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					Ways to Promote Your Digital Goods

The opportunity for earning a good income from an online business has only increased
exponentially over the past couple of years. However, if you don’t know how to promote
your digital goods, you won’t enjoy much success. This means that if you are in the
business of selling digital goods, you really need to know how to effectively promote
your products in order to make a profit.

There are many digital goods available today from eBooks and audio books to webcasts
and music to software and manuals. Because technology has brought us so far, there is a
growing market for digital products and even more ways in which to market them. Good
marketing measures will only lead to more customers.

Things to Think About

It is important to remember that when dealing with Internet sales, many businesses have a
lot more competition. The scope of the World Wide Web is literally the entire world, so
your marketing scheme must be extremely successful. The first thing to consider when
designing a marketing plan is how your digital product is different from others in the
same category. Does your product stand out? Who will want it over what the competition
offers?

Create a Website

One of the easiest, and most effective, ways to promote your digita l goods is to create a
website that is dedicated to your products exclusively. It is virtually effortless to set up a
website. In fact, if you attempt to sell a digital product without an online presence
potential customers may question your credibility. An online presence is a key element in
promoting your digital goods. Be it a website or blog, this is a must-have.

A website alone won’t drive the customers in, but it helps. You will also need to consider
a deeper analysis of your advertising and marketing goals. Part of your scheme should be
to promote your website, in addition to your products. Remember, the better your website
is ranked, the more people will see it naturally. This will, in turn, result in more sales
without having to spend so much money in the long run.

Promote the Website

So, how do you get your website an audience? First of all, get it bookmarked in the
numerous bookmarking sites. Submit it to all the directories you can. Write articles and
place them in article directories linking back to your site. In doing all this, you are
promoting not only your website but your digital products. You are also setting yourself
up as an expert in the field.

You may also consider PPC, also known as Pay-Per-Click advertising. This will allow
you to bid on certain keywords that are relevant to your website and digital goods.
Keywords and phrases are what your potential clients put into their search fields when
surfing the web. You want to be one of the first sites they come across in the results.
Although PPC is a great way to garner some traffic, you also want to do so organically.

Obtaining organic website traffic all comes down to a really good website. And
remember, your website will govern your sales overall. The primary website featuring
your goods should be presentable and professional. The content should be well written
and clear. The navigation should be user- friendly. It is advisable to write for your
customers, not for the search engine spiders.

Use a Payment Platform and Gate way

Having your own website is an essential part of promoting your digital goods, but you
want to give your customers every opportunity to find them. Get your products listed on
the different e-seller sites and if possible, also list them on the Internet auction sites like
eBay. You can never give your customers enough options. One such gateway is
PayLoadz. With PayLoadz, member retailers can list their digital goods within the
available e-store or simply use the system as a payment platform. The choice is yours.

Join Affiliate Programs

An affiliate program is an excellent way to promote and sell digital goods. Though the
details between the many different affiliate programs out there may vary, the basic
principle is the same – you join and other members become your affiliates thus promoting
your products in exchange for a fee or a percentage of the sale. Though this isn’t “free
advertising” it is pretty close. Your affiliates will do much of the work to drive custo mers
to your website and thus close the sale. In turn, you pay the affiliate for the “work”.

Though this should, in no way, be considered an exhaustive list of how to promote your
digital goods, it is a good start. The Internet is a vast community with muc h opportunity,
so when it comes to selling downloadable products, you must stay on the cutting edge. It
is a good idea to stay informed of what your competitors are doing and how you can do it
better!

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