Ever looked into Affiliate Marketing? I started to this week. I am reading a book that was talking about monetizing blogs, and it suggested such sites as ClickBank and CJ.com. Who doesn’t want to make a few extra bucks! After signing up for access, I learned that WordPress.com does not allow any ads but their own on here. The only thing they want you linking to is yourself (like your Etsy shop). I can completely understand their position. It keeps the blogs they represent under their banner submitting true content. Not some spam gobbletygook about getting rich quick.
My goal this year is to start to produce crochet patterns for sale. I know I can do that on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy… but not here? Hmm… time to look into setting up that website after all.
At this point I have spent much time over this weekend trying to create a webpage using WordPress.org themes. The one on here hasn’t given me any problems, and everything feels familiar and comfortable when using WordPress. The themes for WordPress.org are glitchy in places! This can’t be just me. Or maybe it could be. I am not familiar with all these acronyms they use, or the coding! I think I tried 6 themes, including altering each one, attempting to find the one that will customize the way I want it to!
Deep breath, Barb…. it is all part of the learning process.
Ok… I think the theme has been chosen, I researched some glitches and figured out the fix. It looks like it is starting to pull together. Next task will be creating the pages and content, which may also change some of the content on here.
I guess this is all part of the learning curve, or growing pains of having your own business.
Someone toss me a ball of yarn, my brain is fried with all this new info!