Payhip is currently one of the best platforms for selling all kinds of digital products, including your eBooks, software, course access keys, and more. In this tutorial, I’ll go through the steps you need to take to successfully sell your eBooks on Payhip.
If you’re learning about Payhip for the first time in this post, I already provided an in-depth review of this e-commerce platform here.
Payhip (Affiliate link) is one of the most cost-effective platforms you can use to promote and sell any digital product. They are used by over 130,000 sellers all over the globe. I have been using Payhip myself since around 2017.
Let’s look at just how cost effective Payhip really is –
The basic plan is completely free to use. You only get charged a 5% selling fee. There is also the PayPal or Stripe fee in addition to this.
So, for example, if you sell your eBook priced at $15.00, then 5% ($0.75) will be the Payhip transaction fee. Then you have PayPal’s 5.4% transaction fee or Stripe’s 2.9% transaction fee.
If the buyer uses PayPal to purchase your eBook, you would profit $13.48 estimate, after the fees.
Even on the free plan, you get access to all of the features of Payhip. You can host unlimited products and earn unlimited revenue.
My experience with using Payhip
As I mentioned earlier, I have been using Payhip since around 2016, and during that time I’ve hosted a few eBooks. One of which I’ve had some decent success with. My Ultimate Pro Blog Planner is hosted on Payhip, where I have set up a customized landing page including Payhip buttons.
I have nothing but positive words to say about Payhip. The company is run by an enthusiastic and passionate team and I hope they will continue to grow.
Payhip is very simple to use. There’s nothing overly technical about using this platform, and the features, while very useful is somewhat necessary. You can check out my full review of Payhip here.
One of the notable features of Payhip is it’s membership tools. Again, I wrote a detailed post, including a video, about this specific feature that you can check out here.
How to get started with Payhip
OK, let’s start with getting setup.
The first thing is first; If you don’t have a Payhip account, head over there now (Affiliate link) to signup to a free account. Enter your name and best email address and hit Create Account. It’s that simple.
Here you can enter your business or author name. If you have a blog, enter your blog’s name.
Write a little something about yourself as the eBook or product author. Don’t just leave it blank. Next, you need to come up with a unique name for your store. Again, this can be your own name, your blog’s name, or company name.
OK, that’s it! You’re done setting up your account and store. How easy was that? Take a look around the dashboard and get familiar with all of the options, store essentials, and features.
Setup Your Checkout
Before you can begin adding your first eBook to sell, the next thing I’d recommend doing is setting up your checkout. From the dashboard, simply click on the ‘Setup Checkout’ option tab. A pop-up will appear to confirm you want to set this up.
Next, under the ‘payment details’ tab, link your PayPal account. If you’re feeling up to it, connect your Stripe account too. If you already have either a PayPal or Stripe account, the steps are pretty straight forward. If you don’t have either, you’ll have to do some extra work, such as signing up for PayPal or Stripe.
Before you hit save, don’t forget to add a bank statement description. This is for anyone who pays for your eBook by credit or debit card, they can reference it with your store. They will be able to recognize it on their bank statement as the eBook they purchased from you. Something like your product or store name should do it.
Add Your First eBook
OK, so once you’re set, you can head back to the dashboard. From there, click on the tab that says Add your first product. A pop-up will appear to confirm this.
Now you can choose which kind of product you want to start selling, digital or physical products. Since we’re setting up to sell an eBook, you can just select the Add Digital Product option.
The next screen you will see is the product creation page. Here you can upload your eBook in PDF format, add a title, set your price, including cover artwork, and add a description of your eBook, that’s very important.
Once you’re done adding all of the essential information about your eBook, simply click on Add Product to complete it.
Marketing And Selling Your eBook
According to OnRec, eBooks are one of the most marketable digital products on the internet. They are easily accessible and consumed on a variety of digital devices.
You’ve completed the easiest task so far, now it’s time to market, promote, and sell your eBook and begin making some money! But how do you do that exactly?
Well, you’ll have to wait for the next post where I’ll be sharing with you a host of tips, ideas, and tactics for promoting and selling your eBooks online. Stay tuned or why not subscribe? In the meantime, you might find the following blog posts useful –
OK, so that’s it from me. Again, if you haven’t checked out this platform and would like to signup for a free account, hit the button below to get started with Payhip! Enjoy.
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