Some but not all of the items mentioned on this blog are Amazon Affiliates links. What this means is that if you use the link, and ultimately buy the book, toaster oven, or Ferrari I’m talking about, then I get a few percent of the deal.
Understandably, Amazon wants transparency in their dealings, and so I am happy to disclose this, especially if you buy the Ferrari.
Most times, this amounts to a less than a buck, and frankly I won’t include links to products that I think suck. But, that said, you have your own obligation to do due diligence and decide for yourself. No matter what I say, you would be well advised to read the reviews–like you wouldn’t have thought of this–and then buy. Your mileage may vary, especially if you drive your Ferrari at the speed limit, which I certainly couldn’t.
And if you do buy that rocket-on-wheels, come by and take me for a ride. I may, with all my Affiliates’ earnings, be able to buy you a couple of gallons of gas.
If you want to know what Amazon expects of it’s affiliates, then check this out: http://bit.ly/AmazonsRules
Or, read the specific paragraph on disclosures from Amazon. It helps me go to sleep at night:
5. Identifying Yourself as an Associate
You must clearly state the following on your Site or any other location where Amazon may authorize your display or other use of Content: “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.” Except for this disclosure, you will not make any public communication with respect to this Agreement or your participation in the Associates Program. You will not misrepresent or embellish our relationship with you (including by expressing or implying that we support, sponsor, or endorse you), or express or imply any affiliation between us and you or any other person or entity except as expressly permitted by this Agreement.