In compliance with the FTC, below is clarification of how and when I am compensated on www.thetexashomemaker.com.
In order to keep free content on my blog and pay all the costs associated with running a business, including hosting fees, blog design, and my own time there are several ways I may be compensated.
It is important for me to remain honest and ethical so I will not promote anything for the sake of promoting it. (even if I am offered payment or other compensation) My recommendations are based on my personal use and opinion. If I like it or love it I will tell you. If I don’t love it I will tell you that too.
I may receive (and keep for personal use) or accept (for contests and giveaways) free items from companies.
- If I offer a product recommendation or opinion on an item I received for free item; I will tell you that I got it free and who gave it to me
- If I offer a product, I received for free, as part of a contest or giveaway; I will tell you that I got it free and who gave it to me
- If there is no indication that the product I am using or recommending was given to me; it is safe to assume I purchased it personally (or it was gift from a family member or friend)
If I agree to write an sponsored post for a particular product or brand, that I think my readers will be interested in, I will be the one who writes the particular post. The subject or topic will be my decision, but agreed to by the company who paid for the underwritten post. Sponsored posts will be products or subjects that are aligned with my brand, my values and my ethics.
These posts will represent my own opinion and will not be reviewed, approved or edited prior to me publishing the post. It is important that I am able to deliver my honest feedback to my readers.
I will provide full disclosure when a post I have written is an underwritten post.
Another source of revenue for The Texas Homemaker, affiliate marketing pays me a commission paid when you click on an affiliate link. I have carefully chosen who I want to “affiliate with” and will not provide a link to a company I haven’t done business with.
This list represents an example of the affiliate companies I may use on my blog. (I’ve also included specific language if required by the indiviual affiliate in order for me to remain compliant)
- Amazon Services LLC Associates Program
The Texas Homemaker 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 to amazon.com, amazonsupply.com, or myhabit.com.
- Mountain Rose Herbs
- Tropical Traditions
Specific language requested by Tropical Traditions: If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.
Remember, clicking an affiliate link, signing up for a service or ordering a product earns me a commission. I use the commission to help pay for blogging related expenses.
If you have any questions, issues or concerns about this policy or any of my other disclaimers, feel free to contact me here.