How To Sell An eBook with PayPal
Selling an eBook With PayPal – Common Questions
1. How long does it take for me to get paid for my eBook sales?
PayPal puts the money for your eBook sale into your PayPal account immediately after a purchase is completed.
2. How will I know if I sold an eBook thru PayPal?
PayPal will email you (to your PayPal email address) each time a sale is made. It will show the product ID in the subject line followed by “Notification of Payment Received”. The customer will get an email receipt, too.
3. What if I don’t have a website or don’t understand how to get my eBook online and available from a download/thank you page?
There is an option to having a download page…. You can simply email the eBook to each customer as the payment notifications come in.
The payment notifications will actually have a sender email address from the customer (not from PayPal), so you could easily open the notification email, click “reply” and then attach the eBook to the email back to the customer.
This is not the optimal way to do, but it still can work very well if you’re ok checking your email often. I would also be clear on your sales page that the eBook is hand-emailed and to allow x amount of time for delivery. Trust me, people do NOT like to pay for an eBook and not get it right away =)
If you are afraid of terms like “FTP” and “upload to your server” – don’t be. Once upon a time (not so very long ago) these terms absolutely drove me crazy. I had NO CLUE what they meant. If you don’t know what they mean – it’s ok! You’re not SUPPOSED to know what they mean when you’re new. That’s why *I’m* here =)
4. Does PayPal charge for this service? Are there fees?
Yes, PayPal charges a fee to be your payment processor. It looks to be about .60 USD (sixty cents) for me for every $10 in sales. Just check in your PayPal account in the Merchant Services area. There is a ton of helpful info in there.