The Key Marketplaces to Sell Digital Products Online

Ryan Shannon

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Where to Sell Your Digital Products

Are you considering making digital products? Have you already made some? The next step would be finding a marketplace that works for you and your products.

Some of the best and most popular platforms people use to sell digital products include:

Udemy. Have something you want to share with the world? You can create an ecourse and sell it on Udemy.com. There are many other ecourse selling platforms available, but this tends to be one of the most popular options.

Skillshare. Skillshare is another great marketplace to sell digital courses. Unlike Udemy, which takes a certain percentage of your earnings depending on where buyers come from (i.e. directly from your marketing efforts or from their website), you earn money on Skillshare by gaining time spent on your eCourse and by selling premium memberships.

Flippa. Flippa allows users to buy and sell businesses — from blogs, to ecommerce shops and more. You can buy a website that’s already set up online, or create one and sell it for others to buy — while making a profit, of course.

Teespring. You can sell anything anywhere with Teespring. Some of the most popular items include apparel, home decor, socks, phone cases, accessories and mugs. Basically, you create the design while Teespring supplies the production and shipping. It’s easy!

Cafepress. Cafepress is very similar to Teespring. All you need to do is create the design, do a little marketing, and Cafepress worries about the rest. You can create clothing designs for men and women, houseware, accessories and more.

Amazon Kindle. Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing makes it easy for you to create books from start to finish — all you need to do is provide the content. You can even sell physical printed books from their platform; they have an on-demand printing system.

...and more! This list is far from comprehensive. Hopefully, it inspires you and gives you a better idea of where you can sell your digital goods.

Creating Your Own Shop

Since these third-party websites take cuts in your profit, I highly recommend using your own website to sell your digital products in addition to these strategies since it’s basically free. Just be sure to read the contract of each individual platform carefully.

If you’re planning on selling across multiple platforms, you may want to obviously avoid exclusive contracts so that you’re not limited to where you can sell (for example, if you enlist in the KDP Select program on Amazon, you cannot list your books on other platforms for the duration of the contract).

The disadvantage of creating a website or using your pre-existing one is that you’re responsible for bringing in the traffic, meanwhile, these third-party websites already have an established audience. And the audience isn’t just there to browse; they’re interested buyers. They know that these websites exist to sell — they’re not just there to browse your free SEO blog post you created, for example, which is a major plus.

Find the Right Platform For You

From Etsy to Shopify to eBay, there are a variety of places where you can list your digital products for sale. For more tips on digital products, read my book here.

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