You could have your products, services, or program set up and ready to sell on your website by the end of the day! This post walks you through exactly how to set up WooCommerce and offer your first product for sale.



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Do you want to sell products, programs, or services on your blog but have no idea how to set it all up? It is really quite simple and won’t cost you a thing.


Read on…


WooCommerce is a free plugin that allows bloggers and entrepreneurs to easily sell right from their website.


You will need a PayPal account and PayPal will take a small % of each sale.



How to set up WooCommerce on your WordPress site


Once you are log into your Dashboard, go to your “Plugins” on the right hand sidebar.


Click “Add New


Search for “WooCommerce” and then click “Install Now


Once installed, click “Activate


It will literally walk you through the next four steps to set up your store.


The final step is to “Create a product


How to set up Woocommerce


Once you click the “Create a product” button, you will get directed back to your dashboard.


Fill in your product name and description.


Scroll down and fill in the Product data:

  • Simple product works fine
  • Choose a Virtual or Downloadable product
  • If it is a downloadable product, click “Add File” to upload the PDF
  • Set a price

Ho to set up Woocommerce


Set a product image or choose to do a gallery of a few images – located on the right hand side.




Next, if you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed, go back and fill in the the focus key word, meta description, and SEO title.


If you do not have this plug in, go search for it and add it. It is free.



Hit “Save” and “Preview” – don’t Publish yet!


Over on your left sidebar in your dashboard, you will now see “Woocommerce” and “Products


Click “Woocommerce” and choose “Settings” from the drop down.


This page will pop up. Choose “Checkout


how to set up woocommerce


On the Checkout page, click on “PayPal” from the top menu.



Input your PayPal info and click “Save


Go back to your “Products” and hit “Publish


Go test it and make sure it works!


You can also add coupon codes and sale prices if you like.


Happy selling! 🙂



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