To ensure full disclosure and comply with Federal Trade Commission guidelines, Saltwater Smarts wants you to know that sometimes we raise revenue to defray our operating expenses by sharing a link, product, or service.
It’s important to note, however, that we never endorse a product/service we would not purchase ourselves. These products/services are items we have personal experience with and can recommended without reservation. Period.
Let’s take a moment to look at two ways we share these products:
Amazon Affiliate Links
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. You are not charged more for these products. The prices you pay are the same whether you purchase through an affiliate or non-affiliate link. When you use a link and purchase an item through that link within 24 hours, we receive a small percentage of the sale.
These links are not pay per click, which means we don’t get anything if you click on a link. However if you click an affiliate link and purchase the item (or another item), we will receive a commission on that sale. Put simply, each of your purchases via our affiliate links supports our mission at no additional cost to you.
As mentioned before, we won’t promote a product/service unless we’ve used, tested, or investigated it thoroughly. It is in everyone’s best interest that we only promote products or services we truly believe in because if you’re unhappy with a purchase, you’ll need to deal with returning it and we’ll lose the commission. That said, we still encourage you to do your own research before purchase to ensure the product/service is right for you.
Occasionally we’ll run a blog post that is sponsored by a company or organization. You will find a clear disclosure in any applicable post.
If you have any questions about this disclosure, feel free to drop us a message.