Can i link to amazon books on my blog so that users can buy books ?
The blog I need help with is boyslookbooks.wordpress.com.
No you cannot have an Amazon store.
Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds http://www.wordads.co/ no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products 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
On free hosted WordPress.com blog we can use a contact form and/or a PayPal donation button for sale of only products or services created or provided by ourselves.
There is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com that allows blogger initiated advertising on a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
Thank you very much for this comprehensive answer! If I start a blog on wordpress.com without any ads (and see if I can generate traffic) can I later have it moved by a web hosting company (aussie based probs) to be able to monetize it? Can I keep all the posts etc that I have already done and just move the whole thing? Or is it better to just start with a web hosting company in the first place…what do you think? Many thanks!! sue
You can start blogging here. When you wish to move you then hire a web host and set up a WordPress.org install. Then you can move your content out of the WordPress.com blog and import it into the WordPress.org install.
Thanks for your fabulous help!!!!
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