digital products to sell on Craigslist

How to get heaps of digital products to sell on Craigslist

digital products to sell on Craigslist

If you are not a good content creator and writer, then you should stock up on some quality “Master Resell Rights” (also called MRR) eBooks. “Private Label Rights” (PLR) is also worth a look, but you may have to put a name to the product if it doesn’t have an official author.

Either MRR or PLR will allow you to keep all the sales profit from your sales. You can find plenty of MRR and PLR to claim as your own by “Googling” those words, or even buying from the direct from product creators.

Because Craigslist is free, essentially your overheads are low, just your blog, which you can get free from or

Warning on affiliate links

Bear in mind that you are NOT permitted to place affiliate links in your Craigslist classified ads, and your account will be closed if it is found to have an affiliate link.

Tiny.url links – banned

It is also worthwhile addressing the fact that Craigslist does not allow you to post “tiny.url” hyperlinks on your ad, and if you do, it will be closed. So any URL cloaker website tools like bud.url, tiny.url etc, will not work. You need full url addresses in your classified ads and remember to try and keep your hyperlinks to your blog or website only used on one ad in one location at a time. You can make your website link unique by adding a folder/directory extension like:

You can also create a sub-domain in your website domain:

Ad Trackers

There are a few companies now offering “ad tracking” for your Craigslist classified ad, you may want to give them a look, one is CLASSIFIED AD TRACKER. This service comes at a cost, so try with caution.


How Do You Open An eBay Store?

It has never been easier to open an eBay store, and there are straight forward simple instructions to do so below.

But remember, you will need a Paypal account as eBay now make it compulsory to offer payment by Paypal when you sell on eBay.

eBay have great integration with your Paypal account so if customers have paid for their purchase it shows up in your eBay account in real time. Also, eBay can now integrate your deliveries and tracking numbers straight from most national postal services right into the customers eBay account so they can see their postage details without bothering the eBay seller.

This is for overseas buyers too.

eBay Store

How To Place An Ad On eBay

There are now a few options to place an ad on eBay.

1. Direct onto their website by selecting “Sell” (instructions below)
2. Via your professional eBay Listing Management company (eg. Auctiva)

In order to make a listing on eBay, you simply go to the menu on the top right hand side of any page on eBay and click on “Sell” and the window below will show up when you choose “Sell an item”.

How to Place an Ad on eBay

In the above window, simply type the basic word that describes what you are going to sell on eBay (eg. eBook) and it will then respond with “Books on Disc”. Simply select this category by clicking on the box next to “Books on Disc” and then select “Continue”.

How to Place an Ad on eBay

Don’t forget you can list your item on more than one category, but you will have to pay for extra categories. If you have an audio book then it would be worthwhile considering advertising that book on “Books on Disk” and “Audio Books”.

How to Place an Ad on eBay

Now your listing page will open up, ready for you to fill in.

Keep your title clear, and full of potential “keyword search words” like new, eBook, Disc, etc. Use as many words as possible, even slang words if it’s relevant to your keyword search (eg. Weight Loss, Diet, Low-Fat, Healthy living etc).

Subtitles will not be worth the $2.00 extra charge, so leave that blank.

Select the condition of your item (which should be Brand New), then you need to make sure your “pictures” of your item makes it relevant to the item, and topic, and looks professional.

The best size for your images are not too important as eBay will resize and compress your images to fit the ad. However, the ideal formatting recommended by eBay for your images is:

  • 1600 pixels on the longest side for the best result. The minimum your photos can be without losing quality is 500 pixels on the longest side.
  • You can upload pictures in the following file formats (listed in order of what will give you the best results):

o   JPEG (.jpg file extension)

o   PNG (.png file extension)

o   TIFF (.tif file extension)

o   BMP (.bmp file extension)


How To Place An Ad On eBay

Once you are ready, you should upload your photos – up to 12 pictures are for free.



After completing the above choices, simply finish adding your business information like location, postage options and returns information.

On the second page of the listing template you will be required you have entered all the correct information.  If you are happy with your listing you can list it immediately.

Digital Selling Udemy

Selling Digital Content : Udemy and MindBites

Digital Selling Udemy


Udemy is still fairly new, but since its launch in 2010 it has gained a solid reputation for being one of the leading online training marketplaces for video training content. The majority of courses are presented in a series of sequential video lessons that are required to complete the entire course.

Udemy is well known for its ease of creating and uploading video course content. You can upload video, documents and graphics as required in order to teach your course and they are all hosted by Udemy at no cost.

Customers come into Udemy and search keywords of a course they want to learn. They then select a course from the course options, they pay the course fee, and then they can stream the course (or download the videos) any time from then on from their Udemy account.

Their settings are saved in their Udemy profile account so they can come and go as much as they please. There is also a space for “chatting” to the teacher who can answer questions posted by students, which all other students can read too.

The benefit of Udemy over other video marketplaces like Mindbites is that it doesn’t cost anything to list your online video course, it is free to upload and host one of your video courses. However, if someone buys your course, then Udemy will keep percentage of the sale price. If you drive that traffic to your course, you earn more money. Affiliates can also sell Udemy courses for a commission.

To find out more about becoming an instructor on Udemy visit:


MindBites is also a digital training marketplace where you can upload video courses for consumers to buy and watch on the Mindbites website. You can also embed and sell them directly from your own website or blog.

The main difference with Mindbites from Udemy is that you have to pay to have your course online for people to buy and view (whereas Udemy is free to upload and host your courses). Mindbites has different size accounts depending on the size of your videos, the smaller your online course data, the cheaper it is to host them on Mindbites.

The “free” account with Mindbites will hold up to 250MB of data and any sales made on your account pays Mindbites 35% in commission when a sale is made. But there are larger accounts with more features, and less commission is payable to Mindbites for a higher paid plan.

The video player has a “promo” video size that people can watch which is intended to make the viewer want to purchase the full video at your pre-determined price and like Udemy, Mindbites has an affiliate program that encourages others to sell your video course for you.

You can also upload other documents with your video course for the buyer to receive when they buy your video. You can also put your collection of videos into a “series” to sell as a set. So a customer could just buy one video to do one task, or a collection of videos to learn a whole new skill-set.

To find out more about selling your digital content on Mindbites visit:

Of course there are many more options available like,, and just to name a few. The important thing to keep in mind when it comes to choosing the best platform to offer your digital products on, is to take plenty of time to do your research.

Digital Selling: eBay and Warrior Forum

Digital Selling: Warrior Forum and eBay

Digital Selling: eBay and Warrior Forum

Warrior Forum:

This site is actually a large forum with well over 600,000 registered users, with an average of around 20,000 people inside the forum browsing live at any given time. It’s absolutely free to join this forum, and once you become a member you can post questions, answers and share information with the other members on a variety of topics related to marketing online.

For digital product creators the Warrior Forum can be a literal gold mine when used effectively. What makes the warrior for an excellent place for Digital Selling products is a special section titled “Warrior Special Offers” or as it’s commonly referred to the WSO forum.

In this section members are allowed to post special offers for their products and services to the other members. Clever marketers also use this popular forum to build their emails lists by giving things away free.

While the forum is free to join the cost to post a thread in the WSO section is $40, and once your thread is “live” anyone who visits the WSO area will see your thread in the directory and buy your product if they so choose.

It’s also a good idea to recruit affiliates to sell your products. For this there are two options that are widely used by warrior for members the first one is Warrior Plus. They charge a small fee and integrate seamlessly with your WSO. The second one is using JVzoo as we discussed in lesson one. JVzoo also integrates nicely in the WSO section, by allowing you to set up a backup sales page and recruit affiliates for your special offers.

When it comes to selling on the Warrior Forum special offer board, there is a bit of a learning curve but once you understand how the system works it is an excellent place to generate income very quickly.


Selling digital products on eBay is a little bit challenging and somewhat unconventional. However it is still an extremely profitable platform which shouldn’t be ignored. The main problem with selling digital products on eBay is that they only allow physical goods to be sold so you have to be creative when it comes to delivering your content. You can do this by shipping your customers a CD, DVD, print version or thumb drive in the mail.

The main advantage of selling on eBay is that you can tap into their huge database of users and the massive amounts of traffic it receives every day. While you will incur extra expenses like printing and shipping when selling on eBay the markup on digital product is relatively high so the potential for profit is defiantly there.

To make the whole process hands free you can use a print on demand Fulfilment Company like, or Amazons which will print and drop-ship your product directly to your customers after they’ve made a purchase.

There is a way to avoid the extra printing and shipping costs and still sell on eBay. They provide digital publishers with the option of selling their products in the Everything Else section of the marketplace under the Information Products category as long as they are listed in the classified ad format. This is a viable option however your product will not be listed in the marketplace so you will have to work a little harder to get it noticed.

To find out more about this option you can check out the vase Digital selling policies here:

You also have the option of opening an eBay store. There are several store options to choose from, including a basic store, a featured store or an anchor store. These stores are designed for high turnover of goods and do require a monthly fee, but when utilized properly they can be very profitable.

Sell Digital Online

eJunkie and Digiresults Digital Selling Platforms

Sell Digital Online


eJunkie is a great place to sell digital products especially when you’re just starting out because it has a very low startup cost which is a flat monthly subscription fee of $5 per month to last up to 10 products. As your product line grows the price does increase nominally but it is still extremely affordable allowing you to list up to 100 products for under $20.

The beauty of eJunkie is that it has a built in affiliate program, but unlike ClickBank, it is not a huge army of affiliates. This is due mainly to the affiliate program putting the product creator in charge of things like payment and refunds. Therefore, if you list your digital products on eJunkie you may need to recruit your own affiliates (or joint venture partners) yourself to get some sales coming in.

Besides the significantly lower fees for product creators, another big benefit of eJunkie is that they pay you immediately after each transaction directly into your PayPal account.

Like JVzoo you control how and when your affiliates are paid. If you don’t know an affiliate personally, you may decide to hang onto their commission until you are sure their customers won’t claim a refund, otherwise you may be out of pocket.

Another benefit of eJunkie is their advanced security on downloads. It’s not uncommon for people to share download links, thereby lowering the product value. eJunkie normally allows 5 downloads per purchase, and it has to be from the same IP address where the purchase was made. This gives product creators more assurance that their digital products aren’t being shared around the internet.

To find out more about what he junkie has to offer you can visit their features page here:


The benefits associated with using Digiresults to sell digital products online include lower fees, safer downloads, more control over your products and instant payment with PayPal. They offer vendors lower fees than ClickBank, and you can integrate your sales campaign with Clickbank and PayDotCom.

Another other big benefit is they can sell your digital products and as your business grows you can also offer your customers your physical product all from one place.

It’s free to get started, they have no sign up fees, small transaction fees and offer vendors complete control over their products. They also handle all of the back office transactions like paying affiliates and issuing refunds.

You get paid immediately after your customer has completed their transaction and commissions are sent directly to your affiliates. You don’t need a merchant account to start selling and they offer easy integration with which gives you the ability to turn your digital product into a physical product and then have it shipped directly to your customer.

To take a good look at everything that has to offer check out:

Digital Selling Online

Digital Selling: CilckBank and JVzoo

Welcome to Digital Selling!

Digital Selling OnlineWhile digital products exist solely on computers, they can still be sold for real money and selling them can be extremely profitable. In fact many people build entire businesses that sell nothing but digitally downloadable products. They come in many forms including eBooks, images, software, music and more.

One of the biggest advantages of selling digital products is that you don’t have manufacturing or distribution costs. There is very little overhead except for maybe online hosting and the cost of marketing it. The best part is that once you’ve created a digital product you can sell it over and over again for virtually unlimited profits!

Most popular digital marketplaces online are: ClickBank and JVzoo.

These are both considered affiliate marketplaces which makes them perfect for selling your own digital products online, because not only do people go to these sites to buy products, they also go to these sites to find products to promote on their own websites. Which has the potential to expose your product to a much wider audience was very little extra effort on your part.


This massive site was established 1998 and is one of the most trusted and recognized affiliate marketplaces on the Internet. They constantly striving to improve the way people buy and sell digital products online. They work very hard to ensure that all of their vendors and affiliates maintain a certain level of professionalism and behave ethically during all consumer transactions.

When you list a product with ClickBank to sell they will actually check your sales page to ensure it complies with FTC rules and their guidelines, so they can weed out any on ethical marketers and eliminate “get rich quick” schemes, and efforts to ensure or a high standard of customer service.

There is a listing fee for any merchant (you) that wishes to sell through their marketplace. There are also transaction fees and commission payments that you will be responsible for. On top of that, of course there is your affiliates commission (you determine the percentage) but the better the commission the more likely it will be promoted. Currently the maximum you can pay an affiliate is 75% of the sale price.

You can get more details about the listing fees here:

One of the main reasons that vendors and affiliates prefer ClickBank is because they handle all of the transactions. The upside for the vendor is they don’t have to worry about writing out checks and sending out commissions. The upside for the affiliate is they don’t have to worry about getting paid because their commissions are guaranteed.

Another big benefit is that consumers feel safe purchasing from the ClickBank marketplace because it is on a secure server and they also require that all vendors provide a “no questions asked” 60 day money back guarantee for customers.

Here is a quick video and a few more details that will help you decide whether or not ClickBank is the right place to sell your digital products:


JVzoo is still fairly new, but it has grown tremendously in popularity since it opened its doors in 2011. Unlike ClickBank, the seller is immediately paid into their PayPal accounts as soon as a transaction is complete. Currently this platform only works with PayPal, if you can’t use PayPal you won’t be able to use JV Zoo.

JVzoo provides many built in features that make Digital Selling products fast and easy, including:

An instant affiliate program that makes it easy for you to instantly start recruiting affiliates to promote your products for you. It also allows you to offer your affiliates instant or delayed payments and manage refunds.

JV profit sharing that allows you to instantly pay up to 3 joint venture partners for each transaction, making it possible to join forces with other business owners and not have to worry about splitting the profits.

Instant dime sale technology that lets you set up offers that increase automatically at intervals that you set, which creates urgency and encourages customers to act quickly!

They also provide instant page generators, with digital delivery and protection for your products that make it possible to host and sell digital products without a website. They can even deliver your products instantly for a seamless customer experience.

To see a complete list of features go here:

While JVzoo does not require a setup fee like ClickBank, and their fees are comparable, it is important to keep in mind that you will be paying fees to both JVzoo and PayPal when you use them to process orders.

To find out more about fees and other terms of service visit:

When it comes to selling digital products online every platform has its pros and cons. It’s important to do your research and understand exactly how the platform you’re planning to use works as well as all of the fees and costs associated with using them.

I also wanted to share this article I found that describes the various types of digital products that can be sold online there may be a few here you haven’t thought of: