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Best method to sell products from website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by cnick79, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. cnick79

    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What do you guys use to sell your digital products?

    I have a script I wrote which I want to sell on my website, but I'm not sure if I should use a WordPress eStore Plugin, or setup an e-junkie account.

    Some things I want to do:
    1. Setup an affiliate program
    2. Build an email list of buyers
    3. Sell other products
     
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    I just use PayPal, does the trick for me :)

    You can set return values and stuff so that people get their download after purchase.
     
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    the best thing is join and set up into affiliate network eq clickbank
     
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    I started to play around with PayPal but I didn't see where I could setup a way so people could get their download after purchase.

    I might give e-junkie a try. For $5 they seem to offer a lot and have a way to setup an affiliate program.

    I was looking at ClickBank but I'm not sure how I feel about them. They appear to be more of a eBook seller. Plus they want $50 which could get me 10 months with e-junkie.
     
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    Interspire Shopping Cart has an option for people to download their product after payment. It also allows you to give the download a time limit (days) until the link expires or leave it indefinately.
     
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    Ejunkie's supposedly good too.

    BUT
    If you'd like to try out Paypal, look at this thread that I posted and play around with it.

    As it's a WP Plugin, it's much easier than messing with PayPal code directly. Give it a look.


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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/252054-get-wp-plugin-generate-paypal-shopping-cart-buy-now-donate-buttons.html#post2251106
    And later, from the money you make, go for Clickbank - it's very good for finding affiliates. As is ComissionJunction.

     
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    i prepared to use wordpress + ecommerce plugins + .htpasswd from .htaccess file... super secure ecommerce site.... :D
     
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    Can this plugin create an email list of my buyers? I would really like this option.
     
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    No, it does not. But there are pulgins here that do that. The first that comes to mind is by Frank Kern.

    Building a list does take an autoresponder subscription. You could in theory have one installed on your desktop or server, but the deliverability rate would not be good, plus your hosting cost would go up. I would go with Aweber.

    And regarding your script idea - what if you turned it into a Wordpress Plugin instead.
    There are not very many people who are capable of using a script, which may take customisation, installation and tweaking. People who have that ability are often not the buyer type.

    A plugin installation on the other hand is simple. Plus you get the Wordpress option for promoting it, if you are able to produce both - a free and a paid version.

    To have your script turned into a plugin might cost you around $50 on scriptlance, depending onthe script of course.
     
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    Found them for you! :)

    The one by Frank Kern is called Listmachine. Google it for description and if you can't find it here, just PM me.

    But an even better one is the Maxblogpress Subscribers Magnet Plugin.

    Go to this link and read what it can do, then scroll up 2 posts and download it. It's the best lead capture software I know.
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/238332-get-maxblogpress-subscribers-magnet-plugin.html#post2121983
     
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    Regarding the list of things I want to do in my original post: 1. Setup an affiliate program, 2. Build an email list of buyers, 3. Sell other products, I was looking for an all in one solution. I think I might give e-junkie a try because it is only $5.

    I have Interspire so I might throw that on the site and use the Subscribers Magnet Plugin with it.

    As far as creating a WordPress plugin goes, I could probably do that. My script isn't really a script per se, but more of a very simple input form that people can put on their site. It requires PHP so I probably should create a WP plugin for it and a template tag for them to insert it.
     
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    I use hotfile for selling digital products and set up my store on a joomla. I store my files on the hotfile drive set up an email with the link and use my joomla to automatically send out an email with the specific download link when that product is bought.

    works like a charm!
     
  13. Markbh

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    Sounds like a good approach.

    Before making the form plugin go and take a look at the ones available.

    The one I'm using is called

    Cforms
    HTML:
    http://www.deliciousdays.com/cforms-plugin/
    and another one I've been looking into is

    Wordpress Forms
    HTML:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-forms/
    Always know your competition and make yours better.

    If there's sth there that your script cannot do - include it.
    Sth I miss in most of the forms is inability to produce drop-down menus in multiple colums.
     
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    I would suggest ejunkie. Awesome program. Quick and easy to add product(s). $5 its the way to go. Load the product, put the buy button in, and you don't need to worry about shipping or anything. Just sit back and watch the money come in.
     
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    Found sth that could help you on your way of turning it into a plugin:

    Wordpress Plugin Development Beginners Guide

    The full description:

    HTML:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/97855-get-wordpress-plugin-development-beginners-guide.html#post911040
    The direct d/l link
    HTML:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?zl4hsacrdl0hl6w 
    VT
    HTML:
    http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=6bf3b328c4c089587b9ffd8c3a0a6168a1c2c1f28ee9909525b418135c68beff-1290072272
    The one from the thread

    HTML:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/97855-get-wordpress-plugin-development-beginners-guide.html#post2272331


     
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    Thanks for this
     
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    Thanks but this is completely different from what I'm doing.
     
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    are ur script support Stock Photo selling function? if yes than i am interested to purchase a copy.
     
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    thanks for this.
    some info updated to this time ?
     
  20. burgasy

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    Hello!
    I want to recommend you a new marketplace,where you can sell almost everything- e-books,templates,icons,graphics etc.- sellmyfile
    It's a new website,but I believe it will grow fast,because they are very correct and pay always on time!