My main hope with this blog is to make money through advertising and possibly affiliates. With that said….I want this to be a safe environment where I earn your trust. I will never specifically mention a product or service that I do not recommend (unless it is a negative review).
If this project sucks all of my time without any monetary benefit, I will quickly lose motivation. Thus the attempt to make money ends up benefiting my family and provides a useful resource for my readers.
That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: I am a PHP programmer and web project manager.
Second, the less obvious: If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as I would if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, ditto. Disclaimers all over.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel. I got this copy and images from Tim Ferris.