Welcome to our four-part series on creating a product page that  will show your resource in its best light.
Click here to see the first two posts in our series,  Creating an Effective Product Page: Thumbnails and Creating an Effective Product Page: Resources

This post focuses on creating your preview images for your resources.

Part 3: Creating a Resource Details Page

When you’re uploading your resource you have the option of uploading up to five preview images. This is what it looks like on your dashboard:

We recommend creating a cover page for all of your resources, (that’s where the A4 & ebook templates that we mentioned in the resource tutorial come in handy). You can then share your cover page, that is different from your thumbnail, as one of your preview images.

You can share a table of contents if your resource has one.

You can share a snapshot of your resource with parts of it blurred out, or with SAMPLE written across it, just don’t share the entire resource in your preview.
Share one small part of your resource to give your users a taste of what you’re offering and to get them excited about your product without displaying the entire document.
After all, why would anyone bother buying your resource if you’re essentially giving it away for free.

PicMonkey is a great place to do some of those minor edits.

Choose Text under Basic Edits (looks like capital T and lower case t on the side bar) to create a ‘sample’ watermark.

Choose Custom Effect under Basic Edits (looks like a magic wand on the side bar) to soften & blur your document to help avoid giving it all away.

Try out these simple tricks to showcase your resource and get your users excited about your product.

Check out our blog next week for tips on writing a product description for your resource.

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