The FCC has required bloggers to disclose any financial relationships they have. Here is my statement.
If a post on my blog includes a link to a product on Amazon.com, it is probably an affiliate link. This means that I may receive a tiny percentage of the purchase if you do buy the item. You should assume this is true any time I link to any sales site, even though I probably don't have any relationship with them. If I write a book review, you can assume I received a free copy of the book, even though in many cases it is a PDF file or a galley, even though in most cases I purchased the book with my own money (and without using my own affiliate link :-) )
I don't believe these tiny amounts or small gifts effect my objectivity.
I have never been paid to write any post on this site. I can't imagine how much it would cost to buy my good opinion of something, but you can try. :-)
Like most bloggers, I do carry ads. I am a member of the BlogHer advertising network.
So far, from all the sources above, combined, I have never made enough to cover expenses.
My relationship with Soaring Spirits Loss Foundation (SSLF): I serve on the board of directors of SSLF (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization), I am not compensated for this work. I NEVER receive any payment, percentage, or preferential treatment for referring folks to SSLF events such as Camp Widow. I do assist them with marketing and fundraising, in a volunteer capacity.