Are you thinking of creating some digital products? Maybe create an e-book with all those amazing recipes or start selling your digital art? Then what is stopping you? Maybe you are not thinking of creating several products, or you don't have a budget to pay a monthly subscription.
Here are some websites where you can start selling your digital products without the risk of losing money by paying a monthly fee. However, it is important to note that while these websites are free and do not require any kind of subscription, they do charge a transaction fee for every product that you sell.
You may already know of this platform. Etsy is well-known as it is a favorite marketplace for small businesses, you can sell all types of products, from physical to digital.
The store is easy to set up, however you may want to do some keyword research for adding tags.
Price: FREE. They take 3.5% from each sale + 20c per listing (Charged every 4 months)
How you get paid: Direct deposit to your bank account (Etsy Payments)
2. Spring (Used to be Teespring):
Spring is another platform that lets you sell both physical and digital products. You can connect a custom domain to your Spring website and connect your Spring store with your social channels.
You can also run marketing campaigns with coupons.
Price: FREE. They take 20% from each sale + 40c per transaction.
How you get paid: PayPal or Payoneer.
Gumroad is an e-commerce platform where you can sell many digital products such as memberships, courses, ebooks, and software. You can also sell brushes, photos, and many other designs as digital downloads.
Something great from Gumroad is that you can set up an affiliate program for your products!
Price: FREE. For starters, they take 9% from each sale + 30c per transaction. However, as you start selling more, this percentage will decrease.
How you get paid: Direct deposit or PayPal
Payhip also lets you sell any digital products such as courses, and memberships. You can embed Payhip into your website or use the storefront that they give you. You can also add a custom domain.
You can create affiliate programs and run marketing campaigns with coupons, or you can connect your customers to your mailing list on MailChimp, and more.
Price: FREE. They take 5% from each sale + the transaction fee from Paypal/Stripe.
How you get paid: PayPal or Stripe account
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Don't forget that creating and selling your products is only ONE part of creating and building your small business. Another important part is your marketing strategy. You can use social media channels, which are also FREE to use, to build and attract customers to your business. 😉