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25 January 2008

Sophia Started an Online Store!


I've been thinking for several months about the best way to monetize my blog. I know Chic and Charming is a young blog, but I have been getting offers here and there via email. I never felt that any of my contacts provided an advertising arrangement that I was completely happy with. I really like the idea of having total control over what I am promoting, which is, of course, not the best approach earning money, but it is the approach I plan to take on Chic and Charming.

Recently, The Coveted got a face lift and added a book store. I thought this was such a brilliant idea! So, I investigated further and discovered that Amazon allows you to set up your own "shop" using their products. They host the shop for free and you get a small portion of any sale from your website. I feel this is absolutely perfect for Chic and Charming! I often post my favorite products and interesting finds on Chic and Charming, and now I will also post them in my shop to perhaps get a little return for making the recommendations. I promise not to change the variety of products that I share. I will continue to feature finds from independent artists along side more commercialized items that love for find interesting.

My shop will be updated pretty frequently over the next few days, and after that I will update every few weeks with new interesting products. I've started out with the following categories:

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::pequitobun:: said...

cool! what a great project!!

a. said...

I am doing this too but just for my book blog :-) I love your selections!

Anonymous said...

Not to toot my own horn, but...

I've had a "bookstore" on P&C since the beginning... A really great way to keep your reference books all together.

From the sidebar it's called "Library"...please feel free to visit!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I stumbled across your site and I'm soooooooo excited to see everything that your doing (the charming dandy--- soon to come). If there is anything that I can do to assist you please feel free to call upon me. Check us out at

Anonymous said...

Witty and profitable at the same time. I love the combo.

Ondo Lady said...

What a great idea to build a brand extension for Chic and Charming. Well done you!!