e-junkie has a number of non-profits clients, in fact we even provide our service to qualifying non-profits at a discounted rate. To help facilitate collecting donations for non-profits, e-junkie has a feature that will allow buyers to name their own price.

First, keep in mind that our button code images are basic and if you want a button that says “Donation” you will need to customize that on your own.

To create a name your own price/donation product start by clicking the Add Product link. Remove the checkmarks from the Single File Download and Let Buyer Edit Quantity in Cart options and add a checkmark to the box for Let Buyers Edit Price. 
See full infographic from H+M below. 
According to the most recent reports, non-profits are now raising 10% of their funds online - that’s 13-14% more than they did a couple years ago.  With no reason to believe otherwise, the trend will likely follow other online businesses and only increase.

Many non-profits still raise money traditonally, in person or through third-party donation options, but if you aren’t raising funds online, you’re missing out on a big opportunity.  Below are a few things you may want to consider.

Note: If you are a non-profit, and you are not taking donations on your own site, then you can use E-junkie to do so, and we even provide our service at a discounted rate, often free for non-profits, just e-mail us.

We were lucky enough to catch busy blogger, freelance writer and e-commerce seller Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make the Girl, who has found success launching two cookbooks with her husband David. She had lots of meaty insight and advice about promoting your brand with blog content, social media and more.  

First off, can you tell me about your business and what you offer? 
I'm primarily a cookbook author, and I also have a blog where I share recipes, information about the paleo diet, and inspiration for healthy living like workout stuff, mediation, yoga, and self care. But it's mostly about really good food! In addition, I'm the Paleo Expert for About.com, and I do freelance writing for magazines and other blogs.

Our online stores sells our two cookbooks -- 
I want to start by saying that if you are not comfortable writing your own code, or you do not want to hire someone to write code for you, then this option is not one for you. Although we will provide you the basic code, you'll need to be comfortable manipulating it for your particular use.

The first thing you will need to do is set a Common Redirection Thank You Page; this means that all of your buyers are going to go to that page after checkout. Start by clicking on Edit Account Preferences on the Seller Admin page. Once the page loads, in the Common Thank-You Page URL field enter in the URL for the thank you page on your website:

After you have the URL entered in click Submit...

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Guest blog post by Dave Landry Jr. 

We’ve come a long way since the invention of the printing press. And lots of mass publishing has moved online. With the advent of computers and word processing units, digital content publishing is just easier, with faster delivery times and a (potentially) wider reach.

All businesses should be publishing content, but a small business especially should become its own e-publisher. Take advantage of the digital revolution and optimize your use of online publishing platforms. Here’s how...

At this time of year, we see merchants who have products geared towards the holidays go into hibernation until next October. But should seasonal sellers be resting on their laurels during the off-season? (We think not.) Are there things seasonal sellers can be doing now to increase year round AND seasonal revenues? (Yes, and we’ll tell you about what we’ve seen work below.)

Here are our suggestions for selling your products and building your business off season…

Provide a discount on off-season items. It's the most obvious choice, but it works. An off-season discount, be it on the products themselves or on shipping, can encourage buyers to purchase your products all year round. Or in place of a discount, you can combine your products into an
At e-junkie, we have tailored our features to make our service especially useful for musicians.   For example, download links to music files are provided to buyers directly after checkout. And, there are few ways to sell your music with e-junkie: sell buyers your entire album, provide buyers with the option to purchase individual tracks or put up a bundle of songs for sale.  

To start selling your music with e-junkie, create your individual track products, by clicking on Add Product, located on the left side of the Seller Admin page. On the following page enter in the name of the track and the price of the individual track:

Then click the Submit button.  On the next page, at the top, use the Upload Product File button to upload the file to our server.

Jenny Beorkrem makes striking visual art that takes inspiration for geography and looks great on your wall. We had a chance to ask her a few questions about the origin of Ork Posters, and how she's grown her business.

First off, can you tell us about your business and what you offer?
Ork Posters offers typographic city neighborhood maps that are produced as wall art.
How long has Ork Posters been around?
I started the business in 2007.

What is the origin story for your business?
I’m a graphic designer and was working at a small design firm. I had seen other more traditional neighborhood maps and was looking for one that was more my style, simplified and modern, of my

Musicians and writers often ask us how to provide unlimited free downloads for specific songs or books. These savvy creators are trying to employ a good marketing tactic, allowing interested parties to sample the first two chapters of a book or the first minute of a song, to peak potential customers' interest. You can't do this with E-junkie exactly, but we'll tell you exactly how you can do it.

What you would need to do is set the file on your web server. Most servers provide free storage space for files. If they do not, then there are many free services out there that will provide the space.

Lets say for example you set the file at the following location: http://www.yourwebsite.com/files/Sample_downloads/eBook_chapters1to3

Guest blog post by Kristen Gramigna, Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay

While having a consistent stream of client demand for your freelance work is a key factor to your self-employment success, a large part of that work’s value is whether you’re compensated appropriately and quickly enough to support your personal and business cash flow needs. Here’s a look at five payment methods all freelancers can easily implement, to provide a seamless payment experience for customers.

This top seller has amassed more than a half million followers on social media! Turning a passion and skill into an energetic resource for teachers, Vanessa Levin of Pre-K Pages has built a bright, profitable spot of her own on the Internet, by being truly helpful. She is an inspiration, and I was lucky enough to ask her a slew of questions about her growth and successes.

First off, can you tell me about your business and what you offer?

At Pre-K Pages, I offer teaching tips, hands-on activities, and printable resources for teachers of young children (preschool and kindergarten).

How long has Pre-K Pages existed? What is the origin story?
In E-junkie support, we often get e-mails from concerned users who have they received an e-mail telling them that their subscription to E-junkie has been canceled. These e-mails are automated e-mails our system sends out when PayPal contacts us and lets us know a subscription has been canceled, usually on their end for some reason.

But, if you get one of these do not panic. First, we do not just cut off service to our users if this happens. Second, all you need to do is setup a new subscription. If you are unsure how to do that, the e-mail will contain a link to a help page with all the steps you need to take.

There you go, a short and sweet tip for this week.

The Importance of Mobile Design

Posted: 12/29/2014
Guest blog post by Ivan Serrano

With nearly seven billion mobile subscriptions in the world, mobile is taking over the way business owners manage and promote their business.

The average smartphone user spends nearly three hours on their device. While most of this time is spent using mobile apps, 22 minutes of this time is used on mobile websites. That means online businesses need to make certain their current website is optimized for all those mobile device users. people are spending more time with their mobile devices. If you haven’t created a mobile design for your online business website, it’s time to get started. Here are five mobile design tips for the modern business...

Website, community and one of our top sellers, SLR Lounge has created a business model that works for them and fellow photography enthusiasts. I had the chance to ask them how they went from a kernel of an idea to a viable business. Read on to learn from them...

First off, can you tell our readers about your business and what you offer? 

We are a photography education website and community. Our website offers free tutorials on Photography, Lightroom, Gear and more. We also have fun things for our community like photography contests and educational resources like constructive critique. We use e-junkie to sell our premium videos that we offer via digital 

Guest blog post by Robert Nachum growth and marketing manager at Ranky.

Whether you’re diving into your very first business, or you’re expanding your brick-and-mortar online, there are a few very important things you must take into consideration before opening your e-commerce site. To get the biggest return from your e-commerce site, there are 3 things you need to understand before you begin shouting "we're open" announcements from the rooftops (i.e. ramp up marketing efforts). 

We were lucky enough to catch Danny of BlogStomp, and asked him what about them made them a success. Here's what he had to say... 

First off, can you tell me about your business and what you offer?

In short we make software for Photographers. Cross platform desktop apps and a cloud-based service that more or less is about helping produce deliverables from images. Those deliverables might be blog posts, Facebook galleries or photo books.

How long has your business existed online? What is the origin story?

BlogStomp was born out of this necessity in 2009 – its frustrated founders wanted to spend less time behind a computer screen, and more

Our cart is made for DIY-ers. We know you know how you want things done, and we're here to let you apply your aesthetic. A big part of that is allowing for customization of your shopping cart.

When using E-junkie you can set-up our cart as an overlay window on your website by using our View Cart button code along with the Add to Cart button code; the cart code looks like this:
<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&ejc=2&cl=XXXXX" target="ej_ejc" class="ec_ejc_thkbx" onclick="return EJEJC_lc(this);"><img src="//www.e-junkie.com/ej/ej_view_cart.gif" border="0" alt="View Cart"></a>
<script type="text/javascript">
function EJEJC_lc(th) { return false; };
<script src="//www.e-junkie.com/ecom/box.js" type="text/javascript"></script>


Guest blog post by Phink TV Online Marketing Executive Manager Frank Vitetta. 

Lots of people know that actions speak louder than words, but in sales - VIDEO speaks louder than words! Videos are an extremely persuasive asset in boosting your overall sales and expanding your bottom line. So, how can you begin utilizing video content help your business make more sales? Below I'll explain why video works, and how to begin using it to your advantage.
We have decided to share the knowledge of our top sellers with you! We sought out our superstars and asked them a few key questions with the hopes it will help online selling newbies get things going for themselves. 

Second in our series is Fitness Revolucionario, a health and wellness blog that has grown a strong following in a few short years. Here's what the founder had to say about what makes Fitness Revolucionario successful...

How long has Fitness Revolucionario existed? What is the origin story?

I started the Blog 3 years ago. It started as a personal quest for a more authentic approach to health, away from all the supplement pushers and gym membership sellers. 

One of the great things about E-junkie is that since we provide our code in basic HTML form you can customize the button codes we provide.

The most common customization people like to make is to change the button image and use one of their own.  Here is an example of our standard Add to Cart Button code:
<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&ejc=2&cl=XXXXX&i=1382652" target="ej_ejc" class="ec_ejc_thkbx" onclick="return EJEJC_lc(this);"><img src="//www.e-junkie.com/ej/ej_add_to_cart.gif" border="0" alt="Add to Cart"></a>

All you will need to do is replace that URL with one of your choosing, so the code would look like this...