The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requires that readers or viewers of digital media (blogs, videos, etc.) know if the influencer/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with the company or product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, assume all of the links on optimizemenutrition.com and related sites (e.g., members.optimizemenutrition.com) are affiliate links from which I receive a small compensation from sales of certain items.
What are affiliate links?
Affiliate links are when you purchase a product from another company after clicking on the link from my website.
While the purchase is made through the seller directly (not OptimizeMe Nutrition), the selling company pays OptimizeMe Nutrition commission or compensation for promoting their products through its website and other digital marketing channels (e.g., email, social media).
OptimizeMe Nutrition is considered an “affiliate” of the seller and is part of 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.
As of Jan 2021, I use two affiliate programs:
1. Amazon Affiliate Links
OptimizeMe Nutrition 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, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.
Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links. Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliate links supports my efforts at no additional cost to you.
Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
If an influencer/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 influencer/blogger gets a small percentage of the total sale completed.
A URL with “optimizeme” in it helps indicate it is an affiliate link.
2. Product Affiliate Links
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the OptimizeMe Nutrition gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like telehealth, food delivery services are affiliate links.
Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links.
List of companies with which I have an affiliate relationship:
SteadyMD: Online, personalized MD services.
Where else might you use affiliate links?
You can assume that if a podcast (The Consistency Project) is sponsored by another company if it through their affiliate program.
Also, If I use Amazon & other affiliate links for product recommendations on social media, I will include a link to this post, or put “(affiliate link)”, or #ad in the post.
Affiliate links are a way to earn revenue to support the work free content on social media and the podcast. I only recommend products I use myself or recommend to others, and will not make claims associated with products I do not agree with. Just because I use a product does not mean I agree with all of the marketing health claims about the product.
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