Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores — Discover


From donations to gift certificates, there are many ways to use payment buttons in a way that complements your site’s focus.

via Accepting Money on Your Site Isn’t Just for Online Stores — Discover.

Some good suggestions. A word of caution before doing anything to monetize your website, blog, etc., make sure you aren’t violating your Terms of Service (TOS) with the company that provides your site or blog platform. In some cases, your type of account (free, personal, business) will determine what you can and cannot do to monetize it.

My goal is to upgrade my blog to a business account sometime in the next few years which will give me a few options that I don’t have with the free version. I considered going with the personal account, but it doesn’t give me some of the things I want. Shame that WordPress doesn’t allow monthly payments for business accounts.

There are plenty of sites that offer affiliate links: Amazon is one of the most well-known. In terms of DNA companies, many of them offer the ability to set up affiliate links. It’s worth checking out if you are considering the use of affiliate links on your blog, website, etc. There are numerous companies that offer affiliate links, but check out the requirements by the company to make sure you don’t violate them. It’s a good source of potential income, but also remember my earlier blog post: Should You Add Affiliate Links and Other Endorsements on Your Blog?. I originally had a WordPress blog through a third party WordPress seller that allowed me to use affiliate links, but problems arose that led me to not renew with the company. If you go with affiliate links, check out the company to see how others who used them.

About ICT Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
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