Improve Product Feedback with ‘Suggest a Feature’ web-page

What’s the one thing your customers would like to see in your products? Or what’s the one problem they’d like you to fix? One of the problems in developing any product or service is that you can get into a rut and stop seeing where you need to make changes. Maybe you’re looking at your […]

How to price ‘special offers’ and 2-1 bundles

Next, how to price special offers and bundles? For example, buy two, get one free. Let’s say you’re selling high-resolution Nature photographs online. One tactics to increase online sales is to offer bundles. You see these in most online retailers, for example, Amazon, where you ‘buy one, get one free’ or similar bundle offerings. The […]

What’s the sales target for your digital product?

Next, let’s look at your Sales Target, the number of products you expect (need) to sell. This is the most variable of our variables and you can play around with it based on your own numbers Should you offer tiered pricing for your digital goods? Tier pricing lets you price items differently for higher quantities. […]

What type of customers will buy my digital products?

Before you create your product, especially if this is the first time in digital product development, you need to know exactly who will buy it. Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? However, what often happens is that what looks like a great opportunity to you – I bet many people would like to buy that – may […]

How To Negotiate Daily Rates When Starting as a Freelance Web Writer

If you decide to start contracting, one of the hardest things to work out is what daily rate to charge. Many of the readers on this site are looking at ways to escape the 9-5 and moving into contracting is one way to start this process.

How to Break Negative Mental Habits

Patterns: Breaking In To

Plato reminds us that ‘character is habit long continued.’

The Jesuits caution, ‘give me the boy until he’s 7, I’ll give you the man.’

and Dr. Stephen Covey gave us 7 habits of successful people.

What’s going on here?

Habits are held together by patterns.

Tax on digital products?

The digital products bills (ESHB 2075 & SHB 2620) clarify – http://dor.wa.gov – how taxes apply to products that exist only as computer bits and bytes.  Specifically, they: Define digital products as goods and services transferred electronically. Make the taxation of digital products technology-neutral. Include certain exclusions and exemptions for businesses and end consumers. Require sellers of […]

VAT on Digital Products in Europe?

The EU operates Value Added Tax (VAT) and electronic goods and services are subject to VAT at the applicable rate. Each member state may set its own rate of VAT if they want. VAT regulations are very complicated and the intent of this article is not to provide definitive guidance but rather to list some […]

How to make money writing ‘special reports’

Do you have good writing skills? Knowledge of an industry or specialized area? If so, you should consider writing special reports, white papers, and research materials. What are special reports? These are reports that cover a very special topic, industry or firm. For example: Biocides Online Payments Apple Why are special reports so effective? Even […]

9 (Unusual) Ways to Make Money on Your Blog

Thanks for all the emails about the making money post last week. You asked for a few more examples. Well, here they are. 9 (More) Ways to Make Money on Your Blog Just one word of warning. Before you choose a product to sell online do as much research as possible. It’s very frustrating when […]