How ingenious, selling something yourself...
There are many mediums online that allow you to sell your own personal goods, your own custom created products (t-shirts, mugs, etc), digital products, or your used goods within your WordPress blog.
All you have to do is come up with the ideas of what you want to sell. There is a medium out there for facilitating the sell of anything. There are three easy ways to sell your own stuff on your WordPress blog and I am going to outline these below.
You can outsource the production of products that you’d like to sell without having any overhead. This can be done through a couple of sites, but the most popular are CafePress and Zazzle.
For more information and to set-up your own account, visit the following sites:
These sites allow you to create and design your own storefront which could offer customized apparel, mugs, gifts, postage, cards, posters, bags, ties and much more.
You don't have to handle anything other than creating the initial store. You never have to handle shipping or inventory as the items are drop shipped directly from these companies.
You create your store and link to it from your WordPress site. You can create relevant items to what you are promoting.
For example, if you have a Father's Day site, you could have relevant items to Fathers Day (that you designed) that you link people to from your site.
If you have a site surrounding the Eclipse series, you could link to your custom items you create within your Zazzle or CafePress store.
There is a lot of potential to sell your very own customized products if you are creative.
We don't typically recommend starting off with creating your OWN clickbank product, but it may not be a bad choice for you depending on your experience within an industry. We do recommend that if you do have extensive experience promoting products as an affiliate first within a niche, your next natural move may be to create your own product.
Clickbank is a good option for this as it is easy to set-up and integrate into your WordPress Blog. For more information on creating your own Clickbank product, click the following link:
Clickbank products are a one time fee of $49.95 and you have a lot of flexibility in the type of digital product, affiliate commissions, the type of payments (recurring, one-time, upsells), and is very easy to set-up.
The great thing about using Clickbank is that you can have other affiliates promoting your products. If you know how to treat your affiliates, you can create some really high profiting, highly successful affiliates and both parties come out on top (you and the affiliate).
**Affiliate Sidenote: There is also a clickbank widget that works well for affiliates that I thought I would mention here. It delivers the most relevant clickbank products based on the page content. This may not be a bad idea if you are not sure what to promote.
Paypal is a great way to sell anything you want. They accept many different types of products and services and it plugs into WordPress sites quite easily. If you don't already have a Paypal account, you will need one first to do this.
You can sell whatever you like using Paypal (with few exceptions) and it also allows you to sell products via eBay.
Below is a plugin for Adding a Paypal Shopping Cart to your WordPress site.
Simple Paypal Shopping cart