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How to Sell Digital Files

Monday, January 29, 2018

Selling unique designs is a great way to make money because everyone wants things that not many people have.

A great platform to use for selling your work is Shopify. They even have a free trial available for you to test it out and not have to pay anything. You can use it to sell digital files very easily, as well as physical products which you can also do - I’ll get to that later.

Selling Digital Products

To set up your website, simply follow these steps:

  • Visit the Shopify website and click the ‘Get Started’ button
  • Sign up and choose a Theme (this is just the style of the website and there are even some free ones to choose from)
  • Visit the Apps page and get the Digital Downloads app
  • Now you can add images to show what they’ll get and add the file which will be sent to them once they have purchased it

You can set all of this up within the free trial period and if you decide not to go ahead you can cancel it, otherwise you can start selling your products.

Also Selling Physical Products

Once you have set up your store and added your digital downloads, you can also sell your designs on physical products such as t-shirts very easily.

In the Shopify App Store you will also find Printful or Printify. Both allow you to add your own designs to clothing which they will print and ship for you without you having to do anything once it’s set up.

Select the types of clothing your want to sell, add your designs and your customers will choose what they want to buy and once they have paid, Printful or Printify will print your design on to the clothes and ship it out to them. You can choose how much to sell them for and pocket the profit automatically.

Learning More

If you’d like to watch step-by-step videos of how to set up your store and products, then how to sort out marketing and advertising, head over to the DIY Marketing page where I’ll be adding exactly this.