Floating Share Buttons With Total Shares Count For Your BlogSpot Blog

There are many tutorials on Internet that can help you add a floating widget with multiple share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus etc. But most of them require much of your effort for such an easy task, specially if you want to show the "Total Shares Count", unlike this one on BloggerStop.
In this article you will be given with two options (both are equally easy) through which you can add a floating sharing widget with all the possible variations for both desktop and mobile devices.

First have a look at the working demo...
Well, the final product is right next to this article (floating at the left extreme of this blog - please hit your favorite button in the widget and share this article with your friends and followers :)

Now add a similar widget to your desktop or mobile website within the next 10 minutes.

Two famous websites that provide these widgets are: Shareaholic or Addthis. Both of them have their Pros and Cons, which are listed below.

ShareaholicAddthis
Shareaholic floating sharing widget for Bloggeraddthis floating sharing widget for Blogger
Easy to add - just one line of codeEasy to add - just one line of code
Gives "Total Shares" countGives "Total Shares" count
Can be shown only on Mobile/Desktop (default is both)Can be shown only on Mobile/Desktop (default is both)
Analytics - can be clubbed with Google AnalyticsAnalytics on it's own platform
Can show individual countsIndividual counts not available
Multiple color options (other than brand colors)Only White, Gray, Black (other than brand colors)
Available in 3 different sizesAvailable in only one size
You can select different set of share buttons for desktop and mobile (so you can restrict Whatsapp for Mobile only)If you select the buttons yourself, then the set of buttons will be same for both Desktop and Mobile (so, you need a new code/widget if you want to show different buttons on mobile)
Monetization options are also availableNo monetization options
The design is old and you cannot change itModern design with rounded edges
No additional tools like exit popups to get email subscribersAdditional tools like pop ups to acquire new subscribers along with A/B testing
No email subscribers/marketingCan acquire and maintain email subscribers and marketing list

Now, considering the pros and cons and depending on your main source of traffic (either mobile or desktop) select the appropriate one for your blog. The instructions to add the widgets are easy to understand. In AddThis, you can copy the code from "Get The Code" section and in Shareaholic click on "Get Setup Code" once you have setup the widget. You can login to these accounts and make changes anytime and they will automatically reflect in your blog.

To Display Whatsapp Share Button on Blogs for Mobile Browsers


This is how Whatsapp icon will be shown on mobile displays. If a major component of your incoming traffic is from Mobile devices (you can find this out using site analytics tools like Google Analytics), then go for Shareaholic, as it allows to you specify different combinations of share buttons for desktop and mobile views.

SMO - Facebook Meta Tags For Blogger Blogs

Meta Tags are really important for blogs and websites, not just for Search Engine Optimization but for Social Media Optimization as well. If you are not sure on the status of your meta tags for SEO (Google), then do have a look at this post first: Check Your Meta Tags and How To Add Them To Blogger Blogs. Also, make sure that you do not have duplicate meta tags in your Blogger blogs.

In this tutorial you are going to add meta tags for Facebook - a must if you are planning to link your blog to your Facebook page for Social Media Optimization or Marketing.

First let's see, how a post shared on Facebook ideally looks like:


To check such a preview, you can try to share any of your blog posts on your Facebook page. And while in the preview itself, you can see whether all the five important parts of the link are correct or not:
1. Post title
2. Post featured image
3. Post summary/description
4. Blog's name
5. Blog author's name

You can also check the preview using a tool provided by Facebook: Batch Invalidator


Just put in the URL of few of your blog posts and you can see the preview of each of these blog posts separately. And in case, you find something's wrong with the preview then make sure that the Facebook meta tags are correctly added to your blog's template.

The basic meta tags that must be present in your template are these:

<meta property="og:url" content="URL_OF_BLOG_POST" />
<meta property="og:type" content="ARTICLE" />
<meta property="og:title" content="TITLE_OF_THE_BLOG_POST" />
<meta property="og:description" content="A_BRIEF_DESCRIPTION_OF_BLOG_POST" />
<meta property="og:image" content="LINK_TO_THE_FEATURED_IMAGE_USED_IN_THE_BLOG_POST" />

In Blogger, we need meta tags which are dynamic and create unique content for each and every blog post automatically. So, use this code which will add the required meta tags to your blog home page and blog posts without duplicating any content:

<!-- [ Social Media meta tag ] -->
<meta content='Your Name' name='Author'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url == data:blog.homepageUrl'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;static_page&quot;'>
<b:if cond='data:blog.url'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.url' property='og:url'/>
</b:if>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageName'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageName' property='og:title'/>
</b:if></b:if></b:if></b:if>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.pageTitle' property='og:title'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<meta content='article' property='og:type'/>
<b:else/>
<meta content='website' property='og:type'/>
</b:if>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.canonicalUrl' property='og:url'/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.postImageUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.postImageUrl' property='og:image'/>
<b:else/>
<b:if cond='data:blog.postImageThumbnailUrl'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.postThumbnailUrl' property='og:image'/>
<b:else/>
<meta expr:content='DIRECT_LINK_TO_YOUR_BLOG_LOGO' property='og:image'/>
</b:if></b:if>
<b:if cond='data:blog.metaDescription'>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.metaDescription' property='og:description'/>
<b:else/>
<meta content='data:blog.pageTitle' property='og:description'/>
</b:if>
<meta expr:content='data:blog.title' property='og:site_name'/>
<meta content='XXXXXXXX' property='fb:app_id'/>
<meta content='en_US' property='og:locale'/>
<meta content='en_GB' property='og:locale:alternate'/>
<meta content='id_ID' property='og:locale:alternate'/>
<!-- [ Social Media meta tag help - BloggerStop.Net] -->

Change the code highlighted in RED, before saving the template. In the first meta tag "Author", your name/alias should come as "content". In the second highlighted code, paste the direct link to your blog logo which will be used if no other featured image is present in the article. You can skip the third meta tag "App_ID" if you do not have an FB app or if you are not interested in creating it.
NOTE: Post description is automatically taken from "Search Description" of the post, which you will have to explicitly mention while writing your blog posts. This is important for SEO as well.

Now, keep sharing your posts on Facebook and gain more FB fans!

Evergreen Blogging Ventures - Select Your Niche

evergreen blogging seo and traffic ideas Bloggers regularly look for hot and trending topics which have good social relevance too. So if you too are confused about what should be your next area of blogging, then here are a few ideas for you. These are not new but they are always in demand and they keep on changing and evolving with time, giving you several opportunities to enter whenever you want to.

Travel Blogs
Yes this is a cliché, but why not give it a try. Your experiences would have been unique and your understanding of the places you visited and people you met will definitely be different from others.
Everybody loves to travel and travel blogs give them all the information that they are looking for, be it the place's history, popular destinations within a city or just the natural scenic photographs and videos they are searching for. No single blog or blog post can do justice to any place by describing it completely. Moreover, with hundreds & thousands of varied places on Earth you can always fit into this niche.
travel blogging seo and traffic tips
To beat the competition, try to write on places that are less known to people and therefore not much content exist on Internet about them. For example, if you want to write on places within France, then cover just a little about Paris as there are around 1.6 Billion search results already on Internet (yeah that's your competition) and write more articles on places like Étretat (around 1 Million results) or Corsica (33 Million results) or may be on "Northern Corsica" (just 0.4 Million results).
You can write about stay and travel options - loyalty programs of airlines or hotels or simply share your Airbnb experiences. You can talk about cheap travels or exotic locations where the money can be splurged or about places famous for adventure sports, camping, road trips etc.!!
You can give your audience a list of all the local food stuff and snacks along with pictures or videos - this will satisfy your appetite of being a food blogger too :)
And that's not all; you can certainly take this hobby up to a professional level. You can educate your readers by sharing your hiking and trekking tips & techniques. And if you are really serious about it, then once you build your list of subscribers then you can take them on guided trips as well.

Wedding Blogs
While talking about evergreen ventures, we definitely cannot miss the wedding industry. Be it your relative's, friend's or a film star's wedding - wedding news, rumors and shopping always stay in trend. And this is definitely an industry that will never die (this is the least hit industry even in a recession :)
wedding blogs seo and traffic ideas
You can help your audience right from wedding shopping to choosing the perfect venue. You can focus on various aspects of a marriage like Bridal/Groom wear, wedding jewelry, venues and decor, designing and managing invitations cards, wedding cakes, food catering, helping them choose an expert service provider for - photography, make-up, pre-wedding beauty treatments, henna work and last but not the least a wedding planner (only in case you need one!!)
People prefer doing a thorough research these days for a perfect wedding day and are also ready to spend a whole lot of time & money to find their dream bridal dress and venue. So, club this idea with affiliate marketing to make some money too.
You can also include reviews of various weddings you attended and compare the venues and other details along with pictures.
In your free time, you may even study various different marriage customs and traditions across the world and share it with your audience. Also, you can ask them to share their experience via your blog and if you want you can share your own personal experience with them as well :)

Review Blogs
"First Hand Reviews" this is what the majority of netizens are searching for, before purchasing a product, taking a service, going for a movie or even tasting food at a restaurant. This in itself is a vast category as you can review from anything to everything. To make your site popular in terms of SEO, it is better to stick with any one of these:

   Movie Reviews: If you are a movie buff, then this one is certainly for you. You can rate latest movies, TV series, Music videos, YouTube series etc. You can review even old movies and documentaries either by classifying them as "Top 10 RomComs on Netflix" or "Top ten documentaries on WWII". You can give your general opinion mentioning "the good, bad and ugly" or you can even be critical while reviewing these flicks.
   Book Reviews: Usually good readers are great writers too. So this one is for all the bookworms - don't just write about the bestsellers but do mention some of the books which you personally found good to read but were not a mass sell.
   Product Reviews: From cars to phones to beauty products to kitchen accessories, people prefer checking reviews before buy things. So, just pick the area that interests you, start reviewing the products and earn some affiliate money too.
   Blog Reviews: You can review other blogs as well. Create a blog directory and categorize them into different topics and then rate and review them. Suggest your readers from where they can get the best results as information is available in abundance on Internet!!
   Opinion on news/facts: You can pick topics from current affairs (Political, National/International) and give your opinion on them, explaining about the situation and giving them facts. Keep in mind that such blogs have to be written with a lot of responsibility and backed by in-depth research. If this is your area of interest, then get ready to get into some serious debates with your audience as well.
   Shopping Reviews: Let’s agree that the world economy depends on shopping :) (Don’t judge, yes I am a girl who loves to shop). So whether people are shopping at huge marts or malls or online from the comfort of their homes – people are always looking for suggestions. So why not contribute through your blog.

Food Blogging
Club movies with food and you are already in heaven. Bring in a flavor of travel and you can make everybody jealous by telling them what you do to earn your bread and butter ;)
food blogging tips
At the first look this niche looks over crowded, but actually even mommy bloggers are making money by blogging about food. If you are fond of trying different foods and are not afraid of getting a few hundred extra calories, then this is definitely worth giving a try. And even health freaks have their own blogs, where they guide others with tips on healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. There are many topics within food blogging to choose from, just to give you an idea try exploring these topics before you settle down on one:
- Diet and nutrition trends
- Healthy eating Ideas
- Best Cooking books to read
- Recipes from around the world
- Restaurant critics
- Street food
- Food photography

Advisory Blogs This is an area where you can bring in your professional skills and knowledge into the field of blogging. Be it Career, Legal, Financial, Programming or Health. Once you have a few years of experience in any field or have deep knowledge in any of these then it is a good idea to share it with your fellow readers. You can also choose to write on topics like child care and parenting which are again highly searched on Internet.

And once you select your niche of blogging, then do share it with us through the comments section on this page. Happy Blogging!!

About The Author
This is a guest post by Apoorva Gupta, who holds an MBA in HR

5 Hacks To Ensure More People Read Your Blog

Everyone with a blog knows the struggle of pushing more content out to generate more traffic. We bloggers, are super hard workers. But what if we ask you, not to work hard?
Yes, that’s right! Don’t work hard, but work smart to make sure more people read your blog. Churning out more volume of content does not necessarily imply more traffic. What you need to work on is how to make a thousand people read your single article, rather than write 10 articles for the same audience.
But how do you do this? Here are 5 super simple tricks that will guarantee to bring more people to your website.

1. Write Worthy Headlines
People usually underestimate the power of a good headline for an article. When you write a headline that catches the curiosity of your reader, 80% of your money is earned!
Avoid Click-Bait. Gone are the days when this strategy was considered clever. Go for click-bait techniques only if you have content that will justify your readers landing on your page. If the readers land on your page, and you offer them nothing worthy, they will think twice next time they come across any of your articles.
Write crisp and clear headlines that pique the interest of the reader, and frame an article that is worthy to quench their curiosity, and you will have yourself a faithful follower.

2. Write Longer Content For Better Rankings
You must have heard, when it comes to attention span, we humans have come down from 12 seconds in the year 2000 to 8 seconds. (A goldfish apparently has an attention span of 9 sec… Ouch!) Considering quick FB posts and 140-character tweets, it’s only natural for you to start writing short posts on your blog, because you don’t want your readers to doze off!
But you know what, the recent evaluations suggest that pages with longer content rank better than those with less content! The average number of words on Google’s first page results is 1890 words. This is probably because, such articles explore the topic being addressed in more depth and provide more context.

3. Be A Good Story-Teller
These days, when you are in search for an answer to a particular question, there are a thousand results claiming to answer them. So how do you stand out in the internet crowd? Tell the same story, but change your story-teller!
Sometimes your research is not the problem, but your presentation is. Tell the same facts, but in a story that your target audience can relate to and understand better. Quality matters, and the reader will appreciate the uniqueness and effort that you have put into the article. Who wouldn’t want to come back to tailor-made content?


4. Promote Content On Social Media Effectively
Promoting your content is an art in itself. What do you do once you have published an article on your website? You share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google + and Tumblr, and refresh all the pages a million times to see how many likes, re-tweets and hearts you’ve received? What if we told you, sharing these posts once is not enough? Are we asking you to spam your readers? No! You have to share the content you have so beautifully crafted a number of times for it to do justice to the efforts you’ve put in. Here’s how you can go about strategizing it, without spamming and sounding monotonous.

5. Compose A Strong Call-To-Action
You wrote a great article, the reader liked it, received all the information they wanted, and went away. But what if you added another step in that process; of the reader sharing your article, which could translate into more traffic and conversion?
Call-to-action is your simple tool to ensure this. You will be surprised how effective a call-to-action can be! When you tell the reader to share your article, or tweet your article, or suggest it to a friend, they are more likely to do that favor for you. And according to the Ben Franklin Effect, if they did it once, it’s more likely they’ll do it again!
So keep these simple basic hacks in mind and implement it on your website, and track your traffic and rate of conversion. If you have more tips and tricks in your bag, share them with us in the comments below. And if you liked this article, then please don’t forget to share this with your friends!

Mastering Digital Marketing - What and When To Sell (And To Whom)

Regular readers of this blog already know how to start an eCommerce website with $0 investment and sell practically anything through their website without spending a dime on creating or maintaining the inventory - earning hundreds and thousands of dollars in profits by selling them.
With complete Internet as your target audience and behemoth companies like Amazon or eBay as your source/inventory, you have pretty much everything to offer and earn commissions by selling them. But having so much to offer is really overwhelming and it is certainly difficult to decide what to sell, how to sell, when and to whom you can sell these things.
And this is what you are going to learn now.

Step #1:
First of all, you need to figure out what do you want to sell on your website
You know the basics: sell whatever is in demand and is not available in good quantity (also, make sure that you have a decent level of understanding of the industry you want to sell products from. Or at least, it is expected that you will quickly learn and will be able to give good reviews of the products) So, let's take these things separately: you have two tasks (i) quantify the demand (more is better) and (ii) check your current competition (less is better).

 1. Quantify the demand: This is simple. Explore the famous or popular products from Amazon/eBay and create a list of them. Now, separate the items which interests you, as these are the things that you should be able to actively promote and review.
Then go to Google Trends and see if these things are in demand. Please keep in mind, that this trend being shown in Google Trends is relative and not absolute. So, even an upward exponential trend can be a result of increase in searches from 1 to 10 in number (1 -> 3 -> 5 -> 7 -> 10). Just make sure that either the trend is positive or neutral - it shouldn't be a dying/negative trend. Check the graph below for the keyword "Wallets" - it's a neutral trend with some peaks (note down the months when you see the peaks):


  2. Check your current competition
Once you have separated the items/categories with positive or neutral trends, now we will check the exact search volume & competition for each of them. For this you need to sign into Google Adwords program (don't worry it is free to use). Under Tools, select Keyword Planner and click on Get search data and trends. Now enter the keyword (Wallets in this case) and submit the request.
Wallets being a very popular search, you can see that the search volume is anywhere between 100K-1 Million (which is really a good range) but Google mentions the competition as Medium. But the term "Medium" is quite vague and you may not understand how much exactly is the competition. To get a more clear picture on this, head over to SEMRush and repeat the drill for the keyword "Wallets". Here it says, there are around 150 Million results for this term in the US market - which is quite a lot as your competitor list. Maybe you can go with a less popular keyword and sell "Dab Rigs" (Google Trends & SEMRush) if smoking interests you as it has just around 450K results & the trend is good too.

Step #2:
To Whom and When to Sell

Suppose you have finalized a product like "Vacuum cleaner" that will be sold through your website. Now, you need to know, when is the demand at it's peak for this product and which part of the world is most interested in buying it.
Google can help you here. Simply head over to Google Trends - it has all the answers for your questions.


From this graph, it is clear that the demand for vacuum cleaners is at it's peak during November and December (may be Christmas cleaning) every year. You not only get to know the perfect time to market your product, but you can also see and target the audience geographically. If you check the Google Trends results page (and limit to the date range when the number of searches were at its maximum like Nov'15 to Jan'16 in this case) - you will see that the demand was highest from these countries - Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom and Malaysia (No - USA is not always the answer :)



Step #3:
How And Where To Promote & Sell

Okay, so we have two questions here: How and Where. And we have at least two answers for both of them. "How" can be answered by "paid" or "organic" traffic and "Where" can be answered by Google (search engines) or Facebook (social media). This gives us a total of 4 different combinations:
  i. Free organic traffic from Google or search engines
  ii. Free organic traffic from Facebook and other social networking sites
  iii. Paid traffic from Google through Google Adwords
  iv. Paid traffic from social media marketing
For newbies, I would suggest to invest some time and go for organic routes: both in Google and Facebook. In case of Google, you need to focus on SEO, so pick a product/niche which is less known to public and but at the same time has a good demand in its niche like "Dab Rigs". And in case of Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest try to incorporate attractive images and use content that can get instant attention on user's walls and get more shares and likes.
SEO (Google) does have its own challenges because, with SEO you will have to rank up to the top, defeating the sites like Amazon and eBay etc. to stand out from the crowd. But considering the amount of fraud and unethical ways in paid advertising, for newbies I would always suggest to go with the organic routes irrespective of your chosen platform: Social Media or Search Engines. Organic growth is any day better, more trust worthy and long lasting than paid audience.

Once you start understanding the netizens and get a decent understanding of SEO and social media marketing then you can proceed with paid traffic also. It has it's own benefits and challenges. Since you are paying money, so you will definitely get the traffic. But there's no guarantee on the quality of this traffic which will ultimately cause you a loss of your money, since there won't be any conversions. Initially you might make some mistakes and lose your money if you don't do it properly.
In case of Google Adwords - you need a complete SEO strategy within the Google's advertising platform. And in Facebook, the competition is although much less fierce as compared to Google and your advert will be shown in the user's wall not exactly competing with your competitors advertisements, but there are several fraud accounts and click farms that may spoil your entire campaign eating up all your advertising budget without any conversions. One advantage with Facebook advertising is that your "genuine" paid reach gets converted into organic reach as soon as your paid audience starts liking and sharing your posts. But again, I would suggest you to go with the paid options, only once you get some basic understanding of affiliate marketing and social media marketing for at least a couple of months.

Now, once you have figured out these basic questions: WHAT, HOW, WHEN, TO WHOM - then you are ready to market your blog and start earning.

How To Add A Responsive Image Gallery To Blogger Blogs (Most Simple Code)

Image Gallery For Blogger Blogs - Live Demo
Here's an easy way to add a highly customizable image gallery to your Blogger/Blogspot blog. The gallery is based on jQuery and created by fotorama team. The features and customization possibilities with this gallery are limitless. Just to give you an idea, some of the functionalities that can be controlled in this gallery are:


1. Lightbox based full screen view option
2. An option to switch on/off auto play
3. You can play the photos in a loop or shuffled manner
4. Use default widths and also max-width
5. Show or hide thumbnails
6. You can use videos in this gallery

Read the complete list of customization options here: fotorama customization

Steps to add this gallery to your blog:

Step #1:
Log into Blogger, go to Template section and click on Edit HTML.

Step #2:
Find this code in your template
</head>
And paste this code just above it
<!--Image gallery starts-->
<script src='http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.11.1/jquery.min.js'/>
<link href='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fotorama/4.6.4/fotorama.css' rel='stylesheet'/>
<script src='http://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/fotorama/4.6.4/fotorama.js'/>
<!--Image gallery stops BloggerStop.net help-->
Remove the code in RED, if you already have the jQuery library in your template.

Step #3:
Now head over to your posts, and paste a code similar to this:
 <div class="fotorama" data-allowfullscreen="true" data-autoplay="true" data-loop="true" data-maxwidth="400" data-nav="thumbs" data-width="100%">
<img src="DIRECT_LINK_TO_IMAGE#1" />
<img src="DIRECT_LINK_TO_IMAGE#2" />
<img src="DIRECT_LINK_TO_IMAGE#3" />
<img src="DIRECT_LINK_TO_IMAGE#4" />
 </div>
Replace the code in BLUE with actual links to your images.

That's it folks - you can now showcase your images through this beautiful image gallery.

Start An eCommerce Website - For $0

All You Need To Start An Online Company
You would have already read numerous articles on how you can start a website or a blog for free. But did you know that you can even start an eCommerce website for free. A website that would cost $0 to start, $0 monthly maintenance charges and of course - you will generate real income from this eShop wholly owned by you. So, first let's see what all things you would have needed earlier to start an eCommerce website, if you wouldn't have read this article:

Average expenses to kick start an eCommerce website:
1. A domain name (costs approximately $10)
2. A web-hosting account ($5 per month - yearly $60)
3. Your coding and web development skills or a hired web developer (at least $2000)
4. Research and upfront capital to invest and get all things in wholesale quantity that you are going to sell online (minimum $5000-$10000)

Moreover there are some running costs too, like
1. Maintaining the inventory ($500 per month)
2. Logistics expenses ($25 per product)
3. Commission to be paid to the payment gateway
4. Costs associated with returned goods ($20)
5. Costs associated with damaged goods during transport ($20 average per product out of 100 products)
6. Damages due to fraud and stolen goods ($20 average per product per 100 products)

Now adding up all these costs, you would be spending thousands of dollars even within the first year of launch and only if your business goes successful, you might break-even and then start earning profits. So in short, that's a lot of risk for beginners.

So, what if I give you a way through which you can minimize all this risk to $0. This article, is going to tell you the secret of launching an eCommerce website with literally $0 investment and create an eCommerce website with infinite inventory and again with a maintenance cost of $0 you can start earning hundreds and even thousands of dollars per month.

So, fasten your seat-belts and get ready to launch the next Amazon ;)

All you need to start an eCommerce website for free:

1. A Blogger account (that means a free blog)
2. A free Blogger eCommerce template
3. An affiliate account on Amazon
4. An affiliate account on eBay
5. May be some more affiliate accounts

So, once you have all these things then simply log into your Blogger account. And create a new blog, let's say http://eZShop.Blogspot.com
Then head over to the template section of the blog and upload the eCommerce template that you have downloaded in the second step
Log into Amazon, eBay and other similar websites where you have your affiliate accounts - and start posting the links to these products on your blog (if possible review each and every product you are listing). Once you have listed some 50-100 products on your website then start promoting your site through social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.). And once a product is sold via your blog on Amazon or eBay - you get the commission.

You can see a demo website up and running in the same way: Ojinnie Shop

Please note, to keep the cost low (actually zero) I have mentioned all the freebies here. If interested, you hardly need to shell out 30 bucks to give a complete professional look to your eCommerce Blog. For that;

1. I would suggest you to buy a ".com" or ".net" etc. domain (approx. $10 per year cost)
2. Get a premium Blogger eCommerce template (approx. $20 - one time cost)

Rest of the things remain the same.

After an year or so, when you understand the basic eCommerce business logic and marketing strategies and create a customer/subscriber base of your own then I would suggest you to take a step further and launch a self hosted eCommerce website with your own inventory and products to sell.
But again - believe me, you might like this idea of affiliate marketing so much that once you starting earning this way, you may never need to switch to a self hosted website with your inventory.

11 Best eCommerce Themes For Blogger

If you think it's not possible to host an eCommerce website in XML based Blogger, then we have dozens of such templates to prove you wrong, or rather to make you happy :)
As they say "Where there is a will, there is a way" - so now we have many web designers and coders who have made it possible to successfully host an eCommerce website on Blogger platform.
There are many such lists of templates available online but this one is a list of hand picked responsive templates, which are good not only in terms of latest SEO standards but also aesthetically crafted. Check them out on both desktop and mobile phones, take reviews from your friends - then finalize the perfect one for your blog.

An advise: While selecting an eCommerce template, four pages must be checked:
1. Home page
2. Shop/Search results page (check the options to filter and sort the products)
3. Any product page (how clear the product, image gallery and description is)
4. Any product page with variable options to buy (Like a T shirt in Red, Yellow, Blue colors for sizes S, M and L - although varying price option is difficult in Blogger)

Editor's Choice:

1. MNMLIS 2.0

(You will have to share this theme on FB or Twitter to download for free otherwise it costs $20)

2. Butik v2.0