Posts tagged ‘digital good’

Do people think your product is worth $2.49?

Suppose you work hard on a product and give it a lot of features such as moving parts or colors or shaders or whatever. Then you submit it for sale and it’s listed at an introductory sale of $5.00 with an added discount that lowers the price to $2.49.

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Continue Reading June 28, 2017 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Should DAZ or other content creators use DRM?

DRM (short for Digital Rights Management) is a way for content creators to protect their creations from people who would share it or illegally redistribute it. But is this a good idea for DAZ and other content creators?

Continue Reading January 30, 2016 at 9:42 pm Leave a comment

Why Merchants Should Think Twice About Selling Exclusively

If you’re a content creator looking for a site to sell your products on, you’ll quickly see that some sites seem to offer better deals if you list your product exclusively with them. You might be tempted by a 10% to 15% increase in commission if you sell exclusively, or conversely, a 10% to 15% reduction in commission if you list your product as non-exclusive. Obviously getting a larger commission and making more money should be your goal whenever you sell products, but is it really a good idea to sell exclusively at one site only?

Continue Reading January 29, 2015 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

Why I Think $0 Products Are A Bad Idea

The idea behind $0 products is that people can get something for free to taste or sample the quality of the product. However things are much different for digital products. Read on to find out why…

Continue Reading December 5, 2014 at 2:50 am Leave a comment

Advice for Online Vendors II: Some Selling Truths Exposed

I’ve seen a number of articles in graphic artist magazines encouraging artists to sell their models. One of their main points is that, if you’re already making models for your own artwork, why not sell the models to other people? I’ve seen PDF tutorial e-books try to make the point that creating a best-selling product is almost as easy as just finding a niche and filling it. And I’ve also seen discussions in online forums where top-selling merchants talk about how easy it is to sell models and make hundreds (or thousands) of dollars every month. Well, if they’re doing it, so can you!

I don’t mean to scare anyone away from selling their digital products, but it seems that there’s still a lot missing from these discussions and e-books. I’ve been selling products for about 10 years now, so I thought it was past time to add my thoughts to this idea.
What exactly does it take to make a best-selling product and make thousands of dollars in sales every month?

Continue Reading May 9, 2012 at 12:38 am 3 comments

My Views on File-Sharing

One of the biggest issues that merchants will face when selling and marketing digital items is file-sharing. This blog was created to offer some alternatives and strategies on how to deal with the issue of file-sharing.

Continue Reading September 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm 3 comments

Advice for Online Vendors: Sample Customer Questions

So you think you’ve created a great product and you think you’re ready to become an online merchant? Hold your horses. Having a great product is just one factor of selling things online. Here are some commonly asked questions… and some snappy answers.

Continue Reading January 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm 2 comments

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