Disclosure - The Full Monty
This website/blog is not primarily financially driven. The ads on this website/blog help to pay for its web-space. Most of the content on it is free of charge except for maybe an email address (for The Dugout eZine). We also have random affiliate links scattered here and there, and limited Google Adsense links you can plainly see.
We only recommend baseball hitting aids we would use ourselves, ones that would help the Swing Smarter community, and for example, NOT ones you see Derek Jeter endorsing but NOT using.
That said, beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
First, the obvious: I am a fitness instructor and baseball hitting guru. My websites are SwingSmarter.com and CoreCreationsOnline.com.
Second, the less obvious: If I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this, as I would if I use an Amazon link that gets me 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets me 0 cents. If someone gives me a comfy t-shirt with a logo and I wear it in a photo, ditto. Disclaimers all over.
This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules is rules.
To cover my ass and preserve your reading experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product I use, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution (I did, from Tim Ferris's blog (fourhourblog.com)). There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.
(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)
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