Our platform is quite complex if you dig into it. There are many ways to upload, publish and promote your files. Let me walk you through the ideal path for authors/merchants with a lot of products, because many new merchants asked about it in the past weeks.
After you created an account (either with verification payment via Paypal or a free one via Facebook identification), you face the following process:
2. Add file to catalog
3. Promote and sell
Now the ideal way of following that path is roughly:
Upload via Filezilla:
Download the free FileZilla Client for your system from http://filezilla-project.org/ - connect with your username and password to "ftp.tradebit.com".
Start uploading your:
- Product files
to your "inbox" - That is the best way to upload many files!
Filling the catalog:
Once all the files are uploaded, the coolest way to bulk import the files is our CSV importer. This function is only available in the "power admin" section of MyTradebit. Make sure you change into that mode by clicking the "easy admin" writing at the top of the page, when you are seeing that. It should change into "power admin" then.
Go to the "FILES" tab and unfold the "Special Features" in the left menu:
There is an example XLS file linked from it and an example video on the right. The bulk importer supports thumbnails and pictures, the example file shows how that is handled. You may register up to 500 products that way in one fell swoop.
If you have only 2-3 products to register. Use the wizard instead. Bulk uploading makes sense, if you have more than 20 products to register (rough guess).
Promoting your products
Now that is the tricky part! Before you upload and publish your files, you should make sure that you publish "speaking" titles. Most importantly with keywords that people search for on Google, Bing, etc.
Use a keyword tool to dig up that information before you start.
Once the products are published and the detail pages look nice and clean, the promotion starts in various ways. Here is a list of what you should be doing:
a) Affiliates - These people promote your files for a commission. Make sure you have set a nice percentage for your products. Also: affiliates do not like to work for 1 dollar or less. They prefer products with prices >20 US$ where they can earn 10 US$ or upward. Selling via low prices does normally not work and is really no fun!
b) YouTube - If you can create nice supportive videos for your products and publish those on YouTube or Vimeo: these well-visited platforms do bring extra buyers for sure! Be careful to not post empty marketing crap, they like to kill those accounts. Help your potential buyers to understand the value of the files you sell.
c) AdSense Ads - For many products it does make sense to start online marketing campaigns along very selected keywords. Most of our merchants do only spend 10 or 15 US$ on keyword marketing, but these make a difference and can easily lead to 100 or 150 US$ revenue per day.
There are many more ways to promote and sell. This skeleton of the process should give you a good entry into the wonderful world of digital goods selling.