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Selling an ebook on DP question

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by essares1, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. essares1

    essares1 Junior Member

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    I have an idea for a method to sell as an ebook on DP. No initial investment is required for the method. However, it uses some commercial software that is easily available on the internet for free(like from torrents etc.) and everybody knows about it.

    Now my question is will that be a problem for my sales. Like somebody says it needs commercial software and so people need to invest to start with the method. Will they ban me if I provide the links for cracked software in the ebook. Never sold an ebook on DP so just wondering
     
  2. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    You sell your eBook on DP.. expect it to be giving away for free that same day.

    Limit your review copies.. actually I wouldn't give ANY out if I were you.

    As for links in the eBook.. moderators don't care or check. But if you expect the eBook to go anywhere.. you need to make it legit. No linking to torrents for example. But if it's just for a quick buck it doesn't matter.
     
  3. hotcheats

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    Warez is forbidden on DP from what I know, so better don't do that. As for the ebook and method it all depends how good is your method and how much the software costs. And how much rep, posts and iTrader you have on your Dp account...
     
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    kypter05 Junior Member

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    Same as above really - warez not allowed

    Mods are so strict now since they started cracking down on everything a while ago

    But the only way they will know if one of the buyers or reviewers writes in the thread that your providing free cracked software etc. My experience is buyers will be happy if you are saving them money by providing a free copy but if you get an unhappy/difficult customer then they could get you banned maybe. You could say in the listing that its got free software included that you coded or got created so its implies to have the right to distribute. Then in the guide ask them not mention the title of the software anywhere as it may give the method away and risk saturation :)

    So you could risk it and hope to get some cash before a potential ban? If the ac means lots to you then guess it may not be worth the risk....
     
  5. essares1

    essares1 Junior Member

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    The method is solid for noobs and involves only a small part where they have to use the commercial software.

    But depending upon what you say I guess I have to back off for now until I understand more about this game.

    Thanks everyone for the input:).
     
  6. BalingDazzer

    BalingDazzer Regular Member

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    Don't waste your time, you'll probably get 5 sales max if you're really lucky. Ever since they've changed the way threads get bumped it's been a waste of time to post anything in the BST section.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    That's partially right, but it depends on the product really. It's a good strategy to get a lot of reviews and keep the thread alive by posting announcements, putting link to your BST thread in your signature etc.. But generally the DP's BST section is shit right now, I mean literally - lots of noobs trying to sell warez or some other shit, "review copy" dickheads and so on...

    So generally, if you're in need for quick buck try to sell as much as possible to earn some money on DP, then start a sales thread on BHW and WarriorForum - these are currently the best places to sell stuff like ebooks and IM related stuff. WickedFire is also good and free, I think it's currently the best free alternative to DP.
     
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    Knoxgates Supreme Member

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    Since when Wickedfire started selling ebooks. That is the gayest forum, pls dont visit there.
    @OP: DP is shit these days, Nothing sells. Even if you get good reviews.
     
  9. hotcheats

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    Ahh yes, I forgot - they don't tolerate ebooks. But other IM related stuff you can sell there. As for gayness...well everybody has it's own point of view :D I think it's still better than DP, although it's rather small community.

    Well because it's kind of hard to get through all that noob "sellers" who flood the BST section with whatever crap they offer...but good product will still be noticed I think
     
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  10. xdemi

    xdemi Registered Member

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    If you can't sell on DP, even a chargeback...

    Then you must very a very big n00b.
    DP is pretty easy to sell, but HARD to get unchargebacked. (I invented a new word)
     
  11. essares1

    essares1 Junior Member

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    Damn. Not only can you invent new words, you could also invent whole new sentence structures.:eek: How could you do that. You must be Einstein's big brother or something:hmmmm2:
     
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    Was Einstein a Grammatical Expert? :hmmmm2::hmmmm2::hmmmm2:
     
  13. absinthekid1

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    If he was einsteins brother wouldn't he be some kind of uber black hat genius? Flood him with PMs!

    But anyway..I wouldn't sell anything DP...people there are shady and will share your ebook with everyone else just because they can. Unless you get something like ebook gold that gives everyone their own personal copy, which you can destroy if you want, then you aren't going to make many sales. But you may not make many sales period...people over there are cheap as fuck.
     
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    Can I have a review copy?

    DP Motto--Keep in mind.
     
  15. essares1

    essares1 Junior Member

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    Well you obviously missed the point here. It was Einstein's big brother who was a grammatical expert, not Einstein himself.
     
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    absinthekid1 Junior Member

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    Sooo yeah...if you are going to sell an ebook on DP just make sure its a shitty method and not something thats actually good.
     
  17. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Have to disagree with you on this one.

    It's very true for the $7 reports but more expensive books seldom get shared, and if they do then it won't happen as quickly. I've sold plenty of reports on DP (and will keep doing so) - the cheapest one to date being $37 and each and every one of my DP products has sold reasonably well. A little bit creativity and you'll also find your way around the bumping issue.

    By the way, here are some main things to consider:

    - NEVER give away free review copies to people you don't know personally. A growing trend among DP members seems to be PMing reviewers and trying to get the report from them for a lot less than the seller is selling it.

    - NEVER offer a 100% no-questions-asked money back guarantee. There's clever ways around this one and by not offering it you will eliminate those buying your book, then asking for a refund and sharing the book publicly. As for chargebacks - there's plenty of ways around those, too (out of approximately 150 sales I have been (successfully) charged back exactly 4 times - I'm saying successfully because there have indeed been plenty of disputes filed, but I have won the vast majority of those.

    Since I'm slowly moving away from DP sales toward other channels, I'm soon going to make a post about selling ebooks on DP and will include everything that I've learned about it, including how to get around the bumping issue, how to avoid chargebacks, how to justify not offering a 100% guarantee etc. - definitely not going to post it publicly so most likely I'll either post it on Jr. VIP (still a few posts + 1 month to go until I get in, though) or release it as a paid report.
     
  18. bryanon

    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Oh, I forgot to add - if you're worried about getting banned then you can always buy an account ;) People here sell DP accounts with 14 days / 25+ posts and sometimes even some iTrader for pennies - $5 will get you one in one time. Try the WTB section.