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How to Sell an Ebook on your website Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook

If you follow these steps you can set this up in about 20 min and start selling your knowledge online by adding PayPal to WordPress! Hang in there guys!  This is not as ugly as it looks.

Once you have an ebook ready to sell on your website you need to follow these 4 Steps:

Step 1: Create the web page you need to sell the product
Step 2: Create and add a PayPal button to that page
Step 3: Create the web page where people can download your eBook once purchased
Step 4: Block the search engines from the page so it will be kept private

Let’s dive in…

Step 1: Create the web page you need to sell the product

  • In the back-end (wp-admin) area of your site either create a new page or add your eBook info to a current page. Include an image, description, price and Paypal button (more on Paypal in Step 2 below). You can get some great tips about how to set up your landing page here.

Step 2: Create and add a PayPal button to that page

  • Sign into your PayPal account.
  • Go to “profile” in the main menu then “My Selling Tools” in the left submenu.
  • On this page choose to update “Website Preferences”.
  • On the top option of the next page you will see “Auto Return for Website Payments”.  Make sure this is turned “on”.
  • Lower down on the same page you will see “PayPal Account Optional”.  Make sure this is turned “off”. These steps are allowing users to be redirected a your new product delivery page automatically after they buy something.
  • Then, Create your PayPal button:
    - In Paypal go to “Merchant Services” in the main menu
    2 - In “Website Payments” choose “Buy Now Buttons”
    - On that page fill out Step 1 to your preferences with Item Name and Price
    4 - Scroll lower on that page and choose to open “Step 3: Customise advanced features”

Paypal Redirect Page After Purchase Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook
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 - Tick the box next to “Take customers to this URL when they finish checkout” and then enter the url of your product delivery page from Step 4 in Create the pages in WordPress from above (in this example I used - www.heatherporter.com/really-cool-page/).  This now tells PayPal to redirect someone automatically to the page where your product download is.
- Save your button and use the code to embed a button onto the Page you created in Step 1 in Create the web page you need to sell the product.  You must choose the html viewing option and paste the code in there.  The best way to know where to paste it is by writing INSERT BUTTON HERE in the visual tab, switching to the HTML tab and then pasting your Paypal button code in place of the BUTTON HERE text. Done!  Just save the page.

Insert Paypal button code into Wordpress page Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook

Step 3: Create the web page where people can download your eBook once purchased

  • Load your eBook (should be a PDF) to the media library by clicking on “media” in your left side menu then add.  After you upload it you will see something that says “File URL”.  Copy and past that link somewhere to use later.

PDF url Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook

  • Create a another new page to deliver the product once someone buys it. On this new page put an image of a PDF icon or your book – something that people can click on to access your file.  Then click on this image you just added so it is in edit mode.  Then click on the link adder (looks like a chain) above in the same area that the bold, italic and other formatting tools are in your visual editor.  Then paste in the file url you saved from the step above.  You have just linked your image to your PDF document so people can download it.  Then write a nice “thank you for your purchase message” below the image. Then of course click “publish”.
    NOTE: If you create the delivery page and it shows up in your main menu you will need to hide it.  In most Wordpress themes and versions you can choose what pages show up in your theme settings or by going to “Appearance” in the left side menu, then “Menus”.  You can set up a main menu there and then just choose which pages you want to show up.
    Or
    If you get stuck with that you can add a plugin to do this by going to Plugins (in the left menu in your wp-admin) – add new -  put “WP Hide Pages” in the search field – choose WP Hide Pages and then install – then activate it.  Then you can go to Settings in the left menu and find “Hide Pages”.  Once there you will see two options – visible pages and hidden pages.  Find the page you want to hid in visible pages – click on it and it will appear in hidden.  Now click update options.
    Or
    You can hire someone on http://fiverr.com to do it for you.
    Then Voila!  Your page is now hidden and can only be accessed if someone has the link.
  • At the top of your new product delivery page under the main title you will see something that says ”Permalink”.  Copy the entire url that is to the right of that and paste it somewhere to use later.  Make sure and save your page.  To use as an example in the steps below I will use www.heatherporter.com/really-cool-page/ as the permalink for the product delivery page.

    Permalinks on Wordpress Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook

 

And if you want to get a little more advanced, it is important to block this product delivery page from search engine robots so they can’t find it. Imagine if a user types in the name of your book and finds the delivery page in the search results.  They could just go there and download it for free!  So here is how you fix that problem.

Step 4: Block the search engines from the page so it will be kept private

  • Some themes have an option where you can choose that page to be set on “noindex, nofollow”.  This must only be done and that pages settings and not your entire site or it won’t be found by search engines. Look for this setting under the area where you create your page. See below for an example of what it might look like.Screen Shot 2012 12 27 at 5.47.08 PM Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook
  • If your theme does not have this then download either of these plugins: All in One SEO Pack or my favourite WordPress SEO by Yoast. They allow you to easily choose to index or not index all of your pages in the settings on each page. Below is an example of what you would do when using WordPress SEO by Yoast.
    Screen Shot 2012 12 27 at 5.46.14 PM Adding Paypal to Wordpress to sell an eBook

You now have your pages set up so those pesky robots can’t find your product delivery page.

Thanks for hanging in with me during this long tutorial.

I know this was a lot to take in so if you have any questions just leave them in the comments below…

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  • Sandra Wellington

    Heather:

    Thank you so much for your useful information.  I followed your instructions to a T and everything worked out fine.  I am not selling my ebook on my WordPress site using Paypal.
    You have really helped me when I was stuck, you are a God sent and I thank you once again for sharing your knowledge.  I appreciate you very much!

    Enjoy your 4th of July Holiday.

    Sandra

  • Anonymous

    Hi Sandra.  I am glad I could help.  :)

  • Sandralwellington

    Hi Heather:

    It was a small typo, I meant to say on the second line – I am NOW selling.
    Do you have any tutorial on adding a navigation bar on a wordpress sales page.
    I appreciate your answer.
    Thank you
    Sandra

  • Rebecca

    This is an excellent article.  I really appreciate the great information.

  • Donald McIntyre

    “Step 5 – Lower down on the same page you will see “PayPal Account Optional”. Make sure this is turned “off”. These steps are allowing users to be redirected a your new product delivery page automatically after they buy something.”

    Is this absolutelly necessary?  When I set it off it disabled the ability for my clients to pay with credit cards without the need to open a PayPal account.

    I need my clients to use credit crads if they don´t a PayPal account. What is the solution?

    Thx, Donald.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome this helped me out allot…the PayPal Menus have changed a little since then but this explained everything..you should work for PayPal as a tech support writer..since i found nothing like this on the PayPal site…good ole Google!

  • Bill

    “KB Robots.txt” doesn’t exist (No plugins match your request.) in my plugins. I even tried the net and came up with more or less the dame thing,but, it still said to activate it through the “Plugins”. I read where it might not work on my wordpress blog.I am using WordPress 3.2.1(Latest Version). I tell ya though, I was just looking on the net for how to put a “PayPal Button” on my site and received a lot more info. ( great info. mind you) then I was looking for and I thank you for that.

    Thanks and have a GREAT DAY!

    Bill
    P.S. Thats something I didn’t realize about if you are selling something and put a paypal buton on your website or blog and publish it and “Don’t protct your self” that someone could just come across it and “Steal it” right from under you.

    Well, after reading your oage here I’m not going to be selling anything untill I find a way to protect myself.
    If you have any other Ideas on this matter I’d like to here about them.

    Hope you’re having a GREAT WEEKEND.

  • http://www.VineetGupta.net Vineet

    Does Paypal charges for every transaction v do wid them ?

  • Anonymous

    Yes, they charge a small percentage just like a credit card company would in order for you to use their services.

  • http://Mazzastick.com Justin

    Thanks for this tutorial Heather. You helped me tremendously today!

  • Lisa

    I insert my paypal coding and it is not showing up on the live page…

  • DrDebra

    Thanks so much this really help! It was easy to understand and follow and I am not a techy person.

  • http://www.webincome.uk.com/ Ian levings

    Thanks Heather,a great little review, helped me out a lot…..

  • Yarbooa

    Thank you, this was super helpful, simple to understand and easy to perform !!!
    You’re the greatest!

  • Tom

    You are an absolute legend! This saved me a lot of trial and error and grief. Very happy with the results. I’d like to email you a free copy of our ebook (or send you a link to the newly created download page on WP ;-)

    Our email is info at ultimatecitybootcamps.co.uk  (it would not let me write the email address properly. 

    Thanks once again, you’ve made my day!!

    Train Hard, Live Easy

    Tom from Ultimate City Fitness, Londonhttp://ultimatecityfitness.com/    

  • heatherporter

    Hey Tom – glad you liked!  Be in touch about that ebook :)

  • Hannie

    Thanks for the help!

  • heatherporter

    You are welcome!

  • Scrap Killers Joe

    THANK you for your wonderful instructions.  I’m having the following troubles.  Sorry so much text but the email form didn’t save the formatting, so maybe this will be easier to read?

    1.  I put my icon offering the download on my homepage scrapkillers.com

    2.  It takes me to the page I made to enter Name and Email… 
         http://scrapkillers.com/double-your-profit-with-how-to-eliminate-defects/?preview=true&preview_id=152&preview_nonce=fd364fcac2
    … but I want to make them add their PayPal or PayLoadz (I don’t understand the difference) information too so that their $20 will go to my account and they can get the eBook.  Can I do that and if so how?  
                 Regarding #2 above,  WordPress’ contact form automatically puts a 
                 button called “Submit” that appears below the contact name and 
                 email entries.  That button takes you to the same page — it only loop 
                 repeats back to the self-same page.  I want it to take you to the product 
                 delivery page — If I could get the form to put in paypal info they could 
                 get my eBook right away.  Can I make this “Submit” button take the  
                 buyer to the product delivery page when their payment has been made?  

    3.  I created a product delivery page.  
         http://scrapkillers.com/thank-you-for-your-purchase-click-below-to-get-the-e-book/

    4.  How can I make the Paypal Icon appear on my page? I changed my PayPal settings and created my PayPal button and pasted the product delivery web page into step three.  I pasted the Paypal code into my page, and while still in edit mode, when I change back from Text to Visual view, I can see the Paypal icon.  But when I then click Update, the icon does not appear on the web page.  Then when I return to the Text view, I see the following code has replaced the code I put in there:  
     

      How can I make the Paypal Icon appear on my page?   

    I’m using Safari.

  • Scrapkiller Joe

    Sorry my question was so long, and in fact my biggest (maybe only) problem is #4.  scrap.killers@yahoo.com

  • William

    This post is terrific! Just one question:

    Once someone pays and is redirected to the “delivery page”, can he/she copy that url and share it with more people for free?

    Thanks!

  • Walter

    Thanks a lot Heather for the useful information. I really appreciate.

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  • David

    This some very great information you shared. Thank You very much for taken the timie to post it. David

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.  Glad it helped.

  • Stacey

    Hello,
    I think the information covered in the site is great! I’m not showing
    the html option on my wordpress website. What does this mean I picked the wrong theme
    when I initally set up my site. How can I get the html button so I can put the paypal button
    on one of my pages?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi William.  Newer versions of WordPress are showing the word “text” where the “html” tab was.  Are you seeing this?  It is the same thing.

  • James Calloway

    Thanks Heather! Following your steps was easier than I thought. I ran into a problem because I couldn’t figure out how to upload my ebook onto my server. I got around it by using Payzli to host the file and then I took the link and used that instead. Thanks again!

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    You are welcome.  Glad you worked it out.  You brought up a good point.  You can use the media section in WordPress to upload your file and grab the url from there.  If your hosting company sets file limits you can use your Cpanel and then File Manager to load it and grab the url from there. Or like you have done using other tools to host your file.  Thanks for sharing.

  • maraith

    Is the process for setting up a “special report” download the same?  For example, when someone signs up in the opt-in box and gets a free report…how do I set up the automatic download?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Yes, similar process. Follow Step 4 from above when creating your page that you put your report on so search engines can’t find it.  It is ideal to place the report on that page as an image that links to the PDF.  You can upload your PDF into your media library in WordPress or by using your Cpanel.  Grab the url of where the file is and link the image to it. 

    I recommend only sending people to that page by sending a link to it in your first thank you email auto-responder that is linked to your web form.  If you set this new page as a thank you page in your opt-in form and only have single opt-in turned on then people could enter fake emails and get straight to your download.  Also on this free report page make sure and let people know what else they can do with you by suggesting your most popular blog posts, including your social media links, etc. under the download image.  

    Hope this helps!

  • Dan

    Helpful site, thanks for the tips :-)

  • Tracy

    Great post, very helpful. I’d like to sell my eBook with an added bonus and an upsell. You know, like “order now and I’ll also include a blah blah blah”.  I’d also like to add an upsell like, “Since you ordered my eBook, you might also like my yadda yadda.” Can PayPall accommodate bonuses and upsells? 

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hey Tracy. If you add a bonus it should be included in the main payment button and uses as an enticement to buy. Paypal does not let you do what is called a one-click upsell.  You will just need to place a new button on the thank you page under your upsell offer and the person will need to pay just as they have for the first item.  More robust shopping cart tools and systems like Office Autopilot and Infusionsoft allow you to do things like this, but not Paypal by itself.

  • Bryan

    what paypal account do i need for this? business or premier? Because when i click on merchant services option it just tells me to sign up? When I already have a personal account, so i upgraded to a business account and still dont have options when clicking merchant services.
    If you could me know thanks.

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  • dowava

    Nice tips! Generating useful information such as this article is, will boost traffic to your site! Keep on good work…

  • Abs

    Just to help those having trouble with selling ebooks on WordPress.

    There is an alternative where you can host your ebook elsewhere and link to the Payment page. To get a better idea of what I mean, here is an app I created that is free to use: https://payhip.com/

  • Ian Moore

    Thank you kindly, this post was well timed for me. Great read and very precise :)

  • Paula

    Very cool instructions – thank you!

  • shma

    Thanks a lot for this useful information.

  • Karrie

    Thanks a million

  • Erica

    I found your instructions to be extremely beneficial and this to be an easier way to sell my eBooks than with a plugin on WordPress! Thanks so much! I was able to set up two eBooks in less than half an hour!

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Glad I could help!

  • Juliette Nolan

    My oh my this post is EXACTLY what I was looking for. Clear instructions and nice easy steps. Thank you so much. I have had this question on my too hard list for a while and you have answered it beautifully. So grateful to you, Heather!

  • Adam Blainey

    Hi Heather, this is a great approach. I have a question about it:

    If I create a page that paypal will redirect to upon purchase, couldn’t the buyer copy the URL and email it to friends so they can download the ebook for free?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi Adam. Yes they can, or they could just email the ebook to their friends instead. You can never truly block this. I recommend using the ebook as a tool to get people into your funnel by offering a free bonus and providing a url at the bottom of each page in the footer. Then at least you may get new leads as a result of your book being passed around.

  • Adam Blainey

    I see. Not a bad point. I hear you about the funnel, but we sell the book on the ibookstore and amazon. We also want a PDF for those without iPads or Kindles, so not a funnel thing for us.

    Thanks, though. I like the technique.

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Something we did with out Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6GADIW/) was to put in a free opt-in in the first 10%. We get people signing up for this without even buying our book because they use the preview. We have also set up a page to train people on how to buy on Amazon and install the free mac and PC Kindle apps to read on their computers. Just sharing in case it helps.

  • Adam Blainey

    Great suggestion. I was just thinking about making a free sample download, and it could get more people, as you say, “into the funnel.”

    I have to give that a lot more thought, no matter how I implement the technical bits.

  • http://www.pinoystockmarket.com/ Carlo Mercado

    Thanks for this Heather! :) By the way, can we just redirect the costumer to the file URL rather than the “delivery page” after they hit BUY? Would that work?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi – you are welcome. Everyone’s browsers act differently when it comes to sending a file URL, especially on mobile devices. You are always best off embedding the file on a webpage and sending the person to a webpage. This is in case the download starts and they don’t realise it or can’t find where the download went based on their browser’s default settings. Plus you have more upsell opportunities by sending them to a page, like asking them to like your Facebook page for example under the download link.

  • http://www.pinoystockmarket.com/ Carlo Mercado

    Thanks for clearing that up :)

  • http://www.fernandobiz.com/ FERNANDO

    Hi Heather. thanks for the share, will be trying this to publish my new eBook on FERNANDO BIZ.

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  • Jose

    You did a terrific job explaining this whole process Thanks!

  • http://www.sploitswiki.com/ Arun

    nice i’ve been looking for this everywhere

  • Liza

    hi… im selling 2100 ebooks for only $55 … if u r interested email me lizapgonzales@yahoo.com

  • d

    WordPress deletes the PayPal code from my blog … does this mean I need to host the blog elsewhere?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    You need to make sure you add the code in “text” mode on your page and then do not go back to the “visual” setting. I would build the page first then click on the text tab then paste in your code. Each time you make changes to your page you will need to re-paste in the code. It is a bit of a pain because yes in visual WordPress does strip out the code. You may also want to look at a plugin like this http://wordpress.org/plugins/nice-paypal-button-lite/ to help make it easier to add buttons.

  • messi1987

    what does it mean, this is not the answer i guess.. So plz make it clear for me as i’ve this problem. Thanks

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    I am referring to where you create a wordpress page or post. You have an option to create it in visual mode or html code mode. You will need to paste in your Paypal code in the html mode. Here is more info http://make.wordpress.org/support/user-manual/content/editors/

  • messi1987

    @heatherporter:disqus very helpful you are, thanks for ur time.
    but my problem is that when user is redirected to download page the address bar shows the actual page link which can be copied and used further or shared. how to solve this problem. Thanks

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    You are welcome. Yes that is a problem that can’t easily be fixed. There will always be a part of the population who will share content like this and you can’t get around it. The best I can say is make sure if you sell a download to include more info in the footers into a free offer on your site so if someone shares it and the person likes it they can come into your site as a lead to get a bonus or find out more. Treat it not only as a product but a potential marketing tool as well.

  • messi1987

    Thumbs Upp =D Thanks

  • Jim

    Great documentation. Extremely useful. The only update might be about the Return URL feature. I had to go to Paypal account, Profile, My selling tools, Website Preferences, Update to add the Return URL, and of course I forgot to click on Save at the bottom of the page the first time through.

  • bob

    Great post. Tahnk you so much. I just downloaded 10 ebooks. Time to get reading.

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  • Reid Yamamoto

    Thank you for this very useful post. You saved me a ton of time trying to figure it all out myself.

  • Sue

    Hallelujah! You’re the best! I use Weebly instead of WordPress but it was easy to find the equivalents and set everything up quickly!

    Thanks!

    Sue

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    You are so welcome! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Clyde Middleton

    Hey Heather, just what I needed. Now, more of a PayPal question, but thought I’d run it past you. My wife sells hand-dyed yarns, sock patterns, and other items. The patterns are going to have two buttons (I think!) – Buy Now and Add to Cart. I’ll have descriptive text – Buy Now for digital download, Add to Cart to have it mailed. So here’s my question… Assume a customer is looking at yarns, clicks Add to Cart, then looks at a pattern and wants an immediate digital download. Is PayPal’s shopping cart system smart enough to keep the two sessions separate? I can look them back to a page to guide them. My concern is that the Buy Now during a shopping-cart session might zero out or commit the shopping cart list.

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hey Clyde. Happy New Year! I would actually make one Paypal button with 2 options inside of it that display as a drop down menu – so either digital or shipped version. I might even add a bundled version with a discount to get both…so technically they get 3 options. Since Paypal is not a shopping cart and is a button instead it won’t remember users and treats each sessions as a transaction. So if someone buys one thing and then wants to go back and buy another, each transaction will be separate and the customer will get an invoice for each purchase and you will be alerted separately for each as well. If you want an “add to cart” option that is different than Paypal (Paypal is just a payment gateway and not a shopping cart platform). You will need a shopping cart to allow for this and then integrate it to your Paypal account. Woocommerce (google it) is great for WordPress sites for this and yoo can easily hook it up to your Paypal account. Or you can look at Shopify or Volusion for hosted services, and both also work with your Paypal account. If you use a shopping cart platform then the customer will need to checkout and can updated their cart in there. The system will remember what they added, much like how Amazon works. Think of Paypal as just a button that can be used one transaction at a time. Does that help?

  • Clyde Middleton

    Yes, it does, thank you. I bought several Woothemes templates a few years ago, and the site I’m working on uses their Aperture template. Their customer service support has been wonderful. I’ll play with their e-commerce module today. Should slide right in.

    Have a wonderful new year, and thank you for your time!

  • Karen Rodwill Solomon

    Thank you!! So helpful!

  • http://www.thewritingrealm.com/ Alicia Rades

    Wow. This is super useful. I’m bookmarking it for when I’m ready to publish.

  • Joy

    this is Feb 9, 2014. Technology is always changing. I have a website (not word press — Homestead), I use paypal, know how to make buttons but it was such a problem to get one page redirected that I’m fearful to mess up the codes. My question is: are the directions on this page still up to date and accurate as of this date?

  • Joy

    another question… can you use the EMAIL VERSION of the BUTTON CODE instead of the full HTML code and still have the pages redirect as they should? Alsso when was this information last updated? are the instructions still accurate in feb 2014–?? thx kindly
    joystar777@gmail.com

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi Joy. Yes they are up to date. I updated this page once already to reflect what works. The key thing to do in Paypal is make sure and set the URL in Step 3 in the custom settings when creating your button to return the user back to the page where your product will be. The email version of the code is just a link to send in emails, and yes it will work as a normal button. To make your button display on a page you need the full code.

  • k

    Hi Heather thank you for the great info. Does all of this ALSO work for wordpress.COM? Please advise. My blog is on wordpress.com and really need to know if the same steps will work with the .COM version.
    Wordpress.com has a different way to set up the buy now button and said to make sure to NOT customize the button features as they will not work on the .COM version.
    Please advise.
    Thanks!!!
    K

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi – I am not sure. I have only ever used wordpress on owner hosted domains where you have complete freedom of how you want to set up your site. I know that wordpress.com has a lot of limitations and you can’t add in certain plugins. In this case you are best off going into their help files and following what they say as I would imagine there would be differences. Key things to look for are 1) how to insert the button code for their platform and 2) how to hide the delivery page from search engines. Good luck!

  • Kelly

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong….

    When I test out my store and click “buy now”, I’m redirected to paypal, where I log in.

    Then, instead of being redirected to make a payment I’m just in my paypal account home screen?? Any thoughts?

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Hi. Make sure you are pasting in your button code in the “text” tab in WordPress and not the “visual” tab where you create your page or post content. If you ever return to your page and make edits in visual mode you will need to repaste in your code – WordPress strips it each time so it does not work properly. You will generally be taken to the home page of Paypal when your code has been affected.

  • Marla

    There is only one place to send my buyer on the website preference page after they click the Buy It Now button that sends them to the download. I have two books to sell. How do I send them to different pages?

  • Elena

    I am considering switching to WordPress and wondered if there is a charge for selling ebooks. If so, do you know what the charge is? Thanks

  • Sarah

    Thank you so much for clear instructions!! I did it!! :)

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    Great news! Glad it worked.

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    WordPress is my preferred platform for websites. WordPress itself is free but to set up a website on your own domain will cost for website hosting and also a potential WordPress theme design – but you can buy these at places like http://www.woothemes.com/ or http://themeforest.net/. From there the only charge is going to be what Paypal takes from your sales.

  • http://www.heatherporter.com/ Heather Porter

    If you are selling 2 books you will need to do the URL redirect inside the button for each in the Paypal advanced settings. The initial website preference is then overridden.

  • Heidi

    Thanks Heather! Wow, what a great post. Thank you for sharing.