How to sell digital downloadable files to earn money online?

By Faruque Ahamed Mollick

Selling digital downloadable files online is a nice way of earning money from your home. You can sell any digital files like eBooks, musics, photos, software etc to earn money online. But how to sell it online? Don’t worry, I am going to tell you in details how you can sell digital downloadable files online just from home.

Well, there are two ways to sell digital products online. One way is that you can sell your digital files from a third party website. In this case the website will take commission per sale or take monthly payment to provide their service. And another thing you can do is that, you can sell your digital downloadable files on your own website. For this you need your own website. i am going to tell you about both of these way:

Sell digital downloadable files from third party websites

There are some online platform where you can sell your digital files online. Here are the list:

Gumroad:

Gumroad Inc is a US base company which allow peoples to sell downloadable files easily. They take a percentage commission in each sell you made. Gumroad provides details analytics of views, referral website, conversion and total sales. You can create affiliate link and can create any affiliate commission rate you like to increase your sales.

PayLoadz:

PayLoadz is another online platform to sell downloadable files. It offers a complete Digital Goods online eCommerce service for anyone to sell downloadable goods online in just a few minutes. Just join on PayLoadz and start selling downloadable goods immediately.

Instamojo:

Instamojo is an Indian online platform where you can sell your eBooks, software, photos, musics and any other digital files. If you are from India and most of the buyers are also from India then Instamojo is a great choice for you as your buyers can buy your product by making payment via Indian debit and ATM cards and net banking. Learn more about Instamojo from this blog post- Indian Payment Gateway For Websites And Blogs – Instamojo.

Amazon:

Amazon is a popular online marketplace and also an eCommerce platform worldwide. They sell various products online allover the world. Even you can also sell on amazon and it lets you sell your digital files on their marketplace system.

Sell digital products on your own website

Nowadays it is really easy to sell digital downloadable products online on your own website. You can start a eCommerce website yourself without having any coding or programming skills. There are some popular WordPress plugins that can be used to sell your downloadable products. Easy digital downloads and WooCommerce (both for physical and digital products) are two popular plugins which can transform a WordPress site into a full features digital products selling website.

WP eStore, Sell downloads are also nice WordPress plugins to sell digital files from your WordPress site. Well you can install WordPress and then install any one of plugin to sell your downloadable products within minutes.

There are also some ready made PHP scripts available for selling your digital products. Open eShop, Prestashop, Magenta and lots of more PHP scripts available that you can use to start your digital product selling website. In this case also you don’t need any programming or coding knowledge and you can start your digital shop just within few minutes.

But before starting a digital product selling website you need to buy a hosting plan or you have to setup your own server where your website will run. There are lots of shared hosting providers like bluehost, dreamhostinmotionhosting and many more available where you can start your eCommerce store to sell your digital files. If you need any help to setup your website to sell your downloadable products then you can contact us and we will be there to help you in setup your online platform or website for you.

So you have already know that digital product selling is not so hard as there are lots of online platform and PHP scripts available. If you don’t want to start a website then you can go through the online platform that I have discussed above.