I love selling digital products because they bring in passive income, they are low maintenance and you only have to create them once and sell them over and over again. Unlike selling physical products where you have to fulfil the order each time a customer purchases.
Digital products are downloaded automatically by the customer immediately after purchase. So each time you receive an order, you don’t have to do anything.
If this is your first time on this blog, I’d like to welcome you specially. Here, I write articles relating to entrepreneurship and personal finance. Today I’ll be letting you into the secrets of selling digital products.
I have compiled 11 digital product ideas for you that are guaranteed to sell and that can make at least a thousand dollars per week.
1.) Templates ( Google Docs/Sheets)
Pretty much everybody has a Google account and it is super easy to create templates in the form of documents and spreadsheets that you can share with other people that need them as tools. Templates save people a lot of time and that is why they are so profitable.
So for example, let’s say you are a writer who’s really good at what you do, there are a lot of people who are terrible at writing and might need your assistance. You can create templates in Google docs that people can purchase from you and use as a guide when they write.
Everyone has different skill sets, so it is important that you create templates based on what you are good at. Incase you are questioning what you can create, here’s a few ideas for you:
think of Instagram captions – if you are really good with social media and you are good with writing captions for your posts, if you are really good with email Marketing, resume and cover letters templates, calendar checklists and trackers and invoices.
2.) Digital Journal Bundles
Specifically for manifestation, healing and law of attraction, I noticed that not only are they super popular, but shop owners are charging more for them and people are buying them.
These are very easy to make using Canva. Just start a new project and create multiple pages you can design your own journal on and save it as a pdf that customers can purchase and download. I sell printable cards for manifestation and law of attraction and they are currently the most popular items in my shop. So I know firsthand that people want products like these.
This is a very helpful digital product that people can use to complete specific tasks and achieve specific goals. Once again think of what you are skilled at and what problems you’ve been able to solve for yourself. I’ve seen workbooks for self-love and confidence, fitness and nutrition, workbooks for small business owners that help them with their branding and social media.
You can include sections for checklists, trackers, goal-setting and offer them prompts throughout your workbook.
I created this workbook a year ago and I still sell multiple copies every single month because it helps new shop owners sell printables online. See How to Earn Money Online Daily by Typing
4.) Digital Art Bundles
You can create your own artwork and sell it digitally so that the customers can download and print it from their home or at a local printing store. If you want to sell a digital artwork, I highly recommend bundling three to six pieces together so that it increases the price per order. This is also a really fun digital product business that you can get super creative with.
You can create unique artwork on platforms like procreate, Adobe illustrator or photoshop or you can literally sell quotes in beautiful fonts and offer them in a bundle.
5.) Video contents
Video contents like tutorials to walk people through specific tasks. This is where you want to hone in on your passions and your skills that you can monetize – get paid to teach something that you are good at.
The great thing about offering tutorials and mini courses is that people tend to pay more for them because they yield a better result than offer let’s say a document with instructions. Everyone is skilled at something they can teach, here’s a few example for you that you can think about:
- Makeup tutorial
- Recipe videos
- Social media tutorial
- Productivity tips, I can go on and on.
6.) Commercial License Graphics
If you are an artist, you can digitally create your own unique graphics and clip art that you offer to other designers in a set for their use. If you have sketches and paintings that you want to scan and digitalize, there are many free tutorials on YouTube that show you how to do this.
You can offer them for personal use, commercial use or even an extended commercial license for a higher price.
7.) Instructional ebooks and guides
As opposed to a short story ebook, this would be a guide that helps someone solve a specific problem. I actually recently just purchased an ebook that helps with Instagram tactics and I spent fifty dollars.
I’ve also purchased fitness and nutrition ebooks in the past that were up to a hundred dollars each. You can imagine that if you sold ebooks at this price point you don’t need to sell that many to reach a thousand dollars per week in revenue and you don’t have to own a website to get started.
8.) Frame Mock-up Bundles
If you love photography whether you are a beginner or an expert, this is a great way to monetize that passion. You can take professional photos of frames that other people can use as mockups.
I purchase these all the time in packages so that I could use then to display my digital artwork in my shop. You can also offer these for a personal commercial or extended commercial license at a higher price point.
9.) Business Marketing Templates
You can create templates for business owners like invoices, contracts, lead magnets, emails, social media posts, content plans and so much more. These can easily be created in canva. You can charge a premium for these, especially if you are bundling them together in a branded package because this saves business owners a lot of time. Check out 9 Side Hustles to Start Before the Year runs out
10.) Printable Party Decor
This is another super fun product that you can offer to shoppers that are planning an event like a baby shower, bridal shower, birthday, a retirement party or whatever. You can offer editable pdf templates using Adobe, acrobat reader or even canva if you want, so they can customise it to suit their party and their guest of honor.
Think of items like signs, banners, tags, backdrops, cake toppers and if you want to take it a step further, you can offer printable games and props that match the colour or theme of the decor. This way, the customer will be tempted to add those to their carts as well.
11.) Product Mockups
This would serve business owners that sell physical products and need beautiful mockups to showcase their designs. So once again, if you love photography whether you’re just getting started or you are at the expert level.
You can take beautiful pictures of t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, bags and sell them as sets for the business owner to use in their shop. I recommend you sell them in sets to increase the price.
If you have any questions on how to create any of these digital products, let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading.