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10 Profitable Digital Products To Sell (How To Start)

11/25/2022 11:33:21 +0000
When it comes to modern innovations, one of the most noticeable changes we can recognize is how there are now so many digital products which are sold compared to physical ones.
 
In the past making purchases like this would seem nonsensical, but as our lives become more and more digital, so does where we spend our money.
 
But there is not just the chance to spend money on digital purchases, but also the chance to sell digital. And compared to selling physical products, selling digital products is often a lot less risky and a lot less effort.
 
Because of this, lots of people see it as a great way to get some passive income. While this is a great idea, it is worth going in realizing that plenty of people have come to this conclusion, and this means that there is plenty of competition.
 
Before getting into specific examples of digital products to make some money off of, it is worth keeping in mind that the best way to make money off anything is to supply something which is wanted.
 
While you can very easily put a low quality product on a digital marketplace, there is a high possibility that you will make very little income from this and it will go ignored.
 
So, try to provide something which you know there is a demand for, whatever the medium this is in.
 
So, if you are looking to make some money from digital products, but you have no idea where you should begin, this list will give you some great ideas to build from, so keep reading!
The 10 Best Digital Products To Sell
Ebooks (And Audiobooks)
This is perhaps one of the more obvious examples when it comes to digital products to sell since it was one of the first examples of a widespread digital product people were willing to spend money on.
 
This is also something which is not too hard to put on the market, writing is difficult, but it is something which comes to some people naturally and is very easy to do in your spare time.
 
As you may know if you have ever shopped for ebooks, you know that there are lots of low quality products on the marketplace, so we recommend creating something in a niche which you have personal interest or expertise in.
 
By doing this you should have less competition.
 
There are some websites which will also let you record for audiobooks, and these do not require as much effort as writing, however, they are often quite competitive, and you will need some recording equipment before doing this.
Online Courses
Something which is quite similar to ebooks, but just in a different form is online courses. There are plenty of online platforms which promote online courses, and they are often much easier to make compared to a book.
 
The only barrier to entry is having to have expertise in a certain subject enough to be able to teach on it. But if you have this, then you are set.
 
The best way to get started with this is to look to other online courses to get inspiration for how you want to format your course, and talk with friends or colleagues about the best way to format information for an online course.
 
There are plenty of options for subjects to cover, and people are always willing to learn, so do not feel limited by anything.
Digital Art
If you are an artist or graphic designer, there is plenty of demand for these skills, and finding work online is not too hard.
 
The main drawback of this is that it is not very passive unless you want to do something like sell pre-existing products, however the way to make the best money is to take commissions and work on specific projects and requests.
 
If you have a good clean art style, you should be able to find plenty of work selling commissions digitally.
Subscriptions
This is a more obscure choice, but people are always looking for a good premium service to subscribe to. These can come in plenty of different forms, but they tend to work best if you have an audience already.
 
If you do not, you will need to create a service which people will be willing to pay for regularly. This can be tough, but if you think you have a skill which can be monetized through a subscription, then this can be very profitable.
Video Content
We see people profiting from digital videos all the time on sites like YouTube, and this can be very profitable, especially if you are able to amass a following.
 
There are some simple paths to follow if you want to make profit on these platforms, the only issue is whatever is trending on the algorithm can change very quickly.
 
Because of this try to combine this with a passion so you are getting something out of this personally. Your audience will also be more likely to engage with something you are clearly passionate about.
Printables And Patterns
This is something which seems low effort, but you need to be lucky if you can make money from it.
 
These are usually focused on workbooks or sewing/knitting patterns. Again this will work best if you have prior experience, so if you do, this is a great way to make some extra income quite easily.
Templates
Digital templates are now getting more and more popular with how many different ways they can be used, and while you may need to get lucky for one to catch on, if a template gets popular, you can make some good money.
 
There is also a lower barrier to entry to start making these, so just try different ideas out and have fun with it!
Photography
This will of course require some pretty good photography skills and equipment, but if you already have this, then this can be quite a good way to produce some secondary income.
 
Stock photography can sell quite well, so this is the best low effort area to go into, but you can also sell prints and other products on different sites if you think they will sell.
Music
This likely has one of the biggest barriers to entry since music production is something which is not commonly taught and is a skill in itself, but if you are willing to put effort in, this is a great avenue to go down.
 
Background music is getting more and more popular with more people aiming to be content creators, just ensure that your music gets copyrighted.
Fonts
This is a bit more low effort compared to digital art, but if you can make a popular font with a unique but clean enough look to work well, this is a great path to follow.
 
You will do best to look at other fonts you like to get inspiration, but of course not close enough to be copying. This may take some practice, but can become a profitable hobby.
Summary
There are plenty of ways to make money from digital products, but the best way to do so is to have prior interest so if you do not make money, you are not wasting your time.
About the Host
Sophie Howard is the founder of Aspiring Entrepreneurs, a community designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to build a business and a life that serves them. Sophie began online in 2013 with an Amazon firm, which she sold for more than $1 million in 2015.

Sophie has lectured on stages all around the world, encouraging and teaching other ambitious entrepreneurs. She has established instructional programs educating thousands of students how to sell online, in addition to releasing over 1000 products.

Sophie has also written a book titled "Aspiring Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Finding Your Best Path to Financial Freedom."
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