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  1. Thanks for the clarification. I have been aware of affiliate links for a long time, so this was not a surprise to me. In fact, I have appreciated that you have not overdone it on the affiliate link action on my facebook feed. I have considered dumping another paleo gal because she is constantly posting things like, “Have you tried this new gadget?” with an affiliate link. I get those one to three times a day. That’s spam as far as I’m concerned.

    • Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I do try not to overdo it with the Amazon links on Facebook… the product pushing can get really annoying.

    • Hi Shanti, I’m not sure I know what you mean. If you want to use my explanation here for Amazon links, please use quotations around my words and link back to my site as the source 🙂

  2. Lauren, I do a lot of shopping on Amazon. I’m wondering if you know of a way to bookmark your “affiliate” link so you get a little bit from that shopping? I will never remember to come to your site first to click through 🙂

    • It’s so kind of you to ask! I put a button in my sidebar with my link to Amazon, so you can click through that link to the Amazon homepage and add that to your favorites or bookmarked list.

    • I was wondering about this too. I like to place “bulk” orders from time to time and add items from the blog to my Wishlist, then eventually move everything to my cart.

  3. It’s not enough to put a disclosure below the post. The FTC guidelines explicitly require clear disclosure before the post or before any affiliate links.

  4. Hello, Lauren!
    I really enjoyed reading your explanation about affiliate disclosure and learned the value of using it for your readers knowledge.

    Last night I saved your site to come back and read it properly and write thanks as a comment, so I am back to complete it.
    Actually I am a new blogger, so I am learning these important things, which are the part of blogging and making money through affiliate links; like amazon or any other program like this.

    So once again thanks for explaining it and good luck for your success at every step.

  5. Hello girl!! Thanks for sharing with us your journey. I just can’t get enough of all your posts, you’ve been an inspiration for me!!
    I just have one question, I’m looking for a countertop water filter and found the SS Drinking Water Gravity Filter in the Radiant life catalog website, do you think is a good starting point?
    Thanks in advance!!

    • Thanks for your kind words! I personally use a Berkey filter (which is a countertop filter) and I haven’t looked in to the one you mention. However, I know that the people at Radiant Life do thorough research and I trust all the products they select for their site 🙂

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

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