Advice on selling a product made by me.

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I have made a VERY functional and useful callender using MS Excel, looks excellent too. Better than any callender you can get from any store or any website. I had a few questions... should I publish it? What is the best way to sell or promote something like that online? Create a website specifically for products I can create such as these callenders, etc.? Should I purchase adspace? Using a Yola website, I can sell a downloadable item correct?
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KanThaiDecor

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There are many things you can do with products....Is it something a customer would have to down load from you?
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i would reccommend giving it for free and working from an advertising income revenue - think what you get for free these days on the internet, website builders, antivirus software, images, songs - people dont and wont pay for anything anymore. If its a good product you will, if your clever, make money from hits and advertising.

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advertising doesn't pay crap. I've been advertising for 3 months now, had about 1200 visitors and only $16.88... plus, this is a product people would be willing to purchase. I'm talking.... anywhere from $0.99 to $2.95.
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yes... I want to make it so they can't have it without purchasing. After the September approaches, they can have that year free of charge and will have to purchase the next year.
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I might make it on a scale... that way, the more purchases I get, the cheaper I go. the first 25 callenders sold at $2.50... 26 to 50 sold at $1.95... 51 to 100 sold at $0.99... 101 to 250 sold at $0.49... 251 and up given away for free. This is not for if each person purchases this much, this is for total sales, the price declines to get extras sold.
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the only way advertising pays is if you sell the adspace yourself, and then there's a lot more work involved into getting the ads on your site.
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Is it a type of calendar/planner for your desktop ?
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Donald

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well... it's a 12 month calender using MS Excel... perfectly designed, nicely done... with space to fill in appointments and stuff... it'll have major holidays in it... and a notes section on each month.
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Hi Donald,

We don't yet have a feature in Yola that allows you to sell digital products. This is something we would need to work on. However, I can suggest the following service for this purpose:https://www.payloadz.com/. They have an ideal set-up that allows you to sell digital products and they are compatible with Paypal. For more information take a look at their support page:http://help.payloadz.com/help/default...

If you decide to use this service you can easily integrate it into your Yola site by:

1. Dragging and dropping an HTML widget onto your page.
2. Pasting the HTML embed code provided by payloadz.com.

Here is some more information on how PayLoadz delivers your digital goods to the customer (taken from their FAQ):
1. A customer browses a web site and finds a product or products that they would like to purchase.
2. They click the "Buy Now" links generated from the PayLoadz system to add an item to their shopping cart.
3. Once finished adding items, they click on "Check Out" to purchase their items.
4. They will be prompted for their PayPal or Google Checkout Username and Password. If they do not have an account, they will be given the opportunity to create one or to check out without creating an account using a credit card or bank account as their funding source.
5. After they have completed the payment process, the PayPal or Google Checkout server communicates with the PayLoadz server and provides the transaction details to our system. This communication takes place "behind the scenes" neither the customer, nor the merchant, sees this process.
6. Our system then sends your customer an email which contains custom "thank you" text that you specify during the product creation process, and a link to download their product. They are also redirected to the download page, immediately after payment at PayPal and Google Checkout, that provides them instant access to their purchase.
7. The link is an encoded link that, when clicked, processes at the PayLoadz web site instantaneously and prompts the customer with a download popup box asking to "Save" or "Open" the file.
8. The entire process happens in a matter of seconds. You are notified with two emails, one duplicate of the email sent to the customer from PayLoadz, and one for Notification of payment from PayPal or Google Checkout. We send the duplicate download email to you in case there is any problem with the email delivery to the customer. A person can purchase and download your goods in under a minute.

Please let me know if this alternative is not acceptable to you, and I will see what else I can suggest. I will also pass your question on to our developers in the form of a feature request.