Selling handmade digital downloadable products is a great way to make more money and grow your creative business. I have been successfully selling graphics, ebooks, spreadsheets, and other business tools on Etsy for years. However, getting these digital products to the customer can sometimes be a hassle. Etsy currently does not allow for direct download of digital products. The files have to be emailed to the customer or downloaded from a file hosting site, which can cost money.
I have been selling on Etsy since 2007. (my metal shop - Handmadeolgoy shop) The day I started my shop I had my own domain (my site)but never sold items on it. It is mainly just a gallery to show off my work then point people to my Etsy shop. I have been on the search for the perfect platform to start selling my metal work on my own domain, but I have never found the right platform with the right mix of options to supplement my Etsy shop. A few months ago I received an email from the founders of Indiemade.com letting me know about their site and what they had to offer. I checked out all the options, features ,and pricing, and to my surprise they offered everything I had been looking for.
Here are just a few features that really stood out to me. Things I have been looking for!
- Founders that came from a handmade / design background (understands the handmade community)
- Extremely affordable pricing (1/5 of my Etsy monthly bill)
- Very good clean design (multiple designs and design flexibility)
- Awesome SEO ( Article )
- Easy Checkout system with no login required
- Etsy product import (huge time saver)
- Integrated blog
- Social media connections and promoting
- Reports ( sales, coupons, products, customer)
And the topic I am covering today…… instant downloads of digital products after purchase!
Between my two shops I have sold thousands of digital products, products like graphics, ebooks, and large bookkeeping spread sheets. I have spent countless hours emailing files to customers. Sometime customers have wrong email addresses or their their inbox is to full and can consume even more time hunting them down. Indiemade has made selling digital products seamless and less time consuming.
Imagine when your customer buys a digital product form your shop they can download it right away. This is a win for the customer and you as the seller! Build the product once, upload, promote, and sell!
On Indiemade you can add a download for every listing. You can also add multiple downloads. How about adding a “free” or “bonus” download with your purchase. This download can be instrustions for caring for the handmade items your customer just bought.
You can upload any file that is 5m.
In the first few days of my shop being open I have had a flood of traffic. By implementing the techniques I have taught for years!
Here is my Indiemade shop Timothy Adam Designs.
I am offering a special package to help anyone who signs up through Handmadeology for Indiemade get a jump start on your shop.
I have written three must have ebooks for any Indiemade shop owner, and you can get all 3 for FREE!
Without traffic and views coming to your Indiemade shop, you will neve make any sales. Getting shoppers into your shop is the first step to making sales. There are many ways to get traffic but the best way is free traffic from Google. There are millions of searches everyday and proper SEO (search engine optimization) can help you harness the power of Google.
The great thing is that Indiemade has made it easy for sellers to maximize their SEO. Simple SEO is an easy-to-follow guide that can help any Indiemade shop owner properly set up their shop for SEO.
I have been selling online since 2007. In this step-by-step how-to I will show you how I get over 700 visitors just from Google and other search engines per month.
I will explain exactly how I am putting my keywords to work to get FREE traffic from Google everyday.
If you are ready to learn how to decrease the amount of time you spend promoting your Indiemade items and at the same time maximize your results, the Social Media Success Plan is just for you! These are the basics that will help take your Indiemade shop to the next level. Once you get into a rhythm you will be able to perform these 10 steps of the Social Media Success Plan in less than 30 minutes.
That’s why I’m going to explain everything you need to know about this hot new social property – so you don’t have to waste a bunch of time getting up to speed. You’ll be able to move right in and start using Pinterest like a pro to…
Set up your pinboards for maximinum effectiveness – so your visitors will know that you are the authority in your niche.
Pin consistently – it’s not as random as it looks, and if you try to use Pinterest that way, you’ll be wasting your time.
Attract followers – Because it IS a social network, and that means followers are critical to your success.
Encourage repinning – because the ultimate goal of pinning your posts is to get them repinned – I’ll show you how to make that happen.
It’s a lot to take in all at once, but I’ve broken it down into a simple, actionable plan you can easily implement.
- The Pinterest Vocabulary – because if I don’t understand that, I’ll be lost from the start!
- The Pinterest Tools – So I can pin faster and more efficiently, and help my blog visitors to do the same.
- The Pinterest Etiquette – because looking like a newbie isn’t good for business!
- What makes a good pin? – knowing this will help me create pinnable blog posts and pages.
- How to share my pins – so I can share important information with my Facebook fans and Twitter followers
Here is how you can get your hands on these ebooks for FREE.
1. Sign up for Indiemade.
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