While I was researching pricing and all that for my
Psst - wanna work for yourself?
e-book, I kept coming across E-Junkie links.
You might not notice these if you aren't paying close attention. These
things almost always redirect you to the splash page where the actual
item is being sold, so you wouldn't necessarily know that E-Junkie is
involved unless you looked at the properties of the link. I do that;
and I kept seeing "e-junkie.com".
E-Junkie's main page tells the story: "We help you sell online".
That's what they do, and they do it well. I've used some other
selling methods in the past; E-Junkie seems to have fixed everything
I didn't like about those.
You can use E-Junkie to sell your own products or get affilate
payments for other people's. If you are selling your own thing like
an e-book or a video, you just upload your file or files, set
the price and the payment methods (PayPal, Google Checkout, etc.) and
that's pretty much it. They give you the code for your website and
when a buyer clicks it and makes a payment, they get an instant
download link and the money goes immediately to your PayPal or Google
Checkout etc. account. No waiting for your money, no having to
process the order manually. They have all the extra stuff you might
need: discount codes, inventory managment.. options for size, color,
If you just want to sell other people's stuff, you get the code
for your site and put it up. For example, if you wanted to
resell my book, you'd sign up here, put the code on your website, and wait for me
to send you money.
There are problems with that, but it's not E-Junkie, it's
the people selling the stuff. First, as I said, you have to wait to get
paid. More important is that the sellers are apt to screw you up
by changing things on their website. Let's say you find this great
little e-book that you really like and you want to recommend it to
your readers. You get the code from E-Junkie, and put it on your
website. When your readers click on that, they get taken to the
other site's selling page. If they actually buy, you get credited
with the sale. That's ok, right?
Yeah, but what often happens is that two months from now that
splash page isn't about the e-book you liked. They've changed it
to something else, moved the book page somewhere else, and forgot to
update E-Junkie. Your readers click on the link for this e-book
that you've praised up and down but they get sent to some page
selling some other thing entirely - maybe something you absolutely
would NOT recommend.
There's not much you can do about that other than watch who you
sign up with and check your links regularly. As I said, that's
not E-Junkie's fault, it's the other sellers.
How do you know you'll get paid? If it's other people, you really
don't. Again, that's not E-Junkie's problem. They don't owe you
money; the other affiliate does. If it's YOUR product, you get
paid immediately. If other people are promoting that, it's up
to you to pay them, but E-Junkie makes that easy too - one click
and you pay them all!
If you've got something to sell, consider E-Junkie. It's $5.00 a month, no
bandwidth or transaction limit, no extra fees, that's it. Good deal,
Tony Lawrence 2008-11-15 Rating: