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How to Make Money Selling Digital Products Online — 12 Comments

  1. Hello John, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I am glad I stumbled upon your article because I plan to start a new website where I plan to promote digital products and of course, earn money by doing it. Do you think this will be worth doing in the coming years or this trend of promoting digital products is getting lower?

    • Thanks very much for sharing your online plans for the new year Danijel. I don’t think the trend for digital products is going to give way any time soon, as you know, people want things as quickly as possible and even sooner than that. So for the time being, I don’t know of anything that can be delivered quicker than digital products.

      So best wishes for your future project!


  2. Wow! Thank you for the article Mr. John,

    However, I still think whether making money selling digital products online can be so easy compared to making money by selling offline. Why do I think so? In my opinion because of “the display” , if the goods are placed online, we cannot hold and see directly the goods at all. But through offline, we can go to the store and hold and see the item directly. Plus, I have been hit by a scam when shopping online, where I have paid but the item hasn’t arrived.

    What is your opinion?

    • Thanks very much for sharing your views and bad experience with your online purchase. I do agree with you to some point Ronnytan. Although it may be more satisfying to hold the product you wish to buy in your hand, and perhaps test it, but how would you hold an online course in your hand, and where will you find an online Internet course shop? Plus, you might like to buy an article but there may not be a shop selling it within 500 miles of where you are staying.

      The best way for not being scammed when buying online is to buy only directly from reputable online shops.

      I wish you the very best for the coming year.


  3. Interesting concept to sell things that are digital on the internet

    So I could actually write my own E Book and sell it online without having to print it and ship it?

    What is the best thing about Wealthy Affiliate, since you recommend it?

    Is Wealthy Affiliate an expensive program to get involved with?

    • Thanks so much for your questions Phil. Yes, you can write your own eBooks, have them printed, sold, packed and shipped as easily as 1, 2, 3. There are a few reputable companies that can do that for you, and one that comes to mind is Amazon.

      So, all you have to do is to write your book and have the book cover designed by a graphic designer on Fiverr for example. I know of an excellent guy on Fiverr who has designed all my wife’s book cover, if you need his details just give me a shout.

      You will also need to market your books. For that there is no better place than at Wealthy Affiliate, and it is free to join and get started.

      I wish you the very best for the coming year.


  4. It’s only been a couple of months, but I started creating and selling digital products via Etsy shop. I’ve started making a few sales but it’s not as easy as one may think. You have to keep adding new products often and heavily market each one, and schedule promotions and campaigns in advance. You definitely have to stay on top of it and do all you can to make your product better than the competitions, offering more for slightly less.

    • Thanks very much for sharing your experience as a digital products marketer AnetteChristina. It is good to hear it from the “horse’s mouth”. Yes, I would imagine that the competition is very fierce, as usual in all money making opportunities, everyone wants his share of the cake, right?

      I wish you the very best for your online projects during the coming year and beyond.


  5. I speak from the affiliate marketer’s perspective and between physical and digital, I actually prefer promoting digital products. The commission rate is higher, it provides immediate access to users and some even come with recurring incentives especially when you’re promoting membership sites. Once I am able to generate a more stable income from affiliate commissions, I am very interested to create my own digital product like a short online course or something. 

    • I do agree with you Cathy. People these days want to have the product or service they pay for right now and as you say the commissions are much higher for the affiliate marketer. 

      Thanks for sharing your views and I wish you the very best for your project of creating your own digital product.

      Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and successful New Year!


  6. I sell video products on gunread and have received a direct deposit into my bank from them. It’s a really fun business. Great article!

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