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13+ Profitable Digital Products to Make and Sell

Mark Apletree

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Are you looking to find the best digital products for this year’s sales? I will share some great ideas for profitable digital products that you can sell with or without a site in this post.

It’s a great way of making passive income for your business or side hustle by selling digital products. It’s one way you can make thousands every year online.

You can easily make money while you sleep, whether it’s through your eBook sales or the printables/spreadsheets you sell at your shop.

How to Sell Profitable Digital Products

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to market digital products. First, be aware that you don’t need a website to sell digital products.

Some apps and websites allow you to market and sell digital products. While having a blog or website is a great way to increase traffic to your products, it is not mandatory.

You don’t need a website to do this. You can create and sell products digitally by using the following apps and websites:

Digital Product Tools

Upload your products to an online platform that allows digital products. If someone makes a purchase, they can download your product. And you will then get paid!

Simple enough, right!

Selling digital products is an amazing way to generate sales. Digital products can be delivered instantly, and you can make sales from anywhere.

Additionally, you won’t have to worry regarding production, inventory, and shipments.

Let’s discuss which products you can offer.

13+ Ideas for Digital Products

EBooks

EBooks are digital copies of books that can be downloaded or viewed electronically. This digital product is excellent for teaching how to do things.

Guided Meditation Audio

Guided meditation is a growing trend. You can install apps to help you become more mindful.

This is what you want, so why not make your guided mediation audio?

You can easily record audio from your phone, and it will work! You can create this product to make online money.

Goal Sheets

Everyone knows that January is when we are motivated to achieve new goals.

This wave of goal planning is now possible by creating digital and printable goal sheets.

These are a massive hit for the New Year. You can easily make them in Canva, and even Google slides.

Digital Planner Templates and Stickers

With apps like Goodnotes, digital planners are growing in popularity. This has created a new market for digital planner templates and stickers.

The creative market has a variety of stickers and templates that you can purchase a license to use commercially. This type of license lets you resell the artwork.

Printable Planner Sheets

There will always be a demand for planner sheets. You can also create and sell them digitally.

This planner sheet’s greatest asset is its ability to be reused since it does not have any dates or year references. It means your customers can reuse the item and that you can sell it forever!

Spreadsheets

Excel skills are a plus. You might be a master of Excel, and Excel spreadsheets can be a great digital product to create or sell.

If you have an engineering background, you can live in spreadsheets. You can use your engineering expertise to create budget spreadsheets for sale.

Spreadsheets can go for more than printables due to their complexity and technical requirements.

The best thing about this product is that it can be used repeatedly. Customers will see the value in this purchase. You can create spreadsheets for project management trackers and budget templates.

Printable Templates

Some people like to print and plug-and-print templates that they can use. Here’s where printable templates can come in handy.

Printable templates are a great option:

• Budgets

• Labels

• Certificates

• Invitations

• Recipe cards

• Stickers

There are many options! These items can all be printed and modified digitally if necessary.

Budget planning templates are great to sell all year, but especially in the New Year.

Checklists

You may be amazed to learn that you can also sell checklists digitally. There are checklists for everything from moving to packing and grocery shopping to weddings and baby registries.

Why not curate and sell one? They are a great buy because it’s already curated.

Social Media Templates

It cannot be easy to keep up with social media trends, graphics, and other information. Trust me! This is why it’s possible to make a very lucrative business selling social media templates.

This includes things like Instagram photo filters, and graphic templates for Instagram. Canva lets you create templates that your customers can edit.

Numerous photographers sell Lightroom presets. You can use these presets to edit your photos and give them a consistent hue on your timeline.

Although you may require more knowledge and expertise to make this product, it is still a great idea.

Social Media Content Calendars

Another excellent product for social media is the social media content planner. Social media content creation can be daunting. Is it a tool that helps content creators and social media experts?

You will need to have a basic understanding of social media and strategies to create this product.

Workflows/Project Management Boards

It’s all about systems, processes, and how they work. Imagine your excitement when it becomes apparent that you can sell workflows online.

A workflow (or flow) is a way to organize work. Sites such as Trello make it easy to manage your project’s workflow using its unique project management boards.

This tool is excellent because it allows you to create templates that can be sold to others. Trello allows you to create boards and give customers a link to copy them to their accounts.

Courses

Courses are often the most expensive and require the most resources but offer the best return. Online courses are becoming more common, and many people opt for self-paced online education.

It’s possible to take a course on anything. Courses include videos, printables, or templates.

I have seen courses go for as little as $37 and as much as $2,500. Your students’ value will determine the price.

I will teach moms how to create and sell their first digital products. You will learn to go from the initial ideation stage (where you are now) through marketing, promotion, and your first sale.

Printable Wall Art

Printable wall art with cute messages is a favorite of many. You’d be amazed at how simple it is to create and sell these items on your own.

Many moms now sell T-shirts and wall art using Creative Market and Canva.

Do you have a funny saying? You can make it a printable wall art. You sell an image (jpg) or png file as an instant download. This is so easy!

Meal Plans

Planning meals can seem like a daunting task. You can eliminate every mom’s headache with pre-made meal planning that includes a grocery shopping list.

You can offer different options to suit different diets! If you wish to keep it simple, you can create these in Canva (or in Google Docs).

Conclusion to 13+ Profitable Digital Products to Make and Sell

Making money online from home can help you earn some extra side income, but it can also let you quit your 9 to 5 jobs and pursue entrepreneurship full-time.

Going through these business ideas and deciding to start one increases your financial stability and independence and gets you closer to flexibility in your work/life balance.

It is possible to make a livelihood online if you put in the effort and stick with it. Free and fast money is out there for the taking. So, which online businesses are you trying first?

Did you find this article useful? Feel free to share your thoughts. We would be happy to hear from you!

Stay tuned for more Work from Home Business ideas.

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Mark

CEO and Founder of The Retired Affiliates

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4 thoughts on “13+ Profitable Digital Products to Make and Sell”

  1. Hello Mark. I love the site. I also love and interacting with other people in the same niche. I myself are into affiliate marketing have been for about 2 years. I see that your into digital products. That is a great niche. Would love to connect and chat if you ever have the time.  

  2. I got started in drop shipping. But quickly dropped out due to the hassle with shipping stuff. I would love to turn exclusively to digital products. And You have given me here some great ideas of products I could put together and sell online. Thank you. I will start by creating spreadsheets that my niche would appreciate.

    1. Hi Paolo,

      Yes unfortunately shipping and shipping times can be a real killer in the drop shipping space, and with the current pandemic things will only get harder.
      Thanks for dropping by.

      Mark

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