How to Make $15,000 in 30 Days Selling Digital Products

Millions of people toil away every day in an office bathed in fluorescent lights listening to the droning directives of a boss. They do so because they feel that they need to earn a paycheck to sustain their way of living. But they wrongly believe that the only way to do so is to work in a traditional clock-punching kind of job. I am here to tell you that is not the case. Anyone can make far more money than they ever have each month by selling digital products that make a difference in people’s lives. 

Look for a Market That Appeals to Your Interests

In order to sell anything, it is necessary to have a willing and eager market to sell to. If the demand is not there, then the sales will never materialize. So the first step that anyone looking to sell digital products needs to take is to find their niche market. Discovering your niche is actually less about looking outwardly into the public marketplace and more about looking inward. What are your interests and hobbies? How might you use those interests and hobbies to sell to a broad cohort of people? 

Entrepreneur.com explains that finding your own passions is a necessity for strong sales because you are most likely to stay motivated when the product you are selling is something you are genuinely interested in yourself: 

This doesn’t mean that you need to find a perfect fit. If you are passionate about some aspect of running the business, you will stick with it. If you don’t care about the topic, you may not be able to find the drive within to persevere.

It is easy to think that you won’t lose the fire in your belly for starting up a business right now. But you really will if you don’t take the time to work on something that is truthfully a passion of yours. 

Explore What People Are Already Buying in Your Preferred Niches

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to find a niche for selling digital products

We have countless tools at our disposal to see what kind of products the public is purchasing. Still, it is not necessary to get too creative to find what we are looking for. Simple searches on popular eCommerce websites like Amazon are all that is necessary to get a peek into what people are purchasing in any niche category. Just search that niche and see what kind of products are the top sellers for that category. 

This type of research is useful because it gives you true insights into the level of demand in any given category. It is meant as a guide for understanding what types of products you may be able to sell. It is not meant as a shortcut to copy the products that already exist. Doing so will cut away at your credibility. It can even cause you legal issues in the most extreme of circumstances. 

Enjoy Low to No Overhead With Digital Products 

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing how to find existing PLR content

A major advantage to selling digital products is the cost. There are little to no overhead costs associated with selling digital products. The capital invested in digital products all comes from the labor that one puts in to create the digital product in the first place or purchase PLR resources. The time, skill, and effort that one puts into creating a digital product is the only major cost associated with their product. Let’s look at an eBook or online course as an example of how to bring this creation into reality: 

Time

You generally have to sink some amount of time into creating something brand new from scratch. The exact amount of time involved depends on the complexity of the digital product. More complex or lengthy digital products likely provide greater value than simple or short ones. So more complex products can likely demand a higher purchase price. 

Expertise/Knowledge

No consumer wants to purchase a product about how to get physically fit from someone who is not physically fit themselves. That product would lack authenticity and real value to the consumer and would not sell well. Therefore, it is imperative that all digital content creators make products that they have a special set of knowledge or experience about in order to make those products as highly valuable to their customers as possible. 

Marketing

Selling a digital product may necessitate some marketing to get the word out about the existence of your product, particularly in the beginning. It might be necessary to spend a little money advertising across various platforms to let people know that you have something worth taking a look at.

These are the three primary expenses that one might run into when creating and selling digital products. As you can see, there is little money involved (aside from the marketing expenses), but there are plenty of other costs that must be managed to create something truly great. That said, once the finished product is ready for market, the sales that it generates are as close to pure profit as you will ever see.  

Branching Your Digital Sales Into Physical Products or Affiliate Sales 

New online business owner selling digital products at home

Digital sales are a great place to start as they do require so little startup capital. That is very appealing to people just starting out because you don’t need a lot of money to start. That said, it is important not to box yourself in too tightly. Don’t think that you can only do digital sales going forward. In reality, digital sales should be a bridge to other streams of revenue in the future. You will very likely find yourself interested in making physical sales of products within the same industry. The opportunities are nearly limitless once you begin. 

Affiliate sales are another stream of revenue that online entrepreneurs can add to their toolbox. Those who create a popular website, eBook, online course, or other online product may decide to sell affiliate ad space to other companies. You can do this to grow your revenue even more. It helps to add yet another source of revenue and layer of security to your income. 

Now is the time to change the course of your financial future by selling digital products. You can bring in more money in a month than you do in several months right now. The sooner you start, the sooner you can realize your full potential. Reserve your seat at this sales funnel webinar to start selling your products and building your business. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel for more insights and tips about selling digital products. Tagged : / / / /

Running a Full-Time eCommerce Business | What Should You Expect?

Flexible hours, fancy cars, a lovely mansion, a nice watch, and traveling around the world — check. These are some of the things that attract most people, and possibly you, to starting an eCommerce or dropshipping business. But is it really the daily life you can expect once you have a full-time eCommerce business?

Sorry, but the short answer is no. 

Not what you expected, right? 

I know you’ve seen videos online and heard about eCommerce store owners making passive income and living the life. They go on vacations all over the world and own fancy sports cars. But before you brand me as a dream killer, let’s get some things straight first.  

First, a successful eCommerce empire can afford you such luxuries and possibly more. Secondly, whereas running such a business is not your typical 9-5 job, it also requires a lot of work. So, if you think starting an eCommerce business is your ticket to easy riches, think again.

Lastly, full-time eCommerce business owners don’t spend all day every day cruising on yachts or relaxing at a beach waiting for cash to trickle in. 

So, what’s it like in the day of a full-time eCommerce business owner? In this article, I’ll give you an overview of what my day is like as I ensure my business empire continues growing to provide you with a rough idea of what to expect. 

An Early Start

To ensure that my workload is easily manageable throughout the day, I like waking up early in the morning. Immediately after getting out of bed, I take a refreshing glass of cold water. 

In addition to increasing alertness and fueling your brain, drinking water the first thing you wake up has several benefits. So, I strongly recommend that you make it part of your daily routine.  

I Check My Slack Messages

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing his general workday

Running a full-time eCommerce business requires using several different tools and systems to streamline processes and enhance coordination. One such tool I use is Slack. It comes in handy when communicating with colleagues and clients. 

The last thing you want as an eCommerce store owner is bottlenecks or other challenges derailing the process. So, before attending to anything else, I take about 15 minutes to read and respond to my Slack messages. This ensures that all urgent matters are addressed before the workday officially begins. 

Get in Some Exercise for the Body and Mind 

As with most other things in life, it is difficult to run and scale your online business empire if you do not take care of yourself properly. Good health and a mind ready to take on challenges are invaluable assets.

This is why I spend one hour working out in the morning as I listen to an audiobook. For me, the audiobooks that I prefer are autobiographies. Then, after the workout session, I take a cold shower, making me even more alert and ready for work.

I Get to My Desk by Eight AM

Online business owner arranging client calls and meetings

Officially, my day begins at 8 AM. This is when I get to my desk and begin tackling the day-to-day activities of my online business. 

Some of these activities include:

Meetings 

Over the last five years, Ecommerce Empire Builders has been fortunate enough to grow from an unknown brand to a relatively popular one. During this period, our team has grown to over 30 people, and we always have plenty of clients at any given time. 

To ensure everything is going as planned, a significant portion of my day is spent meeting colleagues and clients. 

Client Work

The eCommerce journey has plenty of stops in between. If you are new to it, it may be intimidating to begin. This is why we assist people such as yourself in starting and running successful online empires. 

Depending on clients’ needs, budgets and availability, we offer different levels of support through services such as:

  • Business in a Box: This is for individuals who have the budget to start a full-time eCommerce business but not the time. Our team will handle all the tasks so that you do not have to worry.
  • Advertising Management: We help you reach your target audience by reaching them when they’re ready to make a purchase.

Some of our other services also include Facebook image creation, email sequences, and market research. As such, I also spend time handling such activities for my clients. 

Research

As you prepare to venture into eCommerce, you should know that it’s anything but static. At any given time, there are developments taking place. These can range from products in high demand to effective marketing strategies.

Therefore, I spend a lot of time each week monitoring the trends and doing product research. This helps me and adjust my approach accordingly and ensure the support I offer clients is beneficial. 

I’d love to tell you that it only takes a couple of hours for me to get everything done, and the rest of the day is for me to use as I please, but that’s not the case. 

Usually, my day ends at 6 in the evening. Of course, I’ll have some 10–30-minute breaks now and then to rejuvenate. During these breaks, I love taking walks with my wife and daughter. 

Discipline Is Key

Screen grab of Peter Pru discussing discipline as part of running a full-time eCommerce business

At this point, you now have a clear picture of what it takes to be a full-time eCommerce business owner. While it can be very rewarding, I strongly believe it’s not for everyone. 

This is because there’s not only a ton of work involved, but you will also have teams and clients counting on you. Depending on the scale and nature of your business, this comes with a lot of pressure. 

So, if you are not ready to take on such responsibilities, you’re better off not running an eCommerce business full-time. However, this is not to say you shouldn’t start one. As with most people, taking it as a side hustle is also an option.

Now that you know a day in the life of a full-time eCommerce owner is like, it’s time to start building your empire. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we’re here to help you. Sign up for my free webinar, where I’ll take you through the steps I took to create a full-time income online. Also, subscribe to my YouTube channel for insights and business tips. Tagged : / / / /