How To Make Money on the Internet Without Creating Your Own Product

Written by Milana Nastetskaya

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Many authors, especially new ones, have never thought of offering resell rights to their products. If you find a product that you like and want to resell, contactrepparttar author and make him or her an offer. Make sure it is a high quality product that you would want to purchase for yourself. For example, I was contacted several times by my past customers who so much liked my products that they wanted to ownrepparttar 117893 rights to it. This is a great indicator that you will succeed selling this product: you read it, you liked it, you know it, you can write a great sales copy to sell it from your heart.

One other good way to find reprint rights to quality products is by going to a Search Engine and typing a word or a phrase on a subject you want to focus on. When browsing through results, pick out web sites that sell a product you are interested in AND have low traffic. Use Alexa (free from to find out each site's traffic rating, which is a good indicator of howrepparttar 117894 site is doing. Webmasters of low traffic sites might sell reprint rights to their products cheaper than any popular site.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Important questions to ask before purchasing reprint rights ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am not going to call myself an expert on reprint rights. But after selling almost a dozen rights to three of my products, I learned a lot aboutrepparttar 117895 subject. Here arerepparttar 117896 questions you should ask before you decide on a product to purchase:

1. How many other people will be allowed to sell this product? In other words, will there be a limit to how many resell rights are available? A standard number for information products is 20 resellers. More than that might create market saturation and too much competition betweenrepparttar 117897 resellers. Also, every marketing strategy that you implement might be "borrowed" by your competitors and hurt your sales.

2. How many copies of this product have been sold? The answer will simply tell you if this product has been popular and selling well. While it is difficult to say what number of sold copies will qualify a product as "popular", remember that even if it is a brand new product (e.g. my oldest book is only 7 months old) it can still be a winner. The author may be just enteringrepparttar 117898 arena and is not known on repparttar 117899 Internet yet, or hasn't been putting enough effort to create steady sales. For example, as soon as I was done with my 1st product, I immediately started creating my 2nd one which turned in fact to be two more new products - I know, tell me I need to focus :-) - so I didn't have time to get out and actively promote my 1st book.

3. Are you allowed to modifyrepparttar 117900 product and/or reproduce it in a different format? Most e-books are made into an executable (EXE) or an Acrobat Reader (PDF) file format. But if you want to put this product on a CD, or publish it as a hard copy, you might need a special permission fromrepparttar 117901 author first. Ask if you are limited to a certain format or are you free to make it into anything you wish.

4. Can you sellrepparttar 117902 reprint rights to this book? Many products out there includerepparttar 117903 right to resellrepparttar 117904 rights. In other words, you pay $49.95 for a book, then turn around and sell this book to someone else. That someone else can do repparttar 117905 same thing, and so on. As you understand, this technique will reach market saturation very fast (the rights are affordable and you can resell them, too).

But many products of high quality do not includerepparttar 117906 right to resellrepparttar 117907 rights. You need to purchase such rights, called Master Reprint Rights, separately at a higher price. While it is not affordable to everyone, it certainly limitsrepparttar 117908 number of resellers to onlyrepparttar 117909 serious ones.

5. Willrepparttar 117910 author/seller offer you technical and marketing support? Make surerepparttar 117911 person you purchaserepparttar 117912 rights from will keep in touch with you and help you get started with repparttar 117913 product. It doesn't mean creating a web site for you and writing your ad copy. Simply being there in case a question or a problem arises is all you need. Especially so if you purchasedrepparttar 117914 rights fromrepparttar 117915 author: after all, he or she knows this productrepparttar 117916 best and isrepparttar 117917 only one who can answer allrepparttar 117918 questions that you (or your customers) might have.

Once you purchaserepparttar 117919 rights to a product, get right to it. Don't waste any time setting up your web site and starting to sell it. And if you are fast enough, you might make your first sale within hours after purchasingrepparttar 117920 rights.

Milana Nastetskaya is a full-time web developer and the author of 3 books: "Create Your First Business Web Site in 10 days!", "65 Instant Web Answers!" and "How To Install and Troubleshoot CGI scripts".

How to Create, Sell and Distribute Your Own Informational Product

Written by Shelley Lowery

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but only three that I can personally recommend. Each ofrepparttar following compilers support almost everything that HTML 4.0 supports and will compile your HTML into a downloadable .exe format. They are as follows: E-ditor Pro - This is by farrepparttar 117892 easiest compiler to use. The step by step interface will guide you throughrepparttar 117893 entire process. This program includes a pop-up message box that loads prior to your ebook loading when your ebook is launched. This box can contain system requirements, copyrights or whatever text you'd like. Cost: $69.95 WebCompiler - This program is a little complicatedrepparttar 117894 first time you use it however, once you've figured it out, you can easily create an ebook. This program will allow you to use your own product icon. Cost: $149.00 Activ Ebook - This program isn't as easy as E-ditor Pro, but withrepparttar 117895 aid ofrepparttar 117896 instructions you can easily create a nice ebook. The great thing about this compiler is that it assigns an ESBN number to each ebook you compile. It also has a free demo that is fully functional for up to 10 files to be compiled. You can create and distribute ebooks withrepparttar 117897 free demo, but you must registerrepparttar 117898 software if you'd like to sell your ebooks. Cost: $29.95 They are all good compilers and each will enable you to password protect your work however, for features and price, Activ Ebook isrepparttar 117899 best buy allrepparttar 117900 way around. Once you've created your ebook and you're ready to upload it to your server, simply create a new directory where you store your HTML files. You can namerepparttar 117901 directory "Ebooks" or whatever you'd like. Upload your ebook in binary mode. To create a download link on your web site, most servers will allow you to simply link torepparttar 117902 address: If this method of linking doesn't work for you, contact your server administrator for assistance. Taking Orders In order for you to begin taking orders for your ebook, you'll need to haverepparttar 117903 ability to accept credit cards. Unless you'd like to get your own merchant account,repparttar 117904 best way to accept credit cards is to use an online service. The best service I've found is ClickBank. This company will enable you to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Eurocard, and Visa-Debit, MasterCard-Debit, and Novus cards. They charge a one-time $49.95 activation fee, and a $1 + 7.5% fee per sale. There are no monthly fees. The great thing about this company is that over 60,000 affiliates can choose to sell your products for you. ClickBank enables any web seller to automatically pay sales commissions to affiliates. Clickbank will bill your customers, pay you, and pay your affiliates a commission. In other words, they'll run your entire affiliate program for you. There is absolutely no reason why you can't create your own informational product. Think about it... Think about some special talent you may have or knowledge you could share and write about. Creating your own product will be one of repparttar 117905 best business decisions you'll ever make.

Shelley Lowery is the webmistress of - Your Guide to Professional Web Site Design and Development. For further information on creating informational products, read her review of Make Your Knowledge Sell.

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