Selling art on a wp blog?

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  • #550398

    svencahling
    Member

    Hi,

    My Dad is painting and making great sculptures, but he has never agreed to do any exhibitions or try to sell it. We (his sons) think he should, because it is so good (and he could also use the money). Now it seems he finally might let us help him to show it, and maybe sell some, online. I would like to help him set up a wp blog, but I wonder: what is allowed, and not? Would he be allowed to show his art on the blog with prices attached, thereby selling it through the blog? And what about PayPal? Or is there an other way you can recommend?

    All the best
    Sven Cahling
    Sweden

    #550518

    macmanx
    Staff

    I’m afraid e-commerce isn’t possible here at WordPress.com.

    If you require e-commerce/shopping cart functionality, you might be interested in a self-hosted (WordPress.org) installation. There are no restrictions on e-commerce if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities.

    Please see this link to learn about the differences:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:
    http://get.wp.com/hosting/

    #550526

    raincoaster
    Member

    Here is an artist who started out selling her stuff via WP.com and then moved to an independently hosted blog with full ecommerce capabilities. She might be able to give you some guidance:

    http://jessicadoyle.com/

    #550528

    auxclass
    Member

    You can also use etsy to show and sell his work online – I think there are some other sites that are also easy to use – do check them carefully not all are created honest.

    #550620

    svencahling
    Member

    Many thanks to all.

    #550713

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #550895

    cindyrquilts
    Member

    What about having affiliates on a WP.com blog. Is that allowed? Is it doable without plugins?
    Thanks,
    Cindyrquilts

    http://cindyrquilts.wordpress.com/
    (email redacted)

    #550896

    auxclass
    Member

    Affiliate marketing is a no no

    You agreed to the TOS when you signed up – see below

    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

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