Monday has made me it’s slave today!
I found out moments before I went to write today’s post today that WordPress.com users are not allowed to use referral links in their posts. Click HERE to read the question I posted in the discussion forum.
I was under the impression from their Terms of Service that as long as you aren’t selling anything or advertisting that links that you receive a small discount or reward points for wouldn’t violate the TOS.
The main post that’s littered with links is my Birchbox post. If you click the word Birchbox, it sends you to Birchbox’s website. If someone were to then sign up for Birchbox from there, I would get 50 birchbox points. You can only redeem points in increments of 100, and I have only received points on their site for reviewing products at this point.
Since one referral alone can’t purchase you anything I thought that a few links to Birchbox’s site wouldn’t violate their TOS. I also used referral links a few weeks ago when writing about Julep and Dropbox.
SO, my posting time has been consumed with figuring out what to do and getting started on resolving this issue. Aren’t Mondays fun?
What do you think of this rule? If you use wordpress.com does it frustrate you that we are unable to use Ads or Google Analytics?
How would you go about fixing this? I think I am going to post a link to my twitter page every time I want to offer referral info.
Playlist for this post: The Stable Song- Gregory Alan Isakov, In Repair- John Mayer, Pirate Flag- Kenny Chesney, **The Sound of my husband’s stomach growling for dinner**