Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

What Types of Digital Products Can I Sell?

Are you one of those who would like to start selling digital products online but am not too sure on where to start? Hope this post can get your brain juices flowing.

1) eBooks & PDF Files

- If you are a gifted writer, start by self publishing a book to be sold online. Otherwise, do explore the world of public domain and repackage the product to sell.

2) Templates

- This could be business related such as legal contracts/powerpoint presentation templates or Sewing Paterns if you are a designer or Web Templates.

3) Photos or Videos

- Why not sell your holiday shots or videos for extra cash? There is a market for freelance photographers to sells their hard work to be as stock videos or photos.

4) Tutorials

- You must be an expert in certain topic and why not start sharing your skills by recording a video tutorial. You can sell them as courses and also establish yourself as an expert in the topic. With the boom in MOOCs, people are more tuned into on demand online learning.

5) Audio Files

- This can be a perfect option to expand your existing product into such as an Audio Book. Other examples includes recorded speeches, poetry recitals and if you are into producing, your own music loops.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless. My only advise is to start with one type of product first as some variations or formats sell better than the others.

Have fun and do share the types of products you have created or if there are any other suggestions of digital products that can be sold!

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Why Sell Digital Products?

Here are the instant thoughts that came into my head on the advantages of selling digital products.

1. Low Barriers of Entry

Almost anyone with a computer and access to the internet is able to start a business. This translates to it being low risk as you have low upfront investment costs and are able to scale it up fairly quickly. Being on the internet also means that you can reach out to a flood of global customers. A no brainer really.

2. Evergreen & Never Run Out Of Stock!

You are not dealing with perishable goods, so once you created a product, you can easily reproduce it to sell to literally unlimited amount of customers. 3. Low Inventory Costs

It is almost in fact dwarfed in comparison to what you will pay to have a warehouse and all the associated logistic costs such as moving the stock and handling returns. Usually your costs will be the commission or fee you pay to your payment processor or marketplace used.

4. Harness The Power Of Automation

The extra beauty is also the ability to automate the delivery once a purchase have been made and instant delivery which the customer craves for. This will literally make you earn while you sleep!

5. You Have Greater Control

You are able to experiment with pricing, decide on the way to market it rather than relying on distributors or third parties. In comparison to brick and mortar stores, you will have to have layers and layers of agreements and possibly provide credit.

Well, that's a quick brain dump from my end this week! Till next week, happy experimenting online.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Top 3 Free or Low Cost Marketplaces To Sell Digital Goods For Starters

Happy New Year! Here is a quick post of my top 3 automated places to sell digital goods such as PDFs, images, stock images, templates or anything that can be digitally sent.

The sites I have listed below are basic sites that I have had generated successful sales during my trial with nearly zero marketing from my end and leveraging on their existing customer base and traffic. Hence, they are brilliant for anyone attempting to give it a go or trying to make a first sale online. The services originally do not charge an upfront fee but takes a fee or commission once a successful sale is made. This is still the case for the first in my list whereby one charges a minimal $0.95 activation fee with the last one charging a monthly subscription.

1. JVZoo.com (Free)

I stumbled upon this service looking for a free Clickbank alternative and was impressed by the rich feature of the solution. This integrates with PayPal very well if you use it as your main payment processor and have a host of affiliates that can help promote your product better.



However, this site does not provide you with a hosted sales page. This is not the end of the world as there are many places such as blogs or free web hosts that you can use to host your sales page.

2. Tradebit.com ($0.95 Activation Fee)

I would describe this platform as the ebay of digital goods and the site that I have been messing about with the longest. It has changed throughout the years and integrates with paypal very well. There is an upfront one off $0.95 activation fee when signing up and this only applies for each account you create. You can host up to 10GB worth of digital products or integrate it with your own hosting.



Unfortunately, the interface looks dated and most importantly your share of a successful sale are not paid to you instantly and roughly takes two to three weeks. As they hold the payment, they do issue refunds at their discretion.

3. Sellfy.com (Free Trial or $15/month)

I was fortunate to sign up for a legacy free plan which they no longer offer but they do have a free trial at the moment.



This service integrates very swiftly with all your social media sites like twitter or facebook. It also has a very cool reporting feature on views on your product using a world map.

The downside is that the site does not have a bulk upload or bulk update feature yet but I am hopeful.

Hope the above provides a few additional options to kick start selling digital products online.

I am constantly testing out different marketplace and will link then to this post moving forward.

I look forward to hearing from your experiences on the above platform and do let me know how you get on and if you are a similar service provider, I am more than happy to review your service if you provide me with a complimentary account. Thanks!

Till next time, cheers!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year! I have now officially moved my blog from a self hosted wordpress blog to blogger. Reason for doing this is because of the multiple hacks the site has suffered along with my other sites. I figured it would be better to separate my blog from the other pages. Also, it turns out that moving from a self hosted wordpress blog can be quite easy. I followed the instructions on this page. No major issues. So, with the spare time I have on the weekends and the evenings, I will start improving the template. Hopefully, there would be no further plugins and version updates to manage manually.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Amsterdam Marathon

Completed my second half marathon in Amsterdam. The weather was ideal and I finished at the same time with Song Yia. It is my personal best! Hope to do more runs in the future!

2nd Half Marathon