Affiliate, Sponsors and Ad Disclosure
Integrity and honesty are important to me, and I want you to know where I stand and what you should expect.
In order to support this blog, and continue to have the ability to provide free patterns and content, I use affiliate marking, sponsored posts and ads on the blog, in my newsletter and sometimes on social media.
I belong to several affiliate programs. When you click an affiliate link and make a purchase from the company involved, I’m paid a commission. It doesn’t change the cost to you – the merchant pays the fee.
I only work with affiliates that I would purchase from myself, and often they’re included because I already have. Most of the affiliates I’ve partnered with I was linking to already and decided it would be a good idea to have those links help support my blog!
I receive many requests for product reviews. I only accept those that I feel fit with the mission of my blog and whose company I feel good about supporting. I always express my honest opinions about the product. Because I am selective about what I choose, my reviews are rarely very negative, but I absolutely will not accept anything with the stipulation that the review is strictly positive.
Just as with affiliates, I only accept sponsored posts from companies I would purchase from myself.
I participate in a couple of ad networks and also post ads from my affiliate networks. I review my ads regularly and remove those that I feel are inappropriate for my blog. Those are found in the sidebar on my blog.
For some ads, I receive payment just because you’ve seen it. For others, I receive payment because you’ve clicked on it and a few pay a percentage of, or flat rate on, your purchase. As with affiliates, it doesn’t change the cost to you.
Amazon has a specific disclosure:
Crafty Staci is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
I really appreciate my readers and your support of my blog. The monetary aspect is necessary so I can make this my job, but more importantly I’m thankful that you’re here to read and craft along with me!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org