I have read this, and I see that I should get my own domain name, but if I do that through wordpress, can I add affiliates then?
There is no upgrade you can purchase from WordPress.com that changes anything stated here http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/ and restated again here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/#important-notes-before-upgrading
There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. This is the homepage for the WordAds program: http://www.wordads.co/
Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds, 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
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! I am trying to figure it all out! I am new to blogging and as you can tell not very technically inclined lol If I go through a service like GoDaddy for my domain name as well as web hosting do you believe I will be able to put affiliate ads on my blog then. I know they still work with wordpress and thing would still be similar, which would be easier for me. Ugh this is a little more complicated than I thought lol
If I go through a service like GoDaddy for my domain name as well as web hosting do you believe I will be able to put affiliate ads on my blog then.
Yes. See here for moving a blog > http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/
Oh thank you so very much!!!!! You have been a HUGE help!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!! :-)
You’re welcome and best wishes.
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