Affiliate Disclosure

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance.  These rules are also 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.

Furthermore, remaining in compliance with the FTC guidelines, please also assume the following about links and posts on this site: Now, any/all of the links are affiliate links of which I may receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.

What are affiliate links?

In addition, purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: Also, whenever a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from

So, Amazon and/or other companies pay a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.

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.

I may also use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links.

Here, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.


If a blogger 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, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale.

Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

In the meantime, anytime you see a link that looks like… or… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. for instance, things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well.

Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. In fact, you will not pay more by clicking through to the link. At the same time, these links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

Finally, I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

To this end, I really hope you have enjoyed this post, if you have any questions or want to leave your own personal post, please leave your comments below in the comments box.







Author: HBS & DwJ

6 thoughts on “Affiliate Disclosure

  1. This is an interesting website. I find it interesting when modern marketing is applied to Christianity. I was looking through some of the pages and saw your list of the books of the Bible. Are you familiar with the Septuagint? It is the oldest extant form of the Old Testament and was the most commonly used translation during the time of Christ. It is actually the translation most commonly quoted in the writings of the New Testament. 

    There are 51 books in the Septuagint Old Testament, which makes it quite a bit longer than the version you have listed, which comes from the much later Masoretic text. The Masoretic was a translation that was not fully codified until several hundred years after the time of Christ. 

    Best wishes to you. You certainly have a lot of resources here on your site.

    1. Thank you for finding this website interesting while taking the time to read and comment on this post. Thank you for the lesson and base background of what The Septuagint is, the time period of it, what it is used for, and the amount of books contained in it. 

      It is always my pleasure to bring content of this caliber to the attention of those who finds it interesting. Thank you again for taking the time to read and comment on this article.

      Best Wishes To You as Well!

  2. Thanks for disclosing your affiliate nature. I personally don’t mind if you are affiliate with Amazon or other company, as long as the information remains neutral and helpful to me as your reader. However, I’m a bit confused about sponsored post. How can you make sure if the paid sponsorship post doesn’t give biased information to us, even if you disclose it as paid sponsorship? Thanks for your explanation

  3. So thoughtful and brilliant to include an affiliate disclosure! 

    Before I started my journey on this path, I didn’t even know that was a real thing. I have never seen an affiliate disclosure and I was blown away with the fact that it’s a necessity to stand this clause out for the world to see. 

    Your website is coming along really good. 

    Keep on doing that amazing job!

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