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Can I sell products from my blog?

  1. Is there a way that I can sell prints directly from my blog? Or do I have to link to an e-commerce app? Thanks for any suggestions!

    Scott

    The blog I need help with is scottslattery.wordpress.com.

  2. Provided you are the artist the answer is yes. No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, soon to be replaced with the WordAds program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    You can post an unencrypted PayPal button and/or use a contact form on a page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

  3. I case you are new and yours is a business blog this may be helpful information. WordPress.com has been running advertising on our free hosted blogs since 2006. Many bloggers do not know this because despite the fact they ticked the box required to get a free blog, they did not read the ToS. Many also do not read features page, or advertising entry in the support documents after registering their username and blog(s). Also note that as the ads do not display to us when we are logged in, and as many use browsers with ad blockers when logged out, they may not realize they are there at all. The only way to get rid of all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs and eliminate your competitors' ads from appearing on your blog is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade.

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