21 Tools for Creating and Selling Digital Products

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Looking for tools that you can use for creating and selling digital products?

Then look no further.  

If you are interested in creating and selling digital products, but are not sure what tools you can use to get er done.

In this post, I’ve decided to round up a list of tech and DIY design tools that you can use to create and sell digital products like a champ.

Here’s the thing:

I’ve been selling digital products in my online shop for a couple of years now and i’ll be the first to say...I WISH I would have started creating them sooner.

Digital products:

  1. Are inexpensive and easy to create 

  2. Can be profitable

  3. Make GREAT passive income earners

  4. There is not a lot of overhead associated with selling digital products. Simply create your product, choose a platform to sell them on and market the product to generate sales.

Helpful Resources for Designing and Selling Digital Products

To get you started down the path to creating and selling digital products, here is a list of 21 helpful tools:

#1:  Canva

Canva is my favorite DIY design tool that I’ve used to create all of the products that I sell in my online shop like workbooks, eBooks and marketing graphics

Canva has an amazing collection of pre-made templates (were talking thousands) that...with a little creativity you can whip up all sorts of digital products in as little as a weekend.     

One of my latest blog posts goes into more details about types of digital products you can create with CanvaCheck it out when you get a chance.

#2: PicMonkey

Like Canva, PicMonkey is an additional template based design platform that anyone can use to design digital products.

PicMonkey has a drag and drop editor that you can easily use to design digital products like printables and graphic sets.

Plus, you’ll get access to a huge database of templates, photos, and fonts that you can apply to your digital products. 

#3:  Beacon

Beacon is a great resource that you can use to create professional looking lead magnets (and sell them as digital products) like a champ. 

For instance, you can use Beacon to create things like eBook templates and workbooks and sell them as digital products and bundles online.

#4:  Apple Pages

Apple pages is a popular word processor that lets you design stunning documents like a champ. 

You can use this app from your desktop pc or your phone to design digital products.

#5:  Adobe Spark

Like Canva and PicMonkey, you can use Adobe Spark to create gorgeous social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes.  

The best part.. Is that you don’t have to have any special design skills to use this program. Just sign up, choose a template and let your creative juices flow.

#6:  Google Docs 

An excellent and free tool that can be used to create documents of all kinds.  You can easily use Google Docs to create digital products like worksheets and printables. 

Like Microsoft Word, Google Docs lets you customize your documents and add different fonts, images and clipart to your designs to spice them up.

#7:  Thrive Architect 

I don't know about you, but designing sales pages from scratch can be super challenging. 

Fortunately for you, if you have a WordPress website, there’s an easier way to design sales pages for your digital products.  

Thrive Architect has a large database of sales pages that you can use to sell your digital products from.

Simply choose a sales page template, customize it, connect your payment gateway (we will cover those tools later) and you are good to go. With Thrive Architect, you can design killer sales page in minutes

#8:  Leadpages 

A fantastic landing page designer for folks that don't have WordPress websites.  Like Thrive Architect, you can use Leadpages to design sales pages, landing pages and more to showcase your digital products.

Leadpages has a large selection of high converting templates that you can easily customize and use to sell digital products like a pro.

#9:  Elementor 

Elementor is the new kid on the block, but it's a non-designer's dream.  As of now, Elementor is used on more than 5 million WordPress websites and for good reason.  

It’s a popular page builder that can transform any page on your WordPress website to a professional looking sales page for your digital products.

You can also use it to build shop pages on your website and add custom call to action buttons and more to sell your products.

#10. Creative Market 

From font packs to professional looking landing pages to product mockups, Creative Market has it all.

Whenever I’m looking for product mockups and other templates to market the digital products that I sell, I usually head over to grab some from Creative Market.

#11:  Thrivecart (shopping cart)

I’m using Thrivecart to accept payments for all of the digital products that I sell in my online store.  Thrivecart is seriously a powerful shopping cart that you can use to sell your digital products like hotcakes.

One of the biggest perks to using this tool is that you can increase the average order value for all of the digital products that you want to sell.

As an example, let’s say you have a product that you are selling for $24.99 but are looking for ways to generate more sales.  

One thing that you can do with Thrivecart that a lot of other shopping carts don’t offer is add an upsell to your product.

Sooo using the previous example, if you have a $24.99 product for sale with Thrivecart that has an upsell offer for $17.99 and someone decides to purchase both, your TOTAL order value will be $42.98.

#12:  Payhip

Outside of Thrivecart, Payhip is an additional great shopping cart solution that you can use to accept payments for your digital products.

All you have to do is sign up for an account, add your product details (price, pictures and etc) and you can start selling digital products instantly. Click here to sell digital products with Payhip.

#13:  Teachable

Even though I primarily use Teachable to host my online courses, it's an excellent platform for selling digital products.

It’s because Teachable has all kinds of neat tools integrated within the platform that help you sell digital products like a champ. 

This includes things like sales pages, tools that you can use to upload your digital products, upsell pages and more!

#14:  Woocommerce

Woocommerce is one of the most popular plugins and tools for shop owners on the web that run WordPress websites.

It’s what I’m using right now to display items in my online shop. What I love about Woocommerce is that you can literally add the plugin to any WordPress website and set up an online shop in minutes.  

Additionally with Woocommerce, you can add other extensions that will help you customize your shop.  

So for example, with most Woocommerce shops, after you set up your shop you can only accept payments via Paypal.  

However, Woocommerce has extensions for payment systems like Square that allow you to accept credit card payments from your shop.

#15:  Colorpalettes.net 

So you’ve created your digital products and now it's time to brand them.  This is where a tool like Colorpallettes.net will come in handy. 

This is a free resource that has tons of pre-selected color schemes available that you can use and apply to your digital products.  

It takes all of the headaches out of trying to figure out what color pairs well with other colors and again takes the hassle out of branding your digital products.

#16: Photopea

Photopea is an excellent Online Photo Editor that lets you edit photos, PSD files, add text to files, crop pictures and more.  

It's the tool that I primarily use to edit product mockup files that I purchase from Creative Market to promote and advertise digital products. 

Photopea is pretty much a “less confusing” version of Photoshop (which...makes my eyes cross like crazy).  

You can see how to use this tool step by step in my Book Mockup tutorial and video.

#17: Pexels

Pexels is hands down one of my favorite places to get free gorgeous stock photos to apply to digital products that I create.

So for example, if you are planning to create eBook templates to sell, it’s a great idea to add stock photos to your templates to make them more visually appealing to folks that may be interested in purchasing them.

Well peeps, Pexels is home to thousands of FREE stock photos that you can add to any type of digital product you are selling.

#18:  CoverVault

If you’re planning to sell things like eBooks, Covervault is a free resource that you will find super handy.

Coverault is chocked full of free PSD book mockups that you can use to promote and market your eBooks online for free.  

I’ve been using book mockups from this website for a while now and they are well designed and easy to use.

After you create your book mockup, you can add them to your sales pages, product promo images and more for marketing purposes.

#19: Active Campaign

Active Campaign is the email marketing and automation service that I am currently using to grow my email list and communicate with my subbies.  

I also use Active Campaign to build relationships with my subbies, send them educational content, special offers for digital products that I sell and more.

#20:  AWeber

AWeber is an affordable email marketing system that I would recommend for beginners.

In fact, when I first got started with email marketing, AWeber was the email marketing system of choice.

It’s easy to set up and use and is great for folks starting out that want a reliable and affordable system that they can use to market and promote digital products.

#21:  PDFEscape

PDFEscape is an amazing tool that you can use to make digital products like (eBooks, Workbooks and Printables) -- fillable.  

Making digital products fillable is a plus and is a great selling point. I cover this in more here in this video tutorial that shows you how to create fillable PDF Forms.

Over to You

Alrighty peeps! This concludes this roundup and list of 21 tools for creating and selling digital products.  

I really hope that you enjoyed this list and would like to know...what tools are you using to sell digital products.

Or...are there any tools on this list that you are planning to use?  Please comment below and lemme know.

Cheers and thanks for reading yall!

Kim
 

Kim, YourChicGeek is a tech savvy diva + founder of YourChicGeek. She is passionate about teaching solopreneurs how to stand out and get noticed online through great visual branding and digital marketing. Kim has created several online courses and 20+ DIY trainings in the Blazing Branding Academy that help solopreneurs flourish online. You can click here to start your free 5-day trial of the Blazing Branding Academy .