DAY 22: Where To Sell Your E-book

70s_man2Figuring out where to sell your e-book is very important. Thankfully, there are many different options available.

There might even be more than one that will be good enough for what you want, but choosing the service or method that is best for you is crucial to your e-book’s success.

The most “primitive” way you can sell your e-book is by simply getting some PayPal code and sending people to a download page after they have purchased.

This way is not recommended because it is unsecured and people can pass around a download link.

A more secure way of selling your e-book on your own is getting software that will protect the download and deliver people’s purchases for them. The software often tracks your sales for you as well!

DL Guard and E-junkie are popular choices.

What the above methods are lacking is a way for your product to “promote itself” in a sense.

There are digital download companies that will allow you to enter your product into their database so that affiliates and others can easily find it. This can boost your sales with a massive way.

One of these is PayDotCom.com, which was started by Mike Filsaime. There are many different products in this marketplace, and many affiliates who go there to promote.

You will be responsible for paying your affiliates based on the tracking that PayDotCom does.

This is a good solution for many people, so you’ll want to have a look at their fees to decide if this is where you want to list your product.

However, most people choose to list their product at ClickBank.com instead. ClickBank is definitely the most popular place that affiliate marketers go to promote products.

The reason for this is the ease-of-use and the fact that it is well known for being a legitimate company. What’s really great about ClickBank from your perspective is that you do not have to pay your affiliates on your own!

ClickBank simply tracks how much you have made and how much your affiliates have made and makes the payments without you lifting a finger.

The fact that this is more hands-off for you and that more affiliates are there to promote your product might help you make your decision as to where to sell your e-book.

You want to be able to reach as many people in your target market as possible. ClickBank can help make that possible for you.

You do need to keep in mind that even though PayDotCom and ClickBank will help you manage things, you will still need to secure your own download pages.

There many marketers who do not secure the download pages and their products end up being freely passed around and even indexed by Google!

This can cut into your products. Snatching up something like DL Guard will certainly help you protect your business.

The most important thing is that you have means to secure your download, deliver your product consistently and immediately, track your sales and affiliate sales, and quickly get your money!

Weigh the pros and cons for yourself, but if you are stuck in this decision you can’t go wrong with ClickBank.

Your Task for Today

Decide where you plan to sell your ebook. I will be showing you how to list it tomorrow.

1,622 Comments so far

  1. Deb on January 10th, 2009

    question about DL Guard..I’ve been looking at that lately, along with ejunkie, clickbank, etc…

    Do you happen to know? If you purchase DL Guard, is it a one time license for one site, or is it a multi-use license, so you can use it on multiple sites? I read the site a few times, and it seems like you can use it on multiple sites, but wanted to double check, and ask if you use that with your clickbank products. I know ejunkie you upload your stuff to their site…rather than a secure link on your site with DL Guard

  2. Amy Bass on January 10th, 2009

    Deb – You can put DL Guard on two domains. However, I run all my products through one domain even though I have sales letters on tons of different domains.

    You have probably seen it if you ever bought my SuperAdsense themes. Your payment links will show the domain that you have DL Guard on in them so I recommend you use your generic domain if possible. Then you can simply place buy links on any website.

  3. Deb on January 10th, 2009

    OH great! I plan on running a few through one generic domain also…that was my goal, but have been flip-flopping a lot on this stuff. I thought it would be easier to run a few things- through one final place. Between carts, products, etc..my brain has been like goo. LOL

    I’ve been frustrated and unwilling to make a decision so this really helps me, thanks…and I need to have this sorted out sooner than later.

  4. Leslie on January 12th, 2009

    Amy,

    Your lesson for day 23 didn’t come true. I think there went something wrong.

    Leslie

  5. Amy Bass on January 12th, 2009

    I got it fixed. :)

  6. Inez on June 1st, 2009

    Amy,

    I read an advertisement that people can use something called Easy Clickmate with Clickbank. Do you know anything about it? If so, would you recommend using it? (I don’t know what it is.)

    Thank you,
    Inez

  7. Amy Bass on June 1st, 2009

    Inez – I’ve never used it. I find it best to have a separate clickbank account for each ebook.

  8. Inez on June 1st, 2009

    Ok, thank you, Amy.

    Inez

  9. Lexi on June 9th, 2009

    This month’s topic is just perfect, Amy. I’ve recently started selling my own infoproduct – with more coming soon.

    I decided to go with e-junkie, just because I’m too cheap to go with Clickbank. I do agree, though, that having to manually pay my affiliates is a pain in the ***.

    I’m sure I’ll eventually move over to Clickbank or some other ecommerce provider. I’ll need one that will allow me to do upsells, downsell & cross-sells… eventually.

    Inez, I do affiliate management for some IM “gurus” and they use Easy Clickmate to not have to pay the Clickbank fee for each product.

    It also allows you to create affiliate links for your free reports etc (that you use to generate leads). So the affiliate makes commissions just for sending a lead to a free download or even just a landing page – that lead gets cookied and the affiliate earns commissions even when the lead buys something a few months down the road.

    Hope that helps!

  10. Inez on June 11th, 2009

    Hi Lexi,

    Thanks for you information on Easy Clickmate. I guess my question would be, is it legal? Can you get in trouble for using it and not paying Clickbank’s fee for each product?

    Also, a question for you or Amy, would you advise using E-junkie’s program for affiliates? Are there enough people using it to get a substantial number of affiliates?

    I agree, it would be a pain to have to handle paying them yourself.

    This is all a scary step to take!

    Thanks,
    Inez

  11. Amy Bass on June 11th, 2009

    Inez – Easy Clickmate is legal, but it can be a pain for affiliates because they cannot use the “create hoplink” thing on Clickbank’s site nor will all your products show up in the listings on Clickbank.

    E-Junkie works alright, but you wont get much of any affiliates from E-Junkie’s website you will have to find them yourself.

  12. Inez on June 11th, 2009

    Hi Amy,

    So, in other words, the best way would be to use Clickbank and have the thank you page at E-Junkie?

    Thanks!
    Inez

  13. Amy Bass on June 11th, 2009

    Inez – YES :)

  14. Inez on June 11th, 2009

    Ok, thanks for the help!

    Inez

  15. Howy on March 4th, 2011

    Amy, I ‘ve finished creating a free report that I ‘m using to build a list. However, I ‘m not sure how to take it from here. I have my free report in a pdf format, have built a squeeze page where they can fill in their name and email but I do not know where to go from here after they sign up. Do I use ejunkie for a download link of the free report? Could you please help me? Thanks in advance!

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