People will pay for your expertise, experience, and education. A great way to monetize this is through digital products. Today, I’m sharing four profitable digital products to create and sell! The best part? Each digital product can be created in a single weekend!
WATCH THE VIDEO: How to make money with digital products (plus ideas!)
(podcast version available below)
Digital products that you can make in one weekend!
1. How to create and sell E-Books online
E-Books were the first digital product I created and even today, 5 years later, it still serves as a source of passive income for me.
When creating an e-book you first want to start with an outline of what you want the book to be about. Know what problem this book will solve and who is the ideal audience for this book.
Once you have those questions answered and have an outline for the book then it’s time to do a brain dump. Write every single thing that you want in the book. Don’t worry about spelling, photos, formatting, or grammar yet. Just get the words out.
Once your book is complete then you want to arrange the content according to the outline of your book. You can spell-check and format your book or you can pay someone to do this on websites like Fiverr where you can hire professionals as low as $5/ per project or via Upwork.
If you just want to write the book and want someone else to do all the other tasks such as editing, book covers, and distribution, you can hire a publishing company.
You can also use those sites to hire someone to create your book cover or you can create one yourself (and for free!) using Canva. The great thing about Canva is they have book cover templates that are already created for you. You simply just have to customize them!
NOTE: When using pre-made templates from Canva, I HIGHLY recommend customizing them and changing the colors, photos, and fonts. These covers are available to anyone meaning your cover can look like 56,038 other book covers. Therefore, make sure you are customizing your book cover if you choose to make it yourself.
Once you have the book and cover done, save it as a pdf and sell it on Amazon (Kindle KDP).
The great thing about selling it on Amazon is that your audience can download the digital version and read via their tablet or phone. Amazon also gives the option to create a physical version for your book so you can sell to people regardless of their book format preference.
Another benefit of selling on Amazon is it makes it readily available since people just have to type in your name or the book name on Amazon or Google.
The con, of course, is that Amazon does charge you a percentage of each sale.
2. How to create and sell printable planners online
If you’re design-savvy then printables and printable planner inserts are a great digital product you can make money with!
Type of printables you can create and sell
- Monthly Calendars
- Home school planners
- Student planners
- Wall art quotes
- Greeting cards
- Coloring pages
- Self-care planner
- Word search and puzzle inserts
- Weekly Planners
- Daily Sheets
- Wedding Planner
- Blog Content Planner
- Budget Planners
- Meal Planners
- Teacher planners
- Fitness Trackers
This is just a select few of printables you can create and sell!
Once you have created your printables, you can sell them on websites like Etsy!
3. How to create and sell templates online
I love templates and purchase them often because they allow me to save time creating documents!
With templates, I can simply plug and play eliminating all the guesswork needed!
A list of templates you can create and sell
- Sales scripts
- Teaching templates
- Microsoft Excel templates
- Holiday Cards
- Announcement Cards
- Bookkeeping template
- Marketing Material
A great example of templates is my Influencer with Income toolkit. I have a media kit template that influencers can use as well as email templates so influencers can pitch to brands via email for paid sponsorships.
If you have scripts or templates that you use for something, you can sell those just like I do with my influencer with income toolkit!
Once you have created your templates, you can sell them on websites like Etsy!
4. How to create and sell a mini-series
You don’t have to spend 89,893 hours creating a course! You can create a mini-series sharing how to do something.
Here are a few examples of mini-series you can create:
– A mini-workout series sharing exercises to do on leg day
– A mini-series sharing how to take better photos of your phone
– A mini-series sharing how to use certain software, tool or equipment
The list is literally endless when it comes to mini-courses and mini-series! The great thing about these digital products is that it doesn’t take long to create since it’s a smaller course. Additionally, you can even make it an audio series!
There are a few ways you can create mini-series depending on how you want to deliver it.
Teachable is one of the top platforms to sell and create courses. You can create web pages, add your content videos, allow your audience to register automatically in your course, and take payments all through the Teachable platform. You can even set-up payment plans!
Teachable is great if you want more a more robust but beginner-friendly way to sell and serve your course to your audience.
Here are 4 different and profitable digital products to create and sell!
Want to know some of my other favorite ways to make money online? Check out this post all about 30 easy ways you can make money on the side from home!
Did I give you any ideas on profitable digital products to create and sell online? If so, I would love to know below!
If you’re ready to monetize your expertise then I highly recommend downloading my profitable passion bundle! It’s absolutely free and includes a planner, worksheets, printables, and my 5-step process to turn your idea into income! This is a great resource to reference to create and sell digital products.