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4 Fuss-Free Ways To Sell Any Digital Products

4 Fuss-Free Ways To Sell Any Digital Products

You have the product but no way to deliver it. Let’s assume you have a website, so what would you need to start selling digital products from your website?

Here are some of the tasks you’d need to perform to get it all up and running, and working together.

  • A researched domain name
  • A suitable host for your website. One that is reliable and allows for your website to load fast
  • Getting your website set up: installation, settings, theme, adding plugins
  • A way to display digital products
  • A way to collect payments
  • Method of collecting email addresses for lead nurturing

If you’ve ever attempted it, you’ll know it can be a real pain in the you-know-what. Once all that’s done, you would need to roll out your marketing strategy.

The four methods below are as painless as possible and as easy as it’s going to get to sell digital products, until maybe the next decade.

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1. Online Courses

Kajabi

If you plan to sell online courses, Kajabi’s online learning management system is the way to go. It’s a complete solution. The most difficult part about this option is uploading your course content; something you can’t get away with in any solution. Everything you need to build a business from online courses is taken care of in Kajabi, even your marketing efforts.

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    Why this solution is recommended

    Kajabi is a brilliant online learning management system. Not only is it the home for your courses and a place from which to accept payments, but it also comes with a customizable website, landing pages, and blog. What some may not realize is that a blog is the only way to build natural and organic traffic via search engines, and landing pages are essential for marketing. These features are a big deal.

    The system also allows content drip feed by email, and you don’t need to integrate with a 3rd party email software.

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    Paying for Kajabi as an all-in-one solution that saves time and expenses. It also brings your courses more traffic than other methods.

    2. Graphics, Music, Images, Games, Software, Videos & E-books

    Shopify

    Shopify is a complete e-commerce solution for selling anything online. It allows you to set up up a fast, SEO-friendly website, organize your products, collect payments, and analyze results. It’s important to choose the e-commerce platforms with the highest SEO scores.

    Shopify, together with WooCommerce, has the second highest e-commerce platform SEO score.

      Why this solution is recommended

      The e-commerce platform used to sell products needs to be SEO friendly in order to get as much organic, natural traffic as possible. Things like speed and branding are essential to get more sales. According to E-commerce Platforms, Shopify has the second highest SEO score out of all e-commerce platforms.

      While you may need to invest some time setting up, the results will be superior to many of the other, lower scored, SEO platform.

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      In addition, there are many add-ons for features that can be used with Shopify.

      3. Webinars

      GetResponse

      There are a variety of webinar software providers to choose from. Selecting GetResponse’s webinar software system means a complete marketing solution to boot.

      Why this solution is recommended

      The GetResponse webinar software was built to increase leads and conversions, not necessarily to sell webinars. But, if you were to integrate it with PayPal, you could use it to sell webinars which you could also collect payment for. GetResponse includes all the webinar features you’d need, like registration and thank you pages, etc.

      This in itself is a good enough reason for using GetResponse as a webinar-selling solution, but it’s recommended specifically because it is linked to email marketing and landing pages. Both of those elements are essential to building a consistently growing business.

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      Granted you will still need a blogging platform if you want to build online traffic via search, but this method is the easiest and most effective way to sell webinars.

      4. App Source Codes, Scripts, Themes & Plugins

      Codester

      Receive 70% commission by selling app source codes, scripts, themes, and plugins on the Codester marketplace.

      Why this solution is recommended

      Codester is recommended because as a marketplace it already gets a lot of natural, organic traffic so it should be easier to sell from. This solution does not require setting up a website, or any other complex processes. Although you can sell your digital products from other sources, it is an easy and fast way to start selling immediately.

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      Last Updated on September 20, 2018

      How to Be Happy at Work and Find Fulfillment in Your Career

      How to Be Happy at Work and Find Fulfillment in Your Career

      If you’re going to spend 1/3 of our life at work, you should enjoy it, right?

      Trust me, I know that’s easier said than done. Difficult coworkers, less-than-desirable tasks, or even just being in the wrong position can all lead to a lack of enjoyment and fulfillment in your work.

      But what if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? Or better yet, if you struggle with all of the above (and then some), what if I told you that enjoying your work and finding fulfillment regardless of those obstacles is possible?

      Don’t believe me? I don’t blame you because I was there too. Before implementing the tips below, I struggled to get through each day, much less find real fulfillment, in the office. Now, even after the toughest days on the job, I still come away with feelings of pride, accomplishment, and fulfillment. The best news is, so can you.

      If you’re ready to make those hours count and find happiness and fulfillment in the office, then read on to find out how to be happy at work and find fulfillment in your career:

      1. Discover the root(s) of the problem

      For this first step, we’ll need to think back to 8th-grade physics (humor me). We all know Newton’s 3rd law, “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” When you think about it, the same can be said outside of physics, and we see this law play out in our daily lives, day after day.

      Simply put, all the issues we deal with in the office (and life in general) affect us in a noticeable way.

      If you’re appreciated at work, like the work you do and receive frequent praise, promotions, or raises, then this will probably have an altogether positive effect on your life in the office.

      But what if we reverse this? What if you feel under appreciated, get passed up for promotions, or get denied raises? This is sure to affect the way you feel at work on a negative level.

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      So, before you can implement the steps of feeling happy and fulfilled at work, we first have to discover the reasons why you don’t feel that way already.

      Think about it, write a list, or make a mental note. Run through all the reasons you’re dissatisfied in the office, and don’t hold back. Knowing the exact obstacles you’re facing will make overcoming them that much easier.

      In fact, as a side-challenge to this article, I recommend picking the top three reasons contributing to your dissatisfaction at work and using the following tips to tackle them.

      2. Practice gratitude for an instant uplift

      Did you know the simple act of feeling grateful can increase your happiness and make you more fulfilled at work?[1]

      Well, it’s true, and it’s scientifically proven.

      Dr. Lisa Firestone notes that practicing gratitude “reminds us of what we lacked in the past.” Meaning, it serves as both a boost to happiness and a bit of a wake-up call that things have been or could be, much worse.

      Trying to conjure up feelings of gratitude can seem almost impossible when your work situation seems bleak, but hear me out: There are incredibly easy ways to get started and it doesn’t involve trying to “force” yourself to feel grateful about things that stress you out.

      For an instant pick-me-up, try this:

      Find a loose piece of paper, a blank sticky note, or anything you can write on, be it physical or digital. List just three things that you are absolutely without-a-doubt thankful for in your life.

      Now here’s the trick: Don’t just list what you’re grateful for, you have to list why you’re grateful for them, too.

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      For example, simply saying “I’m grateful for my kids” will probably make you feel good, sure, but what if we could amplify the warm, fuzzy feeling into real, lasting motivation?

      Instead, write the reason you’re so thankful for your children. Is it because they make you laugh and forget about other stressors? Or maybe they help to remind you of why you go to work every day in the first place?

      Whatever your reasons may be, jot them down and keep your list somewhere you can see it while you work. A quick glance at your gratitude list throughout the day can provide powerful, positive motivation to keep going.

      Bonus:

      If you can find just three things to be thankful for that specifically relate to your job, and list why those things make you grateful, your list can also help you find fulfillment in your work itself which can give you an even bigger boost of positivity throughout the day.

      3. Take meaningful time for yourself

      We all know creating a strong work-life balance can be crucial to feeling satisfied in our jobs, but rarely do we ever address how we’re spending our time outside of work.

      Many of us survive a 9-hour work day and commute home only to find ourselves busy with our personal to-do lists, running a household, and taking care of a child (or 2 or 3, and so on).

      If you spend all your time working, whether in the office or within your household, you’re going to feel drained at some point. This is why setting meaningful time for yourself every day is highly important.

      Look, I get it: I don’t know anyone in the working world who can shun all responsibility for a 3-movie marathon or happy hour with friends whenever they feel like it. But finding time for yourself, be it just 30 minutes to an hour, can really make a difference in how you feel at work.

      This works because you’ll have time to actually relax and let the day’s stress melt away while you enjoy something just for you. The to-do lists and stressors will still be there after you’re refreshed and ready to tackle them.

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      No time for me-time? Try this:

      If you have a busy household, you’ll need to capitalize on a block of time you know will be completely uninterrupted. The easiest way to do this: try waking up 30 minutes to an hour earlier than usual (or push bedtime back an hour if you’re a night owl, like me) and take time to do something you enjoy.

      This could be reading with a cup of tea, catching up on Facebook, spending time on a passion project—anything! As long as it’s meaningful to you, it works!

      Bonus:

      Starting your day with meaningful time for yourself can set you up to have a positive mood that lasts well into office hours, and having your me-time in the evening can give you something positive to look forward to during the day.

      4. Get productive and feel accomplished

      Don’t you just love the feeling of checking the last item off of a hefty to-do list? That’s because self-motivation can be a huge driver of positivity and success.

      When we accomplish something, no matter how small, it makes us feel good, plain and simple. Applying this tactic to your daily work can be the motivator you need to find fulfillment during the daily office grind.

      While there are tons of steps to get more done at work, I’ll share my personal favorite: Prioritizing.

      Now, many people handle prioritizing differently. Some like to tackle the little tasks first so they can spend focused time on the big to-dos. Others like to knock out the big items first and get to the smaller ones when they can.

      No matter which camp you’re in, you may be missing one crucial step: Time management.

      So how’s this work? When you factor in the amount of time your priorities will take, it can transform your productivity ten-fold.

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      Say you have three top priorities for the day. You might jump into the smaller ones or the bigger ones depending on your preferred method, and then find yourself out of time and bringing work home with you at the end of the day.

      This is prevented when you factor in time. Knowing how long each item will take, or deliberately setting specific blocks of time for your priorities can help you accomplish more in the same 8-9 (or 12) hours that you typically spend at work.

      Try this:

      Take a look at your priorities and consider how long they should take. Pop into your Google calendar (or Filofax, whatever works for you) and schedule time to work on your priority items around any important meetings or events of the day.

      The most important thing to remember is to stick to your dedicated time.

      Often, when we know exactly how long we have to work on something (and honor this time limit), we’re motivated to get more done on time to avoid taking work home at the end of the day.

      The bottom line

      There’s no need to waste 1/3 of our lives feeling unsatisfied at work. Luckily, you now have the tools to get started, take back your time, and become happy and fulfilled at work again.

      The only question is — which tip will you try first?

      Featured photo credit: Ellyot via unsplash.com

      Reference

      [1]Psychology Today: The Healing Power of Gratitude

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