I happen to live in the United States of America, the greatest country on Earth, the land of the free and the home of twenty million rules and regulations. Our government, in it’s infinite wisdom, has concluded that it’s citizens fall into one of two categories:
Obviously, one group needs protection from the other group so they decided that a mandatory disclosure will help protect that group of people. The assumption here is that stupid people read disclosures but who am I to question authority. I happen to fall into a third category, submissive, which is why I am posting this page.
All kidding aside, I believe trust is very important and I have already mentioned in an early post that I joined the Amazon Affiliate program. I did this because sometimes I mention something and a link to that product is convenient to my readers so you better understand what I am talking about, and if I can make a small percentage if anyone buys something, I can help pay for my web hosting.
I found the following on Tim Ferriss’s website, fourhourworkweek.com that explains the rules better than I can and I decided to “borrow” it, with permission of course.
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 readers. But rules is 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:
Tim Ferriss is the author of a great and popular book called “The Four Hour Workweek.” He is also author of two more books, which I havn’t read yet, “The Four Hour Chef” and “The Four Hour Body.” (See above)