What do you need to share sound on your own site?
In my e-Book, Selling Creative Sound, I explained that a Web shop allows customers to do the following:
- Search for sounds using keywords and categories.
- Hear sound previews.
- Create and modify accounts.
- Add or remove sounds from a virtual shopping cart or basket.
- Send payment information in a secure manner.
- Exchange payment for permission to use a sound.
- Securely download a copy of a sound file.
That is fairly obvious since we’ve all been shopping online for years now. From a shop owner’s perspective, however, it isn’t as easy as it looks. Selling Creative Sound explains how to share sounds on a partner’s site. If you want to share sound from your own home on the Web, you’ll need to figure out how to jump through each of those hoops.
The most vital, yet difficult, roles are sending payment information in a secure manner and exchanging payment for permission to use a sound.
Are you thinking about starting a sound effects store? Have one already? In today’s post I’ll explain what happens behind the scenes. I’ll also explore two options for getting this done: PayPal, and Stripe.