Disclosure Policy

My integrity and trustworthiness to my readers are of the utmost importance. Because The Hobby Blogger receives compensation from third parties, I want to be upfront about where the money comes from and how it affects what you read here.

Secondly, the US Federal Trade Commission requires any “material connection” to a company or advertiser must be disclosed.

So here it is.

How I make money

I make money on this site through affiliate programs. If you click an affiliate link or ad banner and buy the product, you help support this site because I’ll get a percentage of that sale.

Currently I’m an affiliate for StudioPressHostGator, LinkShare, and Apple App Store/iTunes. I also earn revenue through Google AdSense. If you click an affiliate link or ad banner and buy the product, you help support this site because I’ll get a percentage of that sale.

What this means for you

  • I do not put the cart before the horse and recommend a product just because I’m an affiliate.
  • I become an affiliate because I use and believe in the associated product.
  • I do not recommend products just for the sake of money.
  • I recommend products because I think they are valuable to my readers.
  • I do not let the compensation I receive influence the content, topics, posts, or opinions expressed on this blog.
  • I respect and value my readers too much to write anything other than my own genuine and objective opinions and advice.

Just like this blog, my Disclosure Policy is a work in progress. As the revenue streams evolve, so will this page.

Thanks for reading The Hobby Blogger!

Last Updated: February 2, 2016