✅ Sharing affiliate links? Use this affiliate disclosure (my gift to you!)

by | Apr 8, 2024 | DIY Legal Templates

If you’re a biz owner or influencer, you ALWAYS want to disclose paid promotions or affiliate relationships that you’re promoting – and make it OBVIOUS….📣

When do you need to do it?

If you’re posting an affiliate link for a product or service – like your friend Suzy’s new online course or your favorite gluten-free bars on Amazon… you need an affiliate disclosure.

If you’re receiving any kind of compensation – including payment, free gifts or discounts… you need an affiliate disclosure.

✅ Yes, EVERY time you post something on social media with an affiliate link.
✅ Yes, EVERY time you include an affiliate promo in your enewsletter.
✅ Yes, EVERY time you list an affiliate link for a product on your website.

I know you may not WANT to do it everywhere and all the time. But if you don’t, you’d be violating Federal Trade Commission rules around truth in advertising.⚖️

Legal Love™ Tip: Always disclose paid promotions or affiliate relationships in an obvious way.



Here’s what you need to know when sharing affiliate links:

Your affiliate disclosure language needs to be:

1. Next to/near the affiliate link in your text – not far away from it.⚠️

2. Conspicuous – not hard for someone to find in your social media post, enewsletter, or website, for example. 🙈

3. Visible – not in a teeny-tiny font that’s hard to read. 👀

And, note that if you’re sharing affiliate links on your website, you want a full affiliate disclosure in your website terms (for example, my DIY Website Disclaimer already has it included).💯

Use this affiliate disclosure: (it’s my gift to you!)

You can use a variation of this sample to make it your own, but you want to say something like this…

“If you purchase this program/product through my affiliate link, know that I’ll receive a commission. However, I really believe in this program/product and I use it myself and love it, otherwise I wouldn’t be offering it to you.”

Note: You don’t have to use a program/product yourself to recommend it, but if you do, it’s good to say so, because it adds extra credibility to your recommendation.

Have questions about disclosing affiliate relationships or what language to use? Just click “Contact” in the menu at the top of this page and we’re happy to help.

Here’s to sharing affiliate promos for programs and products you love – legally and safely!