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Yes, to comply with the recent FTC ruling (even though I don’t have to since this blog is not based in the USA) over bloggers getting paid to write stuff, I offer the following disclosure policy. If you’re reading my blog, you should assume the following:
I make money from every post I put on this blog. If I’m not making money from every blog post, then it was an oversight on my part and it will be corrected soon.
Every link on this blog is a paid link. If it is not a paid link, then it was an oversight on my part and it will become a paid link soon.
Every product I write about on this blog, I get for free. If I didn’t get it for free, then there was a miss-communication with the company that sent it and I will be billing them for the cost so the product becomes free.
I make money from every tweet I send out on Twitter. If I didn’t make money on the tweet, then it was an oversight on my part and it will be corrected soon.
If you email me, all of the information in your email is mine to do with as I please, such as exploit for financial profit, use as blackmail, or quote on my blog.
The T-shirts you see me wear at trade shows. I get paid to wear them. If I didn’t get paid to wear them, then it means I ran out of paid shirts and had to wear a free one. In which case, I will go to the company that gave me the free shirt and ask them to sponsor it.
If something on the Net is making a lot of money, you can bet I will be in on it. If I’m not in on it, then it was an oversight on my part and it will be corrected soon.
Just because I get paid to blog, tweet, wear T-shirts, etc. does NOT mean I will give you or your company a positive review, blog post or endorsement. As a matter of fact, chances are pretty high that I might slam you.
Hopefully, the above statement clears up any misunderstanding you may have about my blog posts or Twitter tweets. If you have any questions, you can contact me at get in tough page. Just remember what I said about emails.
MarketIQ.com is a personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own thoughts and strategies. Thoughts and opinions change from time to time, so post may have views and opinions you may not agree with.
With financial and legality, these advices are of my own thoughts, opinions, and strategies base on my own personal experience. I do no claim to be a professional or a guru. Always research more information about a topic you wish to know about – read other thoughts. Seek professional expert help before acting on my own conclusions or strategies. These tactics written within this blog are of my own and may or may not work for you.
Never assume I owe you any response. I may receive from a few to hundreds of messages per day, even comments. Some I will gladly write back immediately, others will never reply. Try not to take it personally, because chances are it has more to do with my schedule than anything else. If you get upset and nasty about feeling rejected, you will probably ruin any chances you had of befriending me.
Never use anything off my blog, be it writing, images or html code, unless I say otherwise. A trackback to a post may be used in conjunction with a quote from a particular post. Any post which interests you and would like to be added as part of your own content, please trackback. I as a blogger become very attached to my work and don’t usually respond well when others help themselves to it. Copyright is protected by law and in effect the minute something is created, whether the author has a © notice or not.
I Make Money: Any amount of earnings disclosed on this website should not be considered as average. On average, very few people will ever make any money on the internet. Assume I have motivation for linking to everything on this blog and will benefit from it somehow.
Comment Policy: I enjoy comments left on my blog as it creates an atmosphere for authors and readers. Please resist from commercial commenting, please abide by these comment policies.
Auto Subscription: You will be double OptIn to my subscribers network. You will have the chance to either join or decline once you have received a double optin email. You will NEVER be automatically added to my subscribe network, you will have to optin. You will be able to optout any time as well.
Affiliate Links: This blog has internal affiliate links in order to pay for this blog and other projects. Specific keywords are highlighted automatically with a related affiliate products from Clickbank, NeverBlueAds, LinkShare, PayDotCom, etc.
Moderation: Comments will not be awaiting moderation. BUT I as an author can delete your comment due to suspicion of spam or poor relevancy to the post. Each comment will be reviewed that pass WordPress’s Akismet. I will not review any comments that are caught by Akismet, even if it is a valid comment.
No-Follow: I participate in the on-going movement of the Do-Follow Community. Upon entering a comment, for 24 hours your link will have the no follow attribute by default. After 24 hours and review of the comment the no follow attribute will be automatically removed.
Comment Signature: Signatures are allowed, but can not include links
Link within the Comments: Links are allowed within the comments as long as I do not feel you are advertising within the comments. If I feel you are advertising within the comments, the link will be replaced with [link removed] or the comment will just be deleted.
You are only allowed to have 1 single link within the comments, if there are more than 1 then the comment will be deleted, regardless of relevancy.
If you are inserting a link, please use anchor texts, as long URL will throw off my layout. If I feel that the URL is too long I will remove it with the attribute [link removed]
Anchor Text should be unique and not dull, example:
- Click Here
- See My Page
- View Here
These anchor texts should not be used as they are poor. Keep anchor texts unique but less than 6 words.
Editing comments: I do not like to destroy the readers’ attitude towards the post, but comments will be adjusted due to links, language, spelling, notation, etc. It will be rare that I will edit a readers’ comment, unless needed.
Blocking: If I feel your comment was spam and shows no relevancy, I will block your IP preventing future comments to be posted. This will also include email address as well.