(The Full Monty & Being Totally Transparent)


Tim Livian here.

And since you’re here too, I’m assuming you’re curious about what how I can make money on this site from your actions.

I believe in transparency so I am disclosing that I can get paid when you click on many of the links on my site.

The FTC requires websites to disclose whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations. ┬áSo here goes…

Per the FTC rules, If you purchase hosting through me I can get an affiliate commission from the hosting company (and I’ll gladly cash that check), I would need to disclose this to you (and I am, so I’m innocent as a naked, newborn baby).

Ditto if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. ┬áIf someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, same deal. ┬áI would need disclaimers all over the place (and cover-my-ass’ville to the gills). ┬áThis would be tedious for me and even more tedious for you. ┬áBut rules is rules.

So instead I can do it this way (since there’s a link at the bottom of every page that leads here):

To cover my ass (even more) and preserve your experience, please assume that, for every link and product I use or recommend; the following holds true:

I’m getting paid like I’m (Dollar) Bill Gates.


P.S.  Can you tell how much I love and respect legal-shit?  No point using fancy legalese, I want everyone to be able to understand this (although lawyers are so full of it that it might not be clear to them).  Minor revision: I want everyone, but lawyers that are constipated, to easily understand this.


(Text with modifications courtesy of Tim Ferris)