As an Amazon Associate I earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon. I also earn commissions from qualifying purchases from other online businesses.
Not All Outgoing Links On My Website Are Affiliate Links
You can assume that any link that you click while on my website that brings you to another website is an affiliate link and I will earn compensation as a result. Just be aware that this is not always the case.
For instance, I sometimes links to Wikipedia which contains additional detailed information about specific topics. All links from my website to Wikipedia are never affiliate links. I provide those links to empower you to continue your research.
Other examples include the meditation resources (Headspace and Insight Timer) that I find or found useful. All outgoing links from my website to Headspace and Insight Timer are never affiliate links. I receive no benefit from directing you to them even if you purchase from them sometime in the future. It’s just my way of giving back. 🙂 🙂
I urge you to not spend any money on any of these products or services unless you really need them and can afford them.
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.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on my website (WorkFromHomeNotes.com) to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from WorkFromHomeNotes.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay WorkFromHomeNotes.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program. These sellers have their own Privacy Policies on their websites.
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 use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
As an Amazon Associate I earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.
My website (WorkFromHomeNotes.com) 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.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via my Amazon affiliation links supports my cause at no additional cost to you.
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, this website may get commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… 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. 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. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.
What about sponsored content?
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.