Beginning December 1, 2009, the FTC requires bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.
Per the FTC rules, if we interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, we would need to specify this. Ditto if we use an Amazon link that gets us 8 cents instead of an Amazon link that gets us 0 cents. If someone gives us comfy t-shirts with a logo and we wear it in a photo, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.
This would be tedious for us and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules.
To cover our ass and preserve your experience, please assume that, for every recommendation, link, and product used, the following all hold true:
Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution (fourhourworkweek.com/blog). There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.