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Are we allowed to post links to​ products that we used in our instructables if we could potentially get a perk from posting it?

I'm thinking of joining Amazon's affiliate program, where I would get a % of sales that amazon made from my links. Could I post those links in my instructables, either in the body of the 'ible, or the comments section? And if so, would I have to disclose that I joined the program? I haven't joined yet, but people ask me sometimes in the comments where I got the stuff I used to make my project, and I'd love to offset the cost of making stuff by getting paid for links that I'd post anyway. 

I checked the terms of service and searched the FAQs, but I still wasn't sure.

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mtairymd (author)2017-11-14

Anything new on this topic?

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seamster (author)mtairymd2018-01-16

Kiteman hit the nail on the head.

See the 2nd-to-last section here, which is a couple years old but applies to affiliate-style links, linking to Patreon, etc.: https://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-Checklist/

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mtairymd (author)seamster2018-01-16

I agree. BTW, that was a nice write-up.

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comosenet (author)2017-11-18
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Kiteman (author)2014-07-26

Staff do it, so you should be OK.

If you want to salve your conscience, add a footnote to say they are affiliate links.

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SnazzyBot (author)Kiteman2014-07-31

Okay! I decided not to do it after all, but I'll keep it in mind if I ever go for it. Thanks!

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