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 know that many of the links on totalbeekeeping.com are affiliate links for which I may receive a small commission on sales made through the link.
What are Affiliate Links?
Amazon and/or other companies pay totalbeekeeping.com a small commission for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program. Purchases are made through external affiliate company websites in the following manner: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on totalbeekeeping.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from totalbeekeeping.com). 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.
Totalbeekeeping.com uses two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon Affiliate Link
Totalbeekeeping.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites like this one to earn commissions by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases made through the totalbeekeeping.com Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
If totalbeekeeping.com links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, totalbeekeeping.com gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and then purchase different or additional items, totalbeekeeping.com will get commission on the entire sale.
Any link that looks like astore.com or amazon.com should be assumed to be an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product Affiliate Links
Product affiliate links work the same way as the Amazon affiliate links: if you click the link and buy the product, then totalbeekeeping.com 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, you will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click” unless otherwise noted.
What about Sponsored Content?
Totalbeekeeping.com does not accept or publish sponsored posts. It is the goal of totalbeekeeping.com to provide unique, high-value content to its readers. Any content published that is not created by totalbeekeeping.com will be clearly identified.