FTC Disclosure Compliance Rules
What Are Affiliate Links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on cuttingmachinereviews.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from cuttingmachinereviews.com).
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 use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links. (cuttingmachinereviews.com Amazon Store)
cuttingmachinereviews.com participates in the Amazon Associates Program. This is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn money by advertising and linking to Amazon products.
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links (typically around 5%).
Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our 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, I will get a commission on that sale.
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. 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.”
What about sponsored content?
I do not write sponsored posts. I want to provide authentic, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company, I will disclose this clearly at the beginning of the post.