Selling ebooks on Fiverr

Profile picture of the author marciayudkin by marciayudkin Posted: 06/24/2012
I know that some smart people are successfully selling problem-solving information on Fiverr.

My question is a technical one. Can you set it up so that when someone orders, they automatically receive the PDF you are promising them for $5? And if so, how do you do that?

I am not a Fiverr vendor yet and don't want to wade in unless I can set this up to fulfill requests automatically.

Thanks,
Marcia Yudkin
#ebooks #fiverr #selling

  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    DotComBum
    I don't think that is possible to my best knowledge.
  • Profile picture of the author fluffythewondercat
    fluffythewondercat
    Marcia,

    Nope, not possible at this time. I don't think Fiverr is even interested in making this happen because it opens up the potential for the seller capturing emails or other personal information from the buyer.

    fLufF
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  • Profile picture of the author locke815
    locke815
    Yup, I think Fiverr will not do this.
  • Profile picture of the author SeanSupplee
    SeanSupplee
    well there ya have it, they wont do it but what you could do is create a thank you page with the download link and another offer of higher value that they might be interested in
  • Profile picture of the author Bluestarace
    Bluestarace
    Nope...I don't think they support autodelivery at this point.
    BUT, as SeanSupplee stated, i have seen a couple of sellers promote higher priced products to their buyers in the back end. Some even put in a link to their opt in page.
  • Profile picture of the author StevenWatanabe
    StevenWatanabe
    I think Sean was on to something. Doesn't Fiverr allow you to request the buyer to reply with information? I suppose you would be able to request that they download the ebook at a "secure URL"

    ... unless fiverr doesnt allow links. Then you might be able to do the whole URL-simple encryption to bypass the filters ie"hxxp://www getbooknow com/fiverr"

    Then I guess all you would have to do is log in once a day and mark all orders as completed.

    Its kind of a rough outline and might work... what do you guys think? What did I miss?

    -Steve
  • Profile picture of the author williamk
    williamk
    Its a good idea. Why dont you try it out? I am sure you will find some buyers for it.
  • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
    SergioFelix
    If this was allowed, the whole fiverr idea of making people do something for you in exchange for five bucks would be flawed.

    Automation kills real interaction and even though there are people selling stuff there (you pay and then the seller sends you a download link) allowing sellers to fully automate everything, would just simply kill the site.
  • Profile picture of the author DeanotheHermit
    DeanotheHermit
    agree with the above no way fiverr will allow that kill the site for sure.
  • Profile picture of the author fluffythewondercat
    fluffythewondercat
    Its kind of a rough outline and might work... what do you guys think? What did I miss?

    The buyer who wouldn't accept the link because he's afraid of downloading a virus, so he complains to Fiverr support.

    And, you're banned.

    fLufF
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark72
    Mark72
    I wonder if there is some sort of fiverr bot that can do this?

    And if not... I wonder If anybody is up to the challenge of developing one???
  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    RogueOne
    Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post
    [i]The buyer who wouldn't accept the link because he's afraid of downloading a virus, so he complains to Fiverr support.
    Are you serious? Haha I guess some people really are that scared and ignorant.:rolleyes:

    I have links in all my gig descriptions and have had for two years. Also in the buyer instructions. I've made a tidy sum off Fiverr visitors and captured a few names as well.

    You can't be banned from Fiverr...you set up a new account with a different email and like "magic" you're back to business. You can even use the same Paypal addy.
  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Raydal
    This is my same hiccup with the system as well. But
    I simply monitor the email address and send the download
    information. I can do this from my iphone so it's a
    cut and paste. I really don't see how automatic delivery
    would damage Fiverr.

    -Ray Edwards
  • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
    marciayudkin
    RogueOne,

    So you included a link to your own web site in the buyer instructions? And that is fine with Fiverr and with the buyers, correct?

    If so, then that answers my question completely.

    Thanks so much.

    Marcia Yudkin
  • Profile picture of the author fluffythewondercat
    fluffythewondercat
    Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post
    You can't be banned from Fiverr...you set up a new account with a different email and like "magic" you're back to business. You can even use the same Paypal addy.
    I sure hope nobody takes you at your word, because they can and will ban you.

    fLufF
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  • Profile picture of the author fluffythewondercat
    fluffythewondercat
    I went right to the source (Fiverr Support) and asked if it was acceptable to put a link in a gig description. I already know it's verboten to put one in the buyer instructions so didn't bother to ask about that.

    Max - Fiverr's Customer Support Team, Jun 25 23:30 (IDT):

    Hi Charleen,
    It depends on if our editors approve the link. At this time, only Flickr or Youtube links are generally allowed.
    Regards,
    Max
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    Follow @FiverrHQ on Twitter for live site and service updates


    fLufF
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  • Profile picture of the author Blame It On The Caffeine
    Blame It On The Caffeine
    Originally Posted by SteveTanabe View Post
    I think Sean was on to something. Doesn't Fiverr allow you to request the buyer to reply with information? I suppose you would be able to request that they download the ebook at a "secure URL"

    ... unless fiverr doesnt allow links. Then you might be able to do the whole URL-simple encryption to bypass the filters ie"hxxp://www getbooknow com/fiverr"

    Then I guess all you would have to do is log in once a day and mark all orders as completed.

    Its kind of a rough outline and might work... what do you guys think? What did I miss?

    -Steve

    Fiverr scans your personal IM's...I wouldn't be surprised if they scanned the documents sent to clients as well.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Randall Magwood
    I guess you can always send them to your Youtube videos, and attempt to redirect them back to your website. If this sounds like a hassle, there' always your own website and Kindle (but kindle doesn't give you the customer name).
  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Daniel Evans
    Fiverr isn't likely to ever allow an automated system.

    As mentioned it would be abused and would turn fiverr into a horrible scrapbook of low value products.

    The manual intervetion is a positive point of fiverr in the sense that you know you are working with a real person at the other end.


    Daniel
  • Profile picture of the author techbul
    techbul
    Selling ebooks on Fiverr is worth it only if you can write something that anyone will want to buy. Because of the $5 price tag, you have to sell a lot of ebooks to make up for the time wasted on writing.

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