Disclosure Policy - The Personal MBA
My business succeeds because my readers and users trust me, and I do everything in my power to preserve that trust. The intent of this disclosure policy is to clarify my policies about making money from this website.
I earn money in several direct and indirect ways from this website, which include but are not limited to…
- Selling my own products, including the online Personal MBA Business Crash Course, the live Personal MBA Masterclass, etc.
- Selling my own services, like 1-on-1 Personal MBA Coaching and private consulting.
- Referral fees from affiliate programs, like Amazon Associates and Audible.com. This means I get a commission any time someone decides to purchase products I recommend, including every book on the Personal MBA recommended reading list.
- Public speaking honorariums.
- Private training engagements.
Re: Recommendations and Affiliate Programs
I only recommend products and services I have personally used and highly recommend. I never recommend anything to my readers just because there’s a commission involved. The recommendation comes first, and affiliate programs come a very distant second.
Most notably, The Personal MBA participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, “an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon.” Whenever you buy a book or item on Amazon from a link on this site, I get a small percentage of its price as an affiliate commission. Amazon Associates revenue helps The Personal MBA by offsetting the costs of running this website, as well as purchase new books to continue development of the Personal MBA Recommended Reading List.
If I like something and want to recommend it, and it happens to have an affiliate or commission program, I will probably participate in that program. It would be foolish of me not to – affiliate commissions help pay for my server costs, supporting infrastructure, and business overhead. Accordingly, you should assume that all links to products and services I recommend are affiliate links, keeping in mind I will never recommend something solely on that basis.
Re: Paid Display Advertising
I do not accept any form of display advertising on this website. That includes banner ads, text link ads, search engine ads, and paid posts. If I post about something, it’s because I either really like it, or really don’t – my opinions will be very clear in my post. If I find that a product I have previously recommended is not satisfactory for some reason, I will post an update to my readers.
Re: Expected Results from Business Training Programs
Before you sign up for one of my business training programs, I want to be absolutely clear about your expected results. All businesses ventures carry inherent risks. These courses are neither a get-rich-quick scheme, nor a magic bullet. You must work very hard to succeed in any business venture. All quotes and results mentioned in connection with a business course are personal experiences, and should not be interpreted as typical. Do not infer that these examples are promises or guarantees of earnings. Every person and market is different, so results naturally vary. I can’t guarantee results (no one can), but I can guarantee a full refund if you don’t believe the program was right for you. I intend to make this the best business course you’ve ever taken, and the best investment you’ve ever made in your personal development. It’s this simple: if you’re not absolutely happy, I don’t feel I’ve earned your money.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact me at:
Worldly Wisdom Ventures LLC
123 N. College Ave, Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80524