Affiliate disclosure

In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In blog terms, the readers need to know if the blogger is making money by sharing a link or product.

In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume the following about links and posts on this site: Some of the links on topflute.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items, which doesn’t impact the price you pay.

What are affiliate links?

Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on topflute.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from topflute.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay topflute.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
Please note that:

Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. It just helps me giving relevant and true advice and keeping the free lessons up that I give on this page.

I use two main types of affiliate programs:

1. Amazon affiliate links.

Topflute.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.

If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, I will get commission on that sale.

Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.

2. Product affiliate links.

These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.

What about sponsored content?

I do not write sponsored posts. I want to bring you real, unbiased information. However, if a post is sponsored by a company and it is a paid sponsorship, I will disclose this clearly in the beginning of the post.

When I suggest certain products, it is because my research or personal experience has shown that they may be helpful to you.

If you like to learn more about affiliate marketing you can do that here.

Thank you for your support.

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2 Replies to “Affiliate disclosure”

  1. Great site janie mine looks like i need a lot of work on it .
    I found the breathing part very interesting . I never realized that musicians playing the flute and other instruments that need wind ( are those wind instruments ?) Required breathing exercises . What if a person did long distant running would that work equally as well ?
    Once again great site !

    1. Thank you very much for your appreciation! Am so happy that you found interesting content. Yes long distant runners will be very much aware of the system that we use, but they might be a bit rigid and would need to work on there flexibility. Anyway, very good observation and it certainly helps. It would also be beneficial for runners to play the flute, so it works both ways!!
      Best wishes,
      Janie

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