Most of the post was actually about dealing with the uncertainties of launching a product before you're comfortable with it and being pleasantly surprised by the results.
There's very little information on the process of how Amir launched it in three hours except using paypal and buying a $35 theme from themeforest - I'd like to hear more about this in a feature post.
PayPal is still the cheapest and easiest way to collect the money, even considering fraud. (PayPal almost always sides with the buyer and with digital goods you have little recourse.)
It's the marketing that makes all the difference. We have customers that have made $50-60k in less than a week due to awesome marketing. And we have customers that pull in well over $100k/yr due to good marketing and good affiliates. We also have many that will never sell anywhere near that much in the product's lifetime, also due to marketing.
You wouldn't by any chance know of some resources related to getting over the initial hump of getting paid for software/services, would you?
Great job with this!
Now, none of these things are particularly hard. But for me, coming from a non-Web background, each of these steps took some learning. And you never know when you should be learning more.
So in that sense, every article I read that says exactly how to set up an MVP, including all the nuts & bolts of the various plugins / etc, is incredibly valuable.
That's because I've learnt HTML at the time when even HTML 3.2 was hot :)
You don't mention how long it took to actually build the templates that you're selling.
Three hours is still impressive and inspiring, but I imagine there was a lot more work leading up to that point.
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Any good and cheap Microsoft hosting you can recommend? (as in the 5 to 10 dollar a month range)?
Slightly misleading, perhaps?
I'd be really curious to know more details, specifically on the payment end (doesn't that take more than 3 hours by itself to set up?).
We never buy links or use links farms. We find relevant, diverse links and build them nauturally.
nauturally -> naturally
One of the most interesting moves was to add a company license (a friend suggested it and it took less than 10 minutes to add it. It sold several copies to date.
I am planning an update that should position the product at the right value/price point.
I am curious how viable ejunkie + wordpress are as a basic and simple ecommerce platform
They manage sales through PP and GC, and they even hold delivery on eCheck payments until they are cleared.
I think eJunkie + Wordpress make a great duo for eCommerce platforms.