Huge thanks to Tim Ferriss for leading the way on addressing the FTC disclosure regulations regarding bloggers. The FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: There a number of individuals and companies with whom I recommend highly. They share their talents, resources, products and services to the rest of us. I love sharing these folks to my readership here on my blog and via my newsletter. Whether or not I am be paid an affiliate commission or other type of compensation by them, I would recommend them anyways.
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. Ditto 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, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for the reader. 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:
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