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This blog is a source of income and may be used to promote products, services, or other businesses.
I earn a living as a designer and blogger in the following ways:
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1. Clear. A clear disclosure could be as simple as “(paid link)”, “#ad” or “#CommissionsEarned”.
2. Conspicuous. It should be placed near any associate link or product review in a location that customers will notice easily. They shouldn’t have to hunt for it.
In addition, the Operating Agreement requires that the following statement clearly and conspicuously appears on your Site: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.” For social media user-generated content, this statement must be associated with your account.
These appear in my blog sidebar, header and footer and in posts on my site. These are images that clearly look like advertisements.
Affiliate links are used in some posts where I make a small percentage of each sale. This is one way I make money from blogging. It does not result in additional charges or cost you anything extra.
Here is the list:
Creative Market, Canva Pro, Poster My Wall, The Hungry JPEG, Redbubble, The Amazon Associates Program, AliExpress, Google AdSense, eBay Partner Network, AliDropship, ShopStyle Collective CPA Program, Pepperjam, Rakuten Advertising, Involve Asia, Magiclinks and Impact Radius.
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