Disclosure Policy

Affiliate Disclosure Policy

 Updated August 19, 2019

Thank you for stopping by!

My goal on this website and in all of my mailing communications is to provide helpful tips, tools and tutorials for those getting started with an online business or those who seek assistance in achieving a major life goal.

The information you see on this site and in my mailing list communications is free to readers & subscribers, but represents many, many hours of time and research for me. As such, I feel compensation is appropriate. I have agreements with some companies who pay me. I’ve worked hard to make this process very unobtrusive to you, my visitors.

I do participate in affiliate programs which provide some income and allow me to devote time and energy to the growth and upkeep of of my business.

You have my word, I will only promote products I personally use or can recommend without hesitation.

Integrity is important to me. Gaining and keeping the trust of you, my readers, is paramount.

What I do & don’t promote

I try to look at potential promoted products / services through the eyes of a customer. I ask myself if I would pay for it. After all, if I don’t think it’s worth paying for myself, I’d better have a really good reason to convince you to buy it.

  • The majority of the products or services I promote I have paid for personally. My Free Tools page has many examples.

  • Sometimes I promote products I have used personally without paying for. For example, I may share a link to books on Amazon, which I may not have bought but checked out from the library (always my first recommendation). I still feel comfortable recommending these via an affiliate link.

  • I also promote products I haven’t paid for if they have valuable free information attached to them. Online webinars or summits are an example. They work like this: the free event takes place online and is available to anyone who tunes in. Additional, related products are often offered for a fee which I may be compensated for, but my goal is for the free information to stand on its own.

  • Sometimes I will promote a product I am not currently a paying customer for, but have been a paying customer in the past. For example, Weebly is a service I used & paid for a period of time. I am no longer using it, not because it’s a poor product but simply because my needs have changed.

  • Very rarely I will promote a product I have not paid for but comes highly recommended by people I trust.

What is an affiliate link / referral link?

Sprinkled throughout this site and in my mailing list communications you will see references to my use of affiliate links or referral links. These references are called disclosures and are a requirement as put forth by the FTC here in the U.S.

They are there to inform you I have a relationship with a particular product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service via my affiliate link, I will get a small commission. Of course, this is at no extra cost to you, but it does help boost my business revenue so I can keep bringing you great tips! I truly appreciate your support in this way. Thank you.

My own products

Separate from my affiliate relationships, I sell products of my own, such as an eBook, A Woman’s Guide to Starting An Online Business which is a step-by-step guide to help a woman just starting out in creating an online business.

Profits from my own products come directly to me.

Thanks again,

Carmin