JVZoo + Dropbox = Sales Without a Website
We’ve talked a little bit about JVzoo in the past, but let’s go over the basics in case anyone isn’t familiar with them already. JVZoo is an online affiliate network for product creators and affiliate marketers to connect and promote digital products.
The greatest thing about them is they are absolutely free and it’s easy to get your first product setup right away.
Setting Up Your Product Sales Page
So when you go to add a new product to your account, it will ask you for all the details and somewhere in the form it will ask you if you’d like to enter a URL for the sales page or if you’d rather use their instant sales page.
Choosing that second option will generate a very plain looking template (which tons of others are using, of course) and you can edit the text, but not much else.
Obviously if you have your own website, it makes sense to just host the page on your own site. To use JVZoo on your site, all you will need to do is copy and paste the button code for the product and paste it into your site where you’d like for it to appear, usually on the sales page for whatever you are selling.
But what if you don’t have your own site yet?
Hosting Your Sales Page on Dropbox
In a previous post, we explained how to use JVZoo button codes to sell products on Squidoo. All you have to do is copy and paste the button code, just like you would do on your own website if you wanted to sell stuff from there.
There is another option as well. I have also devoted at least one entire blog post on the greatness of Dropbox and it’s many uses. Here, yet again, it comes to the rescue.
You can essentially use Dropbox to host an HTML webpage that you created in Windows Notepad in only a few minutes. Please don’t get scared at hearing the dreaded “H” acronym. I promise it’s super easy.
Technically, if you wanted to do the absolute bare minimum that is required, you could simply paste the button code into a new Notepad document, save it as an HTML file and call it your “sales page.”
To do this, paste the code in the window and then choose “Save as” from the file menu. Enter a name for the file, then add .html afterwards with no spaces. From the drop down box, select “all files” instead of “text files.” Then make sure the other drop down box below that is set to “UTF-8″ and finally click save.
Customize a Sales Page Template
The best way to go, in my opinion, is to simply download a landing page template and enter the details of your product by editing the file in Notepad. This is NOT complicated or difficult, so don’t stop reading because you are convinced you won’t be able to do it.
After you download and edit your template, just log into your Dropbox account and open the public folder. Next, upload the file there and then right click on it and select “copy public link” then click the copy button in the dialog box that pops up.
If you don’t want people to see the Dropbox link, just head on over to Goo.gl and shorten it. This is a good idea anyways, since it allows you to track the number of clicks on your product link.