Where to Sell Digital Products Online

Digital products are available almost everywhere you look. Where to sell your digital product is partly determined by the precise type of digital product you’ve got for sale – apps tend to sell better in the relevant app stores or places like Amazon – but a lot of products can be sold almost anywhere that can take money.

eBooks

These can be sold in places like Amazon – either as an electronic Kindle book or a print on demand physical book via their CreateSpace division. The slightly weird thing about this is that the printed version is digital until a buyer decides to buy it. Then a single copy is produced to order.

There are other platforms for eBooks including distributors like Smashwords.

Or you could sell a PDF version of an eBook on your own site using PayPal or a vendor like ClickBank or E-junkie.

The advantage of selling on your own site is that you get the name and email address of the purchaser and can market other digital products to them over time.

Software

If you create software or have it created for you, you can sell it on your own site or in marketplaces such as ClickBank in the same way as eBooks.

There are also specialist marketplaces such as Code Canyon who will include your product in their listings so long as you fit into one of their categories. There are also other established software vendors such as Digital River who will offer your product out to their affiliates.

Video courses

These are probably my favourite digital product to create.

They’re easy to make once you’ve learned the (very few) technicalities of a screen capture program.

And they’re well received by your audience.

As well as selling them from your own site – you’ve probably spotted a recurring theme on that suggestion – there are various other outlets you can explore.

If your digital video can be authored to meet their requirements then you can send a DVD master to CreateSpace and they will place it on Amazon’s Instant Video platform.

Another option that I’ve used to deliver video content is Udemy.

They host your videos and handle all the subscription and payment details. You then get a royalty in much the same way as you do for Kindle products. Your digital video course will be featured in their marketplace and can also be offered via their affiliates.

If you do choose to market your digital product on Udemy, you can use their site to create discount coupons to encourage an early uptake of subscribers. The number of subscribers will then get shown alongside your main listing which increases the social proof.

Audio products

These can be listed in podcast sites as well as being sold on your own site.

Unfortunately Apple’s iTunes store doesn’t currently allow you to directly charge for podcasts but they aren’t the only place to sell podcasts and you can do a workaround on the Apple store by following the same route as bands use to publish their tracks.