'm curious now!
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leoemery Premium
No because first there is no such thing as duplicate content - meaning a duplicate content penalty.

And two you don't need to have this stuff indexed - so set it to no index, most people never read this stuff anyway- you're doing this just to CYA yourself.
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cronkito Premium
Good deal, thanks! The "two" is exactly what I was thinking. Guess I missed ticking the boxes when I set it up! Fixed.
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alexander11 Premium
Awesome thanks.
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CristinaMM Premium
Hey Leo,

Thank you so much for this affiliate and earnings disclaimers statements, and I really appreciate for sharing them with the WA community. I been searching a while this statements.

Cheers,
Cristina
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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cronkito Premium
Thanks for that! I don't need any trouble from the easy stuff...
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You're welcome
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KMohammadi Premium
Hi Leo,
I'v copied and used them in my web site and appreciated.
Thank you so much.
Best wishes and good luck,
Kaveh
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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mechidor Premium
Hi Leo,
I've copied the affiliate disclaimer above, I was wondering if I should also copy the earning disclaimer?
Thank you
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leoemery Premium
Yes, it's best to have both on your site
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mechidor Premium
Thank you very much Leo
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mpgoode Premium
This is very clear, upfront and honest. Can we use this word for word?
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leoemery Premium
Yep
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YaredAbebe Premium
Thank you so much.
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leoemery Premium
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NemiraB Premium
Thank you very much, appreciated:)
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leoemery Premium
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ginax Premium
This is a greatly helpful resource. Thank you!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Nurudeen Premium
Thanks Leo for sharing. Good man.
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leoemery Premium
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MrsT Premium
Thanks Leo! :-)
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SteveF1 Premium
Thank you Most kindly Leo
As you said, saved a lot of headaches.
Thanks again
Steve
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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LinaB Premium
Leo ,
Thanks a bumch...I tweaked it.
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leoemery Premium
By all means, tweak it to best suit your site.
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CShepherd Premium
Just go it, I think - the no index. Thanks.
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CShepherd Premium
Thank you Leo! Very helpful of you to supply not only the advice, but the disclaimers themselves. However, how does one set a page to no index? Thanks again.
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leoemery Premium
The best way other than adding meta tag code to the page is to use a no index plugin. With it you can no index specific pages.

Simply do a search for a no-index plugin to find one.
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Toe-Knee Premium
Hi Leo, thanks for the great info!

A couple of questions...

Should this new page be parked right next to your privacy policy in your menu, or can it be situated within a dropdown for the privacy policy?

Secondly, some people say you need a disclosure on every page or post that you have affiliate links. Is that necessary? Obviously I'm not implying your example above should be what we use for our reviews. :)
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leoemery Premium
Yes and yes.

Personally I have all my polices in the side bar at the bottom. The top menu is to valuable of real estate to waste on policy links

I have my disclosure at the bottom of my site in a footer this way it shows on every page.

Here's the link to my site www.netwiseprofits.com, you will see the disclosure at the bottom and my policy pages in the side bar

www.netwiseprofits.com
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Toe-Knee Premium
Thanks Leo.

Is that one liner sufficient in the footer for anyone to use?

May I also ask if it's important for everyone to have a 'Website Agreement'? I've not come across that before.

Cheers.
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leoemery Premium
Yeah that one line is fine and as for the website agreement I have that on all my sites, just another level of CYA (covering your ass)
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Toe-Knee Premium
Great, ha I'll have to borrow that.

Thanks for your help!
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Lunaria Premium
thanks for sharing :)
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Jim-Bo Premium
Lol, that's a long disclaimer, a whole page of content to add to ur site, not a bad thing!
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leoemery Premium
This page would be set a no index, this content adds no SEO value to your overall site.
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Jim-Bo Premium
wow, that is so clear now u said that! as soon as u said it I realized a few things all at the same time! thanks!
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ewesty Premium
It seems to me that this post should at the very least be referenced as a basic training step next to the privacy policy creation of a site. Thanks for the info!
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leoemery Premium
Doubt they will use mine but it may be added to the training in the future
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Nicolaz Premium
Hey Leo, Helped me a lot and it's already on my site. Thanks man.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Larry_T Premium
Interesting info on Disclaimers, Leo.
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Cstiles Premium
I noticed on your website a "website agreement". Is that something we should have on our websites as well? I'm not sure of the differences between the two but, it looked important.
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leoemery Premium
The website agreement I have outlines copyright, trademarks, limitation of any liability and such, another layer of covering my butt. It's up to you if you want to have one.

The affiliate and earnings disclaimers simply tells people you make money from recommending products
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Cstiles Premium
Thank you
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sarita72 Premium
I just made the disclaimer, and put it in the menus, as a subitem of the privacy politics. But...I just opened my site, and there it was....as a normal blog post!!! Can I do anything to remove it from there? It already shows as a sub item of privacy, but I didn't want to appear like that. Should I delete the post and create a page? And put that page as a sub item?
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sarita72 Premium
Yep...that's it. I copy the post, put it on a page, deleted the post, went to menus, selected the new page, and put it as a sub item of privacy. Worked!
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adroco3 Premium
Hi Sarita, you should also make sure the page doesn't get indexed in Google as that could hurt your site since it'll be duplicate content.
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sarita72 Premium
Thank you to remind it, but it was the first thing I've done right after!
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adroco3 Premium
Where should I be putting my earnings disclaimer?
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leoemery Premium
You really don't want to have it in your menu at the top of your site because that is very valuable real estate and most people never read this stuff.

I have mine in my side bar under the heading Policies and there is a link to my Affiliate & Earning disclaimer, website agreement and privacy policy.
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adroco3 Premium
Thanks Leo!
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sheiladane99 Premium
Thanks for the example of an affiliate disclaimer. It was helpful.
Sheila
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi Ace- I believe Shirley is correct, you can use WA's agreement just fill in your domain name where needed.
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SStarrs Premium
Yes we are allowed to use website agreements.
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MartinaWA Premium
Are we allowed to use your website agreement too?
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leoemery Premium
Sure
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MartinaWA Premium
Thanks :)
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mechidor Premium
Hi Leo,
I copied the affiliate disclaimer and I thank you for this. I did not know about this until I saw few on several websites when commenting.
Thank you very much
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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FunnyMoneyy Premium
Could I put this on my same page with the privacy policy?
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leoemery Premium
You can if you like - but personally I find it better have this on a separate page.

Create a widget and place it either in your side bar or footer and call it Polices and in that widget have the links to your privacy page and then your disclaimers .
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FunnyMoneyy Premium
Ok, that sounds like the best way to do it and than should I hide the pages?
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leoemery Premium
Yes - set them to no index
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ColtonJames Premium
Is this only for WA affiliate sites or just all websites in general?
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leoemery Premium
Any affiliate website
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ColtonJames Premium
Thanks!
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jshannon123 Premium
Does anyone have these on their site where I can see how they are placed? Thanks.
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leoemery Premium
I'm sure they do - here's my site I have placed them at the bottom of my sidebar under polices - www.netwiseprofits.com
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jshannon123 Premium
Thanks. Is it necessary to have a website agreement?
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leoemery Premium
It's not required but it is another level of protecting yourself and your site
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ladyluck2013 Premium
Thanks Leo for providing the affiliate & earnings disclaimers. I did not know that this is required. It makes sense to have it so that I will be protected from someone claiming I misled them regarding making money online.
Deidre
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timshepherd Premium
Thanks, very useful.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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AnaSantos Premium
Thanks a lot for this info!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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MarkKinsey Premium
Excellent Leo, thanks
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Garden77 Premium
That's solid info thanks
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Anewcreature Premium
I am thankful for this type of information. It helps me to stay on the straight and narrow. Leo keep up the great work!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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CAM76 Premium
Thanks Leo, I used your affiliate disclaimer and modified the text. It's nice not to start from scratch!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome - Yeah it's nice to get a jump start -
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JoeMag23 Premium
Wouldn't copying your disclaimer be frowned upon by the search engines, duplicate content?
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DomW Premium
No because it's not done in a spammy way and Google knows most people use templates for these pages
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JoeMag23 Premium
Thanks Dom. Do you know if i should check the 4 index boxes in the SEO area, like i did with the privacy policy?
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DomW Premium
I don't tick them for any pages like that. I want Google to know I've got privacy and disclaimers on my site. They will absolutely not damage your SEO.
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JoeMag23 Premium
I must have misunderstood the lesson. I am on Course 1, lesson 8 of the affiliate Bootcamp training. The lesson with the privacy page instructed me to tick those 4 boxes. Now i'm confused.
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DomW Premium
Yeah because Kyle thinks it's better safe than sorry so he told you to do so. I'm saying it's not necessary.
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JoeMag23 Premium
Ok thanks.
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JennsTips Premium
Thanks this is what I was looking for. :) Thanks again...
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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sasukhram Premium
Thank you for sharing this, Leo!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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golf1800s Premium
Thank you for this! I find it very readable and to the point - I don't need a legal degree to understand :) Although I do have a question.

Naturally, there would be legal requirements for disclaimers I'm sure, based on location. Would one's location determine the legal necessities that you would need to include on your website?

I am based in South Africa and not a lawyer. Are there perhaps any international laws regulating these matters? Or does this all boil down to 'CYA'?
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leoemery Premium
It boils down to CYA - you are simply letting everyone know that you do earn affiliate commissions and you are not promising or guaranteeing any level of income can or will be earned from any programs that you talk about.
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rpenf Premium
Thanks Leo - really helped
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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AnnieB Premium
Hi Leo, very gracious of you to supply this "gotta have " info to us WA'ers. Cheers, Annie.
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leoemery Premium
No worries
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LondonLeigh Premium
Thank you Leo. This is seriously useful.
All the best,
Brandon
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome - and all the best to you as well
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Anewcreature Premium
Hello Leo! I have a policy but if you do not mind i would like to replace mines for your's. You did awesome!
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leoemery Premium
That's why I posted it - feel free to use any or all of it
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It's very good and pretty long too. Do you use all of it or just parts?
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leoemery Premium
This is the disclaimer that's on my site in its entirety - so yep all of it is on my site.
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Thanks, now I know I will do the same. Appreciate it.
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soni1 Premium
Thanks for the information Leo, now I can add a disclaimer to my site, since I have a few online merchants that I am affiliated with. Great post!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Fannetta Premium
Thanks for sharing!
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leoemery Premium
No problem
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TinaB Premium
Hi Leo, All this time I thought I had followed you, and when I was reading your blog about adding disclaimers, that's when I notice your green "Follow Me".

Thanks for including a copy as to save all of us a headache. P.S. Hope your tutorial for PDF download will be finished soon. :)

- Tina
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome - and yep I'm doing that video shortly - now that you are following me you will be notified when I upload it here.
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EricBarrett Premium
Thanks leo - much appreciated! Eric
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stemplin Premium
Thanks Leo
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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jerrymc Premium
Thanks Leo, I have been trying to find this info for awhile. Thank you for the use. Jerry Mc
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Jim-WMP Premium
Hey Leo, thanks a lot really kind of you. In side bar or footer which is best-or in both?
BTW i noticed I can't copy from your site. What protection tool are you using?
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leoemery Premium
I have mine in the side bar at the end. These disclaimers rarely get read so I don't want them to take up valuable real estate.

And I use a plugin called WordPress Protection Lite
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Jim-WMP Premium
Cool, thanks again
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CarlaIves Premium
Thanks, Leo. It's a big help!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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LeeRaybould Premium
Hi Leo, I've been wondering about a disclaimer and done a lot of digging around online, should have looked within our community first, would have save a lot of time! Thanks for posting this, very helpful and much appreciated
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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KatieMac Premium
thanks again I have completed it
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KatieMac Premium
thank you I will do just that then
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KatieMac Premium
gosh I was unaware we all needed these thought it was just the USA I better find one and get it on thank you
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leoemery Premium
just copy these ones no need to look
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This is great...thanks for sharing!
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Blas-Antonio Premium
Leo, this is great and thank you very much for sharing.
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Lori7 Premium
Thank you for this post. I just made an additional page for the disclaimers. Is that alright to do?
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leoemery Premium
Absolutely
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TravelHacker Premium
This is awesome! Thank you!

Where do you place this within your site?
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DIGGER12 Premium
Quick question,should we check off the Robots Meta NOINDEX and
Robots Meta NOFOLLOW like we did for Privacy Policy ? Thanks
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leoemery Premium
You can if you like - it really doesn't matter
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DIGGER12 Premium
This is perfect, thanks leoemery !
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SowAndReap Premium
Thanks Leo, this will help me out!
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DomW Premium
Should these be on one page or two?
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I have mine on one page...
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leoemery Premium
I have mine on one page
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Life saver! Was missing these from my site and now I have them.

Cheers buddy!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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CharziG Premium
Thanks for the use .... Saves time! :)
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Melh1015 Premium
Thank you for sharing!
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zdad Premium
Thanks Leo, I need this one :)
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emerald860 Premium
Thank you, Leo, for graciously allowing us to copy/paste and use your disclaimers. They are well worded and easy to understand. Good information! Thanks, again!
Alanna
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Funmine Premium
Thanks for sharing this info. Very kind of you.

How do I make a post/page appear in the side bar. I know my post about WA Review is currently on the sidebar, but I can't remember how I did it.

Thanks for your help.
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Sazali Premium
Thanks for the info.
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azchu Premium
Where should I I add these disclaimers in? Privacy Policy page or in a separate page called Disclaimer?
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leoemery Premium
I have a Category in the side bar of my site called Policies and then I have the individual page links to each policy
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azchu Premium
Good idea!! So to the same way I can create a menu called Policies and create different sub menus called Privacy, Disclaimer, etc. and link to them from the Policies menu. Got it!! Thank you for the insight.
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reefswimmer Premium
Thanks, Leo. I especially liked the wording in your affiliate statement that says "at no additional cost to you". I have run across a few people who think if they buy thru a site, they are incurring a secretly high cost which pays you a commission. I might even put those few words in italics.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome - Italics and bold would stand out even more
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breadtalk Premium
Thanks a lot, Leo; really a big help.
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croninweb Premium
great help and information --thanks man --see-ya on the inside --If I can be of help to you let me know --
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AnnieB Premium
Thank you Leo. I haven't added it/them yet, but when I do, you will have saved me about 5 hours work figuring out what best to write and then doing it.
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caylynn Premium
"Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it". Your mom and my dad sure think alike. Thank you.
Have a confidential clause in all correspondence. Still working on my privacy policy to add copyright and intellectual property. Is this where the disclaimer belongs? Thinking each category is a separate page under a policy heading? Have legal aide so will check. ^_~
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leoemery Premium
I have a heading on my site called Policies and I placed the links to the individual polices under that heading - simple and clean
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BobLoblaw Premium
One other thing that I came across while adding this to my site right now..

I am not an english native.. so this is an actual question not a rhetorical one:

Shouldn't the first one be a "disclosure" and the second one a "disclaimer"?

(Has anyone noticed that I do have a tendency to split hairs? :)
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BobLoblaw Premium
Thanks a lot, Leo! Always had it in the back of my head that this would probably be required in one way or another. But never got around to adding it yet.

I think this should be part of the Certification Courses as it seems to be relevant for close to everyone on here.
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Freedomseekr Premium
Thanks Leo! Very, very nice of you to share this! Best wishes to you!
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Crystal2010 Premium
Good reminder thanks
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alexisnilo Premium
I don't Know if here in Mexico I need that, thank you for reminding me something that is relevant.
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DomW Premium
Always good to CYA. After all, the FTC doesn't operate everywhere, but if your site is hosted in the US, the FTC rules likely still apply. It's a grey old world out there, so better safe than sorry I guess!

Cheers for the examples we can copy as well.
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leoemery Premium
You're right the FTC is only in the US - I live in Canada but my sites are hosted by HostGator in the US that's why I have it on my sites - Like my mom always says - "Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it".
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DomW Premium
yeah..exaclty. Cheers
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cjmn1957 Premium
Thank you for sharing this with us. Where would we put this on our websites? I was reading something the other day about the possibility of a resources page on your site, which would list products/services that you recommend. I am not sure whether WA recommends this possibility.
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leoemery Premium
Having a resources page as far as I know has not been a recommendation from the WA.

Personally I would not have one but that might be a great question to raise in the classrooms.

As for these disclaimers you can create a separate page for them.

You can see how I have it on my site - simply scroll to the bottom of the side bar of my site http://www.netwiseprofits.com/
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Dan R. Crouch Premium
Leo, Thank you. I just made this addition to my site. Your kindness in allowing me to use your copy saved a great amount of work. Great post to help us who are just beginning to learn all the rules.
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leoemery Premium
You're vry welcome - I'm glad it help
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Max Pan Premium
Cool! thanks for this!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Caden Premium
Thanks Leo. I appreciate the heads up on this :)
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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rebeccas Premium
Thanks Leo!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Hudson Premium
Hi Leo, Thanks for taking the time to do this, very useful,
Hudson
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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brianrob Premium
Hi Leo this seems like a disclaimer for internet marketing niche.
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leoemery Premium
The affiliate disclaimer is for any niche and yes the earnings disclaimer is geared towards the IM niche - but it can be adjusted to accommodate most niches.
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brianrob Premium
Cool thanks :)
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georama Premium
Thanks.
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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cena1975 Premium
Thank you!
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Trialynn Premium
Thanks for sharing yours. Makes it so much easier than to go dig one up! Really appreciate the effort you put into helping us Leo!
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leoemery Premium
No worries
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jespinola Premium
Yeah you are right and great reminder. I received a couples emails about some Of Companies to Acknowledge that.
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leoemery Premium
Sometimes it's the little things that cause the most headaches
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jespinola Premium
I know and i hate that :(
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tommydillard Premium
Thank you
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leoemery Premium
You're welcome
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Jenna7 Premium
Thank you for sharing your information. ;)
Nice!
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leoemery Premium
No problem
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emeraldmoonx Premium
Is there a way to make a category for policies and exemp it from my home page?
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leoemery Premium
You should not exempt it from your homepage you want to make sure everyone can have access to this info on every page.

You can place a link in your side bar or the footer of your site.

If you scroll to the bottom of the side bar of my site you can see how I have it set up - simple and clean http://www.netwiseprofits.com/
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emeraldmoonx Premium
Just thought it didn't look as good if it's on the home page. I added the category widget to my side menu.
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emeraldmoonx Premium
Ended up making them as pages, and just added them as a custom menu widget.
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friendlyrob Premium
Thanks, this is going to save a lot of people a lot of work.
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leoemery Premium
I'm of the mind to work smart not hard so anytime I can help people do the same I'm all over it
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This is one of the nicest and most generous blogs that I have ever seen. Many. many thanks Leo! Boy, you Canadians are really, really nice! LOL
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