FTC Disclosure

Some people have the concern that Startup Savant is all about making money and that all we do is trick people into signing up with our service for some malicious reason.

In some instances these false claims are understandable because there are too many blogs and websites that are scamming new entrepreneurs and beginners. It is getting harder and harder to distinguish between a genuine website and those that are scams.

Regular readers of Startup Savant will assure you that this website is not all about the money. We (and our guest writers) offer useful articles that have tips and tricks to help beginners get started as an entrepreneur. We have articles and for all different levels of entrepreneurs including advanced tips all for free which you can find by using our search bar.

We have never scammed anyone in the past, and we do not plan to do so in the future. Startup Savant is dedicated to serving the entrepreneurial community, and we value the support and respect the industry has awarded us with.

Having that said, we do get “things” out of this website (including money). We want to disclose this to you for two reasons.

  1. We want to be upfront about it in the hope that it gives you a complete picture regarding our motivations for maintaining Startup Savant.
  2. We also want to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

What do we get out of Startup Savant?

We believe in transparency of one’s income, so while we will not be sharing any figure value, but we will be disclosing every possible way that we benefit from maintaining Startup Savant.

Money

Apart from our independent contributors, we have a staff of writers that work at Startup Savant, so we must make money in order to keep going. We make money from the ads (sidebar, header, and in single posts). Aside from that we also make money from affiliate links.

We only promote affiliate programs that we believe will be relevant and useful to Startup Savant readers (we hate crap products). We do not make a note every time we use an affiliate link, but if you see a link that has our domain name with ‘/productname’ attribute, you should assume that it is an affiliate link, and we are getting the commission.

Satisfaction

The Startup Savant staff and the independent writers who contribute are entrepreneurs who want to give back to the community. We know that we would not have been at the place that we are if we did not have help. We want to contribute to the community that has gifted us with so much. Entrepreneurship can have absolutely incredible effects on our world and we believe everyone should have a fair shot to pursue their dreams.

Thanks for reading and let us know if you have any questions!