How to Create, Sell and Distribute Your Own Informational ProductWritten by Shelley Lowery
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but only three that I can personally recommend. Each of 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 far easiest compiler to use. The step by step interface will guide you through 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 http://www.web-source.net/cgi-bin/web/jump.cgi?ID=2884 WebCompiler - This program is a little complicated 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 http://www.web-source.net/cgi-bin/web/jump.cgi?ID=2889 Activ Ebook - This program isn't as easy as E-ditor Pro, but with aid of 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 with free demo, but you must register software if you'd like to sell your ebooks. Cost: $29.95 http://www.web-source.net/cgi-bin/web/jump.cgi?ID=105 They are all good compilers and each will enable you to password protect your work however, for features and price, Activ Ebook is best buy all 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 name 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 to address: http://www.yourdomain.com/ebooks/ebook.exe 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 have ability to accept credit cards. Unless you'd like to get your own merchant account, 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. http://hop.clickbank.net/?wsnet 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 best business decisions you'll ever make.
Shelley Lowery is the webmistress of Web-Source.net http://www.web-source.net - Your Guide to Professional Web Site Design and Development. For further information on creating informational products, read her review of Make Your Knowledge Sell. http://www.web-source.net/review2.htm
SUCCESS!Written by Pamela Heywood
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You are impatient, you may even be hungry, but you cannot shortcut need to spend time learning culture, building your business and your business relationships. The more so if your line wasn't business before net. Mine was, with 20+ years as an accountant that has been of enormous help. The environment and tools may be different, but business is still same thing it ever was. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You still have to be business-like and strive at it to succeed.
I still have a long way to go, but I am happy to be getting there. On other hand, you can now take it from me (self- appointed expert!) that it certainly is possible -- my dad said it wasn't! You too might have close family and friends who discourage you. It would be easy to listen to them, to give up. Don't! Do they know net? Tell them (respectfully) to go ...
Having got this far, you can be sure that I will not be sitting back and resting on my laurels. I have some great friends and associates on net, some glowing testimonials, have plans for new products and better things for my business, more joint ventures ... I've only done that through learning, networking, making contacts, giving something of value and thinking, not just of money today, but of long-term rewards and benefits.
"It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." Sarah Bernhardt, 19th century actress
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