Disclaimer: We are NOT lawyers! But we have read that you ideally as an affiliate marketer who is hoping to make it huge in the passive income industry without getting into trouble needs to have taken care of the following issues:

1. Cookie Notice… We understand that the Cookie Law is a piece of privacy legislation that requires websites, especially in the EU and nowadays in the other countries, to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. … This law came into being because almost all websites use cookies – little data files – to capture and then store private information from peoples’ web browsers. The cookie notice that you display should allow you to inform users that your site uses cookies and helps you comply with the EU GDPR cookie law and CCPA regulations. It is no longer sufficient to have a cookie notice merely to state that the website uses cookies – instead, websites must empower their users with a choice of prior consent, thus you will find websites informing you that they use cookies and your consent is required. It then offers you a choice to decline or accept the cookies.

2. Affiliate income notice… Amazon and many other affiliate programs are very keen on this. This notice informs readers that if they click on some or all of the links on your website, you may get paid a commission at no extra cost. It is not that hard to add the affiliate income notice to your affiliate income website. To the best of our knowledge, you can use your own words and include the following four essential parts

a) Announce to everyone that you’re getting paid to mention the product

b) Explain why you’ve chosen the specific products, perhaps a review is in order.

c) Disclose whether you receive free products and this probably applies if you are reviewing products that you received free. As an example of this, you could head over to Amazon and read top reviewers’ reviews, you will notice that they say they received the product free but it hasn’t affected their review of the product.

d) This is for Amazon Associates passive income affiliate programs. You have to let everyone know that you participate in Amazon Associates program. Amazon is quick to lock out associates who do not display this notice. Hey, we are also Amazon Affiliates, in case you see any of our links.

3. Any other relevant issues for your niche. As we aren’t lawyers, we suggest that you seek further legal help in order to fully comply with the regulations.

The above are just a few of the legal issues that could bring down your amazing affiliate income website which you have done a lot of work on. Save yourself the horror of losing your income by taking action today. Certainly if you collect email addresses, you need to display the cookie notice. Let us know any other legal issues for affiliate income bloggers which we need to include in the list above.

NB: There are free plugins from wordpress that you can use to comply with the above regulations. There are too many to choose from so we are unable to recommend a specific one. If you have used any, which you absolutely think is the best, we would love to know.