E-Junkie Review: Strengths, Weakness and Benefits

E-junkie is a shopping cart and digital products delivery system. In a recent poll on www.ivanwalsh.com, we found that E-Junkie was one of the few shopping cart solutions that users had consistently high feedback.

E-junkie is a shopping cart and digital products delivery system. In a recent poll, we found that E-Junkie was one of the few shopping cart solutions that users had consistently high feedback.
It’s designed for those who deveop digital products, such as podcasts, software applications, mp3s, ebooks and ringtones, and want to sell these online. Clickbank and Payloadz are other alternatives.
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Why use E-junkie?
1. You can store files on their secure servers
2. Customers are sent an e-mail (customized by you) to download the product after a successful purchase.
3. Shopping cart buttons are available for a different payment systems including PayPal, Google Checkout and Authorize. Net.
4. E-junkie can also be used to sell tangible (ie physical) products on your site.
For these products, E-junkie lets include shipping and packaging, sales tax, color and size options, and more.
Pricing
E-Junkie pricing starts at $5 per month. This gives you the ability to list up to 10 products within a 50-MB space limit. The pricing list is here: E-Junkie pricing list
What’s the best – or worse – thing you like about eJunkie?

The Mel Brooks Guide to Super Strong Passwords

How strong are your passwords? I attended a course in London last year and one of the topics covered security. In Mel Brook’s movie SpaceBalls, the password to all the earth’s natural resources was…12345. It’s a comedy but you get the idea. All those efforts to control the planet and the password is child’s play. Here are some ways to strengthen your passwords and also how to show others the mistakes to avoid.

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How PayPal Business Accounts Increase Sales & Reduce Costs

PayPal offers Personal and Business accounts. Both are free but one offers better rates, better tools and lower fees. Want to know more?

PayPal offers Personal and Business accounts. Both are free but one offers better rates, better tools and lower fees. Want to know more? Continue reading “How PayPal Business Accounts Increase Sales & Reduce Costs”

9 Ways to Create Super Strong Passwords

This week we look at how to setup a strong password and test its strength. I’ll also look at the type of mistakes people make when creating passwords and how to avoid these. Remember to change your passwords on a regular basic, for example, every six weeks. If you’re planning on opening a PayPal or Ebay account to buy and sell goods online, then I think you should read this. There’s no point making all this money, if someone can walk in a run off with your profits.

This week we look at how to setup a strong password and test its strength. I’ll also look at the type of mistakes people make when creating passwords and how to avoid these. Remember to change your passwords on a regular basic, for example, every six weeks. If you’re planning on opening a PayPal or Ebay account to buy and sell goods online, then I think you should read this. There’s no point making all this money, if someone can walk in a run off with your profits. Continue reading “9 Ways to Create Super Strong Passwords”

How to Identify Affiliate Programs With High Profit Margins – Part 1

This is part one in a series on how to identify Affiliate Programs that offer High Profit Margins. One of the simplest ways to make money online is to sell other people’s products. This is commonly referred to as affiliate marketing. I’d like to show you how I do it, specifically, how to identify quality products, determine their profit margins, and ensure that you get the best return for your efforts.

This is part one in a series on how to identify Affiliate Programs that offer High Profit Margins. One of the simplest ways to make money online is to sell other people’s products. This is commonly referred to as affiliate marketing. I’d like to show you how I do it, specifically, how to identify quality products, determine their profit margins, and ensure that you get the best return for your efforts. Continue reading “How to Identify Affiliate Programs With High Profit Margins – Part 1”

How to Create Virtual Directories on GoDaddy Sites

I decided last week to create a new site about Paypal, offering tips and tricks on how it works. This usually means registering a new domain name and getting web hosting. However, you don’t need to do this. Instead I decided to create a virtual directory on the main site and setup the new website as a sub-folder.
This saved me the usual setup fees and allowed me to keep this sub-site under the umbrella of the main site. I host with GoDaddy. Here’s how to create a Virtual Directory.

What is a Virtual Directory?

A virtual directory points to a physical folder on your website (or on your PC if you run the site locally).
A sub domain (virtual directory) is an easy way to create a web address for various areas of your site. For example, you could create a sub domain for news on your site called “News.” Anybody that comes to your Web site would type “news.yourdomainname.com” instead of “www.yourdomainname.com/news.”
For example:
www.ivanwalsh.com – main site
virtual.ivanwalsh.com – virtual directory
technicalwriter.ivanwalsh.com – virtual directory
This means that you access the virtual directory name instead of a physical folder name.
You could, of course, create a subfolder called Paypal, e.g.  www.ivanwalsh.com/paypal/ but people might think this is part of the www.ivanwalsh.com site, which is what I want to avoid.

Google and Virtual Directories

Google also seems to like virtual directories in that sites I have setup in this way seem to get more traffic than sub-folders, e.g.
I think virtual.ivanwalsh.com (virtual directory) will get more traffic than www.ivanwalsh.com/virtual.
Warning: Microsoft FrontPage manages all of the directory and subdirectory permissions on your Web site. If you created custom directories on your Web site, or you are using another tool to build and or manage your Web site, switching to FrontPage may cause some problems. It can overwrite all of your directory permissions and make your site unusable.

To Create a Virtual Directory

So, let’s get started.
Log into GoDaddy.
This opens the Hosting Control Center, from where you can create, edit, and customize permissions for virtual directories on your Web site.
1. Log in to your Account Manager.
2. In the My Products section, select Hosting.

GoDaddy Account Manager

This may take a few second. Be patient. Think nice thoughts.
3. Select the checkbox next to the hosting account you want to modify and then click the Manage Account.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 2

This open a new web browser. It takes a few seconds to load.
For Linux
4. In the Settings section, click the Sub Domains icon.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 4

The next screen shows your current Sub Domains. This is probably blank if you’re starting out.
5. Click Add Sub Domain to set up a new sub domain on your hosting account.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 5

6. To add a Sub Domain, type a sub domain name in the field and click Continue.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 6

7.  Review your sub domain information.
If you need to make any changes, click Edit.
If everything looks OK, click Submit to add the sub domain to your hosting account.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 7

8. You’re finished.

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 8

Add another sub-domain while you there, if you want.
You can now close this browser window or check if the new virtual directory is ready yet. Probably not, give it 10 min or so.
For Windows
Note that there are two Content options on this page. Bit confusing, isn’t it!
4. Click Content and then click the IIS Settings icon. (Not shown here as I use Linux)

GoDaddy Account Manager - Step 3

5. To create a new directory, select the parent directory and click Create.
6. Enter the directory name. To create multiple directories, enter a comma-delimited list.
7. Select directory permissions, and then click OK.
You’re finished.

Next

Note that it might take a little while (15-30 min) for these things to really kick in on your site.
So, if you’re planning to add a blog or FTP to the site, go have a coffee first ,and then come back. All will be ready.
If things aren’t working after an hour, email GoDaddy. Be nice, they’re human too. I’ve found them very helpful and moved most all my sites to their servers.
Next week, I’ll show you how to setup a WordPress blog.

Should you use PayPal from inside Yahoo Mail?

You can now use Paypal directly from inside Yahoo. Why bother you might ask? Well, before we get into that, let’s see how it works. Or does it work?

Yahoo Paypal Checkout ProgramYou can now use Paypal directly from inside Yahoo. Why bother you might ask? Well, before we get into that, let’s see how it works. Or does it work? Continue reading “Should you use PayPal from inside Yahoo Mail?”

Virtual Currency News, Sept 11

Google Checkout to re-launch with micro-transactions, The Virtual Currency Revolution, Nonprofits test Facebook’s credits platform, Virtual currency takes off in Asian social networking sites, How Renting Virtual Goods works in Asia, txtNation bet on micro-payments, TrialPay and WeeWorld chose BOKU as online payments system, Facebook Targets Paypal

This weeks Virtual Currency News roundup includes: Google Checkout to relaunch with micropayments, The Virtual Currency Revolution, Nonprofits test Facebook’s credits platform, Virtual currency takes off in Asian social networking sites, How Renting Virtual Goods works in Asia, txtNation bet on micro-payments, TrialPay and WeeWorld chose BOKU as online payments system, and Facebook Targets Paypal. Continue reading “Virtual Currency News, Sept 11”

ClickBank Analytics Part 6, Data Availability

Clickbank’s analytic data is refreshed multiple times per day. You can view the last time your analytics data was updated by checking the Data Last Updated box. This contains the date and time your data was last refreshed.

Clickbank’s analytic data is refreshed multiple times per day. Continue reading “ClickBank Analytics Part 6, Data Availability”

ClickBank Analytics Part 5, Compare Specified Dates Hour by Hour

The ClickBank Analytics tool helps affiliates and customers track the success of their sales and the performance of their digital products. In this article, I’ll show you how to compare specified dates hour by hour.

The ClickBank Analytics tool helps affiliates and customers track the success of their sales and the performance of their digital products. In this article, I’ll show you how to compare specified dates hour by hour. Continue reading “ClickBank Analytics Part 5, Compare Specified Dates Hour by Hour”