In case you haven’t heard, the FTC is cracking down on blogs. As of December 1st, bloggers must now reveal when they receive compensation or free products for review purposes. I am part of several blogger review programs which provide free books, so I wanted to let you know where I stand. Although I may receive and review free books from time to time, I am in no way required to provide a positive review. I have the freedom to post my true thoughts, and I will always do just that.
I also am part of several affiliate link programs. When you click on a product link or a site advertisement and then make a purchase, I receive a small commission. So far, this has not really provided any income. My expenses to run the site still far outweigh any income I have received from the affiliate programs. If the site traffic increases, I hope to use this income to simply cover my costs.
I have a little trouble believing that this is such a huge problem for the government. They are threatening fines up to $11,000 for bloggers who do not disclose these free products or marketing relationships. As a follower of Christ, I want to be above reproach in everything I do, online and in the real world. I want you to know that I will always be straight with you. You will only receive honest and truthful opinions when I talk about a book or product. I have also created a page here on the blog with my full disclosure policy. So thanks for hanging around and reading this post. It’s not my most interesting one, so thanks for being a loyal reader!