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  1. Happier Than A Pig In Mud
    January 29, 2014 @ 6:26 am

    Thanks for all of the great information Deby, I know it’s a lot of work! My question has to do with your “you may also like” feature. Would you mind letting us know what one you’re using and is it WordPress specific? Linkwithin doesn’t seem to be updating any more (just showing random posts) and I’m looking for an alternative. Thanks:@)

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      January 29, 2014 @ 7:11 am

      I am using Nrelate – yes, its only for WordPress. I’m very happy with it.

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  2. Divya
    January 29, 2014 @ 8:58 am

    Nice, I have been thinking about writing some basic ebooks and template on design and was wondering how I could sell them apart from etsy. will bookmark it ad surely try…thanks

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      January 29, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

      You’ll be pleasantly surprised with how easy it is to use. You can be up and running with selling a product within a post, or on a page gallery full of products. Drop us a link when you get something set up so we can take a look at your hard work.

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      • donnajsanchez
        October 31, 2014 @ 10:50 am

        Would you please tell me how and where to find the images needed for ebooks, (especially those related to preschoolers)? I’ve created a wonderful early literacy curriculum and find that getting the right images is a challenge. I would really like nursery rhyme and bible images. Thanks for your help!

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          November 4, 2014 @ 8:28 am

          If you are writing your own books, then really you should try to include your own images. Most of the free images you find online are going to come with some restrictions as to how and where they can be used, and you could get in serious trouble if you use an image without the correct permission, potentially sued for a lot of money. You are better off playing it safe under these circumstances and buying images to use with the correct licencing – I use Dreamstime, and you can buy a package with them to cover all the images you might need.

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  3. Tammy
    January 30, 2014 @ 9:53 am

    Thank you, thank you for this article. I have been doing some research for selling our digital items on my blog and you have answered a lot of questions. Pinning for future reference. Thanks so much.

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  4. Andrea Fogleman
    January 30, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

    Thanks for the advice! I need something like this for my new WordPress site.

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  5. Brooke
    January 31, 2014 @ 11:09 am

    Thanks again, Deby! Something I’ve been wanting to look into, but haven’t been sure where to start. Loving this series! Thanks so much!

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  6. Evie
    February 1, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    Hello Deby:):)
    very very useful! as always:) Thank you:)
    Deby…if I can ask you something…I am making doll clothes and in that section I am really good…
    I was thinking to sell some of my patterns but ..I am not sure have to make patter itself…in pdf..
    any advice? best wishes Evie

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 1, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

      I use a program called Serif Draw to design my sewing patterns and then its a bit of a complicated process, but I save as a jpg, upload into photoshop and from there I split the jpg into sections and save each one as a PDF page. Then I use PDF SAM to join all the individual PDF pages into a single document. Its a lot of work, takes me hours. But when I started out, I simply hand-drew the patterns onto a large sheet of paper. Then cut them up into smaller pieces and scanned each one and saved as a PDF. Will at least get you started while you learn about how to draw patterns online. Good luck with it Evie – your doll clothes are awesome.

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  7. Jen
    February 1, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    More great advice! I’m on the verge of writing an e-book and collecting this type of information – thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 1, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

      Easy Digital Downloads will be perfect for selling e-books. Quick and easy to set up and free. Can’t get any better than that!

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      • Zuni
        February 12, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

        Hi, Deby. I think this might be a good place to fit my question in. One concern I’ve had controlling the number of downloads, so if someone pays for one download of my ebook, does Digital Download allow only one download? I don’t want it to be passed around the office when they’ve only paid for one. thanks for all the great information! ~Zuni

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        • Deby at Moms Make Money
          February 13, 2014 @ 8:13 am

          Yes, you can restrict the number of downloads. But of course once someone has a PDF copy of your book on their computer, they can then email it to people as an attachment and that can’t easily be stopped. You could add a password protection but that only offers limited protection. There may be further levels of security you can add, but its not something I’ve ever investigated.

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  8. Jill @ Called To Be A Mom
    February 1, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    I’m so glad you are covering this. I am just starting to work on selling digital products. I will be following this!

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  9. Marti @ SewliciousHomeDecor
    February 2, 2014 @ 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the tips and for sharing it with us! Pinned to the party board.

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  10. TheUnextreme
    February 3, 2014 @ 9:08 am

    These are great tips! I honestly never thought of doing this. So happy to have found you! Pinned this from Pin It Monday Hop! 🙂 Have a great week!

    Emily

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  11. Jen
    February 4, 2014 @ 11:14 am

    Thank you for the advice! I’m just starting out, so this will definitely come in handy. I’m subscribing and following on Pinterest. Thanks again!

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  12. Kimberlee
    February 4, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

    Deby – thanks for this useful info. I have been wanting to sell my digital patterns on my website or blog but have not gotten around to figuring it all out yet. This is very helpful.

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      February 5, 2014 @ 7:30 am

      It would be perfect for selling patterns Kimberlee. Good luck with it.

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  13. Karen Gilbert
    November 4, 2014 @ 1:32 am

    Fabulous information Deby. This is the type of info I need to get my stamping and scrapbooking classes out there

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  14. Jann from Newton Custom Interiors
    April 19, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

    Deby, are you still happy with Easy Digital Downloads? I’m in the researching phase of writing and selling an e-book, and wondered if you were still using this or another company? Thanks!

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      April 20, 2015 @ 7:35 am

      Yes, it worked perfectly the whole time I used it Jann. It has a lot of features I never used, but if I were to get into selling the patterns etc from my site, I’d go with this one. Although, I’ve not looked at it for a while – just check on how its dealing with the VAT on digital downloads. I’m sure they’ll have it covered, but just double check.

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  15. davewhite1
    June 15, 2015 @ 5:47 am

    Please Deby i want to sell unique short wisdom quotes and it need not be downloaded so i’ll like it to display on the page for the customer to jot down instantly right after the payment. can this be achieved via easydigitaldownloads?

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    • Deby at Moms Make Money
      June 17, 2015 @ 3:32 pm

      I’m guessing that it could, you would set up the page as the redirect page once the order has gone through – the thank you for your order page, and on there have the quote that you are charging them for. Or include it in the email receipt perhaps. Either way, its a very unique business idea. Have you tested it to see if anyone would pay for something like this?

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      • davewhite1
        June 19, 2015 @ 4:35 am

        I haven’t really but i know my target customers would pay for it. Please i’ll still contact you should in case i get stuck while trying to set it up.

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