Here’s the short version of what this page is saying, with a huge thanks to Yaro Starak – his own disclaimer which he got from someone else sums up my situation so well that I thought I’d take it from him, so there’s another disclaimer…
From time to time, I will promote, endorse, or suggest products and/or services for sale. My recommendation is ALWAYS based on my belief that the product and it’s author will provide excellent and valuable information or service based on a review of that product, my relationship with that person, and or previous positive experience with the person or company who’s product I am recommending.
In some cases, I will be compensated if you decide to purchase that product based on my recommendation. In some cases, I will receive the product for free for review purposes. Always Always Always do your OWN due-diligence before making any purchases. Never purchase anything that you cannot afford.
Most people don’t do anything with the products they buy, so most of the time, their typical results are zero. Don’t do drugs, stay in school. There is no such thing as a Silver Bullet…and I have a better day today than yesterday!
The Longer Story…
The purpose of this page is to disclose to you what this blog is about, who I am, and what you are in for when you read any content from me (Dennis Marshall) or other people, on these websites (iBlog4Dollars.com) or in any email newsletters you may receive from me.
How I Make Money
Since this blog includes the topic of how to make money, and the products I sell also focus heavily on the topic of how to make money, it’s easy to accuse me of only making money by teaching people how to make money, which you might consider a scam.
If you fall into that category, I invite you to read the archives of this blog, as well as my life story series of articles, where you will see that I started this blog when I was making pennies using the internet and not just by selling stuff. I’m always looking for offline methods & more ways other than blogging to bring in income however I certainly specialize in how to make money blogging. I guess you can say it’s my passion.
Today the majority of my income comes from three sources -
- Advertisements placed on this blog in the form of banners and text links (see my Advertise Page for details)
- Affiliate promotions where I am paid a commission if someone buys another person’s product after clicking an affiliate link on one of my websites or in an email I send
- From sales of the online courses I run and other information and training products I’ve created
And that is pretty much it. You can learn a lot from my websites, reports and newsletters, but always do your research before buying anything and never expect easy money, there is no such thing.
Here follows the more legal-language explanation…
iBlog4Dollars Terms of Service
The disclosure that follows is our attempt to fully comply with the FTC’s policy that demands we be transparent about any and all affiliate relations we may have on this website. In plain English you, the visitor or customer, should assume that any and all links on this site are affiliate links. If you click on these links and go visit the resulting site, a cookie will be set in your web browser that will cause us to receive a commission “IF” you purchase a product on the other end. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of web sites and we gladly reveal our affiliate relationships to you.
In addition we fully disclose that hyperlinks on this site are in most cases shortened, and in some cases cloaked to hide long ugly links for functionality and tracking purposes. We have nothing to hide and we are proud of our relationship with the fine vendors, products and services found on this site. Link tracking, shortening and cloaking is a very common practice on all types of web sites.
Further, we do not receive physical products or cash directly in exchange for any reviews or posts you find on this site. No one has paid us to do reviews or posts. We have to tell you that it is possible that our reviews and posts are influenced by our affiliate relationships and may create a conflict of interest. We do not believe a conflict of interest exists, but you, the visitor or customer, must decide by considering the affiliate relationships and link techniques we have described. Obviously we would like you to buy the service or products we write about and we are influenced by that fact. We avoid conflict by only reviewing or posting about products and services we trust. We strive to always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on topics or products we write about and promote.
Other vendors may also pay to place advertising on our sites in the form of banners, widgets, and hyperlinks. These are paid advertisements and while we do our best to only allow quality products and services to be advertised on our site, we are not responsible for claims or testimonials made on paid advertising links.
The following represents a more legally worded document but basically states the same information presented in the English Translation above.
Compensation & Affiliate Disclaimer policy, valid from 13 January 2010 on.
As directed by the FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, (see 16 CFR Part 255) – Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising, the purpose of this policy is to establish any compensatory affiliation between the site owner and affiliate networks Amazon, Clickbank, Commission Junction, Google, Share-A-Sale and any individual vendors they represent and that the site owner has established an affiliate relationship.
This website is a operated and maintained by Dennis Knows, LLC, a Florida company. For questions about this website, please contact email@example.com.
This website may at times accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of affiliate compensation.
The compensation received may or may not influence the advertising content, topics or posts made on this site. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content. Not all content is written or presented for the sole purpose of receiving affiliate income.
The owner(s) of this website is compensated through various affiliate programs and some content presents opinions on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this website may receive affiliate compensation for reviews or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this website are purely the website’s’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
This website does contain some content which may or may not present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be immediately identified due to the nature of posting methods. When possible every attempt will be made to identify advertising from general non-advertising content.
Last updated July 18, 2011