According to FTC regulations, all bloggers are required to disclose how they earn money on their blog. I think this is a wonderful way to be transparent and avoid any misunderstandings. This site is not based in the US and doesn’t have to comply with US regulation, however, I’m happy to provide the following information.
So here’s how I earn a little from my content.
How I make my money:
- The sponsor ads you see on the sidebar, and similar. If you click on an advert and buy a product, I may receive a commission on certain adverts. You will not pay any extra for your purchase. Not all adverts operate this way and some are simply paid by the 1000 page views.
- A few affiliate links via Amazon and other retailers that you’ll find throughout the site. If you click through and buy, again I receive a small commission, but you pay no extra for your purchase.
- From time to time, I may publish downloadable content such as an e-book which I may ask you to pay for. E-books may also contain affiliate links.
- Occasionally, I may also do sponsored blog posts. This can be paid in three ways – either a free product is given to review, or a cash payment is made for the post, or I may receive no payment and only get a commission on any resulting sales.
I don’t receive any income or benefit from hosting giveaways on this site – they are simply there for the benefit of my readers.
Being paid for positive blog posts.
Absolutely not. My views here are all my own. I try to only write about products, services, and topics I think will be of interest to my readers. And I won’t write about something I don’t like just for the money – you can be sure of that. All reviews posted here will be genuine recommendations.
Why use the blog to generate income at all?
Many of us are suffering from a difficult economy, and I am presently out of work following ill health, so every little bit of income helps. I enjoy writing this blog, it keeps me active and gives me work to do every day. But if I can earn a little money to cover the hosting fees and buy a little fabric so I can enjoy my latest sewing projects, then it makes it easier to carry on with the posting. But I will NEVER sacrifice my integrity to earn money dishonestly from my readers. So you can trust in the fact that nothing on my blog is a scam to get your money.
The formal policy:
This policy is valid from 6 January 2016
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact Deby Coles at [email protected]
This blog may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.
The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.
The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ 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.
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The owner of this website, 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 DebyColes.com to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
And just to be clear – this is an advert !