APLawrence.com -  Resources for Unix and Linux Systems, Bloggers and the self-employed

E-Junkie Review

© November 2008 Anthony Lawrence

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, all that..

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, good results.

Tony Lawrence 2008-11-15 Rating: 4.5

E-junkie Shopping Cart and Digital Delivery

Got something to add? Send me email.

(OLDER)    <- More Stuff -> (NEWER)    (NEWEST)   

Printer Friendly Version

-> E-Junkie for on-line selling

1 comment

Inexpensive and informative Apple related e-books:

Take Control of High Sierra

Take Control of Apple Mail, Third Edition

Take Control of the Mac Command Line with Terminal, Second Edition

Photos: A Take Control Crash Course

Take Control of Automating Your Mac

More Articles by © Anthony Lawrence

Thu Mar 5 00:50:20 2009: 5604   ManofPeace

Check out the first E-Junkie guide. (link)


Printer Friendly Version

Have you tried Searching this site?

This is a Unix/Linux resource website. It contains technical articles about Unix, Linux and general computing related subjects, opinion, news, help files, how-to's, tutorials and more.

Contact us

Printer Friendly Version

Good questions outrank easy answers. (Paul Samuelson)

Linux posts

Troubleshooting posts

This post tagged:





Unix/Linux Consultants

Skills Tests

Unix/Linux Book Reviews

My Unix/Linux Troubleshooting Book

This site runs on Linode