Disclosure Policy & Statement

Although BobGatchel.com is not primarily financially driven, I do from time to time may be paid or receive some kind of other benefit from the information I post. In a nutshell, you can assume that I will make money from every post I put on this blog. If I’m not making money from every blog post, then it was an oversight on my part and it will be corrected soon. If you don’t trust me enough to provide you with an honest opinion or recommendation of products and services that are mentioned on this blog, you should probably stop reading it now.

BobGatchel.com was launched to help built a community and create an outlet for a wide range of marketing news and to build a community where visitors come back regularly to help add more mutual value

On December 1, 2009, the FTC requires U.S. based bloggers to provide disclosures whenever there could be hidden interests or unspoken biases related to recommendations.

First, the obvious: I am a proponent of a wide range of online and online marketing concepts like affiliate marketing, online promotion and network marketing as well as a consultant and advisor to the industry as a whole

Second, the less obvious: Per the FTC rules, if I interview someone and they grab the bill for lunch, I would need to specify this. In addition, 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, same deal. Disclaimers all over the place.

This would be tedious for me and a continual eye sore for readers. But rules are rules, but to make all of this easy to understand AND to make sure we are totally clear no this in a very easy to understand manner, the following issues hold true:

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Please feel free to use the text and images on this page with proper attribution. There is no reason why each blogger should have to reinvent the wheel.

(Illustrations courtesy of Louis Gray and Jeannine Schafer)


The Disclosure Policy My Lawyers Make Me Put Up

This blog is written and edited by Bob Gatchel. From time to time it may also contain guest posts written by a group of individuals, or other guest authors or with curated content from other sources. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owner. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does contain content which might present a conflict of interest. This content may not always be identified.