WordPress has made it easy for any person to have a web presence. You can start a blog without paying a penny and use the site to publish articles. Spend just a few dollars and you get your own site with a customizable WordPress installation. You can even sell products on the site by using the right plugins and themes. In this article, we will show a few easy ways to sell products on your WordPress blog.
Depending on what you sell, there are different options you can follow.
- If you are selling a simple ebook, create a product page, use a PayPal button to collect payment and after successful processing, redirect the buyer to an unlisted page that gives access to the downloadable ebook.
- If you plan to start an online store, it is best to opt for an e-commerce platform like WooCommerce, Cart 66 or another plugin. Connect the platform to your payment processors, like Paypal. You may also need a shipping management system like Ordoro or ShipStation. Line it all up and you have a ready-to-use e-commerce website.
- You can list your products on Amazon and promote them on your website. This way, you can redirect all your traffic towards a sale and at the same time avoid the hassle of creating the whole platform.
These are just the three basic options and most of these can be done for free. If you are willing to pay, you can get better features and more customizations to make the store your own. The key is to figure out what kind of products you sell and create a site that works best for such products. Digital goods may need separate treatment from physical goods. No matter what you sell, it is possible to make it happen with WordPress.