The TLDR Version: All over our website, we link to featured products via Amazon and other online stores. If you click on a link to purchase a product through our website, Videogame Guy may receive a small commission as a referral fee. The earnings made from affiliate links will help us support the website and continue to make content.
Any product reviews or game reviews we write about are based on our opinions, internet research, and community feedback, and have nothing to do with the companies that make or sell the products we feature.
Feel free to read the blurb below if you want the full disclosure.
In 2015, the Federal Trade Commission released their new rules for Disclosure Compliance. These rules are set in place to ensure that readers or viewers of web media (blogs, Youtube videos, etc.) know if the blogger/presenter is sponsored, endorsed, or partnered with a different company. In other words, readers need to know if the content creator is making money by promoting a product.
In compliance with the FTC guidelines, please assume that any or all external links on this site are affiliate links.
What are affiliate links?
Purchases are made on external affiliate company websites: When a reader clicks on an affiliate link to purchase an item, the reader buys the item from the seller directly (not from video-game-guy.com). Amazon or other companies will pay video-game-guy.com a small commission or for promoting the products available on their platform.
Prices are exactly the same for you if your purchase is through an affiliate link or a non-affiliate link. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link.
We use two main types of affiliate programs:
1. Amazon affiliate links.
video-game-guy.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commision fees by advertising and linking to Amazon products. Amazon offers a small commission on products sold through their affiliate links.
If a blogger links to an Amazon product (with a special code for affiliates embedded in the link), and a reader places an item in their “shopping cart” through that link within 24 hours of clicking the link, the blogger gets a small percentage of the sale. Amazon links are not “pay per click.” If you click on the product link and stay around Amazon and purchase something else, however, we can get a commission on that sale.
Anytime you see a link that looks like astore.com/… or amazon.com… it can be assumed that it is an Amazon affiliate link.
2. Product affiliate links.
These affiliate links work the same way: if you click the link and buy the product, then the blogger gets a percentage of the sale or some other type of compensation. Things like e-book bundles, e-courses, and online packages are usually affiliate links, as well. Again, prices are not different if you use these affiliate links. You will not pay more by clicking through to the link. These links are not “pay per click”, unless otherwise denoted.
What about sponsored content?
Currently, we do not plan on writing sponsored posts. Our goal on our site is to bring you real, unbiased opinions.