HI just wanted to know if its possible to sell information like an ebook or something without using an e-commerce site?
Example: Joe goes to site buys information and hes able to access that information right then after its purchased... Did I just answer my own question there, lol. There has to be another way of giving him the info after purchasing right?
You may be able to use PayPal for this. User goes to your site, clicks a PayPal buy button, at the end is redirected (or sent an email with the location of) the 'secret content'. Make sure the secret content page has a noindex tag and don't link to it directly yourself, etc. You could also use mod_rewrite or drop in a bit of PHP so that someone can only see the e-book page of they are sent from the PayPal domain. Another way would be to give them a username and password in a message after they pay on eBay and then they would need this to access the e-book (use .htpasswd on Apache). In short there are a lot of ways to do it but yes at some point they have to go through an e-commerce transaction, but you can avoid having a full on shopping cart.