What is the best way to sell a wp plugin?

by charlyasap 7 replies
Hello, I'm new in this forum.

Anybody knows what is the best way to sell a commercial wp plugin made by me?. I saw thereis a few well known market places but I'm interested to know the how works in the affiliate way sharing commisions with others and methods.

Help is welcome. I'm looking for partners.
Thanks you.
#main internet marketing discussion forum #plugin #sell
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    One way would be to make a 'lite' version with less features, get it approved in the WP repository, then upsell to takers (e.g. put a link in the admin panel), offering the full-featured version. As for affiliate selling, there are many ways, but I will leave that to someone else. My Wordbay plugin has had over 10,000 downloads, SOMETIMES I wish I had charged for it
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    The affiliate plugin I kept to myself for 3 years - now I am making it available, but I wonder if I did the right thing... http://www.storeminator.com/

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    • Profile picture of the author charlyasap
      Hello MarkOwe, Can you live from the plugin? I heard there is people that make thousands of $USD selling plugins, themes and other components not necessarilly limited to wp. I'm new in this and maked some bucks working for others, but I believe that others make money with them, so I can do the same. Do you know a case study or something else to start researching? -I will do that you suggest to me with the simple version, I heard the same from marketplaces suggestors.

      Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by charlyasap View Post

    Hello, I'm new in this forum.

    Anybody knows what is the best way to sell a commercial wp plugin made by me?. I saw thereis a few well known market places but I'm interested to know the how works in the affiliate way sharing commisions with others and methods.

    Help is welcome. I'm looking for partners.
    Thanks you.
    1. Put a link to your salespage in your sig.
    2. Post in the JV forum here looking for partners.
    3. Of course, have a sales funnel/setup that makes it easy for affiliates to sign up and promote (e.g. $7script, RAP, Clickbank - whichever works better for you)
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    • Profile picture of the author charlyasap
      Thans you Istvan I will do these steps together with the Mark's suggestions.

      When I have all setup I will come back to post in JV forum as you suggest me.

      Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author markowe
    Charly, I think it is quite possible to live from a good plugin. I do not make any money from mine, but I guess if a few hundred of the 9,500-something (sorry, not quite 10,000, I was wrong!) who downloaded had paid $47 or whatever I would have at least a NICE addition to my income, though I would not be rich now.

    What's the problem for me? Well, to provide a paying software product you have to provide SUPPORT too. I am just a hobby programmer and so I have to provide my plugin for free, as-is. I could NOT provide full-time support for it.

    I am thinking of other ways to monetise, but I have not come up with a definite idea. I am open to ideas too
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    The affiliate plugin I kept to myself for 3 years - now I am making it available, but I wonder if I did the right thing... http://www.storeminator.com/

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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Fletcher
    I initially sold my WP plugin through Rapid Action Profits and then moved to Clickbank where it earns me a pretty much auto-pilot income.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    It depends on the type of plugin. What are you trying to sell? You can set up a newtwork of auto blogs promoting this plugin or create several web sites for it. You can also promote directly on the main word press site. I think you can pay for advertising. What benefit does your plugin offer?
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