Share Your Online Shop On Your Blog
March 11, 2016
Many Typepad bloggers sell their wares through their blogs and we showcase them in our Shop Guide. Did you know you can set up an online storefront to sell your items, downloads, online classes/workshops, and more by adding a Page? A "Page" is where you can share stand-alone content outside of your blog posts so it's a great place to set up shop!
If you're an Etsy seller who wants to have a professional looking page connecting your blog to your Etsy shop, you can add your Etsy Mini "Gallery" widget to the "HTML" editor tab of your page.
This is not just limited to Etsy sellers. You can also also set up something similar if you're an Amazon Affiliate with an aStore or Big Cartel shop.
Even if you do not have an official online store, you can still set up a Page to designate a place where visitors can purchase your e-book or .pdf for download, sign up for an online workshop, or request your professional services.
The last part, and most fun part, is collecting money! The easiest way to collect money for items sold on your blog is by adding a Pay With PayPal button. It takes a couple of minutes to set up in PayPal, then take the embed code they provide and add it to your Page using the HTML editor tab.
Finally, if you would like to share a little more information about your new Page, you can add the link to your new page in your sidebar or Navigation Bar so readers can easily find it.