Content transparency is important to me. So, sponsored content will be made clear. You can be sure that any content which does not include the following practices includes links, promotion, etc. has been written of my own accord.
While some content may be sponsored, or part of a gifting campaign, all opinions are my own and will never be influenced by what I may or may not have received in return. To keep things fair, I will let you know about things I did not enjoy.
Due to updated influencer ad guidelines, these disclaimers are relevant as of January 2019.
Posts which include gifted content will include [GIFTED] within the page title. As well as this, there will be a sentence or two disclaimer at the beginning of the post, and the reader will be made aware of the item(s) in question.
Sponsored & Paid-For Content
Posts which I have received money to write and share will include [AD] within the page title, as well as a sentence or two disclaimer at the beginning of the post. If there are any items or topics I have been paid to include within the post, the reader will be made aware of these.
Within contracts, I would like the following included:
- Content to be agreed upon before proceeding with the work.
- Work and content to be completed and shared as draft with all parties included.
- Payment to be received prior to the content going live.
This is to create a safety net between everyone involved in the collaboration. This will allow you, the sponsor, to know the work has been created, and allow myself, the creator, to publish work knowing I have been fairly compensated. If payment for my work hasn’t been received, the completed work (in whichever form this will take) will not be made live until it has been received.
Affiliate links are links where a set % of money is earned through clicking on the URL and/or buying something through it. This is at no extra cost to you as a reader. You are under no obligation to visit or use these links. Posts with affiliate links included will have [AFFILIATE] within the title. The reader will be made aware of the exact URL(s) in question. As well as this, there will be a sentence or two disclaimer at the beginning of the post.
Often, I may write content and share URLs in collaboration with brands but this hasn’t been paid for. These are usually promotional for clients I work with in my day job, however this may not be the case for all which is why I’ve created this disclaimer. Posts which include this style of content & promotion will have [COLLAB] within the title. Alongside this, the specific collaboritive URL itself will be disclaimed. There will also be a sentence or two disclaimer at the beginning of the post.
I aim to adhere to ASA Guidelines, which are updated regularly.
If you have any questions about my disclaimers, or if anything is unclear, please get in contact. I will happily help you out.