As of December 1st, 2009, the FTC requires that all bloggers disclose whenever there could be any type of hidden interests or unspoken biases related to product recommendations.
If you have read my stuff long enough you know that I would never promote something I didn’t think was a kick ass product. Unless it’s worth spending my own money on and unless I would use it myself I would never recommend it to you. I refuse to promote crappy products and risk my reputation, no matter what companies may offer me or throw my way.
However, largely due to the fake supplement blogs and other similar scams full disclosure is now required. That means I would have to mention it every time I’m pictured wearing a t-shirt that someone might have given me for free or tell you if a colleague I interview picks up the bill for lunch. This would be tedious for me and make for a horrible reading experience for you.
To protect my own ass let’s just assume that for every link I post, recommendation I make and product I use, all of the following hold true:
- I receive(d) a commission
- I have purchased, used, and loved the product or service recommended
Thanks, Al Bargen