Blogger/brand collaborations are becoming ever increasing on this lil’ internet thing, as everyone is cottoning on to how great a tool we are for promotion! Eventually, huh? With that comes a whole load of guidelines and rules and, as a blogger, it’s nice to base what you do on honesty as it’s always the best policy. So here’s a little disclaimer outlining what happens when I receive a product or collaborate with a brand.
1) If I receive an item from a company, buy something with press discount or given store credit to purchase an item for the purpose of review or promotion, I will put an asterisk (*) next to that item. In posts where I may have received more than one item, I will write that the post contains PR samples at the end of the post to keep it looking clean and tidy.
2) I would never review or say something about positive about a product I do not genuinely love or would not happily continue to use once the review process is over. A positive review cannot be bought from me and I will not be persuaded otherwise. My reviews will always be 100% honest and not biased in any way.
3) Regarding sponsored posts, I will mention in the post itself, typically in the form of a disclaimer located at the end of the post that the post has been a collaboration. This is the same for sponsored links or any other content where I have been paid to place something on my blog. This also stands for promoted tweets or instagram posts, which will be marked with a #sp.
4) I use RewardStyle as an affiliate program where I earn a very small amount of commission if an item is bought using my link. I also use this to display items I currently in two locations on my homepage and within posts. I literally earn pennies from this, so please support a fellow blogger by clicking on these links when purchasing an item as it helps keep this blog going.