Accepting Ebook Payment

Written by Shelley Lowery

Once you've completed your ebook and have takenrepparttar necessary steps to protect your work, your next step will be to set up an online payment system.

Don't let this process intimidate you, as it is much easier than you may think. There are many professional companies onrepparttar 108493 Internet that will assist you. If you'd like to get your own merchant account, you can do so right online. If you'd rather not have your own merchant account, there are companies online that will process your orders for you.

Merchant Accounts

If you decide to get your own merchant account, you will also need access to a secure server and a shopping cart system. A secure server will protect your customers information. A shopping cart system will provide your customer with a running total of what they have ordered andrepparttar 108494 total cost.

The following websites can provide you with a merchant account:

Total Merchant Services (TMS)

This outstanding company comes highly recommended by Corey Rudl -- author ofrepparttar 108495 #1 selling online marketing course, "Insider Secrets to Marketing Your Business onrepparttar 108496 Internet."

The TMS Merchant account, for Internet transactions, will enable you to accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. They offer two merchant processing software packages to choose from. The first package isrepparttar 108497 TotalPay powered by Authorize.Net™ Virtual Terminal. This package will enable you to authorize, process, and manage credit card transactions from any computer with an Internet connection and a Web browser. This package ordinarily runs $995, but for a limited time is being offered for only $397. The second package isrepparttar 108498 TotalPay powered by Authorize.Net™ Virtual Terminal that includesrepparttar 108499 Total Merchant Manager Shopping Cart. This package includes everythingrepparttar 108500 first package includes, plus all ofrepparttar 108501 following:

- Customizable Shopping Cart System - UPS Shipping Module - Links to Virtual Terminal - Free Initial Installation

Their discount rate is 2.4% and $0.35 per transaction fee. Monthly fees include a $10 monthly statement fee and a $10 gateway fee that includes secure, online, real-time credit card and e-cheque processing and only applies to merchants processing transactions through their Internet payment gateway.

NRWW Commerce

This powerful Internet-based software provides secure, real-time transaction credit card processing. The Virtual Terminal feature enables merchants to authorize, process, and manage credit card transactions from any computer with an Internet connection and a Web browser. This software package runs $179.95.

Their discount rate is 2.25% and $0.30 per transaction fee. Monthly fees include a $5 monthly statement fee and a $15 secure gateway fee.

Third Party Credit Card Processors

If you'd rather not have your own merchant account, third party credit card processors will process your credit card orders for you. There are usually no monthly fees. They charge a "per transaction" fee and send you payment for all of your orders processed, minus their fee and a reserve fee. A reserve fee is withheld to cover and charge backs you may have. If you have no charge backs within a period of time, your reserve will be refunded to you. Each company has their own guidelines in regard to reserves.

Setting Up an Ebook Affiliate Program

Written by Shelley Lowery

When you begin marketing your ebook onrepparttar Internet, you can dramatically increase your sales with an affiliate program. An affiliate program will enable you to recruit an entire sales force to market your ebook for you. The great thing about having an affiliate program is that your affiliates work for you on a commission basis. They are paid a specified percentage for each sale they make. If they don't make any sales, they won't get paid.

The key to obtaining affiliates is to offer a nice commission for each sale. The higherrepparttar 108492 commissions,repparttar 108493 more affiliates you'll recruit.

There are thousands of affiliate programs onrepparttar 108494 Internet. In order to be successful, you must sell your affiliate program just like your product. In other words, your affiliate letter should be written like a sales letter. You must persuade your visitors to join your affiliate program by packing your affiliate sales letter with benefits. Tell them exactly what your affiliate program will do for them, how much commission they will receive and makerepparttar 108495 sign-up process simple.

Setting Up Your Affiliate Program

When you're ready to set up your affiliate program, there are basically two options. The first option is to purchase an affiliate software program. Affiliate software will track your affiliate sales and enable your affiliates to view their stats. This option requires that you run your affiliate program and you are responsible for accepting payment and sending out commission checks.

The second option is to use a third party affiliate tracking company to run your affiliate program for you. These companies will track your affiliate sales, enable your affiliates to check their stats and send out commission checks for you.

Affiliate Tracking Software



Affiliate Tracking Companies


Commission Junction

Increasing Affiliate Sales

The key to developing a successful affiliate team is to keep your affiliates motivated. Set up an opt-in list to enable them to subscribe and receive new promotional methods, sales letters and articles to assist them in making more sales. This will not only increase their sales, but it will also enable you to keep in contact with your affiliates and introduce new products.

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