As I said in my “About the Author” page, I want to be as transparant as possible. As of today, Feb. 8, 2018, I have not yet recieved any compensation for any work or research I’ve done for the brand MUSICALGROWTH.com. I am a normal, lower-middle class worker.
Buying through my website, through the affiliate links, helps support my work in providing information needed for the educated consumer. The price of the products do not change becuase of this system and I am not paid to choose specific products – I choose them becuase I believe they are the best products on the market.
I’m hoping to provide my family with some extra spending money or potentially extra money to save for a house. Califrornia is expensive! And I want to buy my wife a house – as an entrepernuer, I’m always trying to seek out avenues for side business.
MUSICALGROWTH.com is my attempt at an online business. And I hope you like it.
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: Any/all of the links through articles on MUSICALGROWTH.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items (only 5% to 10% of the sale).
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on MUSICALGROWTH.com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from MUSICALGROWTH.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay MUSICALGROWTH.com a small commission or other compensation for promoting their website or products through their affiliate program.
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.
I use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
MUSICALGROWTH.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. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports our cause at no additional cost to you.
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.