Other options for selling your digital products

Hello everyone,

I thought that it’s about time I gave you an update on what I have found so far from my research about other methods just in case you had thought I had given up.  Firstly let me assure you, I most definately have not given up.

If you were a digital item seller on eBay, such as selling eBooks or website templates, have you decided what you are going to do yet?  Have you decided if you are going to do anything at all, or are you just going to give up?

Those of you that know me will know I was mainly concentrating on selling eBooks, but I also sell physical products on eBay under another eBay username (marc-in-sure-u-get-it).  This is one example of a point I briefly touched on a couple of posts ago.  And that is not to be putting all of your eggs in one basket.  This, for me at least, is the biggest lesson I have learnt from this change in eBay policy.

Anyway, as coincidence would have it,  before the ban came into effect, I started work on writing my first eBook.  When the ban was announced actually made me even eager to get on with it.  That is because the subject that the eBook is on, is about making a profit outside of eBay by selling on other platforms.  Not just for digital products, but for any product generally.  Mainly physical products as this is what I started selling on eBay when I first started and hence have more experience with.

During my research for the eBook, I have found numerous other avenues for selling online.  I am going to briefly mention those I have found where you can sell digital products.  I have not used any of them yet, except for one (but I assure you I will be experimenting with them), so I will not go into details about any of them, but here are my findings so far:

  • Probably the most obvious, and you may have already read a lot about this on other blogs, is to sell your digital items on eBay still, but despatch them on CD or DVD.  You do this by creating multimedia CD roms.  Other blogs which have gone into some detail are John Thornhill (aka PlanetSMS), Daniel Sumner and Socrates Socratous.  This method deserves at least a couple of posts on its own and I will post more on this later once I have had an opportunity to look at it more, but for now I recommend reading the above mentioned blogs if you want to consider this as an option.  Despite what I said in my previous post, I will be looking at this option.
  • Sell your digital products via your own website.  There are ofcourse advantages and disadvantages to this.  This is the only place you can buy ebooks from me at the moment.  My website is www.info-sources.co.uk. However, the only item on there available at time of writing this post, is a collection of eBooks, as I have taken down the main pages as I am improving my delivery method of the products, but feel free to go and have a look.  If you would like to consider this as one of your methods, then I recommend John Thornhill’s 90 day powerseller package.  Again there is so much in this package, it really deserves it’s own post to go into depth about it.  I will do this at some point too.
  • I have done a search for other auction sites that allow the sale of digitally delivered products.  I have not used any yet, so these are not in any specific order or even a recommendation, but just to let you know they are out there.  www.wagglepop.com, www.ecrater.com,  www.saddlery4you.co.uk, www.cqout.com, www.bidville.com, www.121bid.com.  Remember, all of these sites are much smaller than eBay, but even eBay was small once.  Again, remember not to put all of your eggs in one basket.
  • Use clickbank and also get other people to sell your digital products for you.  This is a service where you can register your products and have affiliates help you market your product.
  • A site exclusively for buying and selling digital products is www.payloadz.com. The site also gives you tutorials.  One very useful tutorial is on how to set up autodelivery of your products with sales made on this site.  Again, I have not put it into action yet, but I will certainly be giving it a try.

As I mentioned above, I am using one of the above methods and that is having your own site.  At least with this method, you are in complete control of everything.  The other methods I have not yet tried, but I will be experimenting with them.  There are also other auction sites not listed above, but there are just too many to mention.  That does not mean that those above are recommendations, I have put those there as I found them fairly easily on google, and if I did, the chances are potential buyers will as well.  Ofcourse that is important, as it provides traffic.  It doesn’t take a genius to work out, more traffic = more sales.  Also another good reason why not to rely on one selling platform.

If you have used any of the above methods, or if you havent’t yet, but you do in the future, please do post your comments of how you get on and what you think so we can all benefit from your experiences.

Marc Sampson.

3 Responses to “Other options for selling your digital products”

  1. Marc

    I would be interested to hear about any of the auction sites you listed and how good/bad they are.

    I am personally going to try out EasyBid Online this weekend and see how a few eBooks go on there.

    Regards
    Chris

    http://www.estuff4all.com
    http://www.dropshippingandebay.co.uk
    http://www.healthandfitness4all.co.uk

  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your post comment.

    As coincidence will have it, I am currently logged into Easybid at the moment just experimenting with listing on there. I have not listed an eBook yet, just physical items. There is an eBook category though so rest assured I will be trying this out and when I have, I will be writing a post about it.

    Anyone else reading this, you can join easybid by clicking here

    http://www.marcsampson.com/recommends/easybid

    It is completely free, not even any final sale fees. You just pay for optional listing upgrades. So you have nothing to loose, even if you don’t sell anything, except for ofcourse a liitle of your time.

    Regards,

    Marc.

  3. Thanks Marc

    I will try and get time this weekend to look over the site and see what it can do for me.

    Regards
    Chris

    http://www.estuff4all.com
    http://www.dropshippingandebay.co.uk
    http://www.healthandfitness4all.co.uk

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