How to Use PayPal to Sell Ebooks from Your Blog & Make Money

by Tamal Anwar on Friday, September 28, 2012

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PayPal LogoYou can make money from your blog without displaying ugly banner ads. When it comes to blogging and making money from it, maximum people would go crazy for adsense, pay per click ads, affiliate banners and put all sort of junk in their blogs. Adsense can be a good way to monetize your blog but it will pay few cents and take away your valuable visitors.

As an alternative you can easily monetize your blog and still keep the integrity of your blog. The solution is to sell ebooks from your blog.

In this article I will write how you can use your PayPal account to easily sell your digital ebook and make money from your blog.

However PayPal is not available in many countries, if you are in such country and you want an alternative payment processor then you can read my 2CheckOut Review

So let us get back to the tutorial. You need to have an ebook ready before you can sell it.

Read: How to create an ebook in PDF

Then after you have the ebook in place, you need to host this ebook online.

Now log in to your wordpress admin panel and install this plugin and activate it.

Enhanched PayPal Shortcodes, wordpress plugin

Enhanched PayPal shortcodes

Create 2 new pages. One where you will add the ebook and all the presale information and the next one is the thank you page. (where you will put the ebook download link)

add page

offer page

Now go and edit this page. Click to the HTML tab and put your shortcode.

html view of page editor in wordpress

Shortcode:

Click here to see the shortcode

paypal shortcode, button code

Edit the price, the product code and the thank you url. And that’s it, you are done!

Now all you have to do is to promote your product and generate sales.

The beauty of this plugin is that it is very easy to use and when people make the payment, you get a notification on your email inbox.

You can use the exact method to sell courses, audios, videos and softwares.

So go ahead and start selling and make money blogging!

Please feel free to drop a comment with your questions and feedback.

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  • http://www.blogplustweet.com/blog.html Matt

    Thanks for this outline. Writing and selling ebooks is probably one of the better methods for bloggers to monetize their blogs.

    As well as the method you describe, you can use sites like Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing and Lulu (which allows you to create traditional books as well). The processes are more involved, but still free.

    • Tamal Anwar

      That is very good info Matt, I have an account in Lulu and a book but haven’t got any sales. Maybe I need to promote them here.

  • Abul Bashar

    Dear Tamal Anwar brother,
    I am totally a new hand in blogging. So many parts of your process of blogging i can’t understand. But your writing is very nice.
    Thanks.

    • Tamal Anwar

      And this is why you need to practice, learn and do it.