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The TRUTH about Sponsored Videos, Affiliate Links an...

Jen Luvs Reviews Follow
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  • 5 years ago
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I've gone back and forth about whether or not to upload this video. I have feeling some people will be upset with what I am saying and please know that is not my intention. The goal of this video is to share my experiences, opinions, and feelings about sponsored videos and the use of affiliate links in the beauty community on YouTube. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. All I ask is that you be respectful of my opinions and I will be respectful of yours.

NEW Clarification from the FTC! The FTC says: https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/guidance/ftcs-endorsement-guides-what-people-are-asking

Thanks for listening, my friends.

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Here is the text that I send to companies. Feel free to copy/paste/edit this text for personal use.

___________,
Thank you for contacting me regarding a review of ___________ products. My next available review spot is _________. If you would be willing to wait, I would be happy to review your product then.
As you may have noticed from watching my videos, respectful honesty is very important to me when reviewing products. Because of this, I never guarantee a positive review. The upside of this is that my subscribers trust me when I do rave about a product and, as a result, are more likely to purchase products from the presented company.
Again, I thank you for your interest. Please let me know if you would still be interested in a video review on my channel.
Jen

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Have you seen my latest videos?

Memebox #10 Unboxing and Review - Bonus review of DRWW. Cosmetics by Eugene - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFGVfmEwFho

Wantable Unboxing - June 2014 - Melissa Raymond (Melmphs) Edition! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmsqbCJIDr0

REVEALED 2 by Coastal Scents - High end quality for half the price? - Swatches, Demo, and Review! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r91xg2bwDdM

Yuzen Box - Summer 2014 - Subscription Box Vs. Men's Box! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TE_6xvlAs8

Spring Makeup/Beauty Favorites 2014 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnPQSUXikyM

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Other great videos on this topic

SPONSORED Videos?! - September 21, 2012 by ItsJudysLife - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmUkStpQR4E

My Thoughts on Brand Integration / Sponsored Videos by letsmakeitup2's channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NsPXFjc-QU

Are Affiliate Links Allowed on YouTube by Video Creators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cOhM3w_S6g

* If you have other suggestions for videos that should be featured here, please leave a link below! *
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Here are all of MY affiliate links. I put these in the description of all of my videos. I have a document where this is saved and I just copy and paste.

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Did you hear my interview on the Dereck and Kay Show? If not, check out the recorded, uncut interview here! : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/dereckandkayshow/2014/05/25/tdks-episode-169-kays-back-youtube-beauty-guru-jen-luvs-reviews
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Referral/Affiliate Links from companies I love!

Julep: http://www.julep.com/rewardsref/index/refer/id/83300/
Use Code: FREEMAVEN or FREEBOX at checkout to get your first box free!

Nadine West: http://www.nadinewest.com/#_l_1k

Ipsy: http://www.ipsy.com/r/12b3

Birchbox: https://www.birchbox.com/invite/2rk77

Little Black Bag: http://lbb.ag/b3Yu

Ebates: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=WemHYAD8jDLv1FCK79uKoA%3D%3D

Haute Look: http://www.hautelook.com/short/3JiZ2
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