Selling eBooks Online – How to Sell Downloadable Products by Jonathan Rayson

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Selling eBooks Online and Eliminating the Monthly Expenses

Selling eBooks online doesn’t have to be as discouraging as it appears. Yes, you too, the non-technical seller can sell your own eBook products online without the help of any external companies. You don’t need to pay monthly fees to have your downloadable ebooks sold for you. You can start selling ebooks right from your own server.

Let me give you an overview of how the business of selling eBooks online works.

You see, when customers purchase an eBook online, they want it ASAP, like, right now! And the only way most businesses that sell ebooks deal with this is to pay an external online company to help them provide the instantaneous delivery of the downloadable product. The company that they hire for this job will create a process in which the eBook product being sold is automatically made available for the customer, upon payment.

But here’s where the problem lies.

The Deception

These online companies know the vulnerability involved in the selling of eBook downloads. They know most people aren’t programmers and therefore will take advantage of that weakness by instituting ridiculous payment plans that are woefully unnecessary. They are fully aware that you lack in knowledge as to the workings of the back-end process of web programming, and as a result are at the mercy of their whims. Therefore, they will charge you an arm and a leg for something they shouldn’t be charging you for.

Instead of having you pay just one flat and final fee for selling your eBooks, they’ll tantalize you with colorful reasons as to why you should continue to pay them monthly for it. Other companies are even bold enough to take a percentage of every eBook sale that you make using their service, in addition to the monthly payments they charge. Since you don’t know any better, you consider these payments or deductions the “cost of doing business” when in reality, it is not. It is the cost of being uninformed.

The Goal and The Reality

Now, I don’t know about you, but most people I know, when they go online to start selling eBooks, they want to make as much money as possible. And if you’re like those other suckers who are actually shelling out money on a monthly basis for these ripoff websites to sell your eBook products for you, let this be an eye-opening warning:

You Don’t Have to Do That! It is a Complete Waste of Money!

Yes, I know that some of you prefer others to sell your eBook products for you because you have absolutely no programming skills or knowledge and you prefer someone else to do the work for you. I understand that. But, you still are being ripped off. If you don’t care to save or keep most of the purchase price that a customer pays for your downloadable eBook products, then, this eBook article is definitely NOT for you.

My Story

You see, there was a time I use to dream about being able to automatically sell my own eBooks for free. But back then, it was just a dream, a wish, a fantasy. I had many eBooks to sell, but was discouraged by the amount of work I discovered was necessary in order to make that happen.

PayPal, the most trusted payment system, unfortunately, doesn’t provide a simple way for its users/merchants to sell eBooks (or any downloadable file for that matter). And being the extremely busy person that I am, I gave up trying to figure out how to do it on my own. I still was able to sell my eBooks online, but I had no choice but to do so manually, which was painstakingly time consuming.

To provide my customers with the INSTANT eBook download that I had promised them on my “Buy Now” page, I had to stay glued to the computer and watch for new orders. When the new eBook orders arrived, I had to quickly email each customer their product one by one. This was unimaginably cumbersome, as I’m sure you can already imagine.

After months of doing this, I realized if I am to continue selling ebooks online, I was going to have to figure out something different, efficient and make it free. I just simply could not continue to manually email my customers their eBook products anymore since sales were rapidly increasing and it would have been a gargantuan task for one person.

I had no choice but to think very hard about this. I dug deep into my seasoned knowledge of programming and decided to write my own eBook selling PHP utility. It took a few weeks to design, write and finish the code for it but when it was completed, it was indeed a thing of beauty. It worked perfectly. It was able to seamlessly sell my eBooks for me without requiring that I stayed glued to the computer.

How the PHP utility Works

After each payment is confirmed with PayPal, the PHP program I wrote does three very important things:

1. It verifies that a customer has made a payment – verifies Payment is successful.

2. After payment verification, it automatically makes the eBook product that the customer paid for available for the customer to download immediately after payment (within 10 seconds).

3. In addition to the above, this program sends me an informational email about the eBook order so that I’m aware of every eBook transaction initiated by customers and so that I have a record of them all.

The information I get after each new eBook order are:

(a). Customer’s Full Name

(b). Customer’s Email Address

(c). Name of product that was purchased by customer

(d). Receipt number of the product (if PayPal provides one)

(e). Date and Time of Day that the Product was Purchased

This is all the information any merchant would need to know about his or her eBook products for future references.

The Purpose

Like you, all I want to do is sell eBooks. I hate complexities. I hate third party shenanigans and I hate having to pay someone else monthly fees or allowing them to take a percentage of every sale that I make with my eBooks. I hate it all and this program took care of those concerns for me.

If you DO NOT want to pay reoccurring fees for some outside website to sell your eBook products for you, then, writing your own code, or getting a PHP programmer to write a code for you, for one flat fee, is the way to go.

It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 300 eBook products to sell. With that one PHP code, after you obtain it, you can sell an unlimited amount of eBook products and NEVER have to worry about any other additional payments…EVER!

For an automated code that will sell your ebook products for you without you needing to pay any re-occurring monthly fees at all, visit the page below:

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