Toronto Mike

FTC: Bloggers Must Disclose Freebies or Payments (Which Begs the Question...)


American bloggers are busy blogging about a decision by the Federal Trade Commission to require that bloggers clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.

As a Canadian, the FTC ruling doesn't apply to me, but I'm still left with one lingering question....

Why haven't I ever received money in exchange for a positive review?  Not once have I been offered one red cent to write something on my blog.  I fear I've been missing out on a tremendous source of income, and with my wife at home with my two kids and the cost of living in Toronto rising each year, I can't afford to miss out on potential revenue streams.

There was enough pay-for-positive-review action south of the border for the FTC to get involved.  9354 entries and I'm still waiting for my first indecent proposal...

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