My goal here is to keep things really simple for now. Your aim is to be able to start promoting your new report or ebook and take payment for it.
PayPal Buy Button
This is going to be the easiest and quickest method.
- Log into Paypal and click on Merchant Services
- Click on Create Button
- The following screen will appear:
- Fill out with your details, choose the type of button you want to create and then hit the create button at the bottom.
PayPal will create your button and provide you with a code to use on your website.
Your next step is to copy the code and enter it into your website. If you are using WordPress you must enter HTML code in the Text area of your visual editor. Then when you hit preview the button will display. If you do this wrong all you will see is the raw code. Just cut the code out, switch over to Text and re-enter it.
Save and publish your sales page. Congratulations you now have an active buy button.
If your customers are going to be downloading your report from a specific download page, ensure that you have this set up. I went over this in my last post about creating a sales page. Always test your link to ensure that it downloads correctly.
Additional Ways to Add a Buy Button
Use a straight Paypal button is very easy but there are other options. If you plan on selling more reports and ebooks you may wish to have more of a store look to your Product or Store Page. This can be done very easily using wordpress plugins. Two easy to use ones are Easy Digital Downloads and Woo Commerce. Both are very similar. I used to use EDD myself on my PLR store and changed only because it didn’t have a good affiliate program attached to it.
Another easy to use solution is the WordPress Simple Shopping Cart. I haven’t personally used it but it has good reviews. There is also another suite of plugins called WP E Store. These allow you to set up a store, run an affiliate program and a membership.
Shopping carts are another topic altogether and this can get complicated and expensive. So unless you plan on opening an ecommerce type of store I would stay away from these for now.
The above solutions are easy to use and quick to put into place. You now know how to create and add a basic Paypal button to your site so you can start making sales with your new report.
Thanks for reading.