In my last post – uncommon techniques for easy product creation, I have covered some of the unusual ways to create your own products. I have received several emails about the subsequent stages. Some people have created their products and are currently selling on their sites. The problem is they hardly get a sale from their sites because they are still struggling from driving traffic to their sites.
Here, I am going to introduce several marketplaces for you to sell your products so that you can get massive exposure for your products without worrying the traffic issue. These places are very popular and hundreds of people are making a living purely from the marketplaces without any websites.
Amazon is a great marketplace for you to sell your own products, especially books. It has an Alexa of 10, which means there are only 9 other websites contain more traffic than Amazon.
What’s great about marketplace is that majority of people visit the marketplace to buy. The audience are super targeted and are willing to pull out their credit when they find the right products. On top of this, Amazon do the heavy duty tasks for cross promotion because this is how they run their business. As a vendor, you will benefit from tons of exposure from Amazon.
Combining the massive traffic and promotion within Amazon plus the characteristics of the visitors, you don’t really need to worry about driving traffic like most people will do for their websites.
Amazon allows you to sell paperback, audio CD, video download, mp3 and DVD via CreateSpace. In addition, you can sell Kindle ebook via KDP platform. I have listed 2 books on the kindle platform a few months ago plus one paperback just a few days ago.
Kindle publishing is very easy and straight-forward. I would suggest you try out kindle publishing first. Subsequently, you can format your book for paperback and list it on CreateSpace so that people have the choice to buy either kindle copy or a physical book.
Another good thing about using Amazon is that you don’t need a sales letter like we normally see on a website. All you need is a description for your product. This will save you a lot of time in terms of crafting out a converting sales letter.
Forum is another effective ways to sell your products. If you are into internet marketing and make money online/offline niches, Warrior Forum and Forum Special Offers are some of the very great forums with thousands of eager buyers at any one time. Check out the stats below for these two forums:
There are 3323 eager buyers checking out the Warrior Special Offers!
There are 3522 people checking out the special offers!!!
Can you see the potential of marketing your products in these high traffic forums?
With these forums, you do need to create a converting sales letter in to do the pitching for you. So, take some time to craft out a high quality sales letter or outsource to a copywriter.
The attractive part in selling in a forum like these is the conversion rate is sky high. It is not uncommon to see 15-20% conversion rate as compared to 2-3% on a typical site. Why? Because it is a social marketplace where you can see real people leaving review/testimonials/complaints about the product and the product owner interact with the prospects and buyers.
So, if you are selling via the forums, do prepare to stand-by to interact with the audience for the first 2 days because people love to get their questions answered as soon as possible. This will help to increase your sales a lot.
Another thing you must do is to setup an affiliate program for your products to attract people to promote for you. This is essential if you would like to make it big in selling in the forum marketplaces (i.e. at least 100s of sales).
Your Website And Others
Of course, you can always market your product on your own sites. You can still tap into the affiliate power by listing your products in using the platforms mentioned above or Clickbank, Clicksure or paydotcom. All these platforms allow you to setup affiliate system easily.
However, you will have lower conversion rate than forum marketplace if you sell on your own site.
You can also go to places like Fiverr.com to sell your digital products. Many people are not aware that you can actually sell a pdf report in Fiverr. Though you will only get $4 for every sale (Fiverr get $1), there are some people making a living every day from Fiverr by selling their services or e-books.
So, when you have your products, you will have more leverage. Even if don’t intend to sell your own products, you can at least build a list from your product by giving it away in exchange of people’s email. List building is the key to make it big in affiliate marketing.
Have you created you product? If so, where and how do you sell your product? Leave me a comment below to share your thoughts.