Let’s face it – if you are hooked on blogging then take advantage of your obsession by using your blog to generate streams of income. We know all about the Fortune 500 companies that use their blogs to coax surfers into the sales funnel, but you as an individual can reap the rewards of having a loyal following determined to support your valiant efforts. They have an ulterior motive of course – they want to have something new to read today, tomorrow and so on.
CafePress offers a perfect relationship for you and your readership. It makes it possible for you to create and sell custom products and merchandise with your own design or logo without any overhead. You can also use their designs for items like t-shirts, mugs, baseball caps, posters and bags if you have none of your own. You don’t have to worry about managing an inventory since the products are printed on demand when a sale occurs.
You can register for free on CafePress and create your own online store with up to 80 products. They take care of all the shipping details and customer care. You share the profits with them – your commission is 10%.
WordPress has a very cool little plugin that helps promote your CafePress products tastefully. CafePress Ad Rotator adds a widget to your blog that randomly displays items from your store using a 150px X 150px thumbnail. It also helps you avoid hitting API limits and issues with performance. Download the plugin here:
CafePress Ad Rotator
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