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I love being a mom and I love meeting new and exciting people and love having you here where I can share my tips and experiences with you as a mom. You will see throughout my website, links that take you to outside sources (other websites and services). These links are called affiliate links which means I could earn a small commission if you purchase something from these websites.
This is at no extra cost to you.
Some websites contain products I love and use myself and therefore want to share with my awesome readers. Other websites may just be for your general information that I think is valuable knowledge to have. I am all about sharing my recommendations and providing you with the best service and support here at The Kidcrush.
The money earned through my affiliate links is just another way for me to earn a little extra income so I can continue doing what I love (writing this blog) and keep it up and running and allowing people to read for FREE.
I love researching and helping people with resources and sharing my own experiences that they can relate to and not feel alone. It’s what I’m meant to do. If you choose to purchase something through my site and use one of my affiliate links, it is greatly appreciated, and I thank you dearly.
A little back info.
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 on thekidcrush.com are affiliate links of which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link located on .com to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from YOURWEBSITE.com). Amazon and/or other companies pay thekidcrush.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.
Thekidcrush.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.
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 a 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 affiliated 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 at the beginning of the post.
Keep exploring, and keep reading, and don’t forget to comment and share your own experiences.
Thanks for reading,