How to Sell Digital Products (ANYONE CAN DO IT)

Hi lovelies I hope everyone’s week has been great and full of productivity! I get asked quite often how I create and sell digital products, I think it’s one of the coolest tools we have available now to us with all the platforms and access online to all sorts of things. The best part about it is… ANYBODY can do it. Yes, literally anybody. The key to a successful digital product is simply providing a solution to someone’s problem, that’s how you create demand.

What kind of digital products can you sell anyway? There’s quite a lot of options, you can get as creative as you like. Some of the most successful products I’ve seen are eBooks, Courses, Workbooks, and Planners. eBooks are by far the most popular and lucrative digital product I’ve seen. Guess what, they’re also super easy to make!

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Step 1: Pick your product.

Decide what kind of product you’d like to develop. My first ever digital product was an eBook on how to double your social media followers! You can check it out here.

Once you have your product idea and your topic, move onto Step 2!

Step 2: Pick a platform to design and create the product.

For me, hands down the best platform to make anything is Canva. I am in love with Canva, it is the best creation in the planet and nobody can tell me otherwise. It’s totally free, only costs money for certain upgrades, but everything you need is FREE. I highly recommend to use Canva for your digital products, whether it’s an eBook, Planner, anything!

You’ll just go to the website, make an account, search eBook and the template will pop up to begin creating it. Easy!

Step 3. Pick a platform to sell the product.

There’s quite a few options here for you, I can vouch for SendOwl and Payhip! I have used both, and they are super user-friendly and easy to understand / set up. The only difference is that SendOwl starts at $9 a month for basic features, you do get a free trial. Payhip is completely free, which I love and find convenient, who doesn’t like free? If you are new to making digital products, I’d go with Payhip! 

I have seen people sell digital products as well on Shopify, Gumroad, and Etsy. It’s all up to preference!



*Note: If you are creating a course, I would recommend using Teachable, they offer free options and affordable plans. Super easy to use! I used Teachable to create my Social Media Boss Challenge*

Here’s the overview on the process to sell a product on Payhip..

You’ll create a free account with them using this link.

Once you’re logged in at your Dashboard, you will click on Products at the top left corner, then click Add New Product.

Select the product type, you can sell physical products and subscriptions on Payhip too which is great. Most likely, you’ll select Digital Product.

You will be prompted to enter in your details for the product, upload the file, and pick a price. For pricing, digital products truly vary.. some courses and eBooks go for as much as $100 or more. I like to keep my content affordable and price it depending on the quality and quantity. Do some market research and look at the prices of the digital products for some of your favorite bloggers!

Woohoo and you have done it! Your digital product is up for sale, you will be shown the link to guide people to your product after it’s published on Payhip.

Make sure you also go to your Account > Settings to set up a payment method! Payhip can send you payment via Paypal which is very convenient. Everything about them is super easy, and if you wish to later on create an Affiliate program for your product, you can also do that on Payhip!

If you want to look at a few examples of digital products, check out mine here!

You’re ready to go and start creating your own products now, I hope this helped you out on how to get started. If any questions, drop me an email @ chelseahodges.business@gmail.com – I try to reply back to everyone within 24 hours!

Q: Have you purchased a digital product before? Or thought about selling one? Let me know in the comments!

 

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2 Comments

  1. October 19, 2019 / 11:23 am

    It is neat that there are platforms to help creative designers to sell their products online. That way, the middleman is handled when it comes to payment and arrangement. Thanks for sharing this platform!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • The Daily Chelsea
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      October 20, 2019 / 8:23 am

      Definitely!!! Glad you found it helpful 😊

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