WordAds Terms of Service question

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  • #966537

    gojulesgo
    Member

    Is it against the WordPress Terms of Service to accept samples of or payments for reviews/mentions of a product on your blog?
    Blog url: http://goguiltypleasures.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is gojulesgo.com.

    #966756

    jonburke
    Staff

    Samples is fine but pay per blogging can be against the TOS. There is some liability where there have been bloggers that threaten advertisers with bad reviews if they don’t pay, etc. Not that you would do that but this is a reason for the TOS section.

    #966761

    gojulesgo
    Member

    Hi Jon! Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! This is good to know, and I completely understand. -Jules

    #966767

    gojulesgo
    Member

    Hi again Jon – I apologize if I should start a new thread for this, but I was also wondering if WordAds bloggers are allowed to sell their OWN products (e.g., via an Etsy store)? I think I’ve seen others do this (especially artists who sell their drawings on t-shirts, mugs, etc.), but I just wanted to confirm. Thanks again!

    #966773

    timethief
    Member

    @gojulesgo
    That’s not a WordAds question per say. The answer is “yes” you are allowed only to sell your own creations and/or services that you personally provide (no-reselling is allowed). Also note that no sponsored or paid content is allowed. http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

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

    #966789

    gojulesgo
    Member

    Thanks so much, timethief! This is really helpful!

    #966792

    timethief
    Member

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