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Welcome to FindFiles.com Author Resources Center! From here you can:

Submit/Update Your Software
With only one submission here, your listing will show up on FindFiles.com. If your software is already listed on FindFiles and has been updated, our automatic system will poll your PAD file and update our database within a day or two of your update.


Read Our Submission Policy
All submissions must be compliant with the Submission Policy. We reserve the right to exclude or delete any product from our listings for any reason at our own discretion.


Promote Your Software
Learn more about the software promotion types we do currently support at FindFiles.com. Please note that all the suggested methods are free of charge.


Remove Your Software Listing or
Change Your Software PAD File URL
You can use our automated system to remove a listing or change your PAD File URL. You will need to be able to check email at the address contained in the PAD file to use this automated system.


Tips for Fellow Shareware Authors

More shareware authors will see this here than any other places where I could post. Some things that have worked for us with our own GetRight download manager tool.

TrialPay
Your users get your program for free, and you still get paid. TrialPay shows a selection of offers to your users--things like Blockbuster DVD rentals, eBay signup, and dozens of others. When a user completes an offer they get your software for free. The company (like Blockbuster) pays a commission through TrialPay and you get paid. GetRight has done quite well using this!


Upselling
We had heard at Shareware conferences for several years about trying to sell more than one product once a user is buying...but didn't ever have complementary products to do it. So we made some. We created a couple simple useful tools, and offered them as an option to "add more useful tools to your order". We priced them at $5.99 to make them a real impulse purchase. And it is working! Some days have up to 15% of the orders adding something. (See how we did the buy page--it shows our TrialPay option there too.)


The one that has done best is Where'd My Space Go. It is easy to understand and describe with a picture--or just its name. If you are using RegNow for your orders, you can become an affiliate and do the same with "Where'd My Space Go" too (its RegNow ID is 5696-14 with 65% commission).







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