So what has been a benefit to me and my family of making money online? There has been a lot already actually, but I just want to share the most recent one. Last week, my wife and I have opened our first dollar account (from our income online).
Our first dollar savings from our online income
Me and my wife have been earning money from blogging steadily this past two years. Although, honestly, online job opportunities have not been as plenty as it used to since the start of this year, probably because of the global financial crisis, but generally the money we have been making online have been constant, thanks to a few paid-to-blog services. Continue reading
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took a step last Monday to regulate blogging. News from MSNBC said, “The FTC will require that writers on the Web clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.” The commissioners of FTC voted 4-0 the final guidelines which will take effect on December 1, 2009.
Particularly for bloggers, “Rich Cleland, assistant director of the FTC’s advertising practices division, said the disclosure must be “clear and conspicuous,” no matter what form it will take,” MSNBC news article said.
So, the question is, “how will this affect bloggers who do paid reviews for online companies who pay them to blog?” For companies who require a review, then bloggers will then have to disclose that they were paid to write the review. For other companies who just want to get a link in a blog post, as long as it does not review a product or a site, then a disclosure would not be necessary. Continue reading