"The guidelines will mandate that bloggers that have a material connection to advertisers must disclose the relationship. Why? Well, according to what I [The Coupon Project] can piece together, the FTC feels it's misleading for readers to remain unaware that bloggers may be receiving money or products for their posts. To some degree, I can understand that. What is going to be difficult, however, is determining the level of disclosures needed."
Starting - December 1st - all bloggers must disclose if they receive compensation (including products) as a result of their post, or they could be subjected to a fine of $11,000 per occurrence. That ain't no parking ticket, folks.
Well I don't know if this really applies to me and I don't understand all of it so just in case I've kinda put something together. I have not yet received any compensation as of today, December 1st, but I would like to start trying to in more efforts to spread the word about all other people like me who are crafty and are trying to sell their craft items.
Crafty Mommy Diva Disclosure Policy
1 December 2009
This blog is a sponsored blog written and edited by me.
This blog is mainly for my creative craft purposes, but does accept forms of cash sponsorship or free products and services from companies and organizations that create things that are craft related.
While I may receive compensation for some specified posts I share and ads I serve on this blog, please understand that all opinions shared will fully be mine. Additionally, I will only share offers, promotions, or deals that I feel will be of value to my readers.
I may sometimes be compensated to provide opinion on products, services,
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine. If I claim or appear to be an expert on a certain topic or product or service area, I will only endorse products or services that I believe, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. For any such sponsored post, I will be sure to disclose compensation including products or services received. If no such disclosure is present, you may safely assume that no compensation has been received.
When it comes to linking other sites I don't get any compensation unless they are under my list of Sponsors on my sidebar. Other links shared on my sidebars are for my benefit.
To see compensation options that others are offered, see here: http://craftymommydiva.blogspot.com/2009/11/calling-sponsors.html
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