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Turn Digital Products into Physical

Posted by: Socrates Socratous on: Jul 31st, 2008

Differentiating in the information product business
is not only crucial to our success but sometimes
it becomes mandatory. Especially whey eBay changed
their policies to not allow downloadable products
to be sold through action or buy now type listings.

Turning a digital product into a physical one
used to be something savvy marketers did to
explode their sales. Now, when it comes to ebay
we are *forced* to move that direction.
Since the ebay changed happened, I started
receiving one question over and over again:

“How do I create a CD version of my ebook”

There are many ways to do this but one of my
favorite ones is “web style” approach.

If you are familiar with creating a simple website
this will be very easy for you to follow.

The basic idea here is to create a simple website
that delivers the ebook and all associated bonuses
and put the website on a CD. Then make it so
that when the CD is inserted in the computer,
the website starts automatically.

Here are the steps:

  1. Create a folder on your computer that will
    contain all the files that will go on the CD.
    Call it: “CD folder”
  2. Inside that folder, create another folder that
    will contain the files that the user will see.
    call it “My Files”
  3. In the “My Files” Folder, copy your ebook file
    and all the bonuses.
  4. Then inside the “My Files” folder, create a
    SIMPLE webpage (thanks.html) that thanks the
    customer for the order and has links to
    download the main product and additional
    download links for the bonusesTIP: since your thanks.html is in the “My Files”
    folder and your product files also in the same
    folder, the URL to the download is simply the
    file name (trust me).
  5. Then lastly, you need to make the CD start
    automatically. I use a free tool called:
    “CD interface Studio” which is free to download
    from here:
    I use the CD studio to make the thanks.html
    start automatically when the CD is inserted.
  6. Burn the CD
  7. TEST the CD if it works – You are done

This process works great to convert your PLR products
into CDs/DVDs and make a lot more money this way.

I am thinking to create a step by step video tutorial
showing you exactly how this works. Let me know your
thoughts by leaving your comments below.

If you are really interested to take your digital products
and turn them into high quality physical products, I recommend
you get a copy of Dave’s package here

Partner to YOUR Success,
-Socrates Socratous

P.S. Post your Comments below

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34 Comments

  1. Farishtaon 31 Jul 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks!!!

  2. Stephenon 31 Jul 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Thanks for the helpful article Socrates,

    YES, a video outlining these steps WILL be helpful too!

  3. frank666on 31 Jul 2008 at 6:07 pm

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  4. Jackieon 31 Jul 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for making this a little easier.
    Jackie

  5. Blaineon 31 Jul 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks for the great information!

    Blaine

  6. Desmond Owenson 31 Jul 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Thats pretty cool. Im going to have to try that.

    Desmond

  7. paul burron 31 Jul 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Yes Please, A complete step by step video on the complete process from making the directory to add the ebook filews and the menu, thankyou page and the autorun program to the final burn and test thanks Paul

  8. Samar Eldinon 31 Jul 2008 at 9:28 pm

    That was a really useful article I am going to try

    Regards
    Samar Eldin
    http://www.SamarEldin.com

  9. Ronaldon 31 Jul 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Very nicely done. I think you would certainly make a few bucks with a video like that and it would help MANY. I know I get people asking me how to do this and that all the time. If they don’t know they can’t do it. So teach them I say. LOL
    God bless you as your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ allows.

  10. Julius making moneyon 31 Jul 2008 at 10:41 pm

    This is cool…thanks for great info here friend.
    And that’s why I’m making money too on my Marketing System..Check it out!..PEACE…!

  11. Jamison Raymondon 31 Jul 2008 at 11:10 pm

    What a stellar post. Thanks for spelling out the process, step by step. I remember trying to make an auto-run cd years ago and pulling my hair out.

    I can definitely see how this will come in handy.

    Thanks a ton!

    ~Jamison

  12. smartuon 31 Jul 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Great tip – many thanks for sharing. A video on the process would be sooooo welcome!

  13. Ahmedon 01 Aug 2008 at 2:13 am

    Thanks for the information socratous.

    More power to your elbows!

    http://www.netserveafrica.com

  14. Billon 01 Aug 2008 at 2:44 am

    Fantastic,
    Thank you so much for posting this easy to follow instruction. I have wanted to know how to do since ebay banned digital products. I can’t wait to try and put my recipe books on CD.
    Thanks again,
    Bill

  15. Abimbolaon 01 Aug 2008 at 2:47 am

    Cheers. Very useful info.
    Abi

  16. Thanks for sharing the information. I am intending on creating a digital product which will also be available on CD with for one of my new projects.

  17. Wayneon 01 Aug 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Good info Socrates!

    A lot of people learn easier by watching a video and that seems to be the opinion shared by others above.

  18. Gaidaon 01 Aug 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Hi Socrates,
    Thank you for the detailed instructions on how to turn your digital products into a physical CD product.

    With the new changes to eBay we have to either comply with them or move on. A CD allows us to increase our prices and your idea of the website gives many advantages to increase sales.

  19. Thomas T. Klughon 02 Aug 2008 at 1:53 pm

    Except for the CD, I’ve been selling ebooks on my site:

    http://www.youcanreadebooks.com

    for over two years.

    Thanks, Socrates, for the promo. You’re the best!

  20. Maggieon 02 Aug 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Awesome, many thanks, yes a video would be nice!

    Take Care

  21. Kianon 02 Aug 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Yeah.. a video tutorial will definitely be great resource and easier to understand.

    Perhaps, you could also share how to create this tutorial and which type of software you use to do it. hmm.. that would be wonderful!! :))

    Anyway, thanks for the helpful information and I don’t even realise that we need to complete those steps for a physical product.

    Very informative!!

    — Kian

  22. mayadaon 05 Aug 2008 at 2:48 am

    hi socrates
    i`m so glad to read your blog i benefited from your advices so much i`m writing my novel now and i`ll publish it in america god willing it`s title is ” love and illusion ” it deals with life in egypt in the earlies of the 20th centurey besides the raise of the religious fanatic groups and their conflict on the authority in egypt . i`ll send you a copy of it once i finished it .

    bye socrates

    yours mayada

  23. Sandra FAtovichon 05 Aug 2008 at 10:47 am

    This is great. Now can you tell us how to take an ebook on our computer and put it on our web site so that others can download it. I have many ebooks relating to my company/business and want to offer them to my customers but don’t know how.

    I cann’t upload a pdf file to my current web site–that’s what makes it so difficult.

    Thank you so much!

    Sandy Fatovich

  24. R.E.'SONNY' POOLEon 06 Aug 2008 at 11:54 pm

    THANKS FOR THE SCOOP! CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED-VIDEO MAKES IT A “NO-BRAINER!

    THANKS SOME MORE…

    SONNY

  25. Austin Azubuikeon 09 Aug 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks for this great information. I will try it out as soon as possible and see what will come out of it. Seems to be a great way of making
    fantastic income.

    Austin Azubuike
    http://www.stockviewsecrets.com

  26. Ciaraon 13 Aug 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks a million Socrates
    I have really been struggling since the eBay changes and have been very disheartend, but this makes it all so much easier to understand and I can now ‘see the wood for the trees’. A video demonstation would be sensational
    Thanks for your great work!

  27. paul burron 16 Aug 2008 at 8:30 am

    Yes this is good , please make the video and then we neeed a video on how to setup kunaki with are new cd or dvd Lookinf forward to the videos soon!! Thanks Paul

  28. David Prestonon 23 Aug 2008 at 4:31 am

    Hello Socrates

    A really useful article. It’s a shame you didn’t write it 12 months ago when I was struggling to put my first physical product together – you could have saved me a lot of time!

    The hardest part I found was getting the cd to autostart. I had to pay hard-earned cash to buy a solution. I hadn’t heard of the free “CD interface Studio” before this post.

    Well done! With this post you’ve saved your readers both time and money.

    Keep it up.

    David

  29. Billon 11 Sep 2008 at 10:35 am

    Socrates, I think a video is a great idea, hope you do it.
    Thanks, Bill

  30. Betty Weddleon 11 Sep 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks so much on the info to put ebooks on CD. I would be very interested in more info on it. Do you put labels on your CD’s. Thanks for all your help. You are great.
    Betty

  31. Anthony Marriotton 17 Jun 2009 at 7:48 am

    yes! i think it would be a good idea to do a Video. Let me know when it is ready.

    Another valuable info.

    Regards

    Anthony

  32. Anthony Marriotton 17 Jun 2009 at 7:51 am

    yes! i think the idea of putting e-books on CD’S Are great. Just let me know when the Video is ready.

    Regards

    Anthony

  33. Johnon 20 Dec 2010 at 6:15 am

    I recently tried to list an ebook on CD on ebay and it wouldn’t let it be listed. After a long chat with an ebay rep they said it has to be listed in the classified format. That’s about $10. to list. Yet if you search ebay for ebooks you still see hundreds listed. What’s to be done?

  34. mercuryjtbon 14 Dec 2011 at 9:13 am

    This info is great! It’s time to burn a midnight oil on my KC. Thanks:)

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