Monday, August 31, 2015
How to Set Up a Website to Sell Sheet Music
Go to Wordpress.com. If you already have an account there, log in. If you don't have an account, click the 'Sign Up Now' button. Follow the prompts in the sign-up process.
Mouse over 'My Blog' in the menu that now appears at the top of the screen and click 'Dashboard.' Configure your Settings and Appearance options according to your preferences. Under 'Pages,' edit your 'About' page to provide your visitors with information about what you're selling.
Create a blog post for each item you're selling. Enter the title of the sheet music as your post title, e.g., 'Moonlight Sonata Sheet Music for Clarinet.' On each page, include the following: a photo representing the sheet music; a description of what your customer is purchasing; any special instructions your customers should know before ordering; a Paypal shopping cart button (see section 2 below). Assign a category to each post to help shoppers navigate your inventory.
Click 'Publish' when the post is complete. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of your sheet music inventory is included on the site.
Click 'Appearance' in the left-hand sidebar of your Wordpress dashboard, then click 'Widgets.' If the 'Category' widget doesn't already appear in the blog sidebar, locate it in the list of widgets and drag it to the sidebar.