affiliate links

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    May affiliate links be used with a paid wordpress ‘personal plan’ ? May affiliate links be used with the wordpress paid ‘premium plan’ ? There seems to be no specific information on this anywhere online, yet it’s so critical for me understand prior to making a decision on whether to use worpress at all for affiliate marketing specifically. All I’m finding is information regarding ‘wordpress.com’, and does not clearly distinguish whether that means a free wordpress blog , or a paid wordpress site, and where, or if affiliate links are permitted at all with any plan other than the business plan ? Thank You !

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

    #3113317

    timethief
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    The answer is yes.

    Please read: Monetize Your Site https://en.support.wordpress.com/monetize-your-site/ and specifically note Affiliate linking https://en.support.wordpress.com/monetize-your-site/#affiliate-linking

    WordPress.Com supports original content blogging only. Types of blogs that are not allowed:

    Affiliate marketing blogs: Blogs with the primary purpose of driving traffic to affiliate programs and get-rich-quick schemes (“Make six figures from home!!”, “20 easy steps to top profits!!”, etc). This includes multi-level marketing (MLM) blogs and pyramid schemes. To be clear, people writing their own original book, movie or game reviews and linking them to Amazon, or people linking to their own products on Etsy do NOT fall into this category. https://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    #3113740

    Thank’s so much for your reply. I had prior read these guidelines outlined in the link you provided. Perhaps I’m asking a silly question, where most folks know what the assumption is ?The reason why I’m still confused, and still do not have a clear understanding, is that the guidelines are referring here to “wordpress.com”. The guideline does not make clear whether this is applicable to ONLY the FREE PLAN. I’m seeking information that’s more specific : Are you, or are you not permitted to use affiliate links if you purchase the “Personal Plan” ? Are you, or are you not able to place affiliate links with the paid the “Premium Plan” ? Is the business plan the only plan that that allows affiliate links ? I’m trying to avoid purchasing one of these plans, only to later find out that affiliate links are not allowed. Thank you, … any “specific” information regarding my question would be much appreciated !

    #3113754

    Perhaps I should have included that “monetizing” the site is really what’s confusing. I now understand that the premium and buisness plans are eligeable for monetization; but the monetization that’s described is “advertising” or placing ad’s. Does affiliate marketing fall into the category of “monetization” ? It is after all placing links, and not really placing an ad? Thanks again, and my apologies for splitting my reply into 2 parts !

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