Creating Download Files

Written by Trevor Anderson

Creating Downloadable Files

Almost everywhere you look onrepparttar Internet there is advice on what to sell off your website. One ofrepparttar 150684 most common recommendations is “Information.”

Yes, Information! Infoproducts: eBooks, eZines, Newsletters, etc, etc. “How to write a best selling eBook.” “Create your own Newsletter.” “Sell your own eBook off your website.” “People crave information.” Fantastic!

What no one ever explains is how you set up your Infoproduct as a download. As far as I am aware, you will probably struggle to find out how to do this anywhere onrepparttar 150685 web too. The following information assumes you have a website up and running. If you are selling off your site you will need a “Merchant Account” which will take instantaneous payment, which of course, is necessary before your customer is allowed to download your product. You will need to coordinate access from your website (the place whererepparttar 150686 customer decides and takes action to buy your download) torepparttar 150687 download link you have created. This is where your “Merchant Account” will help. For example; PayPal has excellent tools for setting up your pricing and shipping costs and creating “Buy Now” buttons, which buyers click on to take them torepparttar 150688 Credit Card/PayPal account holders payment page. You will be able to set up a link through PayPal’s “Merchant Tools” which bringsrepparttar 150689 buyer to your download link once payment has been approved.

Creating a Download

One ofrepparttar 150690 most efficient and cost effective ways to deliver your Infoproduct is by “Download.” The process is not complicated. All you are doing when you set up a download is directingrepparttar 150691 purchaser (after they have paid by electronic means) back to your web page with a download link on it.

They click this “Download Now” link and they are invited to save or openrepparttar 150692 download on their own computer. Your download product is stored in a predetermined file/folder on your own computer.

The best way to do this is to zip uprepparttar 150693 file to keep it from taking up as much room and then saverepparttar 150694 zipped file to your web server (your website onrepparttar 150695 internet). You can use a program called WinZip (you may already have it) to accomplish this. First you need to download (if you haven't already) a copy ofrepparttar 150696 free (evaluation) version of WinZip. There are other zip programs but WinZip is probablyrepparttar 150697 most popular. Before you install,repparttar 150698 program will ask you if you wantrepparttar 150699 program to start with WinZip Wizard or WinZip Classic. Choose Classic. Afterrepparttar 150700 programme has been successfully installed, follow these steps:

1. Start WinZip

2. Fromrepparttar 150701 menu, choose "File" and then select "New Archive".

3. A window of your hard drive, showing allrepparttar 150702 contents of your computer, will appear, and you are asked to giverepparttar 150703 zip file a name. Before you give it a name make sure you pay attention to where (what folder) you are getting ready to save this file in. You'll need to locate it later. I would use “Desktop,” but it could be anywhere on your hard drive. Just remember where. Remember this zipped file you are getting ready to create will contain allrepparttar 150704 files you want people to be able to download. This isrepparttar 150705 file that is saved to your web server. So navigate torepparttar 150706 folder (the place on your hard drive, for example; desktop) where you wantrepparttar 150707 zip file to be saved and name it whatever you want. Lets say, for example purposes, you have written an eBook so we can callrepparttar 150708 file ebook. WinZip will attach .zip intorepparttar 150709 filename automatically, so it will be called

4. Click OK

5. Next,repparttar 150710 window of your hard drive will appear again. At this point you want to locaterepparttar 150711 file/s you want to zip up and be placed insiderepparttar 150712 file you just named in step 3. This is where you chooserepparttar 150713 file/s you want people to download. Let’s say you have saved your eBook on your “Desktop” (but it could be anywhere on your hard drive). Once you find it, select it and click "Add". If you have more than one file to select, hold downrepparttar 150714 control key and select allrepparttar 150715 files and then click Add.

1 Overlooked Key to Small Business Success

Written by Amy Andrews

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