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Selling digital products has been one of the most lucrative ways bloggers make money and you can be on your way to a 6 figure yearly income too if you do it right! Read on for ideas on types of digital products you can start selling!
Once you create your blog and published it, the next thing on your mind will be how to monetize your blog. The thing about making money from your blog through some of these ways require lots of traffic to make something substantial.
With your own digital product, you can start making money faster if you create a digital product that solves problems or makes life easier for your target audience.
The biggest advantage of selling your own product is that it’s not based on commission like affiliate marketing. Also, your price is whatever you say it is. All you’ll ever have to worry about is paying sales tax depending on the laws of where you live.
Types of digital products
There are so many digital products examples to create and start selling, but I will be listing the top 5 products that work in any niche.
Think about how many people have something they really want to learn how to do. Then think about how you can help them by creating a course that teaches them what they need to know.
You do not need any special type of certification to make an e-course – just simple and good grammar.
Think about the courses you have taken from other bloggers, they are generating lots of money with what they know. Don’t let your knowledge on something that could benefit others to die with you.
A good example of an e-course gone right is by Ell Duclos, she has an amazing Pinterest course that she made over $6,500 just this first quarter alone.
That could be you and you don’t even have to sell blogging related e-courses. People want to know so many things; confidence building, dieting, parenting, relationship building, saving money and more.
Printables are pieces of memo, artwork, drawings, graphic design or pictures that you can download online and print yourself. Some people offer free or paid printables.
Personally, I have seen a lot of success giving printables as freebies attract new email subscribers on my list and they work like a charm!
Printables have been a very popular digital product among lifestyle bloggers. Everybody in every niche can sell a printable.
Some examples of printables to offer your audience can include; planners, adult coloring pages, checklists, homeschool activities and worksheets, content calendars and so on. The list is endless!
Sarah Titus is one of the bloggers who makes a lot of money selling different kinds of printables and she also offers courses on how exactly she does it.
Printables are very easy to make as well. I personally love using Canva (the pro version) because it has templates you can easily customize and make your own.
3. Stock Images
Stock photos are royalty-free images, which means that you can use them anywhere without having to credit anybody. It can be used and reused for personal and commercial design purposes.
Photography is one of the many skills you pick up as blogger. If you have an eye for details and capturing lovely images this can work for you!
The Ivory Mix is one of the most successful bloggers doing this. She has a membership program for people to subscribe to and get access to her stock photo library.
Bloggers and business owners need stock photos. Tons of pin images are made daily by millions of bloggers so think of how your images can be of use.
You can also sell your stock photos to websites like Shutterstock and 123rf.
Social media has changed a lot in terms of how people use it. Photo editing apps and software are so popular these days because everyone wants beautiful photos to post on social media.
A preset is a configuration of settings, designed to achieve a certain look or style of your photo. With just one click on a preset, your photo can be altered to have a film look or to achieve the tones you desired.
So many fashion and lifestyle bloggers have been selling lightroom presets with success. I have even bought a few.
Social media users want pictures that stand out and draw a lot of attention. There are lots of influencers who prioritize how their images look as part of looking professional.
If you are tech-savvy around image editing software like Lightroom and PhotoShop – I’d give this a go.
5. Pinterest Templates
This works if you have an audience that features bloggers or have businesses to promote on Pinterest.
There are many factors that influence your success with Pinterest marketing and certainly, your pin image design is one of them.
Pinterest wants loads of fresh content these days and that means bloggers have to create new pins weekly and some every day.
Creativity has its moments and one can easily get burned out, that is where pin templates come in.
Pin templates are sample image documents that already have some details in place and usable by editing them to create original designs from them each time.
Carly from Mommy on Purpose just lunched some templates and people who have used them commented on how convenient they are to being able to make new pins.
There are different types of digital products to sell, many more than I’ve mentioned. This list, however, comprises the most popular digital products that bloggers are making a lot of money from.
All you need to do is find something that your target audience can benefit from, create and go! Turn your expertise into income.
If you have found success selling other digital products that have not been mentioned in this post, please list them below to educate us all.