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Selling on Your Site

If you are selling products from your website, you may need to know how to actually deliver the product without having membership_downloadsto actually implement an eCommerce CMS (Content Management System) into your blog or HTML site. If you are an Internet Marketer, and you would also like to involve your autoresponder (such as AWeber), then you need to be a little creative with the landing page for the form, and the actual delivery.

Normally, this is how it would work; a customer would buy from your website, and you would then receive payment through Paypal for example. The next phase would be to either use their Paypal email as the delivery address, using a third party software or solution, or use Paypal’s URL redirection upon successful purchase to divert them to a download page. This system can be a little hard to work out if you are not familiar with custom IPN handling, or you get any Paypal errors with redirects to certain areas of your blog. What you really need is something built into WordPress that handles downloadable content. So… how to solve?


One of the easiest ways for an absolute newbie to set this up, with the minimum of fuss, is to use a WordPress member system with Paypal subscription built in. This way, once a person buys a “subscription”, they are then allowed to see certain pages of your site, that would otherwise be hidden. Of course there are much more advanced ways of doing this, but if you are anything like me, you have just had the idea to sell the eBook directly from your blog and want a quick and dirty solution now!

EasyPaypal is one of the best free recommendations, as it has got a pretty long and trusted relationship with WordPress members around the world. What you may want to consider is a free trial with another membership plugin vendor, which has maybe a 14 day free trial, and then payment once the trial is over. The reason for this is, you will be selling products from your site, and be able to pay for the actual plugin using profits that it has actually generated. This seems the most logical and economical method, and will help newbies get a bit of experience with selling from their site, without actually risking their “own money” on a software that may cost over $100 in the first place.

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