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Can I link to sell stuff?

  1. I am converting my intellectual property--lectures, workbooks, poster kits--into ebooks. I would then link to my web sites product page - http://www.eft.org/products.html
    You told me at one point this was okay.

    My current strategy is to make something available on my blog free and then after a set time move it to my web page to be sold. I currently have my book When Good Kids Do Bad Things available for free, but hope to shift that to the web page and put up a poster coach soon.

    I also want to sell my ebooks through Smashwords. Would that be considered affiliate marketing. It seems to me to be like Amazon and I think you allow links to Amazon. Am I correct on that?

    Fiinally, I do think it would be in keeping with the over all mission of WordPress.com to allow shopping carts for those small fish entrepreneurs who are interesting in selling what they alone create. I can't at this point afford a to go the .org path. Understand the dilemmas, but a girl can dream.

    Staying strong and thank you for all you do.

    Kat
    Blog url: http://emotfit.wordpress.com/

  2. You're welcome to casually sell things and use affiliate links, but you must maintain a more personal blog. You can't turn your blog into a storefront.

  3. Thank you Max, is a side widget saying free stuff and a suggested link to my own product page considered a store front--I suspect not, but like to be clear, I would cry for a year if deleted.

  4. That should be fine. There are a few such stores that violate our terms of service, but you'll know for sure if the link is automatically redirected to one of our terms of service pages.

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