Fundraising / Selling from blogs (terms of service)

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    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 Is it possible for them to fundraise from this platform?


    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 blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by

    On free hosted 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 Refer to >


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    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…



    Please take a look at links ‘thistimethisspace’ posted as those exactly explain what’s allowed and what isn’t.

    As for fundraising I recommend using the PayPal Donate Button.

    If you have more questions about our Terms of Service, please contact us by e-mail.

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