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Tim Ferris on proper attribution. How to help your customers and say the right things.
This blog is financially driven. I put it up to build a community and conversations with smart people.
Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC required bloggers disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. So:
First, the obvious: I own Jason Hobbs, LLC.
Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to disclose this.
Ditto if I use an affiliate link that gets me 8 cents instead of the direct URL which gets me nothing were you to decide to buy.
If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. (Rainmaker Platform did just that) Disclaimers all over the place. This would be tedious for me and even more tedious for readers. But rules is rules. To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use, that I use it personally.
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)