All those who earn money by placing affiliate links on their website have to be transparent about this to consumers. The consumer needs to be fully aware that if they click on your links, you make referral commission. You can read https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking to find some interesting answers to questions people are asking about affiliate disclosures.

The reason the FTC requires these disclosures is because they want to stop unfair practices and deception. They want products and services to be described truthfully and honestly so that people who buy them can make informed decisions.

In order to comply with these guidelines, your disclosures have to meet four main requirements. They must be frequent, conspicuous, clear and require no action on the part of the visitor. Visitors should not have to scroll, hover or click to discover that you receive compensation.



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johnwnewman Premium
Thanks Erica! Nicely done :-)
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Ericabried Premium
Thanks John!
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GeoffGS Premium
I'm not sure why anyone would have a problem with a site owner making money. They worked for it, and it wasn't free to build in most circumstances. I think people just want to know where their money is going. Geoff
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Ericabried Premium
I don't think people have a problem with it and we should be able to disclose with confidence.
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GeoffGS Premium
:)
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fmusiol Premium
Thank you for this important information
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Ericabried Premium
It's a pleasure!
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Josh From Oz Premium
Thanks. I believe this should be in the main training as it is a serious problem
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Ericabried Premium
Hi Josh,
People do seem to take it rather lightly, considering it is the law.
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Josh From Oz Premium
Especially if your affiliate program is harsh as well. Amazon close accounts down all the time for stuff like this. It may take a year, 5 years, 10 years, but they will catch them. Most new people are unaware too.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hi Erica. Thank you for providing this useful training. I really need to take a look at this. In fact I think a lot of people do! I don't see many websites openly displaying the affiliate disclosure.
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Ericabried Premium
Yes, Andrew, I still can't believe how many sites do not seem to openly display a disclosure.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Thanks, I will get onto this!
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