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The Fastest Way to Sell Digital Products with WordPress

If you’re a blogger or social media influencer, then you love creating high-quality content that you’re passionate about. How do you make money doing what you love? Affiliate marketing, advertising, and physical products are all great options, but there’s also a fourth that may feel more natural to your loyal followers: digital products.

Digital products include everything from videos and podcasts to live online events, online courses, books, and downloads. When you transform the content, you’re creating products you can sell and opening up a whole new world of possibilities for your website.

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Introducing Creative Mail for Jetpack

Relying solely on new traffic to your site isn’t enough. To sustain and grow your business, especially in the current, rapidly evolving eCommerce environment, you need to collect visitors’ information and connect with them regularly via email.

Creative Mail, a WordPress email marketing plugin built by Constant Contact, is designed to integrate closely with your site and WordPress Dashboard. Growing your email list and sending beautiful campaigns is faster and easier than ever. 

Jesse Friedman, Director of Innovation for Jetpack, says, “The team at Constant Contact has built Creative Mail from the ground up to be a WordPress-first email marketing service. Creative Mail directly integrates with Jetpack and WooCommerce to provide you a seamless marketing experience.” 

Now you can add a newsletter signup and opt-in functionality anywhere on your site with the Form Block.

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Jetpack 8.9: New ways to grow subscribers and collect donations

This month, start engaging your site visitors with two exciting new tools! The Newsletter Sign-up form and Donations Block will help you grow your subscriber and supporter base.

Jetpack 8.9 is also proud to support v2.0 of the official AMP plugin for WordPress.

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How Jetpack Works from Home

COVID-19 is simultaneously keeping us apart while fusing many of us together in new, shared experiences — drastic lifestyle changes, an expanded vocabulary (“social distancing,” “flattening the curve”), and the world of working from home. 

Without warning or time to prep, huge chunks of the world were thrust into what our parent company’s CEO Matt Mullenweg called, “the remote work experiment no one asked for.” 

Remote work isn’t our new normal, it’s what we were doing even before Automattic officially ditched its San Francisco office (15,000 barely-used square feet) in 2016. Automattic employees (or as we call ourselves, Automatticians), work remotely from all over the world — 76 countries to be exact. We have data analysts and graphic designers, developers, marketing professionals and Happiness Engineers (our support team). 

Helping the world embrace the idea of a distributed workforce is a mission of Matt’s — it’s why he created the Distributed Blog and Podcast — but it’s also a passion for our entire team. Those of us at Jetpack want to share what we’ve learned (and are still learning) about working from home. We put out a company-wide call for people to share their best tips, most effective practices, and favorite advice. 

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How Jetpack Search Helps an Interior Design Consultant Connect with Customers

Google “best white paint colors” and you’ll get millions of results. The top-ranked websites are the usual leviathans of interior design: Elle Decor, Real Simple, Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, and Better Homes and Gardens. 

But then! A link appears to a small interior design business run out of a suburban home in the small city of Nanaimo (pop: 90,000) in western Canada: Kylie M. Interiors, a digital David among the Goliaths. 

Kylie Mawdsley is a mother of two who worked at Home Depot in the blinds and drapes department, and she’s a testament to how a talented person with top-notch content can make it to the big leagues. 

She runs an interior design shop that does the vast majority of its business online. Clients send in photos of their homes, and Kylie provides custom advice on everything from paint color (her specialty) to updating kitchen cabinets. To bring in new clients, she also publishes lots of free advice, articles, and offers courses through her website.

But Kylie’s fans often struggled to find exactly what they were looking for after they got to her website. 

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How to Earn Money Through Your Website with Jetpack

You have the attention of people who like what you have to say, love your work, and want to listen to your suggestions and ideas. Whether you’re a hobby blogger, a budding artist or crafter, nonprofit organization, or brand new business, if you have a busy website, then you have a built-in community. 

That audience is valuable! Earning money online goes far beyond online shops and eCommerce solutions — a collection of revenue tools built right into Jetpack helps you turn your community from fans into an income stream. Here are a few ways the versatile Payments block makes it possible to sell products, accept donations, and collect subscriptions fees with your website.

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How Jetpack and WooCommerce Plugins Work Together

If you run an online store (or are about to launch one) you know that the right tools make the job much smoother. Jetpack has a host of useful features, and it really shines for store owners when paired with WooCommerce. The leading eCommerce platform and the ultimate WordPress toolkit work hand in hand to give you a secure, efficient store that converts.

Both tools are backed by teams of the world’s top WordPress engineers, so you benefit from trusted functionality and unrivaled support. Here are just a few of the benefits of combining Jetpack and WooCommerce. 

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Restaurant Websites: Go Digital with Jetpack

77% of diners visit a restaurant’s website before they order food — and this first impression impacts their decision to either visit your location or move on. But nearly 36% of businesses don’t have a website; relying instead on social media and other platforms to reach customers online — thus giving up critical control over how potential customers perceive their business. 

A website comes with endless possibilities: speak directly to your customers, take online reservations, sell products or gift cards, offer deliveries, and present your business in the best light. 

Creating a restaurant website is also easier than you might think! It’s all about choosing the right tools, features, and content. 

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What Does the Jetpack Plugin Do?

One of the greatest benefits of WordPress is its extendability — there’s a plugin for nearly any task you could imagine so you can build a website that accomplishes anything that you want. 

Does this mean you should load up on plugins? No. The more plugins you have, the slower your site loads, which negatively impacts your visitors’ experience. And some plugins can conflict with one another or with your theme, leading to errors or downtime.

That’s why Jetpack is a great option for WordPress sites: with dozens of tools in a single plugin, it provides a ton of functionality without weighing down your site.

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Jetpack 8.8: Ready for WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 comes out in a few days, and Jetpack is ready: Jetpack 8.8 is fully compatible with WordPress 5.5. There are also a few other notable improvements:

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