If you either blog or are creating niche sites, when you decide to monetize your site there are a few pages you need to have on your site to stay legal.
If you have any type of affiliate adds on your site the FTC requires that you disclose that links and ads on the site will benefit you financially. The FTC does not come out and say how you have to disclose or what happens if you don’t but better safe to include something along the lines of:
This blog uses affiliate programs for monetization, which means when you click on links to various sites that I recommend in my posts and make a purchase, this can result in a commission that is credited to this site.
Disclaimer is not really required but would be a good idea if your blog or niche gives out advice. If you have a niche site that is in the medical field you may wish to disclaim that you are not a doctor and any advice is based on opinion, that they really should seek a doctors opinion. Or if you are a personal finance you may want to disclaim that you are not a financial expert, etc… Such as mine here:
I am not a financial expert. All information on this site is documentation of my opinions, experiments and stupid mistakes and should not be taken as professional financial advice. Should you need that level of expertise, please contact a financial professional.
Your site needs to have a contact page or other means to easily contact you if your site visitors have a problem. This is also a good idea if you want to attract advertisers or even someone interested in buying your niche site. Why make them struggle to get a hold of you.
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