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any possibility besides wordpress.org for affiliate?

  1. worldsbestfoodblog
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    I have read all info about the difference between wordpress.com or .org
    I know it is not possible to place affiliate ads on the .com version, even if it is a paid version.
    Now I am not technical at all, so the .org version is not an option. But is there no rabbit hole or any paid version to run 1 affiliate ad on my blog? I get many requests to show the hotels that I have visited with a direct booking.com link. I am willing to pay extra for this service at wordpress. Please tell me is there no possible sollution?

    The blog I need help with is worldsbestfoodblog.com.

  2. I get many requests to show the hotels that I have visited with a direct booking.com link.

    If you're doing a type of travelogue, I don't see why you couldn't say where you stayed and post a link as a statement of your experience, review and/or recommendation.

    It can't be an advertisement for which you receive and payment, compensation or consideration.

  3. If you go into blogging to make money, there is a learning curve involved. Affiliate links can be fiddly things and a lot of affiliate codes simply won't work here no matter what you do, because the code is stripped out for security reasons.

    These are some of the reasons that there is an entire industry out there ready willing and able to help you set up a WordPress.org blog to make affiliate income. It does, however, cost from $50 an hour to several hundred dollars an hour. Unless you're anticipating making that back within the first three months or so, you can expect to deal with the learning curve on your own or just not bother. To me, it wouldn't be worth the hassle to move if you're nontechnical, but your mileage may vary.

  4. worldsbestfoodblog
    Member

    Thank you for the feedback. And of course I could give just the links to the hotels, no problem there, but when it is possible to make some money while sending people to booking.com, why not? And at the same time, I book around 100 rooms myself over there and any form of cash-back is interesting.
    So it is not possible to let wordpress host my .org site as well? I like the easy layout an functions and don't want to be resposible for the technics. It is still a hobby and it would be great if I could make some money out of it.
    Can anyone tell me if it is easy to copy the content I now have at wordpress into the new software? And the domainname etc. are still the same or does everything change then?

  5. but when it is possible to make some money while sending people to booking.com, why not?

    Because it's against site policy and there is no way around that.

    So it is not possible to let wordpress host my .org site as well?

    No. .org is a software provider, not a host.

    Can anyone tell me if it is easy to copy the content I now have at wordpress into the new software?

    Once you have a host set up, there are ways to export/transfer the current content.

  6. You have a custom domain, which you can use on your new blog, you just change where it points. And you can export the contents of your blog here under the Tools page. On the new blog, once you've purchased hosting, go to Tools and click Import and it should port over smoothly.

  7. Can anyone tell me if it is easy to copy the content I now have at wordpress into the new software? And the domain name etc. are still the same or does everything change then?

    See here please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

    If you’ve registered your domain through WordPress.com and now want it to point to a blog or website hosted elsewhere then you can do this by updating the nameservers.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domains/domain-management/#update-nameservers

    This sets out the whole DIY process > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/08/31/moving-your-blog-from-wordpress-com-to-wordpress-org-resources-and-tips/

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