Selling digital goods on steem – my first e-book for sale

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I sometimes believe that a lot of users of the steem blockchain are not aware of the tool they have between their hands. Steem has the potential to be an amazing tool for any kind of internet business and with some recent developments this potential has become even bigger...

Steem – an amazing tool for internet businesses of any kind

A lot of people consider steem still as a way to earn money to post whatever crosses their minds. Of course it is a great feature to earn money for content but steem is actually much more powerful than that. Why did a whole community of affiliate marketers (CTP tribe) come to steem? I tell you the reasons:

Steem is perfect to build a follower base and to interact with people. Affiliate marketers need to create content that can be found in search engines. On steem it is very easy to create content. No need to code, no need to host your own website. In addition to that, interfaces like steemit.com have a great alexa ranking and are well structured in terms of SEO. Your content will be found much quicker on steem than on your own personal blog. On steem you can post videos, text or pictures and you can include links to whatever website you want.

One of the key features that makes steem so great is that it comes with an integrated payment provider that is very quick (a transaction needs only 3 seconds) and that is completely free! If you have dealt with paypal so far, steem is like 100 times better. There is no middle party that could cancel your account or block your funds. The transactions are completely transparent and visible for anybody.

Now Steem has its own marketplace to sell digital products and services

Now steem has even a marketplace where you can sell you digital products or services with shop.steemleo.com. In my eyes this is a huge step for the steem ecosystem and I'm not sure whether people are aware of it. You can now sell your products and services and be paid in Steem, SBD or Leo, using the amazing integrated payment service of steem. To sell your products or services it will cost you only 1% of the sales price and this percentage will simply be used to burn LEO... When you imagine how much you have to pay when you want to sell digital goods in traditional ways. You probably have to pay a professional service a monthly fee or you have to install a complete e-commerce solution to your own website. Then you have to pay for the payment fees of paypal or similar services. If you are lucky, you will have a real payout of around 60% of the price of your product.

My first e-book for sale on shop.steemleo.com

I have been looking for a viable e-commerce solution for ages. I have a website and I wanted to be able to sell my own digital goods on it. The problem was that these e-commerce solutions are pretty complicated to set. You just spend hours putting everything in place. I also wanted to sell my products for crypto currencies since I believe they are the future of online shopping. As soon as you need a crypto payment processor it becomes complicated. You need a special plugin that seldom comes for free and you also need a provider that processes your payments. I have to admit that I gave up my search one day. The very next day however I saw the post about shop.steemleo.com and I believed it to be a sign ;-).

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I spent a week to write my first e-book and put it for sale on shop.steemleo.com. In this e-book I show how to build an internet business using tools that are 100% free to use. A cost-free business model that anybody can build wherever they live on the planet. It uses tools that are free to use and accessible to everybody.

I sell this e-book for 3.99 USD and you can buy it using steem, SBD or LEO. The proceeds of the first 10 sales will go to my project @help.venezuela with which I support authors from Venezuela to evolve on steem.



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First of all, I would like to thank you for all the support you give to those of us who live here in Venezuela.

It really is a great step for the platform to create this virtual store. This will surely bring a lot of traffic that will imply benefits for the whole ecosystem.

I suppose that the book that promotes us is very useful, it would be interesting to be able to read it.

Finally, I invite you and your fans to take a look at a contest planned by the INTREPRENEUR community and sponsored by SPInvest. It is an opportunity to meet and learn about other projects that use STEEM as infrastructure.

Check it out: https://www.intrepreneur.life/int/@intrepreneur/intrepreneur-s-first-community-writers-contest-of-the-year-sponsored-by-spinvest

Again, thanks friend @achim03.

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Thanks a lot for your comment. I will gladly check out the contest.

a transaction needs only 3 seconds) and that is completely free! If you have dealt with paypal so far, steem is like 100 times better.

Yes, but you can pay with credit cards also in some minutes. And new "fintech-startups", also big fintech companies are offering new services like Transferwise and Revolut.

There are also a lot of blogs about blogging, passive income and other internet business building methods, for free. The competition is global on the Internet and very hard in all terrains. Difficult to start successful businesses.

But not impossible. Good luck!

Hi thanks a lot for your comment. You are totally right to point out the competition and possibilities on other platforms. What I like about steem is that it's the users who transform this platform to bring new features to it. This means there are no limits to the possibilities

SteemLeo Shop looks great and I hope that more and more people will realize how powerful it is... Keep us informed about the book... Are there any sales, etc...



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Thanks a lot for your comment. I think this shop is an amazing feature. For the moment there has been one sale of the e-book ;-)

I find that awesome! 1 sale for a completely new shop is great... I wish you at least 11 sales for the next few days :)

Very cool tool, that seems to me SteemLeo is really going the right direction.

Thanks for your comment. It is definitely a great feature!

Just One week to write a book? 😮
This tool sound interesting. I will have a look

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Just One week to write a book? 😮

I had most of the content ready I just needed one week to put it into form ;-)

Thanks for the information, I did not know about this store or the possibility of selling my own digital products by this route, I will review.

I have to congratulate your facet as a writer, I wish you much success.

Thanks a lot my friend!

Excellent . I’ll go check out your listing ! And get it .

Thank you very much for your comment and especially for the purchase of the e-book! I hope you like it ;-) If you have any questions related to the content, I will gladly answer them.

oh that's cool...

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Thanks a lot for your comment!

ur welcomed

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Dear @achim03

Finally I found some time to catch up with steemit and read your recent post. I wonder if you even still check comments under this publication. I hope you do ;)

You've mentioned community of affiliate marketers (CTP tribe). Is it worth to follow this tribe? Any idea if they have their own HIVE and/or who is behind this project?

Affiliate marketers need to create content that can be found in search engines. On steem it is very easy to create content

Creating content is one thing. Attracting right traffic and solid audience targeting is even more important. And steem is perfect for that.

In addition to that, interfaces like steemit.com have a great alexa ranking and are well structured in terms of SEO.

I remeber you wrote a post last year about Steemit and SEO. And you said that that time that post need to have some min $$$ in rewards, so nofollow status will be "friendly" towards google bots. Any idea how does it look right now?

Selling via Steem

I like idea behind shop.steemleo.com - however I'm not sure how to pay taxes if we're receiving STEEM for our goods sold online. This is major reason why I'm don't see real businesses doing it yet.

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Yours, Piotr

Hi my friend,
Thanks a lot for your great comment.

You've mentioned community of affiliate marketers (CTP tribe). Is it worth to follow this tribe? Any idea if they have their own HIVE and/or who is behind this project?

Yes they have their own community but it's a tribe not a hive: https://www.ctptalk.com/

The person behind this project is @jongolson.

I remeber you wrote a post last year about Steemit and SEO. And you said that that time that post need to have some min $$$ in rewards, so nofollow status will be "friendly" towards google bots. Any idea how does it look right now?

Honestly I don't know whether this has changed in the meantime. I think it would be necessary to scan through the posts and look if there is still this threshold.

Selling via Steem
I like idea behind shop.steemleo.com - however I'm not sure how to pay taxes if we're receiving STEEM for our goods sold online. This is major reason why I'm don't see real businesses doing it yet.

I believe that as long as the sales are not more than a couple of dollars worth, the taxes won't come running. Since customers pay in steem or leo, I think it can be considered like the rest of the income we manage to generate on steem. I also think that this varies a lot from one country to another.

Have a nice time and thanks a lot for purchasing the e-book ;-)

Best regards,
Achim