Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Example For Your Website

In my post, I show you Amazon affiliate disclosure examples and where to display them on your website.

As an Amazon affiliate, you must declare your association with Amazon as part of the Amazon terms of use.

The Amazon affiliate disclosure must be displayed clearly on your website. The disclosure is to clarify your association with Amazon. And to build trust with your visitors. Place the disclosure at the beginning of your blog post.

In addition to the disclosure, your site must be FTC (Federal Trade Commission) regulation compliant. These regulations state you must be open and truthful about relationships and any payments you receive.

Let us begin.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

What Is The Amazon Affiliate Disclosure?

The Amazon affiliate disclosure is to declare you have an association with Amazon. You promote Amazon products on your website to earn a commission.

When you sign up for the Amazon associates program, you agree to identify as an associate.

If you do not display this disclosure on your website, Amazon will cancel your account.

Identifying as an associate is number five on the Amazon operating agreement.

Amazon operating agreement

I recommend displaying the disclosure on your site as soon as you become an Amazon affiliate.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Examples

Here is an Amazon affiliate disclosure example. You can use this text on your website. Ensure that you edit the (Website name) part.

(Website name) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

This disclosure confirms you are associated with Amazon and earn money by advertising and linking to Amazon.

As of October 2019, Amazon stated that the following disclosure is acceptable on your website.

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Where To Put The Amazon Affiliate Disclosure

Your Amazon affiliate disclosure should be in a prominent position on your website. Your visitors should know you earn money from qualifying purchases before clicking on affiliate links.

You can put your disclosure text in a sidebar. On mobile devices, sidebar text appears at the bottom of the blog post. Therefore, I recommend you also put a disclosure at the beginning of blog posts that contain affiliate links.

To add a disclosure to your sidebar, create a text widget. Name it Legal Information and type your disclosure text into the text box.

Finally, select save.

Create a text widget

Want to add widgets to your sidebar? Check out my WordPress sidebar tutorial post.

Once saved, your Amazon affiliate disclosure appears on your website.

Amazon affiliate disclosure

If your theme has a sticky sidebar option, enable it. Sticky means the sidebar follows your visitor as they scroll down your blog post.

Enable sticky sidebar

On mobile devices, sidebars get pushed to the bottom of your content. I recommend putting a disclosure at the top of blog posts that contain affiliate links.

Here is a screenshot of a blog post preview on a mobile device.

Amazon affiliate disclosure on a mobile device

The text before your affiliate links should state to your visitor where they are going when they click. If you are sending them to a product on Amazon, say that in your content.

For example, you are writing a review of a sports action camera. Your text around the affiliate link could look like this.

Check out the latest price and reviews of the AKASO EK7000 4K WiFi Sports Action Camera on Amazon.

Your visitor knows that this is a link to the product page on Amazon.

FTC (Federal Trade Commission) Regulations

The FTC is a commission in the United States to protect consumers. The regulations state that you must be clear about your partnership with Amazon to your visitors.

Before your visitor sees any affiliate links, they should know that you get payment from purchases. I recommend putting the affiliate disclosure at the beginning of your blog post.

The FTC has the power to fine website owners that do not declare they earn money from purchases. According to the FTC website, each violation can incur a fine of over $40,000.

The FTC has an excellent frequently asked questions page about product promotion at The FTC’s endorsement guides: What people are asking.

Amazon Affiliate Disclosure Video Tutorial

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Amazon affiliate disclosure wording example and how to display disclosure on your blog post

Amazon Affiliate Account Information

Amazon Affiliate Program

If you would like a walkthrough of the signup process for the Amazon affiliate program in the United States, please check out my blog post, How To sign up for the Amazon affiliate program.

Check Affiliate Earnings

Amazon updates your performance report once every 24 hours. Visit my How To Check Amazon Affiliate Earnings post to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Program Rules

There are many ways to get your account closed. I recommend reading my How Not To Get Banned From The Amazon Affiliate Program article to learn more.

Amazon Affiliate Account Has Clicks But No Earnings

If you get clicks but no commission, please visit my Why Your Amazon Affiliate Account Has Clicks But No Earnings post to learn why you are not earning a commission.

Conclusion

The Amazon affiliate disclosure must be easy to find on your website. Your visitors should know you receive payment for purchases before clicking on one of your affiliate links.

Place the Amazon affiliate disclosure on your sidebar and at the beginning of blog posts that contain affiliate links.

After signing up for the affiliate program, you have 180 days to make three qualifying sales. After you make three sales, Amazon audits your website. Amazon will probably close your account if you do not have an Amazon affiliate disclosure on your site.

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