With more people creating their own businesses, selling digital products has become extremely popular. For that reason, there are more options than ever when it comes to choosing how to sell your digital creations.
If you sell digital products or plan on selling digital products, at some point, you’ll have to decide how you’ll go about selling your product(s). In this post, I’m sharing 5 options for selling your digital products.
SendOwl allows you to sell your digital products with ease, which is why I recommend it for bloggers. SendOwl provides helpful features such as a built-in affiliate program, mailing list integration, advanced analytics, pdf protection, and more. Also, unlike most e-commerce platforms that charge you per sale, SendOwl charges you a monthly fee based on the plan you select.
2. Easy Digital Downloads
Easy Digital Downloads is a great option for selling digital downloads directly on your WordPress blog. Easy Digital Downloads is free to use; however, there are premium extensions available to help you further enhance the functionality of your shop. This plugin comes highly recommended by bloggers who are selling their digital products directly from their blog. Also, my husband uses Easy Digital Downloads for his online shop and says that he likes it because it’s so easy to use.
I use WooCommerce to sell my WordPress themes. WooCommerce is a powerful plugin that’s geared towards selling physical products, so admittedly, it does provide me with more features than I need. However, I still prefer WooCommerce for selling my digital products because it’s free, attractive, easy to use, and has a wide selection of free and paid extensions. Also, I love that I’m able to use the Stripe payment gateway without paying the $50 yearly licensing fee that’s required when using Easy Digital Downloads.
Gumroad is another e-commerce platform that’s perfect for bloggers. That’s because it was built with creatives in mind. Gumroad is easy to setup, offers in-depth analytics, and has built-in abuse prevention, which is always nice when selling digital products. Unlike SendOwl, which charges monthly, Gumroad starts at $10 a month and charges 3.5% + 30 cents per sale.
Etsy can be a great place to sell your digital products. I actually got my start selling digital products on Etsy. While Etsy has always been user-friendly, in recent years, they’ve made it even easier to sell digital products. They also have a widget that allows you to display your products on your blog.
If you decide to sell on Etsy, the one piece of advice I would give to you is to not rely on Etsy for your sales. Yes, Etsy gets a lot of traffic; however, they are also quite saturated, and your shop can easily get lost in the shuffle. Always remember to promote your shop outside of Etsy.
Do you use any of these options to sell your digital products?
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