Our web design services & photography can even be paid for by PayPal.
There are many ways to sell online such as your own site, eBay, Clickbank and other sites. We are excited to be selling online 24-7, 365 days a year and sometimes joke we make more money when we are sleeping. These days setting up a brick & mortar retail business is a risky & scary venture with having to sign a lease for a year or two. In the two years we have lived at White Rock Beach, we have seen many retail businesses come and go. With the expenses of a retail business — employees, insurance, taxes, parking costs to customers — thousands of dollars in sales are needed just to break even.
We are selling online on more than 16 different sites for a net cost of about $100 a month with no expenses of a retail store. We have shipped to over 70 countries, even Russia. Our products do not get shipped until payment is received. We are even selling in United States dollars, Canadian Dollars, and British Pounds. Using PayPal is a great service with no monthly costs — only fees when payments are received. If you are a retail store, you can expand your customer base worldwide.
Having a printout mail order form or catalogue can have cheques and money orders coming to your mail box.
Setting up an eBay store is another option to selling online, and we can help with this. We are currently making sales on our own sites and eBay. Sales from our own site only have PayPal fees associated with the sales, whereas eBay sales have a listing fee, selling fee and PayPal fee. Both are being done at a profit, but the profit is higher on our own site, with only one transaction fee compared to three. Our eBay store has an RSS feed which can be also displayed in postings, something many eBay store owners are unaware of.
If you are a producer of digital goods such as software or eBooks, Clickbank is very effective. Clickbank also has a great affiliate program which compensates others for promoting your digital product. You set the rate of the commission and they look after the payments. Many sellers offer a 50% or higher commission for greater exposure. Fees are only charged when a sale has been made. We get cheques every 2 weeks. Need help in creating an eBook and getting it for sale on Clickbank? Virtual Edge Communications can help. With our 3 ebooks for sale, people purchase the eBooks from Clickbank and within seconds they are redirected to a link where they can download the eBook up to 5 times within 72 hours before the link expires (this is another service not offered by Clickbank). This is fully automated and we get email notifications of the sale. Nothing to ship, no emails to send — very simple. If a customer has a question or issue, we will get an email. This leaves time for doing other things such as taking photos or going for a walk.