Here’s a way to tell you’re getting paid for your positive statements (and avoid the risk of a fine of up to $11,000 for not disclosing payments)
Thanks to commenter Lucy in St. Thomas for this.
Harlan Kilstein, an affiliate marketer, used an affiliate link in his email, to direct readers to a (very good) program that copy-writing teacher John Carlton offers:
“The good folks at the FTC require me to disclose that I am an affiliate for the Simple Writing System and that John Carlton will compensate me if you purchase this system. I was provided a copy of this system to evaluate and it has my highest recommendation.”
Lucy adds, “Fresh, honest and leaves me feeling positive about Harlan! So this might work in our favor, me thinks!”
This statement does not detract one iota from the authority and value of Harlan’s good words about John’s program.
Any other fun and cool ways to disclose payments for stuff you are reviewing positively, and selling? Comment below. I will include your contact information if you like.
P.S. I didn’t see Harlan’s email, but it looks as if he posted it at the end of whatever positive review he wrote. He could also begin his email with it, and end the above para with, “and here’s why…”