I am writing this disclosure policy because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is forcing me to. If I had a choice I wouldn’t do this since it reminds me of my real job. Where every few days I get yelled at for breaking a random policy I didn’t understand and/or knew about.
The FTC published a good story about the ruling that I suggest everyone read. It will give you a better understanding about why I have to write this and how it violates our first amendment rights.
- I do not make my living blogging about bacon, but I do make a few hundred dollars a month from it. The way I do that is, I sell CPM and direct advertising, use affiliate links, sell my own products, public speaking, and host events.
- I do receive free products from companies to review. This is a good thing because if I had to buy every product I reviewed I would be broke. This is also good for my readers because it gives me an opportunity to share something new with them.
- I always have and always will disclose when I receive something for free from a company. There are two reasons I do this:
- I like to be transparent with my readers. Honesty is the most important thing to have when you are a blogger.
- It shows my readers that companies respect what I have to say about their products and services. This helps build my credibility.
- I do not sell my opinions. Even if I receive something for free it does not change how I review the product. The main reason for this is because if I endorse a bad product I would lose my credibility.
Policy writing is not something I am good at or want to be good at, so if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. If you’re a company who wants to send me something to review let me know and I will send you my mailing address. Enjoy Bacon!