Money, Money, Money


And writers need to make money in whatever way they can. To that end, there are a few things you should know about links on my site.

First off: Crystal King 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 This is listed on every page, because Amazon requires it, but adding again here for extra measure. Basically, you can assume that if there is a link on my page, it very well may be an Amazon affiliate link.

As of December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.  

To that end, you can assume that if I'm giving away something, I may have received that item for free.

As for other disclosures, I'm going to rip off content from Tim Ferriss (who, on that page, said I could if I attribute properly).

"Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this. Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, the following all hold true:"



(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)