Fundraising / Selling from wordpress.com blogs (terms of service)
I have a current blog and was thinking about selling items from the page. Is that allowed?
Also, I am working with a non-profit to set up a webpage using wordpress.com. Is it possible for them to fundraise from this platform?
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.
If you 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/
As for fundraising for a non-profit, I run a blog for work at a federally recognized 501 (c3) not for profit organization. I have a paypal donation button prominently displayed on the sidebar of the blog. (ok, no one has yet used it…) I link to our hosted website as well, and people have used the paypal button on there. The blog, though, is filled with how-to-do ideas, interesting people, and recycled/re-useable materials we sell, workshops we offer. I did ask the ToS folks here before starting the blog and got a positive answer. I’m not sure how one asks a direct question to them now…
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