Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Direct Sales Through Paypal

Once again, due to a certain L. Armstrong effing me in the eh, I had some extra time today. Instead of furthering my studies of the GIMP, I decided to diversify my revenue streams by adding direct sales here to my blog.

It took me a bit of time to figure out how. Blogger isn't as malleable as wordpress, so I was basically looking at hacks. Then I found the advice that I simply use Paypal. And it was good advice. And now it is so.

Paypal makes it super flippinflappin easy. Just click on Merchant Services >  Website Payments Standard. They even have a dropdown menu button feature that allows for the specification of desired file format. I already had my paypal account set up to accept payments because of my freelance work. I'm not sure if that's standard or not.

Anyway, you can see the results over on the side bar and on the My Books tab. Go ahead and click around. And if you accidentally purchase a book or two, well... I don't have anything clever to say. I just devoted a full 60 seconds to thinking of a punchline and could come up with nothing but cliches.

Anyway again, to make this post interesting to non-authors I'm going to list some non-author uses for Paypal's direct sales capabilities:

  • prostitution

So, I'm predicting that within the next week I'm going to finish the first draft of Vampires of the Plains Book II: Blood Tells True. I recently started revising what I've got, and so far it's looking like it won't take a ton of work. Yay!


  1. Far out but that's so flipping simple. I was about to go a-Googling but it looks like I might not need to. Thanks!

  2. Glad to be of help! I always figure I'm behind the curve. But this time I feel like I'm on the cutting edge, which is good, because

    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.


  3. Goddamnit, yet another thing I behind the curve on!