FTC Disclosure

Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires me to disclose to you that I make money from my site. Although it’s fairly  obvious that my goal and intention is to make money from my site, by law I need to make it even more obvious.

Every link on this site was created to benefit me in some way shape or form.

If you purchase anything through my site regardless if it’s an affiliate link or one of my services, I will make money… That’s kind of the whole point.

If you hire me for services I do make a profit. I do give to charity, but I’m not a non-profit organization.

If I review products and services I will often get them for free. But, just because I get something for free doesn’t mean I will give it or are obliged to give it a positive review. I give honest reviews of everything.

If you fill out a contact form I will contact you… That’s what they are there for.

If you comment on a blog post, I will comment back… Unless you leave a dumb comment or spam, then I’ll either laugh at it or just delete it.

That said, I will also provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as if I were to use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, ditto. Disclaimers all over.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:

Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

This has my own spin on it, but a good portion of this came from Tim Ferriss’ blog’s disclosure page at The Four Hour Workweek.

And yes, the book The Four Hour Workweek is well worth the read… I highly recommend you click on my Amazon link an buy it.

One thing I want you to realize is, this is my business. It’s in my best interest to do right by you. If I don’t do right by you, for as vast as the Internet is… it’s a small world.