Linked by Kroc Camen on Tue 6th Oct 2009 09:10 UTC
Legal "US regulators will for the first time crack down on bloggers who fail to disclose fees or freebies they get from companies for reviewing products. The Federal Trade Commission, decided to update its nearly 30 year old guidelines to clarify the law for the vast world of blogging. Offenders could face eventual fines of up to $11,000 (GBP 6,900) per violation."
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DREVILl30564
Member since:
2008-04-18

when I first setup my blog I contacted several companys, geeks.com, etc. and asked about doing reviews of products and got told sorry we don't do that anymore....

geez and to think I could have gotten paid to blog about someone's crap.....

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dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

when I first setup my blog I contacted several companys, geeks.com, etc. and asked about doing reviews of products and got told sorry we don't do that anymore....

It works the other way around. First you build a very successful and influential blog with a lot of readers. Then the companies will contact you and ask you to review their products.

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DREVILl30564 Member since:
2008-04-18

well I'm getting about 100 to 300 hits per day for my blog site now, but back then I was just getting started.

I've been blogging about my experiences with OSX86 and getting Mac OSX to run properly on a Intel Atom based D945GCLF board.

I make a little off the adsense ads but mostly I do the site for fun.

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